BREAKING: Buhari And Shekau Listed As TIME 100 Most Influential People In The World

 

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TIME characterized the All Progressives Congress politician

as “the first candidate to oust a sitting Nigerian President

through the ballot box”.

The report made public on April 16, Thursday, adds that now

Buhari will have to “live up to voters’ expectations. From

battling the Boko Haram insurgency to tackling endemic

corruption, Buhari has many challenges ahead”.

It also contains that one of the major challenges the

president-elect might face, is associated with his military

past in the office.

“Already the born-again democrat is demonstrating the

inclusivity necessary to lead a nation riven by ethnic and

religious tensions.”

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Abubakar Shekau , Boko Haram leader, is also included in

the list. He is described as “the most violent killer” Nigeria

has ever seen.

See the extract from his TIME profile below:

“Shekau, who is believed to be in his 30s, began to stage

increasingly daring kidnapping and killing raids on schools,

churches and mosques thought by Boko Haram to be violating

their interpretation of Islam. The taking of over 200 schoolgirls

in April 2014 brought Boko Haram into the international

spotlight.

“By most accounts, Boko Haram has killed more than 10,000

people and is spreading into neighboring countries. Shekau’s

latest action may finally summon a U.S. response: he has

publicly aligned his group with ISIS, the terrorist group that

holds territory in Syria and Iraq and has expanded its reach into

Yemen and Libya.”

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BringBackOurGirls chief campaigner Oby Ezekwesili , whose

name has also been put on the website, is praised over her

having raised the awareness about the abducted Chibok

girls.But for the former minister’s intervention, it would have

taken a long time to draw the attention to the issues, Times

concludes.

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