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Academic IELTS-performing countries: Nigeria ranked joint fifth among the top countries in 2022
Nigerian academic IELTS test takers scored an average of 6.7 out of 9 in 2022, placing the country joint 5th globally with Ghana, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. Spanish academic IELTS test takers topped the list with an overall score of 7.1.

African mobile gaming: Nigeria leads in spending, Egypt tops in number of spenders
Newzoo, a provider of video game and gamer data, reported that in 2023, Nigerian mobile gamers spent approximately $229.7m — the highest expenditure in Africa — boasting a sizable 14.7m spenders. Egypt's gamers spent an estimated $212.6m and occupied second place in Africa's mobile gaming expenditure ranking.

Top 15 inflation rates in the world; Nigeria ranks 13th globally, with an inflation rate of 31.7%
Inflation rate in Nigeria increased to 31.7% in February 2024. Nigeria has the 13th highest inflation rate out of 186 countries and territories as of February 2024. The data showcases Argentina leading with 276%, followed by Lebanon and Syria. Seven of the top fifteen are African.

Only 3 African countries had 100% access to electricity as of 2021
Only 8% of South Sudan's population had access to electricity as of 2021, representing Africa's lowest percentage. Although eight countries boasted between 90% and 100% access to electricity, more than 50% of the population of 24 other countries were without electricity.

Chad and Nigeria had the lowest life expectancies in Africa as of 2023
The African countries with the highest life expectancies as of 2023 are: Algeria - 77 years, Tunisia - 77 years, Cape Verde - 77 years, Mauritius - 76 years. The African countries with the lowest life expectancies: Central African Republic - 55 years, Lesotho - 55 years, Nigeria - 54 years, Chad - 54 years.

Nigeria will be the third most populous country in the world by 2050
Nigeria was the seventh most populous nation in the world in 2020, with 206.1 million people. Projected to reach a population of 401.3 million by 2050, Nigeria will rank third after India (1st) and China (2nd). According to Institut national d'études démographiques' projections, Nigeria, Ethiopia, DR Congo, Egypt, Tanzania, and Kenya will be among the world’s top 20 most populous countries by 2050.

4 African countries were among the world’s top 20 most populous countries in 2020
Nigeria was the seventh most populous nation in the world in 2020, with 206.1 million people. Projected to reach a population of 401.3 million by 2050, Nigeria will rank third after India (1st) and China (2nd). According to Institut national d'études démographiques' projections, Nigeria, Ethiopia, DR Congo, Egypt, Tanzania, and Kenya will be among the world’s top 20 most populous countries by 2050.

Top ten African countries by estimated number of films produced annually
The Nigerian movie industry, mainly financed via public or private funding and international grants, produces the most films in Africa, yearly. Nigeria produced more than double the number of films that the Ghanaian and Kenyan movie industries produce annually.

Top solar plants in Africa by capacity
There is an increase in the adoption of alternative and cheaper sources of power. African countries are not left out, Togo installed a 50-megawatt solar plant — the largest in West Africa as of 2021. Here are the largest solar plants in Africa by capacity.

Top African countries by the economic impact of the six-hour Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp outage on October 4, 2021
The massive six-hour outage that took down Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on October 4, 2021, is estimated to have cost Nigeria more than any other African country. Here are the top 20 most affected African countries.

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