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General News of Wednesday, 22 March 2023


FULL LIST: Nigerians happier than Ghanaians in latest in World Happiness ranking

President Buhari and Akuffo-Addo President Buhari and Akuffo-Addo

Nigeria is ranked the 95th happiest nation in the world according to the latest edition of the World Happiness Report.

The African giants scored 4.981 points per the report released on Monday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network as part of the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness on March 20.

The report’s focus is on happiness as measured by life evaluations and emotions, how they have evolved in crisis situations, and how people’s lives have improved where trust, generosity, and supportive social connections have thrived, The Punch report.

It assigns a happiness score on a scale of zero to 10, based on an average over a three-year period, reports The Punch.

Finland continues to maintain its lead as the world's happiest country for the sixth year in a row, with a score significantly ahead of all other countries, while Afghanistan remains at the bottom of the ranking in a league table of 137 countries.

Denmark remains in second place as Iceland ranks third. Israel is ranked fourth, up five spots from last year.

The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, and Switzerland are ranked fifth through eighth. Luxembourg and New Zealand round out the top ten.

No African country was ranked among the top 50th happiest nation with Mauritius placing highest in 52nd place.

They were followed by Libya (86th), Cote d' Ivoire (88th), South Africa (91st), Gambia (93rd), Algeria (96th), Liberia (97th), Congo Brazzaville (99th) and Morocco (100th).

See the list of the happiest countries in Africa below

1) Mauritius (52nd)
2) Libya (86th)
3) Cote d' Ivoire (88th)
4) South Africa (91st)
5) Gambia (93rd)
6) Nigeria (95th)
7) Algeria (96th)
8) Liberia (97th)
9) Congo Brazzavlle (99th)
10) Morocco (100th)
11) Mozambique (101st)
12) Cameroon (102nd)
13) Senegal (103rd)
14) Niger (104th)
15) Gabon (106th)
16) Guinea (109th)
17) Ghana (111th)
18) Burkina Faso (113th)
19) Benin (115th)
20) Comoros (116th)
21) Uganda (117th)