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World Bank Concept of Good Governance, Contemporary Nigerian Democracy, and the Place of the Media

Arowolo, S.O., Yusuf, K., Yahya, J., Lambo, O., Oduolowu, D. (2023) World Bank Concept of Good Governance, Contemporary Nigerian Democracy, and the Place of the Media. East African Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 6 (1). pp. 54-69. ISSN 2707-529X. (doi:10.37284/eajis.6.1.1058) (KAR id:100160)


This article presents a conceptual argument on good governance from the World Bank’s and other relevant experts’perspectives. For good governance to be achieved in an effective manner, it is essential for all parties to play a relevant role, including individuals, the general public, the government, and the news media.Also, several factors contribute to good governance, these include accountability, equity, and justice, protection of life and properties, upholding the rule of law, amongst others. The mass media is regarded to be the greatest backbone of democracy and the most effective tool for investigating, informing, and educating the public on issues that are important to the everyday lives of the citizenry, to enhance participation, and ultimately for Nigeria to achieve adequate good governance. Thus, this paper recommends that to effectively achieve good governance, there is a need for absolute resolve and the willingness to change our mindset, way of life as well as partisan-media dynamics.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.37284/eajis.6.1.1058
Uncontrolled keywords: Good governance, Media, Democracy, Nigeria
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN4699 Journalism
H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Centre for Journalism
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Sian Robertson
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2023 15:40 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2023 12:55 UTC
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