President-Elect Mohammadu Buhari and #BringBackOurGirls Champion, Oby Ezekwesili, were on Thursday named amongst 3 Nigerians to make the Time Magazine’s annual ‘100 Most Influencial People’ in the world.
Writing on Ms. Oby Ezekwesili, a former federal minister and leader of the BringBackOurGirls movement which has become a global phenomenon, the Time Magazine noted that without her, the awareness created about the abducted Chibok girls would have taken even more time.
According to the Time magazine profile on the former Education Minister and immediate Past Vice President of the World Bank for Africa, “some people will say she is too loudmouthed. The loud mouth is needed. People hear it.”
In their brief profile on President-elect Buhari, the leading international weekly newsmagazine published around the world from New York, describes Buhari as the “new choice for Nigeria,” and a born-again democrat, adding that he has made history becoming the first candidate to democratically remove a sitting Nigerian president.
It is quite a shock that their prestigious place in the list was countered by the presence of the nation’s third entry: Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.
Other categories of the 12th edition of the Time 100 are Titans, Icons, Artists and Pioneers.
Source: Sahara Reporters, Time Magazine
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