Dr. Isikilu Bayo Oloyede is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Nigeria. He holds a Ph.D. (Communication) degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Dr. Oloyede is author of two books and nineteen other academic papers and publications.
2004 0-7734-6259-7 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.