Buhari, Shekau Miss TIME Celebration

Buhari, Shekau Miss TIME Celebration

General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), the winner of the presidential poll, failed to attend the Gala at Lincoln Center in New York for celebration the 100 most influential people in the world listed by the TIME magazine.

President-elect makes 2015 TIME  award on Thursday, April 16, a yearly list of 100 most influential people in the world whose works are changing the world, careless of the consequences of their actions.

READ ALSO: Buhari, Shekau In TIME 100‬ Most Influential People List

General made Nigeria's and world history in March by becoming the first opposition aspirant to throw out the current Nigerian president through the election and was represented as ‘A new choice for Nigeria’ byTIME.

Obiageli Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education and Bring Back Our Girls leader, attended the celebration and asked the United States President Barrack Obama to assist find the girls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram.

Two other Nigerians who made the list are Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Nigerian writer.

As predicted Shekau was also absent at the celebration. Nigerians criticised the selection of Shekau, who felt that TIME magazine might be advancing the evil of the sect by naming him as one of the Most Influential People in the World for 2015.

READ ALSO: Nigerians React To Shekau's Inclusion In TIME's Rating 

Boko Haram leader who is considered to be in his 30s, began to stage progressively daring kidnapping and killing attacks on schools, churches and mosques thought by Boko Haram to be violating their version of Islam.

The abducting of over 200 Chibok schoolgirls in April 2014 brought terroristsinto the international spotlight.

Source: Legit.ng

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