Newspaper Coverage of IPOB Activities in South East Nigeria

  • Mustapha O. Asekhamhe Department of Mass Communication Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria
  • Jesse Okedi Department of Development Communication Studies Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Aisha Egwa Department of Mass Communication Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria

Abstract

The researchers examined newspaper coverage of IPOB activities in South East Nigeria. The researchers sought to investigate the framing the select newspapers gave to secessionist agitations in Nigeria, especially IPOB in South East Nigeria. Content analysis method was adopted for this study. The researchers content analysed 415 editions of The Daily Sun and The Guardian newspapers between October 1st, 2020 and March 31st, 2021. The finding revealed that, only a few newspapers in the South East provided adequate coverage of IPOB activities. Thus, it was recommended that adequate coverage should be given to secessionist activities to create awareness and impede future occurrences.

Author Biographies

Mustapha O. Asekhamhe, Department of Mass Communication Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria




Jesse Okedi, Department of Development Communication Studies Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria




Published
2022-04-30
How to Cite
ASEKHAMHE, Mustapha O.; OKEDI, Jesse; EGWA, Aisha. Newspaper Coverage of IPOB Activities in South East Nigeria. SAU JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 177-185, apr. 2022. Available at: <https://journals.sau.edu.ng/index.php/sjmas/article/view/706>. Date accessed: 28 june 2022.
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