Nigeria Misses Out on List of Top 10 Happiest Countries in Africa (2024)

Nigeria Misses Out on List of Top 10 Happiest Countries in Africa (2024)

  • In the latest release from the World Happiness Report, Nigeria has been positioned as the 102nd happiest country globally
  • Finland remains steadfast as the happiest nation for the seventh successive year, with Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden closely trailing behind
  • Interestingly, in Africa, Libya leads with a happiness score of 5.866 and in the global rank, according to the UN, 66 journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Libya has emerged as Africa’s happiest nation, according to the World’s Happiness Report released on Wednesday, March 20.

Libya leads in the top 10 happiest nations in Africa
Nigeria is ranked 102 in the 2024 World Happiness Report.
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As reported by PremiumTimes, while Finland retained the number one spot seven years in a row, Nigeria placed 102 in the global ranking and 11th among African countries.

The lists cited by on Thursday, March 21, was shared by Africa Facts Zone, on its X account on Thursday.

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From the post by @AfricaFactsZone, Libya came first, followed by Mauritius which came second and South Africa, which came third on the list of the top 10 most happiest nation in Africa.

Aside from Libya, which ranked 66 globally, Mauritius, South Africa, Algeria, Congo, Mozambique, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Guinea, and Senegal ranked higher than Nigeria.

In its annual report released on Wednesday, the United Nations World Happiness Report showed that Nigeria fell by seven positions last year where it ranked 95th, indicating that more Nigerians are unhappy, BusinessDay reported.

Top 10 of Africa’s happiest countries in 2024

Nigeria is missing on the top 10 lists in the latest report. Libya leads in the list of happiest nation in 2024.

1. Libya

2. Mauritius

3. South Africa

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4. Algeria

5. Congo

6. Mozambique

7. Gabon

8. Cote d’Ivoire

9. Guinea

10. Senegal

Ranking of best cities in the world: Lagos beats Dubai

Meanwhile, Lagos, Nigeria’s bustling economic hub, has secured the second spot among the top cities to explore in Africa and ranks 19th globally.

According to a report by Time Out, a renowned British media and hospitality firm, Lagos stands out for its vibrant offerings and surpasses destinations like Dubai and Miami.

Time Out crowned New York as the ultimate global destination, with Cape Town, South Africa, claiming the second spot worldwide and leading in Africa.



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