Wikipedia adds Nigeria to list of failed states

Nigeria, questionable sovereignty, Akintoye, Ukiwe, Jang, Nwodo, Turaki


Nigeria has joined the ignoble list of countries designated as failed states by Wikipedia in its latest update.

Wikipedia is a free web-based encyclopedia project which contains information on a wide variety of subjects. It 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.

The encyclopedia 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, the platform noted that 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.

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

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