FACEBOOK AS PLATFORM FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

The study examined the influence of social media particularly Facebook as platform for political participation in Delta State, Nigeria. The emergency and proliferation of social media otherwise known as citizen media has reshaped political education and mobilization in Nigeria. It offers platform for political debates, cyber activism, political campaign and political mobilization. Survey research method was used coupled with 300 copies of questionnaires that were administered to residents in the three senatorial districts of Delta state. This political dispensation, political office holders, politicians, including president and governors created and manage social media account such as facebook, twitter, Instagram among others …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF MASS MEDIA ON ELECTORAL VICTORY OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN OSUN STATE

The research is on the thrust to examine the influence of mass media on electoral victory of political parties in Osun State with a reference to four media houses and four political parties i.e Osun State Broadcasting Corporation, Gold 95.5 F.M, Ilesa, Osun Defender Newspaper and Nigerian Tribune Newspaper while the political parties include: All Progressive Congress (APC), People’ Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP) and Accord Party (AP). The study was anchored on Development Media Theory and Democratic Participant Theory. Survey research method was adopted in which 200 copies of questionnaires were administered and 180 were returned. Respondents were …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF MASS MEDIA IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

Corruption is one of the enemies of Nigeria while campaign against corruption has been one of the focuses of President Muhammadu Buhari since his coming into power on May 29, 2015 and it is on this thrust that the study examines the influence of mass media in the fight against corruption in Nigeria because the media is seen as the fourth estate of the realm and watch dog of the people in political offices. There is no gaining saying in the fact that mass media have not relented in exposing corrupt leaders by patterning with various anti graft agencies such …READ MORE …

ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN SUPPORTING PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

Campaign against corruption has been one of the focuses of President Muhammadu Buhari since the assumption of office in May 29, 2015 and it is on this background that the research dwelled on the role of mass media in supporting president Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption in Nigeria because the media is seen as the fourth estate of the realm and watch dog of the people in power. Mass media have been able to educate, enlighten and inform the general public on the effect of corruption on our national development while mass media have not relented in exposing corrupt leaders, …READ MORE …

ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN ELECTORAL PROCESS AND COVERAGE OF POLITICAL PARTIES ACTIVITIES IN 2015 ELECTION

The study is geared toward finding out the role of mass media in electoral process and coverage of political parties activities in 2015 elections with reference to four media houses and four political parties i.e Osun State Broadcasting Corporation, Gold 95.5 F.M, Ilesa, Osun Defender Newspaper and Nigerian Tribune Newspaper. Political parties include: All Progressive Congress (APC), People’ Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP) and Accord Party (AP). Critical reviews to related literature were made. Relevant theories were used to gratify the study. Quantitative research design was used in which cross-sectional survey method was adopted while the data collection instrument …READ MORE …

IMPLICATION OF BOKO-HARAM INSURGENCY IN NIGERIA SINCE 2009 TILL DATE

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 …

FACEBOOK AS EMERGING TOOL FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

The study examined the influence of social media particularly Facebook as emerging tool for political participation in Delta State, Nigeria. The emergency and proliferation of social media otherwise known as citizen media has reshaped political education and mobilization in Nigeria. It offers platform for political debates, cyber activism, political campaign and political mobilization. Survey research method was used coupled with 300 copies of questionnaires that were administered to residents in the three senatorial districts of Delta state. This political dispensation, political office holders, politicians, including president and governors created and manage social media account such as facebook, twitter, Instagram among …READ MORE …

BROADCAST MEDIA AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS

The paper examines broadcast media and crisis management in the 2019 general elections. The paper was anchored on Agenda Setting Theory and Social Responsibility Theory. Survey research method was adopted while 40 copies of questionnaire were administered to respondents within NUJ, Osogbo and Ilorin while 32 copies were returned and analysed using frequency and percentage method. Finding show that the level of violence in the 2019 general election is moderate in so many states in Nigeria.  Also, inadequate security (40.6%) and greedy/godfatherism (28%) have been attributed to be the major factors accounted for violence in the 2019 General Election while …READ MORE …

ICT AS A CATALYSIS FOR PROMOTING CREDIBLE ELECTIONS AND GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA

The paper examines ICT as a catalysis for promoting credible elections and governance in Nigeria. This is necessary at this point in time when many Nigerians especially you are now active online particularly on social media and the passage of freedom of information during the past administration of Goodluck Jonathan which offers more freedom to citizen participation in governance. The research was anchored on technological determinism theory. Survey research method was adopted coupled with 100 copies of questionnaire that were administered to the respondents at the University of Benin using multi-stage sampling approach.The data collected were analysis in frequency percentage …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF MASS MEDIA CAMPAIGN ON THE MENACE OF CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

Corruption has deep root in Nigeria society from the family to the government quarters with effect been the unemployment, poor infrastructure, power epileptics, kidnapping, armed robbery, terrorism, oppression and numerous other. The study appraised the impact of mass media as instrument for eradicating corruption using Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) as a case study. Without doubt NTA plays crucial role as the fourth estate of the realm especially in serving as the major watch dog to the people in authority. Mass media especially television has been able to educate, enlighten and inform the general public on the effect of corruption on …READ MORE …

Attitude of Nigerians to the Role of Media in the Enthronement of Democracy

Election is considered to be a game of majority, the more majority the more the chance of winning election. One of the ways to attract many voters is through political communication otherwise known as political advertising campaigns; this takes different approaches and strategies. Political participation (election) is a process through which individuals or groups of citizens get involved in choosing their leaders to enhance an effective governance and societal welfare. The participation can come in form of voting, participation in political rally, contesting, partnership, political campaigns, social-mobilizer among others.            Chudi-Oji (2013) posits that to embark on task of electing leaders, …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AS TOOLS FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN SENATORIAL BYE ELECTION

The study examined social media as tools for political participation in Kastina State Senatorial Bye Election in 2018. The emergency and proliferation of social media otherwise known as citizen media has reshaped political education and mobilization in Nigeria. It offers platform for political debates, cyber activism, political campaign, political communication and political mobilization. The study was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory and Demoractic Participant Theory. Survey research method was used with the questionnaire serving as the research instrument to gather the required data. The data collected were analysis using descriptive statistics. Findings in the study show that majority of the …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF HATE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN ON FACEBOOK AND VOTER’S PERCEPTION OF THE 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

This research examines the Influence of Political Campaign Hate Speech by Facebook Users on Voters’ Choice for the 2015 Presidential Candidate. The study was anchored on Source Credibility Theory and Technological Determinism Theory. The theory stated that media technology shapes how we as individuals in a society think, feel, act, and how society are operates as we move from one technological age to another (Tribal- Literate- Print- Electronic-Internet). Social media as an emerging tools for political mobilization, organisation, education and political interaction was used to the fullest for the first time in Nigeria politics. The main data collection instrument are …READ MORE …

NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE RIGHT OF THE PUBLIC TO KNOW

The right of citizens to know what is happening within the government and in the ordinary street is one of the factors that drive journalists while a tool used by the government to restrict journalists is to classify some documents and information as “Official Secret Act”, “National Security” and “Internal Interest”. These are used to cloak the government’s illegal spying activities.  It is against this background that this research examines National Security and the Right of the public to know: An analysis of Samuel Ogundipe Experience.  The study was anchored on Social Responsibility Theory. Survey research method was used while …READ MORE …

SOCIAL MEDIA AS EMERGING TOOLS FOR POLITICAL MOBILIZATION IN NIGERIA

The study examines social media as emerging tools for political mobilization in Nigeria (A case study of 2018 Governorship Election in Osun State). The emergency and proliferation of social media otherwise known as citizen media has reshaped political education and mobilization in Nigeria. It offers platform for political debates, cyber activism, political campaign and political mobilization. The study was anchored on Technological Determinism. Survey research method was adopted while the data collection instrument was questionnaire. 250 copies of questionnaires that were administered to the respondents in OSPOLY and 180 were retrieved. Findings have shown that as a result of the …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF POLITICAL ADVERTISING ON VOTING BEHAVIOUR OF RESIDENTS OF RURAL COMMUNITY

The research examined the influence of political advertising on voting behaviour of residents of rural community (A case study of Iree Community). Political advertising campaigns are made easier and possible to reach wider electorate through the mass media- radio, TV, newspaper, magazine, social media, email and so on. This research was anchored on Technological Determinism, Democratic Participant Theory and Source Credibility. The research also used survey research method coupled with 250 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents within Iree from which 220 copies were correctly filled and analyzed using frequency and percentage table method. Findings show that substantial …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE ON THE PERFORMANCE OF PRIVATE STATIONS IN NIGERIA

The assertion that says “he who pays the pipers dictates the tunes” agreed more with the outcome of this study because of the controls and influences exercise on journalists especially those working with the private media. The impact of ownership structure on the performance of private stations in Nigeria (A case study of Channels TV). The study is anchored on System Theory, Source Credibility and Political Economy Theory. Survey research method was adopted using simple random sampling technique. Also questionnaires were administered to 250 respondents and 220 were correctly filled and analysed. While the data collected were analysis and interpreted …READ MORE …

ROLE OF RADIO IN MOBILISING ELECTORATE TOWARDS PARTICIPATING IN 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NIGERIA

The flexibility of radio makes it a unique tool in reaching diverse audience including those in rural area on socio-economy and political matters. It is on this notion that this examines the role of radio in mobilising electorate towards participating in 2019 Presidential Election in Osun state. Survey research method was adopted coupled with 200 copies of questionnaire that were printed and administered to the respondents within Osogbo in which 192 copies were returned. The data were analyzed using frequency and percentage method. The research findings showed that mass media especially radio provides avenue for the citizens to get information …READ MORE …

ATTITUDE OF OSUN STATE ELECTORATE TO E-CAMPAIGNS IN THE 2018 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION

The study examined the attitude of Osun State Electorate to E-Campaigns in the Coming2018 Governorship Election. The emergency and proliferation of social media otherwise known as citizen media has reshaped political education and mobilization in Nigeria. It offers platform for political debates, cyber activism, political campaign and political mobilization. The study was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory, Social Responsibility Media Theory and Democratic Participant Media Theory respectively. Survey method was adopted while the data collection instrument was questionnaire. 250 copies of questionnaires were administered to the respondents in five strategic locations particularly in Oke-Fia/Alekuwodo, Olaiya/Asubiaro, Ogo Oluwa, Ita-Olokan/Isale-Osun and Station …READ MORE …

ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL MEDIA AS A TOOL OF CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT

The research is set out to analyse social media as tool for citizen participation in government. It is essential to carry our this study especially in this era as citizens are no longer passive audience rather an active audience who are part of information gathering unlike in the days of government media monopoly and hegemony. The research was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory and Social Media Networking Viral Model. Convenience sampling technique was adopted to select respondents in major strategic locations within Lagos state and 40 respondents were picked each from Oshodi, Ojota, Ikeja, Mushin/Ladipo and Yaba/Akoka making the sample …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF FACEBOOK ON THE BEHAVIOURAL PATTERN OF NIGERIA YOUTHS IN AKURE

The research examines the influence of Facebook on the behavioural pattern of Nigeria Youths in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria particularly among the Federal University of Technology, Akure. The study is explained on the framework of Agenda Setting and Diffusion of Innovation Theories. The study adopted survey research method coupled with 200 copies of questionnaire that were administered to the respondents who were selected within the Federal University of Technology,  Akure using simple random sampling technique. The data collected were analysed using frequency and percentage table. The findings show that Facebook is often used by the respondents while the busiest activity …READ MORE …

AN ASSESSMENT OF PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF BROADCAST MEDIA COVERAGE OF GENDER ISSUE IN OSUN STATE

The research examined public perception of broadcast media coverage of gender issue in Osun State with a particular focus NTA and OSBC, Osogbo. The study was anchored on Mute Theory and Perception Theory. One hundred and fifty (150) respondents were selected from both OSBC and NTA Osogbo respectively. The study adopted simple random sampling method to pick respondents from both TV stations. The main data collection instrument used was questionnaire while were analysed using frequency and percentage. There is no doubt about the fact that mass media especially the broadcasting houses are promoting women folk to ensure gender balance or …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF OUTDOOR ADVERTISING ON POLITICIANS ELECTORAL SUCCESS

The research examined the influence of outdoor advertising on politicians’ electoral success using the 2014 and 2018 Osun governorship election as a yardstick. It is of note that; the presence of various outdoor media platforms like billboard, poster, banner e.t.c has commanded a large number of followership for candidates. This research was anchored on Uses and Gratification Theory and Psychodynamic Theory. The research also used survey research method coupled with 250 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents within Ifelodun local government from which 220 copies were correctly filled and analyzed using frequency and percentage table method. Findings show …READ MORE …

ASSESSING STUDENTS PERCEPTION OF MEDIA REPORTAGE OF BIAFRA AGITATION

The research Assessing Students Perception of Media Reportage of Biafra Agitation in Nigeria. The rationale for carrying out this study is on the thrust that the way media set agenda and frame issues often determine public perception and what they say about the issue. That is why the research was anchored on the Agenda Setting Theory and Social Responsibility Method Theory. The survey research method was adopted and the questionnaire was used as the main data collection instrument. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 150 respondents within Osun State Polytechnic Iree. The data collected were analyzed using frequency and …READ MORE …

ANALYSING THE CHALLENGES FACING THE MEDIA IN A CAPITALIST ECONOMY

The research study analyzes the challenges facing the media in a capitalist economy with a focus on journalists in Lagos, the commercial nerve of Nigeria loaded with many private media establishments. The study anchored on the four normative theories of the press particularly the Social Responsibility Theory, Libertarian Media Theory and Social Communist Media Theory. Survey research method and questionnaire were used as a research instrument to gather the required data. 100 respondents among journalists in Lagos were randomly drawn using convenience sampling technique. The data were analyzed using frequency and percentage table.  Findings in the study show that ownership …READ MORE …

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

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 shun …READ MORE …

SOCIAL MEDIA AS INSTRUMENT FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND MOBILISATION IN OSUN WEST SENATORIAL BYE ELECTION

The study examined social media as instrument for political participation and mobilization in Osun West Senatorial Bye-Election in 2017. The emergence and proliferation of social media otherwise known as citizen media have reshaped political education and mobilization in Nigeria. It offers a platform for political debates, cyber activism, political campaign, political communication, and political mobilization. The survey research method was used with the questionnaire serving as the research instrument to gather the required data. Findings in the study show that majority of the respondents used social media to contribute to debates, sharing opinions and getting updates during the re-run election …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 …

ASSESSMENT OF INFORMATION CREDIBILITY BETWEEN GOVERNMENT MEDIA STATIONS AND PRIVATE BROADCAST STATIONS

The study assesses information credibility between government media stations and private broadcast stations in Osun State with a focus on the audience of OSBC & Rave F.M. It is established that “he who pays the piper dictates the tune” media owner especially government tends to use its media to satisfy state objectives and personal needs of those at the political helm of state affairs. Similarly, due to the absolute control of the mass media, that is why the majority of the Nigerian especially politicians are establishing their private media especially newspapers and radio station so that they can get their …READ MORE …

ROLE OF COMMUNITY RADIO IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY

The research is set out to examine the role of community radio in a democratic society with a specific focus on Ilesha community. There is no gain saying in the fact that community radio has long been the fore front when mobilizing, sensitizing, educating and promoting political awareness, consciousness and participation in Nigeria. The research is anchored on Agenda Setting Theory and Development Media Theory. The study employed survey research method with questionnaire as data collection instrument. Accidental sampling techniques was used to select respondents in some major strategic location within Ilesha. Out of 100 questionnaire it were administered only …READ MORE …