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Telecommunications Revolution: Implications on Criminality and Family Crisis in the South-South States of Nigeria

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Author(s): AGBA, A. M. OGABOH | IKOH, MOSES | USHIE, E.M. | BASSEY, A. O.

Journal: Computer and Information Science
ISSN 1913-8989

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2010;
Original page

ABSTRACT
In recent times telecommunications revolution especially the use of mobile phones is transforming the Nigerian society in many ways. The socio-economic and cultural impacts are enormous. As the spectrum of mobile phone usage increases, opinion differs among users on the impact of this revolution in Nigerian. This paper therefore set to investigate the impact of telecommunications revolution especially text based messages on criminality and family crisis in Nigeria. In doing this, the study elicited data through questionnaire from 7200 respondents who were randomly and purposively selected. Analysis of this data revealed that, most Nigerians were duped through text messages, while significant numbers of marriages are in crisis due to spouse assess to text messages that suggest suspicious of infidelity among partners. We recommended among others that Nigerian should scrutinize text messages before reacting to its content and that proper documentation of Sims pack users is necessary.

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