Also on the list is the African Development Bank(AFDB) president, Dr . Akinwunmi Adesina and Chairman of United Bank of Africa(UBA), Tony Elumeu.
The list “presents Africa’s definitive power list and profiles the continent’s top game changers in eight different fields: Politics (22); Public Office (4); Arts and Culture (21); Business (21); Civil Society (11); Technology (9); Media (7); and Sports (5).
President Buhari and Former president Jonathan are listed for the significant roles they played during the last 2015 general election
Other Nigerians on the list include the former UN Special Adviser on Post Development Planning, Amina J Mohammed, Nigerian United Kingdom MP and Chuka Umunna and World Bank Vice President and Treasurer Ms Arunmah Oteh
The publisher of the News African, Omar Ben Yedder, said the list of “ 100 Most Influential Africans” celebrates the “men, women, organisations that have shaped our beloved continent, the trailblazers, influencers and the rising stars who are redefining Africa’ future in the various spheres in which they operate.”