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 …