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TELEVISION AS INSTRUMENT FOR ELECTORAL EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

The study investigated television as instrument for electoral education in Nigeria with a particular focus on OSBC and NTA Osogbo and electorates in the 2014 governorship election in Osun state. Without doubt television plays a very prominent role in political and socio-economic development of society. The power of television lies in its ability to transmit in audiovisual signal. It is very rich in educating, enlightening, mobilizing the electorates for political participation. Electorate can easily understand any political information such as how to vote, how to dress at the polling unit, how to using PVC readers among other things. Quantitative research …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF NACA MEDIA CAMPAIGN ON THE BEHAVIOUR OF AL-HIKMAH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TOWARDS KNOWING THEIR HIV STATUS

            How vanquished the mankind feels in front of virus that geminates Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)?. As AIDS is no longer a news but has become a seriously socio-economic and developmental concern, causing local and global attention. It should be recalled that HIV/AIDS broke out in 1980s and the epidemic spread quickly among the gay & homosexual people in North America, Europe and Australia and later through share of drugs, needles resulted in AIDS in Africa and Asia. Today, AIDS has become a global disease will lots of implications.             Human Immune Deficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF TV THERAPY IN MOOD MANAGEMENT AMONG ADULT VIEWERS

The paper which examined the influence of TV Therapy in Mood Management among Adult Viewers in Portharcout. The paper was anchored on Uses and Gratifications Theory. The research design for this study is survey method as a quantitative research method. The researcher purposively selected thirty (30) adults within the Portharcourt metropolis. While the main data collection instrument for this study was questionnaire. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics (frequency and percentage tables. Findings show that substantial numbers of the respondents (70%) often watch television while large percentage of respondents (63%) agreed that TV programs have helped them in …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF MEDIA REGULATION LAW AND ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

There has been a cat and mouse relationship between the mass media, society and governments of all ages, whether military or civilian, except when the press allows itself to be cajoled, used and manipulated by the government or personal interest of the so called ‘big power” to suit its whims and caprices. Journalists are hunters that is been hunted especially in Nigeria and third world countries, this assertion stressed that journalists are hunting for information, secret, facts, figures, idea to be shared to the public while some individuals, government, agent, organization, group e.t.c want their information, activities remain hiding, this …READ MORE …

EXAMINE THE EFFECT OF BORDER CLOSURE ON THE NIGERIA ECONOMY

            Closure of land borders, seaports and other means of entering a country is not only peculiar to Nigeria but to countries of the world, who at different time decide to partially or completely close her borders for various reasons best known to the government, even despite the inter-regional trade agreement.             Several reasons had been put forward on why the country closed her border especially the closure of the Seme, Idiroko and Niger borders. The exercise, code-named, ‘Ex-Swift Response’, was being jointly conducted by the customs, immigration, police and military personnel and coordinated by the Office of the National …READ MORE …

EFFECT OF NEGATIVE POLITICAL ADVERTISING ON 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONEERING CAMPAIGN

Elective democracy was introduced to Nigeria in May 1919, when the Townships Ordinance gave the right to vote for three members of Lagos Town Council to some men. The first elections to the council were held on 29 March 1920. In 1922 a new constitution (known as the Clifford Constitution after Governor Hugh Clifford) was promulgated, which introduced four elected seats to the Legislative Council, three for Lagos and one for Calabar and the first general elections were held in Nigeria for the first time on 20 September 1923. The Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP) won three of the four …READ MORE …

IMPLICATION OF BOKO-HARAM INSURGENCY IN NIGERIA

The paper examined the implication of Boko-Haram insurgency in Nigeria since 2009 till date. No doubt, Boko-haram is one of the most deadline sects in the world and particularly in Nigeria and West African- Chad, Cameroon, Niger etc. Since 2009 till date lots of lives, properties and socio-economy and political activities have been seriously affected. Boko Haram insurgency has killed almost 100,000 persons according to Shettima (2017), while 2,114,000) persons have become internally displaced as at December of 2016. The causes of Boko-haram in Nigeria has been attributed to lack of sensitive leaders, weak judicial system, injustice, nepotism and a …READ MORE …

 EFFECTIVENESS OF NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES AS A TOOL OF POLITICAL COMMUNICATION IN NIGERIA

From colonial day’s election to post independence polls, to the enthronement of democracy in 1999, mass media have been a major platform for political communication, education and public mobilization for sustaining our democracy. The art of politicking has always relied upon the promotion of one party, candidate or point of view over another. The only thing that has changed is the method and techniques available to political communicators are media availability. In the early days of political advertising and campaign, communicators relied upon the dissemination of audacious handbills and word of mouth, newspaper, magazine, radio, television, billboard and posters. As …READ MORE …

APPRAISING THE USE OF DRUMS AS A MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION IN IMESI-ILE COMMUNITY

The research is set out to appraise the use of drums as means of communication in Imesi-Ile community because traditional means of communication otherwise known as trado-media communication has been part and parcel of African society and Yoruba people during occasions such as coronation, funeral ceremony, traditional festival, naming ceremony among other community-based events. The study was anchored on Medium Theory and Theory of SMCR in Drumming. The study used survey research method and questionnaires to elicit responses from the 250 respondents within Imesi-Ile community who were purposively through non-probability technique out of which 226 copies were correctly filled and …READ MORE …

ANALYZING THE LEVEL OF MEDIA LITERACY AMONG FEMALE STUDENTS

The research assessed the level of media literacy among female students of Osun State Polytechnic. It is of note that the media plays a very crucial role in mass awareness and mobilization. The research was anchored Uses and Gratification Theory while  Survey research method was adopted with stratified sampling technique. 250 questionnaires were administered and 180 copies of the questionnaire were retrieved, indicating a response rate of 72%. The data were analyzed using frequency and percentage data method. Findings have shown that the media has not done enough in disseminating literacy and enlightenment programmes to the audience. It was however …READ MORE …

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