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Ine & Simeon | President Goodluck Jonathan's Daughter Getting Married | George Okoro | December 2014 | BellaNaija 0.08Merry Christmas Eve BN Fam!

The festive season always brings its share of good news and we’re elated to share this one – another member of the First Family is getting married! Ine & Simeon will wed traditionally next weekend – the first Saturday of 2015! – on the 3rd of January in Bayelsa state, then the church wedding will be in Abuja on January 10.

We were the first to share Ine’s sister Faith Sakwe & Edward‘s pre-wedding photos. The bride-to-be was also fostered by President Goodluck Jonathan when she was young.

Here’s their pre-wedding shoot by their official wedding photographer – George Okoro!

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Photography: George Okoro | instagram.com/georgeokoro | email: iameorgeokoro(at)gmail.com | web: www.georgeokoro.com

56 Comments

  1. Tiny tilly

    December 24, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Ok ooo. waiting for comments

  2. aurora

    December 24, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    lucky groom. … guy gave himself brain and proposed before his father in law’s tenure became over….

    • its 9jahub

      December 24, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      na true talk oh

    • summer

      December 27, 2014 at 11:28 am

      Ye are not serious…I am laffing my arse off

  3. Missy J

    December 24, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Awwww She looks so calm. May God bless their union! Mama Peace really has a huge heart to adopt these children as hers.

    • Tola

      December 24, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      My classy President. See how all his children follow classy. PS loving her sneakers in the sporty pic. God bless you guys’ union. Amen.

  4. temidayo

    December 24, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Wow!lovely bride!
    Congrats guys!!
    Pls come and adopt me too dear president goodluck!!
    I suffer tire

  5. i no send

    December 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    no offence but how many “kids” does our president have ?? at least on the official family photo its two so where are these “daughters” coming from?

    • Akua

      December 24, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      I found an answer for you. Please see below:
      mama patience (peace) Has no children of her own… i think they have 3 adopted children and president goodluck has 2 biological kids with another woman ..making em 5

    • anonymous

      January 3, 2015 at 7:20 am

      i have it on good authority that mama peace has a child, my aunt delivrd a child in d same hosp d day mama peace had hers and she was like she doesnt know were n how d rumours dt d woman doesnt have a child came about. yes she has adopted kids, jona has a child outside but mama peace has too

    • Lady P

      January 11, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      Patience has two kids with the president Akua. She had them very late in life though while her husband was deputy governor of Bayelsa State. He later had a kid with another girl…that’s the much I am sure of. That girl may had had another child now though… But as for your story that Patience has no kids, sorry, that is not true. Enjoy!

    • Sandi

      December 24, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      There isn’t an official number, but they do have a lot of adopted. Not sure about how true it is but I discovered they adopt a child. I’m glad the First family is that open minded. People need to see the good in adoption. It isn’t a taboo

    • John

      December 24, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Adopted kids..

    • Btfl

      December 24, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      Your point?

    • ufuoma

      December 24, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Pls just shut up

    • Diva

      December 25, 2014 at 11:40 pm

      Aren’t u learned? It says it’s his foster daughter meaning that she is not his biological child but was rather adopted or just taken care of by Jonathan. Jonathan has only two biological children and they are below 18.

  6. HML

    December 24, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    This wedding that the president is “shearing”..Dia is God o!

  7. lala

    December 24, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks Presi Jona for being a parent to many.i hope the rest of africa and the non-believers in adoption see that you can be a parent to one that is not biologically yours and they can grow up to make you proud.Well enough with that Congrats love birds, let the 2015 wedding season begin.2015 will be a year or blessed nuptials and the 1980s and 1985 babies will rock it, making it their 30th and 35th.Holla!

    • Peyton

      December 24, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      @lala Amen..thanks .u rock it…muahhhh

    • boot

      December 24, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      I love his stance on adoption. Although I do not like stance on polygamy.

  8. NaijaPikin

    December 24, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Congratulations!!!

    7 outfits for engagement shoot tho

    • E.O

      December 24, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Is it your money?

    • Alert!

      December 24, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Oh shut up! Try giving a more constructive response next time instead of “is it your money”

    • Nola

      December 27, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Yes it is.Nigeria’s money is ours so I confidently say it’s mine

    • Akua

      December 24, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Was thinking the same thing lol. Well, she got them so let her flaunt them I guess

    • khaleesi

      December 24, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      but how many daughters does he have? i know Patience didn’t give birth of any of the children in the official family portraits but where are these ones coming from?

      imagine if Obama had random children coming out of the woodwork all of a sudden *smh*

      anyway, congrats to them. she’s cute

  9. cherryl

    December 24, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Lol u bet… Youve chosen to do d wedding while your foster father’s still in power. Good for ya

  10. Eileen

    December 24, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Hmmm..money speaking

  11. babycakes

    December 24, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    In light of huge deprivation in Bayelsa state, I’m sure this wedding will be a low key affair of just close family and close friends.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      December 29, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      HahahahaHAHAHA!!! You’re being sarcastic, right? Please tell me that you’re being sarcastic….

  12. Omonegbele Ernest

    December 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    May almighty God bless this marriage

  13. OnPoint

    December 24, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Awww…Hml to u both. is it me or they don’t seem relaxed in these photos? Who cares sef?

  14. Tonte

    December 24, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Maybe it’s because of all these adoptions God is blessing him. I wish them a happy married life. The babe is fine sha

  15. Oma

    December 24, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    They are kids to his friend sakwe who died.They are more of foster than adopted though as their mum is still alive and they still use their surname-sakwe.The president started taking care of them after their dad died.He has 2 biological kids as revealed officially,a boy and a girl.

  16. nunu

    December 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    @lala: I want to assume that you are one of 1980 or 1985 babies and you will be getting married next year….lol

  17. janded

    December 24, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    May God Almighty bless your union. The bride and groom look so lovely. I wish them all the best. Mr.President is a hero for having such a large heart to adopt these wonderful daughters. Our prayers should be that God will continue to strengthen him and his family.

  18. passerby

    December 24, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    But he said he couldn’t afford shoes. How was he now able to adopt plenty shildren like dis

    • joe

      January 9, 2015 at 11:20 am

      A little education would help you understand.. Fostering is the act of claiming or taking responsibility of children who aren’t biologically yours. helping with fees, feeding etc if you are finically disposed even as the live with their parents. Adoption is automatically becoming the parent to a child who isn’t your biological child, the take after your surname live with you, you rare them and bring them up as yours, given them total care as you would your own child.
      JEGA has been a salary earner as a lecturer, worked as a civil servant, Deputy Governor , Governor of Bayelsa , before becoming the vice president and the president of the federal republic of Nigeria, you do the math, put in all the years he has worked as a civilian and his over eight years as a politician, isn’t enough for him to afford shoes? or aleast pay school fees for people.

      his days of not wearing shoes were long time ago and he is only using that to reference and motivate people with little minds such as you.

  19. ATL's finest

    December 24, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Na wa! Apparently, I don’t even know the president that well o . God bless them both for their hard working and raising these kids to adult.

  20. Fact finder

    December 25, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Inebahr is not the President’s adopted daughter. She is the daughter to Late Sir Napoleon, the presidents cousin. The first family consists of 3 children, 2 biological children of mama peace and 1 adopted (faith). #Fact

    • The Truth About it all

      December 25, 2014 at 11:22 am

      @ Factfinder Please dont speak so firmly when you clearly have no clue about the first family. Patience does not have Biological Children. The tw children in official photos are the Presidents biological children with another women, whilst his “adopted” daughters are children of deceased fathers who were extremely close to the president when they were living. He assumed responsibility for raising these “adopted” girls although he did not formally adopt them under Nigerian Law.

    • Fact finder

      December 25, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      I am a close relation to the first family so I know what I am saying #Fact

    • zibaintl

      December 29, 2014 at 1:22 am

      Fact finder is correct… she is d daughter of Napauleon paul…..president cousin dat passed away..she is not adopted….president just assumed responsibility…abi but bloggers shld get facts right b4 reporting news……wen d wedding go reach na adoption u go c evrywhere..

    • Ebele

      December 30, 2014 at 11:54 am

      Mr./Mrs. Fact Finder,

      You clearly no nothing.

      Patience DOES NOT have biological children. Not that its a crime, but please don’t come here and be spreading falsehood.

      Thank you.

  21. http://mytestimonys.blogspot.com

    December 25, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    beautiful pictures. God bless them.
    mytestimonys.blogspot.com/

  22. Adaobi na-enwu oku

    December 25, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    yesooh,i said it that my brother will make us proud one day. yes,Dr simeon is my brother oo,for those who don’t know,the groom is a Medical doctor. i thank God,my own don better!!! and our wife is homely,calm and beautiful…baba God noni ooh

    • Annie

      December 25, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Your own don better? So babe na una office now, Hia, make e no be hustle una wan take her hustle ooo, if GEJ no win election next year una no go close office abi?

  23. Onah nnaemeka

    December 25, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I really like this onyemaechi.

  24. faith

    December 26, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Happy marital bliss, perfect couple

  25. Efe

    December 26, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Nigerians!! Must u people always talk this way? What does the number of adopted kids the president has have anything to do with you! Now u are already analyzing the number of clothes she wore for ordinary shoot! Leave them! Bad belle people!! Hian!

    Just say congratulations and move over jare!

    Congratulations sweeties, may God bless your new home and pls ignore whatever the neerdowells say jare.

  26. Nola

    December 27, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Election ploy!! Oh plzzzz

  27. joe

    December 27, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Everygoodthing comes from above please God has giving you this enjoy someone has paid the price in full

  28. terdoo

    December 28, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Simeon was my headboy back then in secondary school..congratulations..

  29. Me

    January 9, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Ca’t she fix that teeth?

  30. paloma

    January 16, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Lmao oooo funny comments

  31. oy

    January 30, 2015 at 11:49 am

    like her gap tooth

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