Advertisement

GMB, Shekau among TIME’s 100 most influential

GMB, Shekau among TIME’s 100 most influential
April 16
14:56 2015
Advertisement

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, and Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, are among the Nigerians who made Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.

Other Nigerians in the list are Obiageli Ezekwesili, who was listed in the category of leaders alongside Buhari and Shekau, while Chimamanda Adichie, notable author, was in the category of artists.

The Time list of 100 most influential people in the world is an annual compilation of people whose works are changing the world.

Writing a tribute under the title ‘A New Choice for Nigeria’, Aryn Baker, Time’s Africa bureau chief, lauded Buhari for becoming the first candidate to oust a sitting Nigerian president through the ballot box.

However, Carter Ham, a retired US army general, described Shekau as the most violent killer that Nigeria has ever seen.

He said the decision of Shekau’s sect to align with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may summon a US response.

Chimamanda and Ezekwesili were commended for their respective roles in the development of the country.

Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s outgoing president; Wole Soyinka, Nigeria’s first Nobel laureate; Ngoji Okonj-Iweala, minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy; Aliko Dangote, business mogul and Forbes-acclaimed richest African; Omotola Jalade, Nollywood actress; and Philip Emeagwali, US-based Nigerian computer engineer, are some of the Nigerians who have made the list in the past.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2020 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
 

Exchange Rates

March 25, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS380478402
KANO375477498
PH380478498
ABUJA375476400
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement