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Nigeria declares state of emergency in response to Ebola outbreak

Nigeria declares state of emergency in response to Ebola outbreak

ABUJA, Nigeria, Aug. 8 (UPI) --Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a national emergency on Friday in response to the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus.
JC Finley
Dozens dead in undefended Nigerian town, Boko Haram suspected

Dozens dead in undefended Nigerian town, Boko Haram suspected

DAMBOA , Nigeria, July 18 (UPI) --Dozens were killed and homes were burned by suspected Boko Haram militants early Friday in the remote town of Damboa, Nigeria.
Ed Adamczyk
Nigeria's president: $1 billion needed to fight Boko Haram

Nigeria's president: $1 billion needed to fight Boko Haram

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 17 (UPI) --Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says he seeks $1 billion in foreign funds to subdue the militant group Boko Haram in his country.
Ed Adamczyk
Interpol turns over extradited bombing suspect to Nigeria

Interpol turns over extradited bombing suspect to Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 16 (UPI) --The Nigeria Police Force announced Tuesday that one of the suspected masterminds behind an April bus bombing is now in custody.
JC Finley
Malala Yousafzai: Boko Haram 'misuses Islam'

Malala Yousafzai: Boko Haram 'misuses Islam'

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 14 (UPI) --Education rights activists Malala Yousafzai visited Nigeria Sunday to call for the safe return of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
Aileen Graef
Suspected Boko Haram militants, disguised as preachers and soldiers, launch attacks in northeastern Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram militants, disguised as preachers and soldiers, launch attacks in northeastern Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 5 (UPI) --Approximately 245 people were killed this week in Nigeria's Borno state by suspected Boko Haram militants.
JC Finley
Nigerian president cancels trip to town where girls were abducted

Nigerian president cancels trip to town where girls were abducted

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 16 (UPI) --Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan abruptly canceled a visit to the town of Chibok Friday where some 300 schoolgirls were abducted, citing security concerns.
Aileen Graef
U.S. troops join search for abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

U.S. troops join search for abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 13 (UPI) --The Pentagon has directed 16 military personnel from Africa Command to join the search for the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls, the Pentagon announced Monday.
JC Finley
U.S. officials arrive in Nigeria to assist search for abducted school girls

U.S. officials arrive in Nigeria to assist search for abducted school girls

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) --U.S. government officials are on the ground in Nigeria to assist the Nigerian government's search for the school girls abducted last month in Borno state.
JC Finley
Nigerian government defends response to Boko Haram crisis

Nigerian government defends response to Boko Haram crisis

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 8 (UPI) -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan defended the government's response to the abduction of 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram and recent violence in the northeast.
Aileen Graef
Boko Haram claims responsibility for the abduction of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls

Boko Haram claims responsibility for the abduction of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls

CHIBOK, Nigeria, May 5 (UPI) -- A man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls and vowed to sell them.
Aileen Graef
UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2014
By United Press international

Europe extends hand to Nigerian security

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The European Commission said Thursday a $20.5 million program would help Nigerian forces bolster their capabilities following this week's deadly attacks.
Ugandan president signs tough anti-gay bill into law

Ugandan president signs tough anti-gay bill into law

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Monday signed into law a measure that toughens sentences for those convicted of engaging in homosexual acts.

Nigeria's president ditches bank chief who triggered $50B oil scandal

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- An explosive scandal over oil revenues has gone toxic with President Goodluck Jonathan suspending the Central Bank governor who blew the whistle on $50 billion allegedly missing from state coffers, and accusing him of "financial recklessness."
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Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR, BNER, GCON (born 20 November 1957) is the 14th and current President of Nigeria.

He was Governor of Bayelsa State from 9 December 2005 to 28 May 2007, and was sworn in as Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29 May 2007. Jonathan is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). On 13 January 2010, a federal court handed him the power to carry out state affairs while President Umaru Yar'Adua received medical treatment in a Saudi Arabian hospital. A motion from the Nigerian Senate on 9 February 2010 confirmed these powers to act as President, in recognition of her opinion. On 24 February 2010, Yar'Adua returned to Nigeria, but Jonathan continued as acting president. Upon Yar'Adua's death on 5 May 2010, Jonathan succeeded to the Presidency, taking the oath of office on 6 May 2010.

Jonathan was born in Otueke in Ogbia Local Government Area of the then Eastern Region, later Rivers State, now Bayelsa State to a family of canoe makers. Jonathan holds a B.Sc. degree in Zoology in which he attained Second Class Honours, Upper Division. He also holds an M.Sc. degree in Hydrobiology and Fisheries biology, and a Ph.D. degree in Zoology from the University of Port Harcourt. After obtaining his degree, he worked as an education inspector, lecturer, and environmental-protection officer, until he decided to enter politics in 1998.

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