How economic recessions can affect the mental health of a population

There is an unfortunate commonality in society today and it is that issues relating to mental health of individuals are usually put in the background where overall health is concerned. This is usually because mental health disorders are difficult to detect, diagnose and report.  A combination of biological, psychological and environmental factors have been shown … Continue reading How economic recessions can affect the mental health of a population

Is the over dependence on oil really Nigeria’s biggest socio economic problem?

Most of the research done on the resource rich developing country, Nigeria, places a lot of focus on the country’s apparent extreme dependence on it’s most lucrative natural resource (crude oil) for income. They rightly note that this dependence on crude oil has caused harm to the economy of Nigeria. Since discovering crude oil in … Continue reading Is the over dependence on oil really Nigeria’s biggest socio economic problem?

On Nigeria’s Debt Financing Strategy for Economic Development in 2016

In the bid for economic growth and development, the present Nigerian government has turned to external debt to finance capital projects that they anticipate will trigger economic growth in all sectors of the economy, increase income and generally improve the standard of living of the populace. However, some financial experts have expressed fears about the … Continue reading On Nigeria’s Debt Financing Strategy for Economic Development in 2016