Category Archives: SJSSR: Volume 2, Issue 5

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THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ON NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA

THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ON NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA

BY

1Ojigwo, Uloma Godsheart
Department of Mass Communication
Post Graduate School
Gregory University Uturu

2Uche, Uwaoma Kalu, PhD
Department of Mass Communication
Gregory University Uturu
Email: uwafine2002@yahoo.com, u.uwaoma@gregoryuniversityuturu.edu.ng

3Okorafor, Prince Ikpo
Library Department
Gregory University Uturu

MAY, 2023

ABSTRACT

There is no doubt that Information and Communication Technologies have made a tremendous impact in newspapers and magazine production in Nigeria. Information and Communication Technology has helped in altering the manual production processes as well as provided opportunity in the form of e-publishing which has made newspaper/magazine publication easy and less labourious. This study investigated the impact of information and communication technology in newspaper and magazine production in Nigeria. The study was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory. This study adopted content analysis method which involves a review of existing literatures in information and communication technology and newspaper/magazine. Findings show that information and communication technology has a significant impact on newspaper and magazine production in Nigeria. It therefore, recommends among many others that newspaper and magazine industries in Nigeria should continually follow ICTs trend and government should encourage the adoption of ICTs in every sector in the country by financially empowering those sectors that cannot afford it.  

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THE HISTORIC, HISTRIONIC AND REVOLUTIONARY IDEALS AS CONFLICTING IDEOLOGIES IN SALAMI-AGUNLOYE’S IDIA, THE WARRIOR QUEEN OF BENIN

THE HISTORIC, HISTRIONIC AND REVOLUTIONARY IDEALS AS CONFLICTING IDEOLOGIES IN SALAMI-AGUNLOYE’S IDIA, THE WARRIOR QUEEN OF BENIN

Elisha Dareng Rwang (PhD)
Department of Theatre and Film Arts
University of Jos
rwangd@unijos.edu.ngrwangelisha@gmail.com
08068129904

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Monijesu Ebube
Department of Theatre and Film Arts
University of Jos
ebubem@unijos.edu.ngasikomonijesu@gmail.com
08033670664

Abstract

This paper sets out to expose three conflicting ideologies in Salami-Agunloye’s play Idia the Warrior Queen of Benin. There is no doubt that the recourse to history and the deployment of the historical material have been a major source of aesthetic and ideological strategy aimed at reconstructing contemporary in-equilibrium that affects the woman in all African society and by a token of extension, to all societies of the world. In her attempt to demystify patriarchal constructs within the Benin culture, Salami-Agunloye falls back to a historical incident to make a case for “power sharing” with the women in a “constitutional” sense. However, while trying to find justification in a historic material, the historic character in the personality of Idia is transposed to a “Promethean” quality, hence the histrionic misadventure in the ideo-aesthetic vitality of the play. This paper, therefore, argues that in spite of the playwright’s attempt to infuse a revolutionary ideology and praxis in this play, the historic, the histrionic and the revolutionary ideals, form an aporia that explains the conflicting ideologies. This paper, thus, aims at a critical analysis of the play Idia, the Warrior Queen of Benin to unravel the aesthetic, the historic and the ideological dimensions, which represent these areas of conflict in the play text. The methodology employed is qualitative and the research design is content analysis. In this process, the textual content of the play combined with the historical incidents around the story portrayed, form part of the primary source. The secondary source draws from other literatures and research sources that provide additional information to the issues under discourse. The paper uses New historicism as its theoretical framework. In this theorizing, history is used to validate the assumption of the literary or artistic material. This paper concludes in the final analysis that there are areas of conflict that are identified given the historic, aesthetic and the ideological mix in the play.

Key Words: Historic, Histrionics, Revolutionary Ideal, Conflicting Ideologies

 

 

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CULTURAL SOVEREIGNTY AND DIDACTICISM: CONTINUING COMMUNITY POLICING IN NIGERIA BY OTHER MEASURES

CULTURAL SOVEREIGNTY AND DIDACTICISM: CONTINUING COMMUNITY POLICING IN NIGERIA BY OTHER MEASURES

By

RAJI, ABDULWASIU ADEYEMI PhD
Department of Public Administration,
School of Management Studies,
Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja.
+2347030713469
abdulwasiuraji5@gmail.com

AMANA, ISAAC AKOGWU
Department of Social Sciences and Humanities,
School of General and Communication Studies,
Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja.
+2348065127171
akogwuisaac.amana@yahoo.com

AKOWE, JOEL PhD
Department of Public Administration,
School of Management Studies,
Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja.
+2348036054508

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AMODU, LOVETH TALATU
Department of Office Technology and Management,
School of Management Studies,
Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja.
+2348130997170

ABSTRACT

The rate of insecurity in Nigeria is alarming, to the extent it has defied all conventional, including preventive and combative policing and security measures. This may not necessarily be due to the ineffectiveness of the conventional policing methods that replaced the traditional social control system from the colonial periods. However, the problem intensified by the interference of historical forces such as foreign religious proselytisation, colonial administration, economic and political exigencies, technology or modernity and the globalisation of the world. The community policing methods as recommended by scholars and stakeholders appear to be inadequate, because in spite of its introduction, the rate of crime has not waned considerably. This study therefore sets out to examine the point of departure from the traditional settings, the extent of change, the resilient elements of social control like ane and other festivals, ebo, abule, egwu, enyi, ugbo, among the Igalas. The egungun festivals at okemesi and atikpa among the Yorubas, the omabe and ogbilo festivals with reference, and how they can be examined towards complementing the community policing system. The study collected data from primary and secondary sources, using qualitative methods to analyse the data so gathered. Findings indicate that conventional policing and the community policing as proffered and practised cannot adequately assuage the crime rate in Nigeria. Cultural construction theory will be used to explain how culture is influenced and how it can be constructed to meet the needs of time. It recommends a re-examination of the social control mechanisms of the precolonial days towards determining the extent of its effectiveness and its suitability for crime control in Nigeria. It is advised that attention should be focused on both combative and preventive measures which the community policing system tends to promote.

Key words: Community Policing, Sovereignty, Didacticism, Social Control.

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