Anorue, Luke Ifeanyi and Obayi, Paul Martins and Chima, Onyebuchi Alexander (2012) POLITICAL COMMUNICATION, ICTs AND DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA. Journal of Media and Aesthetics, Special Edition.. pp. 23-46. ISSN 2276-6464

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This article examines the place of ICTs in promoting political development in Nigeria. It argues that ICT is a strong instrument in the field of communication and that when employed by political activists, politicians, political parties and governments, it has the tendency of ensuring development in the political sector. Since the inception of political activities on May 29, 1999, political communication has been on the increase but not without electoral rigging, political intimidation and apathy on the part of citizens. The use of old media technologies which are not only capital intensive but limited in accessibility and devoid of citizens' participation is the major reason for the political backwardness observed in most third world countries. As, the country's nascent democracy .takes a new turn for growth, there is need1 for the adoption of new media technologies in the political activities of the country especially in the bid to concinnities the people politically and increase the effectiveness of political communication amongst citizens. Therefore, governments, political activist, citizens and political parties should re-examine their media of communication and find a "way to incorporate a better communication channel that would be all Encompassing, deep in penetration, cost effective and audience participation-friendly.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2019 11:58
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2019 11:58
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/2199

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