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Religious Discourse in the New Media: A Case Study of Pentecostal Discourse Communities of SMS Users in Southwestern Nigeria

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- Enablers

- Internet Access, Affordability And Use

Author(s): Rotimi Taiwo

In the age of globalization the importance of telecommunication to the economy of nations has been stressed. In this vein, the Nigerian government deregulated the telecommunication sector in 2001. This led to the introduction of the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) into the country.¹ Since then, the growth in mobile phone use has been tremendous. Ernest Ndukwe, the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, outlined the benefits of GSM to the nation as foreign capital flow, stimulation of foreign investment, increased access to telephone services, job creation, indigenous skills acquisition and technology transfer, economic empowerment of the


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West Africa,

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