Nwachukwu Egbunike

Nwachukwu Egbunike
Pan-Atlantic University

Doctor of Philosophy (Communication and Media Studies)

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Introduction
Nwachukwu Egbunike holds a PhD in Communication, with particular emphasis on digital media and politics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is currently a Lecturer in the School of Communication and Media Studies, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos. Nwachukwu does research in Political Communication, Social Media, Political Participation, Ethnicity, Political Behavior and Media.

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Publications (21)
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This study compared social media (new media) and newspapers’ framing of the January 2012 #Occupy Nigeria Protest. Authors employed content analysis to investigate similarities and differences in the frames adopted by social media (Facebook page, blogs, conversations in Nairaland and Twitter) and three national newspapers (the Nigerian Tribune, The...
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Nigeria witnessed #Occupy Nigeria Protests in January 2012, following government's removal of subsidy on premium motor spirits. This study looked at the frames employed by the old and new media respectively in the #Occupy Nigeria Protest. The three collective action frame building tasks proposition of the framing theory: motivation, diagnosis and p...
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Malaria is endemic in the tropics and is responsible for a very high infant mortality, killing more than 3,000 children in Africa daily. The Nigerian government’s control measures are targeted at nursing mothers and children. However, a significant portion of the population–the youth–are also very vulnerable. The new media are gradually gaining gro...
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Understanding how the meaning of ʻsharingʼ has been transformed from its original usage in everyday social life to its application in contemporary online interactions warrants a re-conceptualisation of the term. In this paper, we engage with these issues in an attempt to contribute towards better understandings of ʻsharingʼ by matching the usage of...
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The influence of digital media on Nigeria’s democratic landscape has garnered considerable scholarship in recent years. Digital media in Nigeria politics was evident as far back as the 2011 general elections, where an interconnected network of online citizens broadened their political participation and voter behaviour. The proliferation of digital...
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The number of digital users in Africa has been on a steady rise and the numbers are predicted to spike even further by 2025. Young people across the continent are employing digital media in many aspects of their lives. Crucially, the movements spurred by young people offer a deep insight into social political issues, with their message spiking awar...
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This investigation reconstructed the failure of authorities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Kano, northwest Nigeria, which resulted in hundreds of deaths despite persistent mass media and social media documentation.
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Forced relocations of children contributed to the possible spread of COVID-19 and online disinformation along ethnoreligious lines added to the general confusion surrounding mass deaths in Kano State, Nigeria.
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This article is a study of the influence of social media on political participation of youths in Nigeria through a review of the methodology, research themes and theoretical trends. The research method was a content analysis of forty-four relevant empirical articles. Findings showed that the predominant themes were political participation, social m...
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Studies of the relations and interactions between Christians and Muslims have predominantly emphasised the differences and antagonisms of the two groups. Few of such studies have taken off with expectations of the possibility of similarities. This study applied the assumptions and principles of Communication Infrastructure Theory to study a Muslim...
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Hashtags: Social Media, Politics and Ethnicity in Nigeria provide a glimpse into the nature of the socio-political atmosphere of Africa's most vibrant online politico-social ecosystem. Through this collection of essays, a product of the ethnographic immersion of the author in Nigeria's social media milieu - the aspirations, hopes, angst, frustratio...
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Sharing in Web 2.0 is a concept under evolution. Many scholars have shown the lack of concordance on what sharing really means within the context of Web 2.0. This critical review of literature argues that the confusion surrounding sharing is only apparent because of the misdiagnosis of the concept. What is being shared and the platform in which thi...
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Participatory democratic culture is founded on the indelible rights of citizens to freely express their opinions and to keep tabs on governance. But conversation spaces have long expanded from physical spheres like newspaper stands, beer parlors and/or bukas to digitally mediated online public spaces. Nigeria is the most active African country as r...
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Twitter as a digital media platform offers great advantages in political communication in Nigeria. It has democratized the communication space and removed traditional gatekeepers through its inherent participatory nature. This and other advantages make Twitter the unique platform for gauging political conversation in Nigeria. This chapter will exam...
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Most twitter users supported either All Progressive Party (APC) or Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2015 Nigerian elections. In the midst of this, an unusual political alignment emerged which was called Fencism who neither supported any of the two political parties but claimed to be objective despite having a political opinion. This study...
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This article is a study of the influence of social media on political participation of youths in Nigeria through a review of the methodology, research themes and theoretical trends. The research method was a content analysis of forty-four relevant empirical articles. Findings showed that the predominant themes were political participation, social m...
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This paper provides an episodic perspective to the cross-or inter-cultural communication clashes that the Big Brother Africa reality show precipitated in the Nigerian context. This was necessary since virtually no other approach has the advantage of limiting the subjectivity inherent in the methodology of qualitative review of literature which was...
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After the so-called “Arab Spring”, the capacity of social networking sites to change communicative spaces and political landscapes has been studied with increased attention. The #OccupyNigeria Protests and #BringBackOurGirls campaigns manifested the influence of social media on civic engagement of Nigerians. On the other hand, Nigeria as an ethnic...
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Social media is becoming increasingly important as a means for social engagement. In Nigeria, Twitter is employed to convey opinion and make commentary on matters ranging from football to politics. Tweets are also used to inform, advocate, recruit and even incite. Previous studies have shown that Twitter could be effective for political mobilizatio...

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Projects (2)
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The Global Voices' CMO is a multinational exploration of themes and narratives about COVID-19. This project identifies and analyzes disruptive, harmful narratives about the pandemic, and positive narratives that reinforce public knowledge. COVID-19 CMO investigates Brazil, India, Nigeria and Russia media ecologies and transnational topics.