Lagos Ranks Third Most Stressful City In The World

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A new study has named Lagos as one of the most stressful cities in the world.

According to the study conducted by UK-based drycleaning and laundry service Zipjet500 locations were taken into cognizance of which Lagos emerged third.

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Baghdad was ranked the most stressful city overall, followed by Kabul in the second place.

Cairo and Dakar were two other African cities on the most stressful cities list, while there was no African representation on the least stressful cities list.

In assigning the ranking, some of the factors considered were traffic levels, infrastructure, pollution levels, finance, citizens’ wellbeing, public transport, the percentage of green spaces, financial status of citizens including debt levels, physical and mental health, and the hours of sunlight the city gets per year.

Four of the top ten most stress-free cities are in Germany; Stuttgart is in top place, Hanover in third place, Munich is fifth and Hamburg is the joint ninth most stress-free city alongside Graz, Austria.

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See the full list below.

World’s least stressful cities
1. Stuttgart, Germany
2. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
3. Hanover, Germany
4. Bern, Switzerland
5. Munich, Germany
6. Bordeaux, France
7. Edinburgh, UK
8. Sydney, Australia
9. (tie) Graz, Austria and Hamburg, Germany

World’s most stressful cities
1. Baghdad, Iraq
2. Kabul, Afghanistan
3. Lagos, Nigeria
4. Dakar, Senegal
5. Cairo, Egypt
6. Tehran, Iran
7. Dhaka, Bangladesh
8. Karachi, Pakistan
9. New Delhi, India
10. Manila, Philippines

Meanwhile, tension continued on Tuesday on the Lagos Island, as youths belonging to rival gangs made fresh moves to attack one another despite police presence.

Two rival gangs,  Okepopo boys, and Onola boys, had declared war on each other as a supremacy clash that started over a week ago. It was said the gang war had led to the closure of shops and markets at the Itafaji, Evans, Branco, Olushi, Atiko, Onola, Okepopo, Massey, Apatira and Smith areas on the Island.

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Residents of the area told our PUNCH that no fewer than six persons had been killed in the clash.

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