Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Nigeria places 6th on list of happiest countries in Africa, 58th in the world

By News Express on 25/03/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 5,899


From being rated the happiest country in the world just a few years ago, Nigeria has not only dropped out of the top 50 but has also been beaten by five other African countries in a new survey of the world’s happiest countries.

The survey by United States-based Jetpac put Nigeria at number 58 in the world and number six in Africa. A statement released today in California by Jetpac to mark the International Day of Happiness, showed South Africa, Angola, Egypt, Ghana and Tunisia ahead of Nigeria on the scale of happiness. Nigeria, however, beat Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania and Mauritius. The survey involved 12 countries, with Brazil at the top and Japan bringing up the rear. Nigeria occupies the 58th position.

Jetpac said the ranking is based “not by how happy people say they are, but by their actual smiles.” It added: “Finding the Happiest Countries in the World took doing image processing on over 150 million Instagram photos to count and size the smiles on people’s faces from all the cities in the World. From counting the pixels, we were able to come up with a Smile Score for every city in every country.

“Smiles on the faces of millions of people in millions of photos are the most direct measure we have of happiness. Previous attempts to measure happiness have relied on survey questions or indirect measures. Jetpac is identifying smiles on faces and then measuring the shape and size of the smile – a small grin doesn’t score as highly as a broad smile. Smiling for the camera seems to be a cultural norm for a country.”

Below are the happiest countries in Africa, the score of each and position in the world:

24. South Africa 31.5

38. Angola 29.0

43. Egypt 26.7

44. Ghana 26.4

69. Tunisia 22.2

58. Nigeria 24.3

81. Morocco 20.0

86. Kenya 18.8

96. Tanzania 17.0

104. Mauritius 14.7

Below are the Top 10 Happy Countries:

1. Brazil 60.5

2. Nicaragua 59.4

3. Honduras 53.9

4. Colombia 49.8

5. Bolivia 48.1

6. Costa Rica 47.5

7. Venezuela 47.0

8. Philippines 46.0

9. Guatemala 42.0

10. Mexico 40.3

Source News Express

Posted 25/03/2014 9:47:30 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Controversial Grazing Bill reappears in Senate

Why EFCC arrested ex-Governor Ohakim

Court stops Obasanjo from publishing autobiography . ....

Kaduna Dry Port to be commissioned soon

Troops disarm dynamite on oil pipeline, second attack...

Buhari reassures on cabinet

Arewa, JNI mourn Emir killed by Boko Haram,...

Of Suntai and Yar’Adua . . . “Like...

It will be a sunny and hazy Sunday,...

Ohanaeze Youths spit fire over alleged attempt to...

Attack: 32 persons buried in Sokoto

Suspected Fulani herdsmen attack Kaduna community, kill 2...

 

Latest News Drunk driver hits General Buratai’s car, ADC injured Terrorists kill 37 policemen Court revokes ex-Abia Gov. Orji Kalu’s bail, orders arrest 1,801 persons killed in Plateau attacks PDP will win presidential election overwhelmingly in 2019: Ortom Umahi blasts Ngige over minimum wage, says N30,000 not enough How heartless Togolese cook killed Lagos business tycoon shortly after starting work as houseboy Every minute, 6 Nigerians are pushed into poverty under APC govt — Peter Obi We must win fight against corruption — Buhari Federal Roads: Amosun seeks refund to Ogun Ministry of Foreign Affairs inducted into FOI Hall of Shame Atiku’s harassment: Nigeria fast sliding into full-blown dictatorship and tyranny — Barr. West

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (419,470 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (389,190 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (321,970 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (270,153 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (243,415 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (227,166 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (208,463 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (189,995 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (175,278 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (168,275 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (164,700 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (151,649 views)

 

Zenith Zero Balance First Bank banner

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (72) Business & Economy (3,782) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (959) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (565) Features (667) Global Business Monitor (309) International (2,669) Interview (166) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (24) News (40,460) Opinion (1,140) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,688) Religion (896) Sports (1,769) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera