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      An Overview of Push/Pull Factors of Political Participation in Nigeria

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      Journal of International Studies

      UUM Press

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          This article overviews the push/pull factors of citizens’ participation in Nigerian politics. Citizens’ participation in state politics is both integral and an indispensable part of every political system and development. However, it is determined by numerous factors which are universal, but relative in terms of contexts. Such a participation is affected by many factors in Nigeria. The study uses secondary sources to collect data and perform qualitative analysis. The study is timely and significant in view of the critical roles where participation plays in shaping and influencing Nigerian politics, especially at the current moment when it is being characterized by apathy and participation on two ends. It is concentrated on an atmosphere of push and pull forces, negative and positive issues and developments, this environment is manipulated by elites/politicians. This needs a change for the better, to inculcate hope, overcome despair, anxiety as well as increased ethno-religious and electoral tensions.  

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          Malaysia
          Malaysia
          Nigeria
          Journal
          Journal of International Studies
          UUM Press
          January 12 2020
          : 14
          : 81-98
          Affiliations
          [1 ]School of International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
          Article
          10.32890/jis.14.2018.8000

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