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 …

SOCIAL MEDIA AS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO CHECKMATE ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNANCE

The research set out to examine social media as an effective tool to checkmate activities of governance. This is necessary at this point in time when many Nigerians especially are now active online particularly on social media- facebook, twitter, instagram and whatsapp and the passage of freedom of information during the past administration of Goodluck Jonathan which offers citizen participation in governance. The research was anchored on technological determinism theory and Social Media Networking Viral Model. Cluster sampling technique was adopted to select respondents in major strategic locations within Lagos state and 40 respondents were picked each from Oshodi, Ojota, …READ MORE …

SOCIAL MEDIA AS TOOLS FOR POLITICAL EDUCATION IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

The study basically examined the influence of social media as tools for political education: a study of Facebook and Twitter in the Presidential election”. The emergency and rising of social media otherwise known as citizen media in this digital era have revolutionalized the socio-economic and particularly political development of Nigeria. It offers a platform for political debates, political campaign, and political mobilization. The survey research method was adopted in which data were collected among Bingham University students using questionnaire. Four hundred (400) questionnaires were distributed, out of which, three hundred and sixty (360) copies were retrieved and analyzed. Findings show …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF RADIO ON VOTING BEHAVIOUR OF ELECTORATE IN EKITI GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION

The study examined the impact of radio on the voting behaviour of the electorate in the Ekiti governorship election with a particular focus on Ikole-Ekiti. Several efforts and empirical research have shown that mass media most especially radio plays a significant role in educating, enlightening, sensitizing and general mobilization of the electorate for political development. Radio is the most effective channels of political education because it offers signal in every nooks and cranny of society and it is very rich in educating, enlightening, mobilizing the electorates for political participation. Survey research method was adopted coupled with 100 copies of questionnaire …READ MORE …

ROLE OF RADIO IN MOBILISING ELECTORATE TOWARDS PARTICIPATING IN GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION

The flexibility of radio makes it a unique tool in reaching diverse audience including those in the rural area on socio-economy and political matters. It is on this notion that this examines the role of radio in mobilizing electorate towards participating in Ondo state Governorship election in Akure. The survey research method was adopted coupled with 200 copies of questionnaires that were printed and administered to the respondents within Akure Township 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 …READ MORE …

ROLE OF RADIO IN POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND MOBILIZATION IN ELECTION

The study aims at examining the role of radio in political participation and mobilization in Akwa Ibom State election with a case study of Planet 101.1 FM, Atlantic 104.5 FM and AKBC 90.5 FM. Responses from the respondents indicated that radio stations in Akwa Ibom played a very crucial role in political awareness, mobilization, education and in the entire political development especially during election in the state. It did educate and sensitize masses on various activities such as registration, how to handle voter’s card, what to wear during election, how to participate in politic. The researcher adopted survey research method …READ MORE …

NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS FRAMING OF THE BIAFRA AGITATION UNDER PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ADMINISTRATION

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 10 …READ MORE …

SOCIAL MEDIA AS AGENDA SETTERS IN THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTION IN NIGERIA

The rising of social media in this digital era have altered political communication process and development in Nigeria in the last five years. Social media offer platform for political debates, political campaign and political mobilization especially in the 2019 General Election in Obabra Local Government of Cross Rivers state. The research therefore examines Social Media as Agenda Setters in the 2019 General Election in Nigeria (A case of social media usage by electorate in Obubra). Cross sectional survey research method was adopted in which data were collected among residents in Obubra L.G using questionnaire as a data collection instrument. Two …READ MORE …

PERCEPTION OF VIEWERS TO NTA REPORT ON BRING BACK OUR GIRLS CAMPAIGN

The study is set out to examine the perception of viewers to NTA Reports on Bring Back Our Girls Campaign in order to understand the opinion formed by the people of Asaba on various NTA programmes as regards BBOG. The study is anchored on the Uses and Gratification, Selective and Retention Theories. Survey research method was used, coupled with 100 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents in Asaba metropolis that were purposively selected from which 90 copies were retrieved and analysed using frequency and percentage table method with SPSS version 20. Findings show that exposure of Asaba residents …READ MORE …

TELEVISION AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR 2019 ELECTIONEERING CAMPAIGNS IN NIGERIA

The study is set out to examine television as an instrument for 2019 electioneering campaign in Nigeria because post election reports and responses  from observers indicated that 2019 presidential campaign was characterised by the hate campaigns while the serious ones kept to the rule of game. The study is anchored on three theories i.e Agenda Setting, Social Responsibility and Democratic Participant Theories respectively. Survey research method was adopted while structured questionnaire was also employed to elicit responses from 200 respondents that were purposively drawn within strategic places in Lagos out of which 180 copies that were correctly filled were analysed …READ MORE …

NIGERIANS’ PERCEPTION OF PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI MAIDEN PRESIDENTIAL CHAT

The research examined the viewers’ perception on President Muhammadu Buhari Maiden Presidential Chat with a study of AIT viewers in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).  It is obvious that television plays a crucial role in politics particularly when it comes into the use of audio-visual platforms to bring government activities to the electorates in a more real and interactive manner. The research is anchored on Social Responsibility Theory, Democratic Participant Media Theory, Perception Theory and Agenda Setting Theory respectively. The research used survey method to elicit responses from the respondents who were drawn using multistage sampling techniques. 200 copies of …READ MORE …

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND HATE CAMPAIGNS PHENOMENON ON VOTERS

The research examined presidential elections and hate campaigns phenomenon on voters. Relevant theories such as Social Responsibility Theory, Source Credibility Theory, Perception Theory and Democratic Participant Media Theory were used to give the research a scholarly perspective and add depth to the research especially on how media should behaviour as the mirror of the society, how the media affect people and what do people do with the media since many of this theory are less powerful media theory that was why people were able to resist the effect the media cause them in the cause of watching the Real Buhari …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF HATE CAMPAIGNS ON VOTERS IN 2019 ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA

The research examined general elections and hate campaigns phenomenon. Social Responsibility Theory, Source Credibility Theory, Perception Theory and Democratic Participant Media Theory were used to give the research a scholarly perspective and add depth to the research especially on the effect the media cause the electorates in the cause of watching the Real Buhari documentary. The research used survey research method coupled with 200 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents in Lagos from which 183 copies were correctly filled and analysed using frequency and percentage table method with SPSS version 20. Findings show that 2015 presidential campaign was …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON CHOICE OF CANDIDATE IN THE 2019 ELECTION

The research therefore examines the influence of social media on choice of candidate in the 2019 gubernatorial election (A case study of Kwara State). Cross sectional survey research method was adopted in which data were collected among residents in Ilorin Metropolis using questionnaire as a data collection instrument. Two hundred (200) copies of questionnaires were distributed, out of which, one hundred and ninety two (192) copies were retrieved and analysed. Findings show that many of the respondents participated in the 2019 election while they also search and participated in political debate and discussions on social media before, during and after …READ MORE …