EXPLORING THE NARRATIVES OF NIGERIA’S RESTRUCTURING IN SELECTED NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS

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EXPLORING THE NARRATIVES OF NIGERIA’S RESTRUCTURING IN SELECTED NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS


1ABIMBOLA Adekemi Oluyemi & 2SUNDAY Ufot Imoh

1Department of Mass Communication, Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State

2Department of General Studies, Grace Polytechnic, Surulere, Lagos

e-mail: 1 rotbinks2000@yahoo.com; 2 Utifot11@gmail.com

 

Abstract

Recently, there have been agitations for restructuring in the Federal character of Nigeria which is assumed to be heavily skewed towards the Northern Nigeria. The perceived imbalance in resource allocation and control has continued to generate debates that led to hate speeches among various groups in different medium of communication the newspaper being the prominent.  The study adopted quantitative content analysis of three randomly selected newspapers (The Punch, The Guardian and Vanguard). A total of 504 editions of from these selected newspapers published over a period of six months were content analysed for placements, frequency, themes and framing. The study concluded that narratives on restructuring were given appropriate prominence as editorial contents covers the issues.

Keywords:  Restructuring, Resources, Agitations, Media, Narratives

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