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So Nigeria is now 58… Nice. It hasn’t been easy at all for the country’ we Started from the bottom now we are here. Or are we? You decide. Below are the top 10 Areas Nigeria currently ranks the lowest in Africa.

Nigeria @ 58

Nigeria @58: Top 10 Areas Nigeria Ranks Lowest in Africa

1. Prosperity

According to Legatum prosperity Index™, Nigeria is the 128th most prosperous country, 29th in Africa. Countries like Djibouti, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Togo even ranked higher than Nigeria.
The biggest negative rank for Nigeria was in safety & security, Health, and economic quality here Nigeria was ranked 145th, 142nd, 131st respectively.

2. Peace

You may not know this, but -thanks to the Widespread insecurity that is currently plaguing the country -. Nigeria made global peace index’s list of the most dangerous countries in Africa, With a score of 2.873 the country was ranked 7th most dangerous in Africa,. and the most unsafest country in west Africa.

3. Extreme Poverty

And yes, we are now the world capital of poverty.. India used to be the world extreme poverty capital but we surpassed them recently. cool huh.. Currently Nigeria has the highest number of people living in extreme poverty, almost 90 million people.

4. Suicide

Nigerians love life, atleast they used to be. But not anymore. According to spectator index. Nigeria has the highest suicide rate in Africa. and fifth largest in the World with 15,000 suicide deaths per 100,000 people.

5. Education & Healthcare

Picture of a Classroom in Nigeria

According to the first-ever scientific study ranking countries for their levels of human capital, Nigeria ranks 171st in the world for its investments in education and health care.
Here’s the shocker, Even Sudan was ranked higher than Nigeria.

6. Press freedom

The World Press Freedom Index which measures the level of media freedom in 180 countries, including the level of pluralism, media independence, and respect for the safety and freedom of journalists ranked Nigeria among the worst countries in Africa for Press freedom. The country was ranked 20th worst in Africa.

7. Passport Power

According to the Nomad Passport Index, Eritrea and Libya have the most useless passports in Africa. while Nigeria’s passport was ranked 12 most useless passport in Africa. Botswana, The passport of Namibia, Lesotho, and Malawi Even commands more respect than Nigerias’.

8. Police Force

According to data released by the world Internal Security and Police Index, Nigeria has the worst police force in not just Africa, but the world as a whole.. Nigeria’s police force was ranked 127th out of the 127 countries ranked.

9. Corruption

Now this one confused me.. Nigeria was ranked the 15th most corrupt country in Africa by transparency international’ shouldn’t we be the first?

10. Life Expectancy

Nigeria Despite being Africa’s largest economy, have health records that compare unfavourably with war-torn countries in Africa. The country was ranked 133 in the world and 5th in Africa with an average life expectancy of 53. years. which isn’t at all surprising, i mean with all the things going on the country, the police brutality, the unfair economy, the poverty etc, it is sure to affect the health of the average Nigerian.

With the way things are in the country currently i’d be surprise if people come out en masse to celebrate Nigeria’s 58 Independence.

Happy Independence Day



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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