Wikipedia lists Nigeria among failed countries

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Wikipedia, a free internet based encyclopedia has added Nigeria to its list of failed countries in a latest update.

The online encyclopedia stated that, “A failed state is a political body that has disintegrated to a point where basic conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government no longer function properly (see also fragile state and state collapse).”

Wikipedia noted that according to Fund for Peace, a country has failed if it has lost hold of its territory, “or of the monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force therein, erosion of legitimate authority to make collective decisions, inability to provide public services, inability to interact with other states as a full member of the international community.

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

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