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

ABSTRACT 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 …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 …

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 AN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO CHECKMATE ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNANCE

Abstract 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, …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 …

ROLE OF RADIO IN MOBILISING ELECTORATE TOWARDS PARTICIPATING IN ONDO STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION IN AKURE

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 …

ROLE OF RADIO IN MOBILISING ELECTORATE TOWARDS PARTICIPATING IN ELECTION

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 2016 Ondo state Governorship election in Akure. 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 to …READ MORE …

LEVEL OF AWARENESS OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AMONG JOURNALISTS

There are legal and social problems that have continued to restrain the Nigerian journalists from adequate and effective news reporting. These laws are meant to dictate to journalists what they should and should not publish. Whether in a military or a civilian government, these laws are always there to serve the objectives of the powers that be and to browbeat the press. It is on this perception that the research examines the level of awareness of the Freedom of Information Act among journalists in Osun State since it was accented by the Former President Goodluck Jonathan administration. The research is …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF RADIO ON POLITICAL MOBILISATION AND EDUCATION ON VOTING

The research examines the impact of radio on political mobilisation and education on voting habits in Ukanafun Local Government. Without doubt mass media particularly radio plays a very prominent role in the political and socio-economic development of society. Because of the accessibility of radio signal in every nooks and cranny of society, it is very rich in educating, enlightening, mobilising the electorates for political participation. Survey research method was adopted coupled with 100 copies of the questionnaire that were printed and administered to the respondents in Ukanafun local government in which 90 copies were returned. The data were analysed using …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF STATE BROADCASTING MEDIA ON VOTERS MOBILIZATION DURING ELECTION

The research examines the impact of radio on the mobilization of the electorate for elections with a study of Ibadan North Local Government. Without doubt mass media particularly radio plays a very prominent role in the political and socio-economic development of society. Because of the accessibility of radio signal in every nooks and cranny of society, it is very rich in educating, enlightening, mobilising the electorates for political participation. Survey research method was adopted coupled with 100 copies of the questionnaire that were printed and administered to the respondents in Ibadan North local government in which 90 copies were returned. …READ MORE …

AUDIENCE PERCEPTION OF POLITICAL NEWS REPORTS IN NIGERIA

The research examines audience perception of the political news report in Nigeria. the study was anchored on democratic participant theory and agenda setting theory. The research contains five chapters in which each chapter contain full analysis. The first chapter contains the background of the study, the perception of the audience towards political news report in Nigeria, the problem, the purpose of the study, the significance of the study, definition of terms and research is fully disused. The second chapter focuses on a literature review of the research topic perception of the audience on a political news report in Nigeria. Medium …READ MORE …

EFFECTS OF NEWS COMMERCIALIZATION ON THE CONTENTS OF PRIVATE MEDIA

The research examined the effects of news commercialization on the contents of private media; with a case study of AIT and Channels Television, Lagos. Commercialization of news began in Nigerian media houses as a result of the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) introduced in 1986 and the eventual withdrawal of subsidies from government-owned media houses. With the increasing rise in production cost and dwindling circulation, the media houses resort to all kinds of tricks including commercialization of the news to make money. The situation has led to a lot of compromises, with sensationalization of news stories and half-truths reaching the alarming …READ MORE …

CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS OF MEDIA PRACTICES UNDER DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM

The normative theory seeks to locate media structure and performance within the milieu in which it operates i.e press always take on the form and colouration of the social and political structure within which it operates. In short, the political structure of a country determines the form and colouration of the press. The research, however, aims at examining the challenges and prospects of media practices under the democratic system (A case study of Jonathan and Sambo Administration). It is very obvious that mass media, especially during a democratic administration, enjoy more freedom than during the military era. The freedom becomes …READ MORE …

AUDIENCE PERCEPTION OF AFRICA INDEPENDENT TELEVISION COVERAGE OF POLITICAL NEWS IN LAGOS STATE

The research examines audience perception on coverage of political news of Africa Independent Television (AIT) in Lagos metropolis Lagos state with the view to know the impact of television in reporting political activities. The research is anchored on Agenda-Setting Theory, Democratic Participant and Social Responsibility Theories. Cross-sectional survey research was adopted while the data collection instrument is a questionnaire. Descriptive Statistical was used to analysed the data collected (frequency percentage and tables. A total of 400 copies of the questionnaire were distributed. The number of the retrieved questionnaire was 280, representing 70% response rate. Results showed that audience attach importance …READ MORE …

MASS MEDIA AND CRUSADE AGAINST BOKO HARAM

The paper examines the mass media and crusade against Boko-haram. The insurgence of Boko Haram has since been a threat to national security. The study became essential because of the atmosphere in which the Nigerian media found itself as a watchdog caught in the midst of political, ethnicity and religious divide. The research is justified by the Social Responsibility and Agenda Setting theories respectively. The study adopted survey research method and elicit data via questionnaire to the respondents that were simple randomly drawn from the Nigerian Tribune and NTA Channel 5 Lagos. 95 copies of questionnaires were perfectly filled and …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES ON DEMOCRACY IN 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. It is against this backdrop that this paper examines the Influence of Social networking Site on Democracy in Nigeria among students. The study is anchored on McLuhan theory on New Media. Quantitative research design was used in which cross-sectional survey method was adopted while the data collection instrument was questionnaire. 300 copies of questionnaires that were administered to the three tertiary institutions from Ogun state i.e   Federal …READ MORE …