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Goodluck Jonathan launched his official biography

Apr2

Titled “Wind of Hope” the biography chronicles Jonathan’s life from his early days growing up in the poverty ravaged rural village in the Niger Delta to the time he became president of Africa’s most populous nation. A team of researchers, writers and academics were hired to produce the biography which features several interviews from family members, friends and political associates who know Jonathan well.

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Nigeria’s 2011 presidential race tests North-South powersharing agreement

With the entry of a former Nigerian president and a former vice president into the presidential fray, the 2011 Nigerian elections are off to an early start, setting the stage for a leadership change that could decide whether the oil-rich nation will finally take up the international and regional role that its economic importance would seem to give it.

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Nigeria: President Yar’Adua dies

President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua died Wednesday night at age 58 in the presidential villa in the capital, Abuja. His death was confirmed by presidential spokesman Olusegun Adeniyi, according to the Associated Press.

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Nigeria: new law to promote locals in oil industry

LAGOS – “This bill seeks to address the compelling need for us as a nation to have indigenous participation in the industry.” With these words, Nigeria’s acting President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Bill into law.

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Goodluck places ex-Shell’s manager at oil ministry

Nigeria’s Acting President Goodluck Jonathan swore-in his new cabinet Tuesday, handing the powerful oil ministry to a woman for the first time and putting a Goldman Sachs banker in charge of finance.

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Nigeria: Jonathan sacks cabinet

Abuja — Exactly five weeks in the saddle as acting president, Goodluck Jonathan yesterday dissolved the Executive Council of the Federation (EXCOF), comprising 42 ministers. But most of the sacked ministers immediately started lobbying last night to get back their jobs, with many enlisting the support of their governors and senators.

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