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BEING A RESEARCH PROJECT PRESENTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF MASTERS OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Approval Page …………………………………………………………………………….i
Dedication …………………………………………………………………………………ii
Acknowledgment ………………………………………………………………………..iii
Table of Contents ………………………………………………………………………..iv
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background to the Study…………………………………………………………….1
1.2 Statement of the Problem……………………………………………………………5
1.3 Objectives of the Study ……………………………………………………………..7
1.4 Significance ……………………………………………………………………………..8
1.5 Scope and Limitations of the Study ……………………………………………9
CHAPTER TWO
2.1 Literature Review ……………………………………………………………………..11
2.1.0 Introduction …………………………………………………………………………..11
2.1.1 The Concept of Election ………………………………………………………….11
2.1.2 Electoral Process as a Concept………………………………………………….14
2.1.3 Overview of Nigeria’s Electoral Process…………………………………….17
2.1.4 Role of Security Agencies in Nigeria Elections …………………………..27
2.1.5 Problems Encountered by Security Agencies in Nigeria
Elections……………………………………………………………………………….30
2.1.6 Ways of Enhancing the Effectiveness of Security Agencies
in Nigeria Elections……………………………………………………………. 32
2.2 Theoretical Framework ……………………………………………………………..39
2.3 Hypotheses ………………………………………………………………………………43
2.4 Operationalization of Key Concepts……………………………………………43
2.41 Methodology …………………………………………………………………………45
2.4.2 Data gathering Instruments …………………………………………………….45
2.4.3 Population of Study……………………………………………………………….45
2.4.4 Sample of Study ……………………………………………………………………46
2.4.5 Sampling Procedure ………………………………………………………………46
2.4.6 Method of Data Analysis ……………………………………………………….47
CHAPTER THREE: BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON
2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS………………………………………….48
CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS
AND FINDINGS
4.0 Introduction …………………………………………………………………………….55
4.1 Data Presentation ……………………………………………………………………..55
4.1.1 Presentation and Analysis of Personal Data of Respondents ……55
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4.1.2 Age Distribution of Respondents……………………………………………..56
4.2 Presentation and Analysis of the Substantive Data……………………..60
4.3Findings and Discussion of Findings ……………………………………………76
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION
AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1 Summary ………………………………………………………………………………..79
5.2 Recommendations ……………………………………………………………………80
5.3 Conclusion ……………………………………………………………………………..82
BIBLIOGRAPHY ……………………………………………………………………….84
APPENDIX ……………………………..

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