Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

An Assessment of the Utilization of Information and Communication Technology in the Enhancement of Journalism Practice in Nigeria.

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1   Background of StudyThe world in which we live today is a world dominated by technology. We may not realize it but we now live in a world where our live are shaped and reshaped by technology.One area where technology has made much impact in journalism practice in Nigeria, is the area of communication and, precisely, communicates to a heterogeneous, undifferentiated, mass audience.  Technology advancement in communication has brought about fundamental shift in hum...

AN ASSESMENT OF OWNERSHIP ON MEDIA FREEDOM AND PROFESSIONALISM (A STUDY OF INDEPENDENT RADIO AND TELEVISION, BENIN CITY).

ABSTRACTThis research is to assess ownership on media freedom and professionalism (a study of independent radio and television, benin city).It argues that the media ownership climate in Nigeria is very cloudy, and not conducive for optimum operations, especially for private media. Government uses its regulatory agencies to frustrate media freedom. The scenario is not a lot different from centralized control. Government is urged to encourage free enterprise and allow a level playing field for ...

AN EVALUATION OF MEDIA LAWS ON THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM IN NIGERIA.

ABSTRACT  Media laws are not new to the journalism in Nigeria. What is new is the ways in which various governments and individuals try to hide under some of these laws to cripple the job of the Nigerian journalists. This is the main thrust behind this research which is centered on finding an evaluation of media laws on the practice of journalism in Nigeria with a view to unraveling those laws that tends to reduce the power of journalists. The study adopted the survey method u...

Abortion and Its Moral Implications

INTRODUCTIONNaturally, human beings  are moral  beings for they  make  use  of their reason and juxtapose it with the faculty of their will and intellect in making decisions. Man’s actions are therefore subjected to moral principles due to the gift of reason and freedom that differentiate him from other animals (Steinbock,1998). In ethical commandment, human actions are judged to be right or wrong based on how much they agree with the moral law. Moral law is the law of nature as it con...

CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA SCANDAL, EFFECTS ON DATA-PRIVACY IN SOCIAL MEDIA

The Cambridge Analytica data scandal has sparked a widespread privacy debate and put Facebook in the eye of a PR storm. Automatically this raises questions from an advertisers perspective. ‘Should we gear up for an audience decrease and reshuffle budget?’ Not really. No advertiser data has been affected and this is mainly an issue on user level, so Facebook already implemented actions to solidify the privacy of its users which is a benefit for advertisers too.It was a former staff member ...

Effectiveness of Internet Advertising on Consumer Behaviour of Students

A Paper on the Effectiveness of Internet Advertising on Consumer Behaviour of Students

HISTORY OF YORUBA

It is well known to Tom, Dick and Harry that Yoruba tribe is one of the three major tribes in Nigeria whom have vehemently served and have shouldered the country times without number as their contributions to all of her sectors: education, politics, economy, law, health, entertainment etc. are pivotal and mammoth; it is not new to everyone that Yoruba domiciled in Western part of Nigeria and they speak Yoruba language which has more than 40 million native speakers. Seven states are reg...

MORALITY AND AUDIENCE INFLUENCE IN NIGERIA HIPHOP MUSIC: A STUDY OF REMILEKUN SAFARU (REMINISCE)

ABSTRACTThe objective of this work is to examine the role of popular music and language influence with reference to the Hiphop genre in propagating morals in our immediate society. When technology was non-existent and before the western ideology meets Africa, music has forever take significant stand in traditional folklore, festival, rituals and other important aspects of our cultural heritage. Over the years, the music of Africa has played more roles in social integration and development as ...

THE ISSUES OF CORRUPTION IN GOVERNANCE: A STUDY OF NIYI OSUNDARE’S THE STATE VISIT

This paper examines corruption in governance in Nigeria, using Niyi Osundare's The State Visit. Osundare condemns corruption which he sees as appalling in Nigeria.He states that embezzlement of funds among government officials is on the increase. Unemployment soars; there is a poor state of infrastructural facilities. Those in the academics are not left out of corruption as they compromise their supposedly intellectual integrity and honesty as a result of lust for power and opulence. There is...

Aspects of Khohumono Phonology

ABSTRACTThis research was motivated by my curiosity to explore some aspects of the phonology of  Khohumono, a language spoken by the Bhahomono people in Abi Local Government area of Cross River State, Nigeria and to contribute to the development and standardization of the language which is still in the minority. The work therefore seeks to establish accurately the number of consonants and vowels in the phonetic and phonemic inventory of the language and also examine their distribution ...

IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: A STUDY OF STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA

ABSTRACTThe aim of the study was to analyze the impact of social media on the student’s academic performance [A study of students of University of Abuja]. To achieve this, the survey research method was used. Subjects were drawn from the University of Abuja, using the simple random sampling technique and purposive sampling. Four research questions guided the study. Research findings showed that a great number of students in University of Abuja, had access to the internet. To this end, the r...

Branding As A TOOL OF ADVERTISEMENT A case study of Branded Laptop Bags

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1 Background to the StudyAccording to Parekh and Rupal, (2012) advertising is a form of marketing communication used to promote or sell something, usually a business's product or service. Advertising is how a company encourages people to buy their products, services or ideas. An advertisement (ad) is anything that draws good attention towards these things. It is usually designed by an advertising agency for an identified sponsor, and performed through a variety o...

BRANDING AS A TOOL OF ADVERTISEMENT: A CASE STUDY OF CUFFLINK

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTIONBACKGROUND TO THE STUDYPrior independence, Nigerian citizens depended much on imported goods especially household products which were made available by the colonial masters and Western Merchants. Then there were not much local substitute and where there is, they were no match to the imported goods in quality, hence the preference for the foreign products by many.The third and fourth National development plan was for self sufficiency. The country had to minimize importat...

Translation Equivalence as a Semantic Strategy: An Inquiry into the Language of Soyinka’s Forest of a Thousand Daemons

AbstractTranslation entails the presentation of texts and their meanings, which originally exist in a particular language, in another language.Scholars such as Catford (1965),Wisner G. (2013), Osundare (1995) andOsakwe (1998) have studied the intricacies in translationyet, little was done on the concept of translation equivalence especially as it relates to meaning. Therefore, this paper examined translation equivalence as a semantic strategy in Soyinka’s Forest of a Thousand Daemons....

A Pragmatic Analysis of Selected Qur’anic Verses Based on the Creation of Man

AbstractQur’an, the main source of the Islamic faith, is a book believed by its followers, the Muslims, to be completely of divine origin. The eloquence, depth, meaning, and beautiful language of this book surprised thinkers and critics world over. Even, non-Muslim scholars agree that the Qur’an is Arabic literature par excellence. Despite its Arabic origin, there are thousands of Muslims who do not possess the knowledge in Arabic and study the Qur’an in English. English speaking ...


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