By Ige Olugbenga
Nigeria has been ranked the 13th least stable country in the world on the Fragile States Index (FSI) for the second year in a row.
The list was released on Monday, by the Washington DC-based think-tank, Fund for Peace (FFP).
The Index measures levels of stability in 178 countries and ranks them according to their vulnerability to threats from social, political, economic and demographic pressures.
The 2017 FSI, released is the 13th from FFP, Nigeria has been measured on the Index since it was first published in 2005 when the country was ranked 54, its highest position ever.
This year, Nigeria outranks seven African countries like South Sudan, Somalia, Central African Republic, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad and Guinea, who are all considered less stable than Nigeria.
Zimbabwe is co-ranked 13th with Nigeria and Ethiopia follows both countries as the 14th least stable country in the world.
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