He is the first elected minority President and the first to have a PhD is born.
Dr Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR, is the former President of Nigeria, having served from 2010 to 2015. He served as Vice-President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010 and as Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007.
He contested and lost the 2015 presidential election, upon which he conceded defeat and became the first sitting Nigerian president to do so. He clocks 60 today.
He is married to Dame Patience Jonathan.