Web-based website – Wikipedia has revised the list of failed states and one of the countries on the list is now Nigeria.
The free web-based encyclopedia project, which contains information on a broad range of topics, described a failed state as a political entity that has disintegrated to the point where fundamental requirements and obligations of a sovereign government no longer work properly
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.