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 …

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 …