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Causes of death listed in the report are influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, diarrhoeal diseases, stroke, HIV/AIDS, coronary heart disease.

Life Expectancy In Nigeria Now 55 Years – WHO

The 2018 average life expectancy for Nigerians is now 55 years, a global data shows.

According to the latest World Health Organisation data published for 2018 life expectancy in Nigeria, a male given birth to in Nigeria in 2018 is expected to live approximately 54.7 years while a female is expected to live approximately 55.7 years in good health. The data shows Nigeria has a World life expectancy ranking of 178 out of 192 ranked countries.

However, the average life expectancy at birth in Nigeria is 55.2 years, an improvement from the previous figure, 47.

Meanwhile, the released statistical report by Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) for 2017 has it that females can live for approximately 51 years while males can live for just 47 years.

The report shows that residents in Nigeria are liable to die of sicknesses and diseases, as well as other causes.
Causes of death listed in the report are influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, diarrhoeal diseases, stroke, HIV/AIDS, coronary heart disease, liver disease, prostate cancer, diabetes mellitus, maternal conditions, malaria, breast cancer, meningitis, cervical cancer, lung disease and low birth weight.

Other causes include accident, road traffic and birth trauma among others.

A study published in 2017 by the World Economic Forum ranked Nigeria the fifth lowest in terms of life expectancy in Africa., while Swaziland tops the list of countries with the lowest life expectancy in Africa with an average life expectancy of 48.9, followed by Lesotho (50 years) and Sierra Leone (51.3).



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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