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Tinubu makes TIME’s 100 most influential leaders of 2023

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The President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has been named in Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people for 2023.

The American News Magazine listed the 100 world’s most influential people under six categories namely: Artists, Icons, Leaders, Pioneers, Titans and Innovators.

The Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world accords recognition to people “for changing the world, regardless of the consequences of their actions”.

The president-elect, who is expected to be sworn in on May 29, is named after US President Joe Biden; Australia’s Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese.

Others on the list included the King of the United Kingdom, King Charles III; US Senator Mitch McConnell; Argentine footballer, Lionel Messi and Twitter CEO, Elon Musk, amongst others.

Some entertainers on the list included US actor, Michael B. Jordan; US singer, Beyonce; US actress, Angela Bassett, amongst

Time magazine while selecting Tinubu as one of its 100 most influential people said: “Winning an election in Africa’s most populous country is no easy feat. But Nigeria’s newly elected President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has had nearly two decades to prepare.

“Called Jagaban, or ‘leader of the warriors’, by his supporters, the now 71-year-old ran in a presidential election for the first time this March.

“His campaign slogan, ‘It’s my turn’, was a nod to his role as a longtime political power broker. Tinubu helped restore the country’s democracy in 1999 after fighting military rule and then served two consecutive terms as governor of Lagos state.

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