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Date of this Version

Fall 9-17-2021

Abstract

The study correlated the Information needs of Members of Vigilante to other Information activities in Adamawa state, North-eastern Nigeria. Quantitative research methodology and Cross-sectional survey design was applied for the study. The population comprised of One Thousand Four Hundred Members (1400) drawn from Nineteen (19) local governments areas in the state. Krejcie and Morgan Table (1970) was used to draw (302) members as sample of the population, while Walpole’s (1982) formula for proportions was used in arriving at a sample for each stratum (i.e. each local government area). In collecting data, a total of Three Hundred and Two (302) copies of questionnaires were administered, and Two Hundred and Forty 240 copies (79.47%) were returned and found useful. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The outcome of the study revealed that there is a significant relationship between the information needs of members and other information activities such as information sharing activity, information resources and information sources. The Pearson correlation coefficient value confirms that there appears to be a positive correlation between the information needs of members and the other variables and the magnitude, or strength of the association is strong i.e More information needs is related to more information source, more information resources and more information Sharing. It is recommended that those involved in vigilante information delivery to continuously study the information needs of members and establish more sources of satisfying information needs of members and by providing variety of formats of information resources and enhance better information sharing protocol in order to satisfy information needs of Members.

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