Degree Granting Department
Robert W. Dardenne, Ph.D.
G. Michael Killenberg, Ph.D.
Edgar Huang, Ph.D.
media, education, diligence, integrity, activism
This is an in-depth study of the Nigerian press, the ubiquitous behemoth which called itself the "defender" of Nigeria's national independence and the last "hope" of the common man. It's a bold attempt to critically examine its antecedents, its evolution or development especially the historical, political, technological and socio-economic events that had impacted its growth, its world views and ideologies. It's a thorough assessment of the press' influence on Nigeria's socio-economic and political development, as well as the suitability of its tactics and posturing toward attaining its set goals of economic and political emancipation of Nigerians. Most importantly, this study is aimed at determining whether the Nigerian Press' militantly combative and adversarial posturing, cultivated since its emergence on Nigeria's political scene during the colonial era, is still relevant in view of the nation's current democratic experiment. And also whether there are better alternative strategies toward achieving good governance in Nigeria, which is its utmost desire.
Scholar Commons Citation
Malaolu, Oluwaniran, "The Effects of Militant Press on Nigeria's Democratic Evolution" (2004). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.