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TIME names Goodluck Jonathan in ’100 Most Influential People in the World’ list

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US weekly news magazine TIME has named Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan its '100 Most Influential People in the World' list for the year 2012.

Jonathan who popped up on the prestigious list which was released today, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 on the magazine's official website falls a spot behind US President Barrack Obama.

US professional basketball player with the New York Knicks, Jeremy Lin who had a tremendous season ranks number one on the list. Others who make the top ten are US football quarterback for the New York Jets, Tim Tebow, pop star Rihanna and African-American Academy Award nominee Viola Davis.

Check out the full list below…

Jeremy Lin

Christian Marclay

Viola Davis

Salman Khan

Tim Tebow

E.L. James

Louis CK

Rihanna

Marco Rubio

Ali Ferzat

René Redzepi

Kristen Wiig

Anthony Kennedy

Novak Djokovic

Ben Rattray

Jessica Chastain

Yani Tseng

Raphael Saadiq

Elinor Ostrom

Samira Ibrahim

José Andrés

Ann Patchett

Dulce Matuz

Henrik Schärfe

Freeman Hrabowski

Maryam Durani

Manal al-Sharif

Anjali Gopalan

Rached Ghannouchi

Barbara Van Dahlen

Ron Fouchier

Donald Sadoway

Hans Rosling

Asghar Farhadi

Sarah Burton

Anonymous

Pete Cashmore

Cami Anderson

Ali Babacan and Ahmet Davutoglu

Ai-jen Poo

Marc Andreessen

Preet Bharara

Robert Grant

Andrew Lo

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Alexei Navalny

Ray Dalio

Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani

Chelsea Handler

Harvey Weinstein

Chen Lihua

Warren Buffett

Alice Walton

Harold Hamm

Sheryl Sandberg

Sara Blakely

Eike Batista

Tim Cook

Daniel Ek

Virginia Rometty

Barack Obama

Goodluck Jonathan

Xi Jinping

Fatou Bensouda

Christine Lagarde

Mario Draghi

U Thein Sein

Ayatullah Ali Khamenei

Mitt Romney

Juan Manuel Santos

Timothy Dolan

Portia Simpson Miller

Mario Monti

Wang Yang

Maria das Graças Silva Foster

Andrew Cuomo

Iftikhar Chaudhry

Mamata Banerjee

Walter Isaacson

Ron Paul

Benjamin Netanyahu

Dilma Rousseff

Erik Martin

Cecile Richards

Angela Merkel

Lionel Messi

Tilda Swinton

Hillary Clinton

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Pippa Middleton

Adele

Matt Lauer

Oscar Pistorius

Claire Danes

Stephen Colbert

Rogues

Kim Jong Un

Mullah Mohammed Omar and Sheik Moktar Ali Zubeyr

Bashar Assad