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Nigeria ranks 91st on World Happiness 2018 report

By Sewe Ishola,

For a country once labelled, the home of the happiest people on earth, Nigeria ranked 91st in the World’s Happiest Country report for 2018.

The annual ranking of 156 countries, published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a United Nations initiative showed that Nigeria moved up four places, from its 95th position in last year’s report.

The 2018 report was released Wednesday, March 14th  ahead of the U.N.’s International Day of Happiness,  20th March.

Finland comes out tops, coming from fifth place in 2017 to overtake Norway.

Burundi can be found at the very bottom, the list ranking for things such as GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and absence of corruption.

The top ten happiest countries are:

  1. Finland.
  2. Norway.
  3. Denmark.
  4. Iceland.
  5. Switzerland.
  6. Netherlands.
  7. Canada.
  8. New Zealand.
  9. Sweden.
  10. Australia.

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One thought on “Nigeria ranks 91st on World Happiness 2018 report

  1. Nigeria losing it’s N°1 position as the happiest and most religious nation on earth can’t be far-fetched. On one hand, our government have tampered with religious freedom, that led to Boko Haram insurgent. On the other hand, our nation believed too much in the use of force rather than the show of love and understanding to agitations. The government use of force rather than dialogue and reaching consensus has been a bad example that made the aggrieved resolved into violence as we have the herdsmen clash with farmers.

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