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Title:
SETTING AGENDA WITH TREPIDATION: THE MEDIA AND TERRIFYING NEWS FROM NIGERIA'S ELECTORAL "BATTLEFIELD"

Authors:
Mike OMILUSI; Benedict Kayode IMOUKHUEDE

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1Mike OMILUSI, PhD; 2Benedict Kayode IMOUKHUEDE
1. Department of Political Science, Ekiti State University, Nigeria
2. Department of Public Administration, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State

MLA 8
OMILUSI, Mike, and Benedict Kayode IMOUKHUEDE. "SETTING AGENDA WITH TREPIDATION: THE MEDIA AND TERRIFYING NEWS FROM NIGERIA'S ELECTORAL "BATTLEFIELD"." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 5, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. 98-115, ijsser.org/more2020.php?id=6. Accessed Jan. 2020.
APA(6)
OMILUSI, M., & IMOUKHUEDE, B. (2020, January). SETTING AGENDA WITH TREPIDATION: THE MEDIA AND TERRIFYING NEWS FROM NIGERIA'S ELECTORAL "BATTLEFIELD". Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 5(1), 98-115. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2020.php?id=6
Chicago
OMILUSI, Mike, and Benedict Kayode IMOUKHUEDE. "SETTING AGENDA WITH TREPIDATION: THE MEDIA AND TERRIFYING NEWS FROM NIGERIA'S ELECTORAL "BATTLEFIELD"." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 5, no. 1 (January 2020), 98-115. Accessed January, 2020. ijsser.org/more2020.php?id=6.

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Abstract:
The media are at the center of the democratic process, and their situation can be used as a barometer for testing the depth of political change. The essential roles of the media in a democracy include periodic civic education, election monitoring, reporting political activities and disseminating election results. Suffice to say that civic education is fundamental to democracy because it includes strengthening participation in civil society as well as setting up programs to enhance civic behavior. The contribution of this essay to the existing literature is twofold. One is to examine the nature and character of agenda setting with which the media in Nigeria is engaged during electioneering and the effects of this on voting behaviour in particular and electoral politics in general. Two is to interrogate the nexus between the language of election reportage and electoral violence in the country.