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Theatre & Media Arts, Faculty of Arts

Emmanuel Idakwo

Assistant Lecturer

Online and Print Journalism

Media Audience Studies

Communication Theories


Emmanuel Paul Idakwo is an alumnus of the Universities of Jos and Lagos where he bagged B.A. and M.Sc. degrees in Mass Communication respectively in 2011 and 2018. He had his National Youth Service Corps experience from 2012 to 2013 at the Army Public Relations Directorate, Headquarters, 3 Division, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Nigerian Army, Jos, Plateau State, as a Reporter. He subsequently worked with Louis Valentino Nigeria Limited as a Sales Supervisor and with Keystone Bank Limited briefly as a Transactions Processing Assistant. He joined the services of the Federal University of Lafia in May, 2015.

Idakwo has published in reputable peer reviewed academic journals, both locally and internationally, in areas covering audience studies, media industries, and African Traditional Communication Systems. 

Selected Publications in Scientific Journals

    1. Obia, V.A., Idakwo, E.P. (2019). News Framing of Traffic Congestions in Nigerian Urban Areas. Journal of Communication and Media Research (JCMR) Vol. 11 Number 1, April, ISSN 2141-5277. 173-180.

    2. Idakwo, E. P. (2019). Influence of Unnamed Sources on Audience’s Media Preference: A Survey of Newspaper Consumers in Mass Communication Department, University of Lagos. Lafia Journal of Theatre and Media Arts (LAJOTMA) Vol. 1 Number 1, ISSN: 2672-5568. 81-104.

    3. Ogoshi, J. D., Idakwo, E.P. (2018) The Extent of Journalists' Adherence to Core Values of Journalism Practice in Nasarawa State. Journal of Multimedia and Communication Studies Vol. 1 Number 2, ISSN 2635-3091. 251-260.

    4. Oloruntola, S., Idakwo, E.P. (2018). Influence of Radio in Shaping Public Perception of Lagos State’s Mega City Project: A Study of Residents of Ikeja and Surulere Local Governments. Journal of African Media Studies (JAMS) Vol. 10.1.6. 87-104.

    5. Iyav, B.D., Idakwo, E.P. (2018). Women and the Struggle for Liberation in Nigeria: A Feminist Analysis of Julie Okoh’s "In the Fullness of Time." Osifo, A. (Ed.). Reflections: A Collection of Essays on Julie Okoh’s Plays.

    6. Idakwo, E.P., Ngharen, A.Z. (2017). Free Speech as an Indigenous Practice in Pre-Colonial Nigerian Communities: the Igala Abule Night Mask Example. New Media and Mass Communication, Vol 64. ISSN 2224-3267 (Paper)  ISSN  2224-3275 (Online). 44-53.

    7. Enna, D.M., Idakwo, E.P., Olaku, D.A. (2015). The Impact of the “Magic” in Nollywood: An Analysis. American International Journal of Contemporary Research Vol. 5 No. 5. Texas (USA). 177-187.


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