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Nigeria ranks 91st on World Happiness Report



Flag bearer Ngozi Onwumere of Nigeria and teammates enter the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Nigeria has ranked 91st in the World’s Happiest Country, Punch reports.

The list collated by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network in the 2018 World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries.

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 United States is in the 18th position with the UK in 19th.

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.

Photo Credit: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images


  1. Solz

    March 14, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Looks like the happiest people are in europe?

  2. Me in Canada

    March 14, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    This list is a bluddy lie, Canada is not and can never be number 7… 67% of the countries population is on anti depressants, they have the highest number of people with debts living in a developed country, the people here are extremely angry and racist especially towards black people. The amount of homeless people and number of people abusing opioids is atrocious. This list is a lie. Canada is not a happy country.

    BN if you like don’t post my comment. I’m stating facts.

    • Cee Cee

      March 14, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      Same as in Switzerland, apparently the 5th happiest country in the world. SMH

    • jokobaba

      March 14, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      It is relative to other countries and you can not be absolute in your assessment without seeing data from other countries. Whether it is UK, Canada or Finland, a sizeable number of people are on antidepressants. The incidence of mental health problems (such as depression and anxiety) is 1 in 4 in the UK for instance. Things may be bad in Canada but it is a lot worse in other places.

    • Anom

      March 14, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      Pray tell where you got your data from. I live in Canada and in my neck of the woods, people are happy, actually very happy.

    • Ottawa Queen

      March 15, 2018 at 1:08 am

      Wait! Please what part of Canada do you live in? Cus I’ve lived here for years and I can say the residents/Canadians here are wonderful, lovely and happy people. Always ready to learn your culture and share theirs with you. Even at work, its always so easy to integrate and socialise with my colleagues. Of course, racism is everywhere, we can’t deny that fact, but that percentage of yours, hmm…and you generalise by saying they are very angry people, Wow! Well I’ve really never come across the angry ones for the past 20years I have lived here, rather I’ve met several people who are always ready to taste your local dishes, laugh at your jokes and beg you to teach them pidgin language, join you to your church or attend your baby dedication’s and birthday parties or ask you to sit beside them in the bus when your in search of a seat, etc. I’m just sharing a bit of my experience. Your entitled to your view anyways.

    • Linda

      March 15, 2018 at 9:40 am

      You are a fxxxxxking liar. Maybe it’s your bad character and cursed luck that is not letting Canada be good to you. I hate idiots who generalise. Get a life. Go sort our your generational cursed life and stop whining about Canada.

    • Mama

      March 15, 2018 at 11:16 am

      @Linda, what have you gained now by your insults? Why can’t some of you argue your points intelligently without the use of foul language? If you have facts to counter his or her insinuations, state it or hold your peace. I bet you that if you were faced with this person, you would never be able to say that to their face. If someone’s generation is cursed, shouldn’t that be a cause for your sympathy? Ahn ahn…imagine the insults one gets for wanting to participate in civilized conversation.

    • Seriously

      March 15, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      Calm down. You sound like you are just a miserable person. I live in the U.S, but spent summers in Montreal, Toronto and Alberta. I will say Canadians are definitely more open, easy going to different cultures than Americans. People look fresh, not overly stressed out like here. They seem more genuine and less judgmental. I enjoyed my stay there.
      It’s just so flipping expensive, how do folks survive there.

    • RE

      March 16, 2018 at 1:23 am

      At least they have access to opioids. Btw why are you in Canada, if it so so depressing, why not return to exciting and happy Nigeria?

  3. kulikuli

    March 14, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    No be somebody be number 156? Well done to those who made this happen.

  4. Mrs chidukane

    March 14, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I’m happy our ranking has changed to reflect our reality.

  5. frollo

    March 14, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    So Gun loving/ingunwetrust USA is not top 3? chikena

    • jokobaba

      March 14, 2018 at 7:51 pm


  6. Mama

    March 14, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Maybe this is a list of the most comfortable or most content, but definitely not the happiest.

  7. Bunmi

    March 15, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Best comment I saw in Guardian UK on the topic: “It’s all or nothing in FInland. Either you are happy or you kill yourself. Eventually, this leads you to the top of the happiness list.”

    Gotta love British humour but it’s true that I only hear about Finland social life when there’s a report of high suicide rates and gun crime. I guess every nordic country has had a go and now it is Finland’s turn. Next up: Iceland, the home of greedy bankers 🙂

  8. gbaskelebo

    March 15, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Imagine… The “whitewalkers territory” are the most happy people and those that live in “vulcan zone” are the least happy!

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