Halima's Vote: A modern parable about the impact of vote buying in Nigeria.

· Onyinye Ough
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About this ebook

Halima’s village was forgotten by government, with no schools, clinics or clean water. At election time, politicians would come with small gifts of cash or bags of rice in order to win the votes of the villagers. Halima was a hardworking woman but also very timid. Until one day something bad happened to her village that made Halima determined to stand-up for the rights of her people. ‘Halima’s vote’ is a modern parable about the impact of vote buying in Nigeria. Written by Onyinye Ough, author of ‘Emeka’s Money’, this book aims to teach children aged 6 to 12 about the power of voting and the damage caused by corruption in elections. The book aims to encourage a new generation of leaders to change how things are done on the continent. It also shows the vital role that women can play in the fight against corruption across Africa.

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Step Up Nigeria
July 7, 2020
A book everyone should read before elections. Halima finds her purpose and voice through the journey she takes, standing up to vote-buying in Nigeria. It stresses the importance of making your vote count and holding politicians accountable for delivery of public services.
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About the author

Onyinye Ough is a Nigerian international development practitioner specializing in anti-corruption and service delivery. Onyinye recognized that there was a problem in Nigeria with many corrupt practices having become culturally acceptable and sought to put together a series of books for children to help educate them on the impact of corruption. In 2018 she established the Nigerian based Non-Government Organisation 'Step Up for Social Development and Empowerment' (Step Up Nigeria) with the aim to help strengthen accountability on government delivery and tackle some of the corruption challenges. In 2020, her first book, Emeka's Money, was turned into a short animated film for children.

For more information about the work of her organisation please visit them at http://stepupnigeria.org or follow them on twitter @Step_Up_Nigeria.

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