Nigeria is known for many things, some good and admittedly, some really bad. In recent times, there have been a number of research reports completed by international organizations and the results have not be favourable for Nigeria.
In October 2012, the African Insurance Organisation ranked Nigeria as the “Kidnap for Ransom Capital of the World” accounting for 25% of Global Kidnappings. In June 2012, the Global Peace Index ranked Nigeria as the sixth most dangerous African country to live in.
Each time such results are released, it is usually followed by debates on various online platforms with many questioning the authenticity of the results.
Yesterday, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company of The Economist magazine released results of its 2013 Where-to-be-born Index. This time, Nigeria is ranked as No. 80 out of 80 countries assessed. Basically making it the WORST country to be born in out of the countries analyzed.
In the “Where-To-Be-Born Index” 2013, Nigeria has the lowest score of 4.74 points, placing us at the 80th position.
It ranks Switzerland as the best country to be born in with 8.22 points. The United States of America and Germany tie in the 16th position with 7.38 points.
Among the African countries on the list, South Africa comes first in the 53rd position with 5.89 points followed by Algeria in the 54th position with 5.86 points.
Reply #1 by Unikpearl
on: 22 Nov 12, 03:05 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (f)
Let them say,na dem get their mouth"elenu lo lenu"...as 4 me am proudly naija
Reply #2 by Unikly
on: 22 Nov 12, 03:08 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (f)
Reply #3 by winace
on: 22 Nov 12, 03:27 PM (3 years ago) Addicted Hero (f)
Watever they like they shuld say. They still need nigeria in many ways.
Reply #4 by Uchey90
on: 22 Nov 12, 03:29 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
Who cares??? They're jealous of our intelligent
Reply #5 by chicco77
on: 22 Nov 12, 05:45 PM (3 years ago) Addicted Hero (f)
Reply #6 by Mandeme
on: 22 Nov 12, 05:56 PM (3 years ago) Newbie (m)
but truly Nigeria has a problem.........
Reply #7 by dlimelite
on: 22 Nov 12, 06:05 PM (3 years ago) Hero (f)
Reply #8 by dlimelite
on: 22 Nov 12, 06:13 PM (3 years ago) Hero (f)
True. Nigeria has a problem. Nigeria has a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG WAY TO GO.
Reply #9 by Amaight
on: 22 Nov 12, 06:19 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
Reply #10 by longben
on: 22 Nov 12, 06:22 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
Hurrah,let our pastors buy more private jets,let our politicians buy more big houses in europe,america and the middle east,let the imams recruit more suicide bombers for boko haram,let lynchings,kidnappings and police brutality continue,let our legislators legalize corruption by claiming to be protecting their own and let so-called intelligent and discerning nigerians continue to think tnat what is abominable and disgusting in every other place in the world is acceptable in nigeria where the end justifies the means.the rest of the world is not fooled,nigerians are regarded as the scum of earth wherever we show our corrupt,conniving faces.this report is the tip of the iceberg as to what the rest of the world think and know about nigeria
Reply #11 by udenzeu
on: 22 Nov 12, 06:25 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
Na lie, e never reach that level!
Reply #12 by mary11
on: 22 Nov 12, 06:36 PM (3 years ago) Hero (m)
If they like make they say Nigeria na junior broda 2 hellfire....no shaking..proudly naija
Reply #13 by aliusambo2
on: 22 Nov 12, 06:39 PM (3 years ago) Newbie (m)
100% rite. D economists are on point cos I can't imagine a country like Nigeria 2be blssed wit all forms of natural rscs but stil cnt find lastin solution 2our major problms. Corruption canneva alow us 2grow
Reply #14 by NEWRUMOUR
on: 22 Nov 12, 06:44 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
Reply #15 by steveroland
on: 22 Nov 12, 07:00 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
i dey vex for naija y them nor born me for usa
Reply #16 by aso4life1
on: 22 Nov 12, 07:04 PM (3 years ago) Hero (m)
Naija won many awards this year ooooo....more medals are coming in...shame on our politicians.
Reply #17 by lakman
on: 22 Nov 12, 07:20 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
they may be right by placing nigerian as worst place to be born. that is why rich nigerians send there wife abroad to give birth to there baby e.g bankole wife, mary johnson who is presently in usa to give birth to her child and many more. but to be frank nigeria is the best place to be born as a criminal politician
Reply #18 by lakman
on: 22 Nov 12, 07:23 PM (3 years ago) Upcoming (m)
for me best country to be born no1 federal republic of biafran 2 germany 3 norway 4 canada before the rest
Reply #19 by Biafranwar
on: 22 Nov 12, 07:37 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)