Press Under Military Rule in Nigeria (1966-1993): An Historical and Legal Narrative (African Studies S. No. 73)

Press Under Military Rule in Nigeria (1966-1993): An Historical and Legal Narrative (African Studies S. No. 73)

By: I. Bayo Oloyede (author)Hardback

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This book investigates the relationship between Nigerian military governments and the Nigerian press in the context of press freedom over a period of twenty-three years. The largely historical legal study focuses on four objectives to wit: to examine the laws (decrees and edicts) which defined the limits of press freedom during military rule in Nigeria; to draw together in one document the pertinent Nigerian case law in the area of press freedom during military rule; to identify and analyze the institutional, legal and non-legal measures and mechanisms utilized by Nigerian military regimes in controlling the press; and to identify and analyze the socio-political factors that influenced or affected press freedom during military rule in Nigeria.

About Author

Dr. Isikilu Bayo Oloyede is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Nigeria. He holds a PhD in Communication degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Dr. Oloyede is author of two books and nineteen other academic papers and publications..


Preface iii; Acknowledgements v; Introduction 1; Chapter 1 9; Press Freedom, Society and Military Governance; Chapter 2 27; The Origin and Growth of the Nigerian Press, 1859-1993; Chapter 3 35; The socio-political Climate of the Military Era in Nigeria, 1966-1993; Chapter 4 41; The Press Legislations of the Military Era; Chapter 5 83; The non-legislative Press Control Measures of Nigerian Military Governments; Chapter 6 113; The Nigerian Press and Military Governments: The Case Law; Chapter 7 131; The Nigerian Press under Military Rule: An Appraisal; Chapter 8 155; Conclusion; Appendix 161; Bibliography 163; Index 173

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773462595
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 189
  • ID: 9780773462595
  • ISBN10: 0773462597

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