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Nigeria has been ranked as the 95th happiest country globally and sixth in Africa, with 4.981 out of a 100 points.

This is according to a United Nations-sponsored World Happiness report, which draws on global survey data from people in more than 140 countries.

Out of 150 countries, Finland ranks the happiest country in the world; a position they have maintained for six years in a row, while Afghanistan continues to maintain the last spot.

Persecondnews reports that Ukraine, a current war-torn zone, ranked higher than Nigeria at 92nd position.

Other countries in the top ten include Denmark, Iceland, Israel, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Luxembourg and New Zealand.

While the United Kingdom dropped two spots to the 19th, the United States rose one spot to the 15th.

Also, France’s rating dropped to number 20, while Lithuania climbed more than 30 places than the previous year.

With a score of 5.902 out of 137 possible, Mauritius is rated first among African countries, followed by Algeria (5.329), South Africa (5.275), Congo Brazzaville (5.267), Guinea (5.072), Cote d’Ivoire (5.053), and Gabon (5.035).

According to the report, the COVID-19 epidemic has not made the world less happy.

The results show that between 2020 and 2022, self-reported happiness was “remarkably resilient” across the globe despite the epidemic.

“To create the index the map is based on, researchers simply asked people how satisfied they are with their lives. Scores were assigned using these self-reported answers from people living within various countries, as well as quality of life factors.

“While there may be no perfect measure of happiness around the world, the report is a robust and transparent attempt to understand happiness at the global level.

“People self-reported much higher levels of benevolence — acts of kindness — than before 2020, according to interviews with more than 100,000 people in 137 countries.

“This year, the authors also compared public sentiment before and after the COVID-19 issue using information from social media,” the report said.

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