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# Goodluck Jonathan

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# Mo Money Mo Problems
Want to be president of Nigeria? No problem. It'll just cost you €105,000 to run
Politics isn’t cheap.
# turnaround
Stephen Keshi to return as Nigeria boss two weeks after being sacked
The team has a lot of work to do to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
# Ceasefire
Schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram could finally be released
Nigerian’s government claims a ceasefire has been agreed.
# kidnapped
Abducted schoolgirls: Nigeria says it will talk to Boko Haram
Meanwhile, a regional governor has said that all of the girls shown in a video release by the militant group had been identified as students in the school attacked last month.
Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa
Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.
# Nigeria
30 killed in vicious attack on school in northeast Nigeria
Some pupils were burned alive and others shot dead in the latest school attack blamed on a radical terror group Boko Haram.
# Terrorism
Insurgents kill 180 in attacks that rocked Nigerian city
Islamists from the Boko Haram group mounted a deadly series of bomb attacks and shooting sprees across Kano.
# Nigeria
State of Emergency declared in Nigeria
The president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, declared a state of emergency in certain areas of the country following an attack that left 39 dead on Christmas Day.
# Nigeria
Nigeria Senate votes to ban gay marriage
People found to be breaking the law will face prison sentences of up to 14 years under the new bill, which has been sent to the country’s president for approval.
# Nigeria
Beer garden bomb attack kills 25 in Nigeria
Islamist militants have been blamed for the attack, the latest in a series of deadly bombings.
# Nigeria
Nigeria blast kills 15 people hours after inauguration
A bomb tore through a military barracks in the north of the country killing 15 people – just hours after the inauguration of President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria’s capital of Abuja.
50 killed in central Nigerian post-election rioting
As Christian southerner Goodluck Jonathan accepts victory, supporters clash with those of Muslim challenger Muhammadu Buhari.
Jonathan appeals for calm after being declared Nigerian winner
Re-elected president Goodluck Jonathan asks citizens to find common ground, after riots break out over his victory.
Riots break out in Nigeria over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan's likely election success
Opposition supporters in the north reportedly firing guns and setting fire to houses after early results suggest Jonathan will top the polls.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits. Today including: an awesome time-lapse video.
Good Luck for Jonathan: incumbent set to take Nigerian victory
Goodluck Jonathan seems set to top polls in Nigeria, but could fall short of an overall first-round victory, results indicate.
Nigeria votes in Africa's biggest presidential election
The incumbent Goodluck Jonathan is seen as the favourite in the poll.