Law and Order

Assassination – Causes And Patterns

How one approaches the problem of explaining assassination depends on one’s assumptions about political violence. If violence for political reasons is considered to be unusual and unjustifiable, the causes of assassination are expected to lie in the psychopathology of individual killers. If political violence is thought to be aberrant but sometimes justifiable, or at least […]


2011: IBrahim Babangida, Atiku kick as PDP backs Jonathan Goodluck

On-line registration droppedObasanjo absent at NECParty chair visits Ogun MondayAkala engages Adeojo in shouting match THE coast is now clear for President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2011 elections. As rightly published yesterday by the Nigerian Compass, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given the President the ‘green light’ to continue to occupy the Aso […]


Jonathan Goodluck can contest for president 2011 -PDP

ABUJA— THE National Executive Committee, NEC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, ratified the decision of the Board of Trustees, BoT, and its extended caucus to sustain the zoning and rotation arrangement of the party, just as it said that President Goodluck Jonathan should contest for the 2011 Presidential election. At the end of […]


Nigeria PDP throws open 2011 presidential ticket

The contentious zoning threatening the fragile peace in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was settled yesterday with the party retaining the arrangement, but with an addendum that its presidential ticket is open to all interested aspirants. National Chairman Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo had given an indication of how the controversial issue would be resolved at the […]


Governance cost rises, N21b for three presidential jets

NIGERIA’S rising public expenditure profile swelled on Wednesday by another N21 billion ($154 million). The money will be used to acquire three jets to boost the aircraft in the presidential fleet. The Federal Executive Council (FEC), which met in Abuja on Wednesday, approved the money for President Goodluck Jonathan to buy the aircraft. Only on […]


Nigeria: Collapsed building, accident claim 12 lives in Abuja

35 trapped •NEMA urges people to stay away from uncompleted building  No fewer than 12 people lost their lives in two incidents involving a collapsed three- storey building at Ikolie Street, Area 11 and an auto accident involving a trailer that crashed into about 14 vehicles at A.Y.A Junction, Asokoro District, Abuja, yesterday. About 40 […]


Nigerian Politicians are stockpiling arms, Rivers alleges

Delta PDP exco is intact’Party faithful threaten suit in PlateauTHE Rivers State government has alleged a large scale importation of arms into the state by some persons for the purpose of determining the outcome of next year’s election. It has also accused some top politicians in the state of sponsoring miscreants to destabilise it. Meanwhile, the Uduaghan […]