PERCEPTION OF NIGERIANS TO MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA AGITATION UNDER PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ADMINISTRATION

Abstract The research examines the perception of Nigerians to media coverage of the independent people of Biafra agitation under President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration. The study was anchored on Uses and Gratification Theory. Survey research method as a quantitative research method was adopted. 150 questionnaires were distributed to the respondents and out of which 130 were returned. The data collected were analyzed using frequency and percentage method. Findings show that many media house were factual, accurate and objective in reporting The independent People of Biafra agitation under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. It is recommended that the media and other owners should …READ MORE …

NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS FRAMING OF THE BIAFRA AGITATION UNDER PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ADMINISTRATION: STUDY OF THE PUNCH, DAILY SUN, THE DAILY TRUST AND LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPERS)

 Abstract The research examines Nigerian newspapers’ framing of the Biafra Agitation under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration with a content analysis of the Leadership, Daily Trust, the Punch, and Daily Sun Newspapers. The predominant frames in all the contents were protest/ freedom frame, ethnic frame and religion frame among others. The research is anchored on  the Media Framing Theory and Agenda Setting Theory which are twin brother theories. The duo theories gave the research more depth and relate it to the existing body of knowledge. Content analysis as a quantitative research method coupled with coding book, 9 content categories including the …READ MORE …