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The Print Media and Electoral Politics in Nigeria



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Elections have always been the albatross of successive administrations in Nigeria. Electoral malpractice led to the collapse of the first and second republics. The media and electoral politics in Nigeria is a study about media effect in the electoral process in Nigeria. The book has high lighted media role in election with a view to determining the extent of its influence and whether the information the media provides to the public on electoral matters help the electorates in shaping voter opinion. The book has also analyzed the dangers of turning Nigeria into a one party state going by the fierce struggles for political office by contending power blocs - is the media part of the conspiracy by the ruling class to perpetuate and dominate the Nigerian polity for selfish and class interests or in the interest of the larger society.






Elections have always been the albatross of successive administrations in Nigeria. Electoral malpractice led to the collapse of the first and second republics. The media and electoral politics in Nigeria is a study about media effect in the electoral process in Nigeria. The book has high lighted media role in election with a view to determining the extent of its influence and whether the information the media provides to the public on electoral matters help the electorates in shaping voter opinion. The book has also analyzed the dangers of turning Nigeria into a one party state going by the fierce struggles for political office by contending power blocs - is the media part of the conspiracy by the ruling class to perpetuate and dominate the Nigerian polity for selfish and class interests or in the interest of the larger society.


Thus electoral violence has proved to be Nigerias harbinger of national instability as . Reflecting on Elections . Analysing data sourced from written records. Discussions about election management in Nigeria have to be situated in the context of the institutional capacity of the electoral management body the nature of the political class and its willingness to abide by the rules of the game the perceptions and attitudes of the electorate and the political commitment of governments to free and fair. There are a number of factors put forward to explain participation of women in politics.


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It is the role of the media to provide balanced information and adequate coverage of events to enable citizens make informed choices about the political and electoral processes.   elections historical background of elections in Nigeria party politics governmental systems citizenship electoral participation and contributions to electoral violence technological voting national and institutional integration and integrity media integrity ethnic conflicts and a host of other ideas and their relations to the sanctity of. From the very beginning the author of the book The Media and Electoral Politics in Nigeria Dr Tyodzua Atim makes it extremely clear that he is dissatisfied with the contributions of the media both electronic and print in the conduct of free and fair elections across the country. Egypt New Media and Election Transparency Gambia . pre election operational period election operational period and post election operational period. Nigerian political corruption is wellknown vast and systemic and politicians misuse of public funds for personal and political support tend to increase in the runup to elections as in now and it is particularly strong at state levels. Figure 1 Study structure. The paper is a . In the words of Carl Le Van 2006 it is not inherently destabilizing and comparative studies suggest it is an almost inevitable result of Single Member District SMD electoral systems such as Nigerias Lijphart 1999. Despite sluggish growth in the first quarter of 2019 in Nigeria due to elections Renaissance research shows a moderate pickup in growth in 2019 to 2.5 versus 2 in 2018 mainly on the back of.


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