Regionalism and Ethnicity in the Nigerian Press: An Analysis of the Coverage of Boko Haram and the Niger Delta Conflicts in the Guardian And Daily Trust

Muhammad Yusha'u

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Abstract

Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u Since the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria in 1914, there has always been a struggle for self-assertion between various regions and ethnic groups. Nigeria had to undergo a bloody civil war in 1967–70 before the country was kept together. Different ethnic militias, like the Odua People’s Congress (OPC) , Arewa People’s Congress (APC) , Movement for the Survival of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) (Badmus 2006) and Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) have emerged, each claiming to protect the interest of its people. These ethnic militia organisations have an elite wing, like the Afenifere, who claim to represent the interest of the Yoruba, Ohaneze Ndigbo which claims to protect the interest of the Igbo, the Arewa Consultative Forum which claims to represent the interest of the North, and the Middle-belt Forum, claiming that it champions the interests of the middle-belt, especially the...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRacism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa
Subtitle of host publicationMediating Conflict in the Twenty-First Century
EditorsWinston Mano
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherI. B. Tauris
Chapter7
Pages137-156
ISBN (Print)9781780767055, 9781780767062
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2015

Publication series

NameInternational Library of African Studies
PublisherI. B. Tauris

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