July 25, 2021
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Eweniyi and Odufunwa

Two Nigerians make Bloomberg global 50 prominent people on #endsars role

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Bloomberg this week listed 50 most prominent people across the globe who have affected their environment in spite of the plague caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and its attendant impact on economies all over the world.

Two Nigerians were listed among the world 50, where Anthony Fauci, United States Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who has been rated by Sixty-four percent of Americans for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak ass “good” or “excellent,” was listed.

Such other names like Tsai Ing-wen, President, Taiwan, who ensure that Taiwan went more than 200 days without a locally transmitted Covid-19 case after Tsai’s administration instituted one of the world’s most effective pandemic-response protocols.

And to Letitia James, Attorney general, New York State who has filed more than 35 lawsuits against the Trump administration this year, leading the charge against its attempts to block minorities and other voters.

Here are a few rising above 2020’s high bar in our look at the people in business, entertainment, finance, politics, and science and technology whose accomplishments merit recognition

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Odunayo Eweniyi and Damilola Odufuwa are friends who work in financial tech. After starting an organization in 2018 to bring women together to socialize, they formed the Feminist Coalition in July to champion equality in Nigeria.

By October the 13-member group, which includes journalists, activists, lawyers, and creatives, had thrown its support behind a long-running call to disband a national police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, with a history of abuse.

SARS was disbanded, but peaceful protests demanding reforms were met with government crackdowns that left more than 50 dead. As the protests gained steam, the coalition used social media to mobilize 600 lawyers to give legal aid to the hundreds arrested.

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Their Feminist Coalition raised almost $388,000 in two weeks to support protests against police brutality and corruption.

Anthony Fauci, United States Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who has been rated by Sixty-four percent of Americans for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak ass “good” or “excellent,” was listed.

An such other names like Tsai Ing-wen, President, Taiwan, who ensure that Taiwan went more than 200 days without a locally transmitted Covid-19 case after Tsai’s administration instituted one of the world’s most effective pandemic-response protocols.

And to Letitia James, Attorney general, New York State who has filed more than 35 lawsuits against the Trump administration this year, leading the charge against its attempts to block minorities and other voters.

* News/Photo: Bloomberg

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