The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News guardian.ng 18 Sep, 2020 06:45 am

The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsFeatures — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsFeatures — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News
Days before the people of Edo go to the polls to elect their governor the Economic and Financial Crimes commission has warned local banks to be on the lookout for “illicit transactions” before or after the vote. When banks believe bribes, backhanders and kickbacks are an inevitable part of the political process, you know your […]

We’ve created a free smartphone app called Rate Your Leader, which puts electors and elected in direct person-to-person contact.Rate Your Leader doesn’t just give elected officials vital insight into the things that matter most to the people who elect them.A functioning democracy depends upon a well-informed electorate, and at a time when a tsunami of fake news can flood the internet in seconds, the Rate Your Leader app also provides a reliable source of credible political information – and a platform for the rapid rebuttal of potentially damaging online propaganda.Rate Your Leader’s technology also prevents abusive messages being sent.

Joel Popoola is a Nigerian tech entrepreneur, digital democracy campaigner and the creator of the Rate Your Leader app.As a digital democracy campaigner, I welcome the digitisation of the financial services sector which makes robust financial oversight much easier to perform and makes it much more likely that attempts at buying elections will be exposed and punished.

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