Time Magazine has released the names of its most recent edition of the 100 Most Influential People list with several Nigerians making the cut.
The Nigerians who made the list include: President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari; leader of Boko Haram insurgent group, Abubakar Shekau; Former Minister of Education and coordinator of the #BringBackOurGirlsGroup (BBOG) Oby Ezekwesili and renowned writer, Chimamanda Adichie.
The list also includes notable world leaders like Russian President, Vladmir Putin; President Barack Obama and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un
Boko Haram’s Shekau was said to have made the list based on his sect’s recent allegiance with the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group while General Buhari was recognized for his “transformation” from a military dictator to a democrat and his victory over incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, the first of its kind in the country where a sitting President would be ousted via the polls.
According to Time Ezekwesili made the list because of her year-long campaign for the release of the over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram on Monday, April 14, 2014.
Adichie, who recently won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, was included in the list due to her strides in the literary world.