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Special reading and additional reviews are given to Ibietan’s book on Cyber Politics

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Omoniyi Ibietan of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) wrote the book Cyber Politics, and on Friday, April 19, 2024, prominent political figures and dons gathered in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, for a special reading and additional reviews of the work.

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Celebrities and scholars attested to the book’s veracity during the special reading and additional review that occurred on the same day as Ibetan’s birthday.

“The great value in seeking an understanding of the growing interface across cyber politics, social media networks and social demography is underscored by Dr. Ibietan’s book,” says Aminu Maida, Ph.D., Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission.

“The demographics of voting is now in favour of digital natives, whose engagements are set to upend the traditional media approaches.” Ibid. In order to analyze the effect of social media on modern politics, the author relies on tried-and-true theoretical frameworks and research methodologies.

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The head of the NCC praised the report, saying, “Most significantly, the cutting edge of this vibrant scholarly endeavour is its proposal of a bold new methodology and approach to communications, described as the Channel-Factor Model, which situates the relationship among social media and other variables within a political environment.”

The report praised the work even further. This paradigm is both creative and revolutionary in its approach to re-engineering political communication in Africa.

“Cyber Politics: Social Media, Social Demography and Voting Behaviour in Nigeria” is an engrossing and convincing read that makes significant contributions to our knowledge of how politics, social media, and other factors impact democratic voting behavior.

Dr. Omoniyi Ibietan of the Nigerian Communications Commission has made a significant contribution to the field of political communication study, and we are grateful to her for it.

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Similarly, Prof. Chinyere Stella Okuna, the first female professor of mass communication in Nigeria and the deputy vice chancellor of Paul University in Akwa, Anambra State, praised Ibietan’s work, stating that it is still an important book to read, study, and absorb.

She made the following statement: “Throughout my extensive career in the field of Communication and Media, and Journalism Education specifically, I have perused countless books. I can state categorically that “Cyber Politics: Social Media, Social Demography and Voting Behaviour in Nigeria” by Omoniyi Ibietan is a book that is highly deserving of being perused and read.”

“The author, Dr. Omoniyi Ibietan, is a renowned scholar known for his intellectual prowess and activism,” praised the book by Prof. Peter Esuh, dean of the University of Uyo’s Faculty of Communication and Media Studies.

This distinguished Book of Reading is more evidence of his groundbreaking ideas and significant scholarly achievements, both of which have been present throughout his career. It is highly recommended that you read the book.

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According to Umaru A. Pate, a professor of media and society and vice chancellor of Federal University, Kashere in Gombe State, “I am enthusiastically recommending this book to all students of communication studies, political science, and related fields. It is a valuable addition to the expanding literature in this area, particularly because it provides the Nigerian context.”

I couldn’t agree more. This text is perfect for our political strategists, gladiators, and anybody else interested in studying how society interacts with ICTs; it will provide light on the tactics and effects of social media on Nigerian politics.

“The book’s high-quality content, solid theoretical foundation, and consistently applicable conclusions in the Nigerian context are undeniable evidence of the author’s effort.”

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