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 …

SOCIAL MEDIA AS EMERGING TOOLS FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN NIGERIA

The study examined the influence of social media as emerging tool for political participation in Nigeria with a study of 2015 Presidential 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. A critical review to related literature was made. Relevant theory which was used to gratify the study was 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 …READ MORE …