Get Your Project Materials





        Women constitute a critical segment of the Nigeria population. They are active in the agriculture and economic sectors of the society and have also contributed immensely to the decolonization and general development of this great country.

Women struggles date back to the 19th century when women like Amina of Zaria, Madam Tinubu of Lagos, Olufuamilayo Ransom Kute of Abeokuta, Margaret Ekpo and Hajji Gabon Swabia among others fought to give women the pride of place in Nigeria’s history even after the struggle for independence was over and Nigeria became an independent soveign nation, women continued to contribute their quota in the post- independence match towards development and progress. In the areas of politics, the above named amongst others contributed immensely to the mobilization and sensitization of women with a view to ensuring that women are involved in the politics of the country.

At present, the issues pertaining to women have contributed to draw a global attention with the result that the problems that impede their progress are currently being addressed concretely. Consequently, the crusted for women empowerment has heightened the political consciousness of women. Some of them occupy strategic positions in government where they have continued to prove their mettle. For instance Dora Akunyili, Oby Ezekwesili of Due process Fame, Ndi Okereke Onyilike and Ngozi Okonji Iweala among others has undoubtedly distinguished themselves in their official assignments.

The role of women in development has for a long been taken for granted and relegated to the back ground. For a long time, politics in Nigeria has been played with the usual patronizing attitude which usually does not go far in enlightening women. Some of the factors employed are social and cultural practices which hither to have been misinterpreted to create biases against women. There is need for women to be properly oriented so that their numerical strength and voting power can be profitably galvanized and oriented towards empowerment of other women who will in turn look after the welfare of all women by formulating gender sensitive laws to promote women’s cause.

What is really the meaning of politics? Various scholars resulting in different views of politics have defined it as the art of possible, a game of wits, all that begins and ends with government. Politics is essentially the art and science of government. That is, the study of the control, distribution and use of power over human activities in society.

The word politics is derived from the Greek word Polis, which means “city state”. Winter and bellows (1968) pointed out that Aristotle (384-322 Bc) in his treatise on human associations stated that the most sovereign inclusive association is the polis which presupposes the establishment of government, law- making, enforcement and eliciting obedience from the members of the society. Aristotle observed that man is by nature, political animal. This means that politics permeates all human actitivities. It manifests in social, economic and cultural intersections among individual and groups and transcends international frontiers.

The obvious maneuver associated with the concept and practice of politics influenced the emergence of the Laswellian theory of politics, which states that politics is who gets what and how (Laswellian 1958).

The Nairobi world conference to review and appraise the achievements of the UN Decade for women in 1985, and the Beijing fourth world conference on women in 1995, both had top on their agenda issues concerning women and the media. These conference brought to the fore the importance of the media in the quest for gender equity in development, despite there international conferences and polices aimed at gender friendliness however, women’s participation in Nigerian politics is undermined by the way the media represents politics as an exclusively male domain.

Contemporary experiences have shown that broad- cast media is important to the political development of nations. Broadcast is not only a means of teaching, sensitizing and transmitting message on issues of development, but also crucial to the process of development. Considering the fact that broadcast is increasingly being used world-wide with its power of reaching a large mass of audience, it should not be ignored in the political scheme of things. This might account for why Nwankwo (1996: XI) said that, ‘one vital factor in the pursuit of gender equality in politics is the media’.

The aim here is not just to critically analyze the impact of broadcast media in the quest for a gender equitable polity, but to also turn the searchlight of feminists and media scholars to broadcast with regard to gender and politics. Thus, the focus is on the gender dimension of broadcast and the quest for a gender equitable polity.

It is here posited that broadcast media could significantly influence the acceleration and acceptable of women in politics.


        It is not a hidden fact that women are under represented in the field of politics. This may be because of the basic assumption that “a women’s place is in the kitchen”. In other words, her home duties and family responsibilities should be her sole priority, thereby underling her active participation in national development in general.

Another assumption militating against female participation is that, female is biologically not designed for energy exerting and hazardous occupation. This argument may not be true because, with the age of automation and revolution in decision making intellectual ability counts more than physical energy.

The issue of gender bias too, contributes enormously to the low participation of women in politics. Beverly’ (1995), notes that the society assumes that women should be mothers, school teachers, hairdressers, secretaries, nurse, maids and social workers only, therefore, they do not need education not to talk of taking part in decision making. This believe is wrong, as both men and women need and can purse politics and projects in development, each in their own unique ways, alongside each other.

The home too is not left out in contributing to female lack of participation in politics. In the home husbands attitudes can directly or indirectly influence the choices their wives make in whether to enter into politics or not.

Many political parties, reflecting the more general conditions in the rest of society, do not easily accept or promote many women into their echelons, let alone permit women’s occupation of important positions within these parties. This issue is particularly important in view of Abdullah’s (1993) argument that to achieve women liberation, it will be tacked within democratic movements.

Thus, if this issue is not looked into, women will be illiterates and there will be backwardness in the economy of the country and growth of politics will depreciate.

How to get complete project materials

Step 1: make payment of N2,000 to the below bank details

NAME:                       TITUS AYANI SOLA
BANK:                       FIRST BANK PLC
ACCT NO:                  3111741042
AMOUNT:                  N2000


Updated: June 22, 2017 — 1:09 pm


Add a Comment
  1. “I really like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you are stating and the way in which you say it.”

  2. A lot of thanks for every one of your hard work on this web site. Debby takes pleasure in making time for investigation and it is easy to understand why. My partner and i hear all concerning the dynamic form you produce invaluable guidance by means of the web blog and improve response from the others on that idea and my simple princess is without question understanding a lot of things. Enjoy the remaining portion of the year. Your performing a pretty cool job.

  3. I am only writing to make you be aware of what a incredible experience my child had reading the blog. She discovered such a lot of details, which include how it is like to have an ideal teaching spirit to make other folks very easily comprehend certain grueling subject areas. You truly did more than her expected results. Many thanks for displaying the necessary, trusted, informative and even unique guidance on the topic to Sandra.

  4. I simply wanted to thank you so much again. I am not sure the things I could possibly have followed without the strategies provided by you relating to that area. It truly was an absolute difficult problem for me, but viewing this well-written avenue you processed that made me to weep with happiness. I am just thankful for your information and as well , have high hopes you recognize what a powerful job you are always accomplishing teaching the mediocre ones through your blog. I am certain you’ve never encountered all of us.

  5. My spouse and i have been absolutely ecstatic when Edward could do his homework because of the precious recommendations he gained through your weblog. It is now and again perplexing just to choose to be handing out guidance which usually a number of people have been trying to sell. And now we consider we’ve got the writer to appreciate for this. The specific illustrations you have made, the simple website menu, the friendships you will assist to instill – it’s got many powerful, and it’s facilitating our son and us reckon that the subject matter is enjoyable, and that is very fundamental. Thank you for the whole lot!

  6. I truly wanted to write a word so as to thank you for these wonderful hints you are placing on this website. My particularly long internet look up has at the end been rewarded with good quality content to share with my friends and family. I would express that many of us site visitors are quite blessed to live in a great network with many brilliant people with helpful suggestions. I feel pretty fortunate to have seen the webpages and look forward to some more cool times reading here. Thanks again for everything.

  7. I wanted to construct a small message so as to appreciate you for these superb tips and hints you are showing at this site. My rather long internet lookup has at the end of the day been honored with beneficial facts and strategies to go over with my close friends. I would state that that most of us readers are truly lucky to live in a remarkable community with many brilliant professionals with great points. I feel very grateful to have come across the webpage and look forward to tons of more fun minutes reading here. Thanks again for all the details.

  8. Thanks a lot for giving everyone remarkably special opportunity to discover important secrets from this blog. It’s usually very fantastic plus packed with a lot of fun for me personally and my office peers to search your web site at least thrice in a week to learn the newest guidance you have. Not to mention, we’re usually pleased for the fabulous information served by you. Selected two facts on this page are basically the most beneficial we’ve had.

  9. I and also my friends have been looking at the excellent solutions located on your web page then all of a sudden got a horrible suspicion I never expressed respect to the website owner for those secrets. All the people became totally very interested to read through them and already have really been tapping into these things. Appreciate your being indeed accommodating and then for considering certain notable information millions of individuals are really desirous to learn about. My very own honest apologies for not saying thanks to earlier.

  10. My husband and i felt peaceful Edward could finish off his inquiry through your precious recommendations he got while using the site. It’s not at all simplistic to simply continually be giving out guides which often people today have been trying to sell. And we also discover we need the blog owner to be grateful to for that. All the illustrations you have made, the straightforward site menu, the relationships you make it possible to promote – it is many exceptional, and it’s facilitating our son and our family do think the subject matter is entertaining, which is truly mandatory. Many thanks for the whole lot!

  11. My wife and i felt very peaceful that Michael managed to complete his research from the ideas he acquired through the site. It is now and again perplexing to simply continually be offering tips which often other people could have been making money from. Therefore we figure out we now have the writer to give thanks to for this. Most of the illustrations you have made, the simple web site navigation, the relationships you will assist to engender – it’s got most overwhelming, and it’s really assisting our son and our family consider that this issue is satisfying, and that is truly important. Thanks for all the pieces!

  12. Thanks so much for giving everyone remarkably special chance to discover important secrets from here. It can be so pleasant and as well , stuffed with fun for me personally and my office friends to visit your blog at the least thrice a week to see the new things you have. And indeed, I’m just at all times motivated for the mind-blowing creative ideas you serve. Certain two areas in this article are easily the simplest we’ve ever had.

  13. I in addition to my buddies happened to be taking note of the good secrets located on the website and all of the sudden I got an awful suspicion I had not thanked the site owner for those secrets. My young men happened to be consequently very interested to study them and have very much been tapping into these things. Appreciation for truly being really kind as well as for obtaining this form of outstanding things millions of individuals are really needing to know about. Our sincere regret for not saying thanks to you earlier.

  14. Thank you for all your valuable effort on this site. My mum takes pleasure in engaging in internet research and it’s really easy to understand why. Many of us notice all relating to the lively means you offer insightful solutions through your web site and as well encourage participation from other individuals about this area of interest so our own simple princess is certainly learning a great deal. Have fun with the rest of the year. You have been carrying out a very good job.

  15. I simply wanted to thank you very much once more. I’m not certain the things I would have taken care of in the absence of the entire points provided by you over that subject. Certainly was an absolute scary matter for me, nevertheless looking at a specialised avenue you treated it took me to cry with gladness. I am just happy for this work and even pray you really know what an amazing job you happen to be getting into training people by way of your blog post. I am sure you have never encountered all of us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

jollertexcomputer-Academy © 2018 Design By Prayertitus
DMCA (DISCLAIMER) | About Us | Contact Us | Payment Details
Translate »