NIGERIANS PERCEPTION OF MEDIA REPORTAGE OF FEMALE POLITICIANS AND ASPIRANTS

 ABSTRACT

This research examines peoples’ perception of media reportage of female politicians and aspirants in Nigerian politics, with special focus on Osun poly community. Emphasis was also laid on the level of attention and coverage given to women in politics particularly the female contestants in Nigeria. The research was built on the assumption of the Agenda Setting Theory and Perception theory. Survey method was adopted for the study with 150 questionnaires administered to the respondents who are mainly members of Iree community. However, 138 questionnaires were analyzed and returned indicating a response rate of 92%. Findings revealed that majority of the mass media platform pay less attention to issues surrounding women particularly the aspirants, contestants, and women political activists as it was evident in the percentage level of the respondents. Recommendations suggested among others include the need for the womenfolk to be empowered and given the same level ground during elections and subsequently in political offices.

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