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Buhari, Shekau named among world’s most powerful Muslims


President Muhammadu Buhari has been included among the top 50 most influential Muslim leaders in the world.

According to the 2017 edition of The Muslim500, Buhari is the 17th most powerful Muslim in 2016. The Nigerian leader finished 20th last year.

Two other Nigerians make the top 50 list.


They are the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III and Borno State-based cleric, Sheik Ibrahim Saleh.

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote and Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau are also included in the top 500.

The publication also claimed there were 1.7billion Muslims all over the world – approximately 23% of the world’s population.

The Muslim500 hailed Buhari and others, for their their influence on “cultural, ideological, financial and political” activities.


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