by Tersoo Achineku
With the May 28 handover date still a long way off, the President Elect of Nigeria, Mr. Mohammadu Buhari seems to be making waves with Times magazine recognizing him in their 100 Most Influential People list.
Buhari made the list which also includes powerhouses such as Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama and Kim Jong Un.
His profile, carefully expounded upon by Aryn Baker, the website’s African Chief, points out that the transformation of Buhari from a Military Leader to a full time democrat over the years, earned him a place in the list alongside the fact that he was the first candidate to oust an incumbent via the polls.
Joining Buhari on the list is former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili known for championing the fight for the return of the Chibok girls, and never holding her peace.
Nigeria’s finest novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, also makes the list and is applauded for her strides in the literary world. Chimamamda’s works have over the past year found its way into the hearts of many with icons such as Beyonce and Lupita Nyongo honoring her. She also nabbed the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.