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BMO tackles ex-President Obasanjo, faults Nigeria’s misery index ranking

The Buhari Media Organisation on Tuesday described as “a crude joke” a statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, is still better than President Muhammadu Buhari despite his electoral loss.

Misery Index: Nigeria not a miserable country

In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).

Report: Nigerians sixth most miserable people in the world

Data compiled by Steve Hanke, an economist from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, has shown that Nigerians are the sixth most miserable people in the world.

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Bandits kill four persons in Katsina

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