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Wikipedia Officially Ranks Nigeria a Failed State

OKEKUNLE SUNDAY, IBADAN

Nigeria is now one of the countries on the Wikipedia’s updated list of failed states.

It further added that a state can also fail if the government loses its legitimacy even if it is performing its functions properly.

For a stable state, it is necessary for the government to enjoy both effectiveness and legitimacy.

Likewise, when a nation weakens and its standard of living declines, it introduces the possibility of total governmental collapse.

Some countries listed as a failed state include; Syria, Somalia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Iraq, Yemen, Turkey, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Liberia, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan.

The free web-based encyclopedia project which contains information on a wide variety of subjects, described a failed state as a political body that has disintegrated to a point where basic conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government no longer function properly.

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