The aim was to ascertain the predominant frames and to extrapolate on their implications for Nigeria’s development objectives. The methodologies adopted include, Content analysis and the Desk Study research methods. To measure news frames regarding insecurity in Nigeria, eight categorical frames were used. They include: Conflict, Economic consequence, Moral, Human interest and the Responsibility frames, others are, Powerlessness, Paradigm change and Conspiracy frames. Researchers had developed these parameters for measuring frames in media contents in crises situations. A total of 108 editorials were analysed. The coding was performed by two research assistants. Inter-coder reliability was tested using Cohen’s kappa test which showed an overall mean coefficient of 0.71. Implications and suggestions based on the results were discussed.
Keywords: Newspaper Editorial, Frames, Security issues, Implications, Development objectives, Extrapolate.