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Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by tyson55(m): 3:30pm On Nov 11, 2014
LAGOS (AFP) - Key dates in Nigeria since President Goodluck Jonathan, who on Tuesday announced his candidacy for the February 14, 2015 presidential election, first came to power in 2010.

-- 2010 --

- May 6: Interim president Jonathan is sworn in, a day after the death of Umaru Yar'Adua following a long illness. Yar'Adua had disappeared from public life for more than five months, during which Jonathan stood in.

-- 2011 --

- April 9: The first of a series of key election dates is marred by deadly bomb blasts.

- April 16: Jonathan, a Christian from the south, wins the presidential election against his rival Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim from the north. More than 800 die in post-electoral violence, according to Human Rights Watch.

- November 4: At least 150 are killed in a series of attacks claimed by extremist Islamist group Boko Haram against police stations and churches in its northeastern stronghold.

- December 25: A wave of attacks claimed by Boko Haram targeting churches during Christmas services and police leave nearly 50 people dead.

-- 2012 --

- January 9-16: A nationwide general strike called to protest against a doubling of the price of petrol, which the government had previously set at about $0.40 (0.32 euros) per litre. Jonathan ended the strike by agreeing to a subsidy that fixed the price at $0.60 per litre.

- January 20: Coordinated attacks by Boko Haram against the symbols of power in the northern city of Kano leave 185 dead.

-- 2013 --

- May 16: The army launches an offensive against Boko Haram in the northeastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, where Jonathan declares a state of emergency.

-- 2014 --

- February 2: Nigeria's ruling party, weakened by mass defections and riven by months of in-fighting, is dealt a fresh blow, when one of its most senior figures, former vice president Atiku Abubakar, says he has joined the main opposition.

- April 6: Nigeria becomes Africa's biggest economy, leap-frogging South Africa, after the government announces a re-basing of the country's gross domestic product.

- April 14: At least 75 people die in a bomb blast in a bus station on the outskirts of Abuja -- the deadliest attack yet to strike the city. Boko Haram claims responsibility. Two other attacks, in May and June, leave at least 40 dead in the capital.

- 276 teenage girls are seized from their school by Boko Haram gunmen in Chibok, a remote corner of Borno state. Fifty-seven of the girls manage to flee, while 219 are still captive.

May 7: Jonathan hosts the World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja, an event aimed at highlighting the continent's growing economic strength, but is overshadowed by the Chibok hostage crisis.

- August 24: Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau says in a video he has created an Islamic caliphate in the northeast town of Gwoza. The group has taken control of several dozen towns and villages in the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

- October 17: The army and the presidency announce a ceasefire with Boko Haram and an accord for the release of the schoolgirls. Boko Haram denies the accord and says on November 1 the schoolgirls have converted to Islam and been married off.

- November 11: Jonathan announces he is standing for re-election.

He has been heavily criticised for having not stamped out the Boko Haram insurgency which has left more than 10,000 dead over the past five years.


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Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by desgiezd(m): 3:34pm On Nov 11, 2014
This is really serious!! Nigerians should ponder over these facts!!
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by tinkinjow: 3:36pm On Nov 11, 2014
Gej till 2019

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Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by Nobody: 3:52pm On Nov 11, 2014
desgiezd:
This is really serious!! Nigerians should ponder over these facts!!

Boko Haram didn't start under Jonathan nor is he to blame for its emergence. But it appears he has no clue as to how to curb the activities of the group which appears to have gained strength during his presidency.

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Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by mrofficial(m): 3:54pm On Nov 11, 2014
GEJ till 2050. *in PDP voice* grin

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Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by thaoriginator: 3:56pm On Nov 11, 2014
Kill the bastarrrd and pass that!
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by Nobody: 3:57pm On Nov 11, 2014
- October 17: The army and the presidency announce a ceasefire with Boko Haram and an accord for the release of the schoolgirls. Boko Haram denies the accord and says on November 1 the schoolgirls have converted to Islam and been married off.

- November 11: Jonathan announces he is standing for re-election.

He has been heavily criticised for having not stamped out the Boko Haram insurgency which has left more than 10,000 dead over the past five years.
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by Nobody: 3:58pm On Nov 11, 2014
Well put together. I admire these foreign press. Seun
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by Firefire(m): 4:02pm On Nov 11, 2014
okay we don hear...

Next Press release ?
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by Sparrow13: 4:04pm On Nov 11, 2014
Change is needed now !
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by Nobody: 4:05pm On Nov 11, 2014
Jonathan is still on top of the situation as we speak....
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by adadadon(m): 4:08pm On Nov 11, 2014
Jonathan till 2015 ooo
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by PhockPhockMan: 4:11pm On Nov 11, 2014
berem:
Jonathan is still on top of the situation as we speak....
Before nko.....
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by Nobody: 4:13pm On Nov 11, 2014
berem:
Jonathan is still on top of the situation as we speak....

I think he's on top of a slippery and revolving ball and he's struggling to remain where he is. In that position, you don't expect him to do anything else.
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by Arch1: 4:19pm On Nov 11, 2014
Firefire:
okay we don hear...

Next Press release ?
The next press release is ... 'Aside from the civil war years, more Nigerians have died under this JonaTAN's administration than any other'

JONATAN BRING BACK OUR PROFESSOR FESTUS IYAYI
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by phlemzy: 4:19pm On Nov 11, 2014
These occurrences represent retrogression or progress?
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by Trailblazer1(m): 4:21pm On Nov 11, 2014
My greatest fear is that if GEJ should win again which is more likely, there will be a repeat of all the events that the Op has listed.
Starting from the 800 that died during the post election violence to the 49 students that just died in yesterday's yobe school bombing. I just pray that the 10000 lives will not be doubled this time.

Did I say GEJ is responsible??

Did I say buhari is responsible??

But the devil is, and definitely one of them is the devil. You can solve the rest of the puzzle.
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by Rikidony(m): 4:42pm On Nov 11, 2014
WHY IS IT THAT ALL THE NEGETIVE HAPPENINGS UNDER GEJ GOVERNMENT ARE ALL IN THE NORTH. WHEN THE NORTH IS READY TO FIGHT BH THEY SHALL BE DEFEATED.
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by Lurcky(m): 5:22pm On Nov 11, 2014
All these negativity is coming from one place alone, his criticism is coming from one party alone.
This man didn't start boko haram, the sect was only established with one aim and they won't succeed, they will fail because Nigeria is bigger and stronger than their aim.

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Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by Nobody: 6:07pm On Nov 11, 2014
He must just go, we are tired...
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by nagoma(m): 6:13pm On Nov 11, 2014
Trailblazer1:
My greatest fear is that if GEJ should win again which is more likely, there will be a repeat of all the events that the Op has listed.
Starting from the 800 that died during the post election violence to the 49 students that just died in yesterday's yobe school bombing. I just pray that the 10000 lives will not be doubled this time.
Did I say GEJ is responsible??
Did I say buhari is responsible??
But the devil is, and definitely one of them is the devil. You can solve the rest of the puzzle.

When election is heavily rigged using soldiers police and poor youth corpers people tend to vent their anger and some times this becomes violent. I hope the election will be free and fair this time.
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by tit(f): 6:22pm On Nov 11, 2014
Under GEJ servant leadership,
Nigeria became the largest economy in Africa.
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by Collynzo9: 6:30pm On Nov 11, 2014
Buhari lost an election and killed 800 people immediately afterwards and thousands more later.
That is all I saw
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by Trailblazer1(m): 7:39pm On Nov 11, 2014
nagoma:


When election is heavily rigged using soldiers police and poor youth corpers people tend to vent their anger and some times this becomes violent. I hope the election will be free and fair this time.

If you won't speak objectively please don't quote me again.

I worked as an inec adhoc staff during that election. Your claims are baseless.
There were both local and international observers who acknowledged that the elections were free and fare.
The soldiers and police didn't intimidate or coerce anyone.

I guess you will always have a 1001 reasons to justify your violence.
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by nagoma(m): 9:28pm On Nov 11, 2014
Trailblazer1:

If you won't speak objectively please don't quote me again.
I worked as an inec adhoc staff during that election. Your claims are baseless.
There were both local and international observers who acknowledged that the elections were free and fare.
The soldiers and police didn't intimidate or coerce anyone.
I guess you will always have a 1001 reasons to justify your violence.

You were clearly part of the PDP rigging machine.
Re: Nigeria Under Goodluck Jonathan -AFP by nagoma(m): 9:30pm On Nov 11, 2014
Collynzo9:
Buhari lost an election and killed 800 people immediately afterwards and thousands more later.
That is all I saw

You saw?

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