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Published by CSS Limited, Europe and USA distributor, African Books Collective in Lagos, Oxford, UK .
Written in English



  • Nigeria.


  • Police -- Nigeria.,
  • Elections -- Nigeria.,
  • Election monitoring -- Nigeria.,
  • Elections -- Corrupt practices -- Nigeria.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRaymond O. Okoigun.
LC ClassificationsHV8278.A2 O56 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 197 p. :
Number of Pages197
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3732598M
ISBN 109782951617
LC Control Number2003391352

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The Nigerian police is principally responsible for maintain law and order. Virtually all the other duties mentioned above is centered on this particular duty of the Nigerian police, which involve maintaining law and order. This duty demands that the police compel the citizens to obey laid down laws as outlined in the Nigerian constitution. Furthermore, you may find useful the document produced by the “Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation”, which covers the “Role of the South African Police” in the Elections in South Africa. It could be a bit too country-specific and somehow outdated, but the paper provides an interesting division of tasks according to. Section 5 of the Police Act, in accordance with the provisions of section (2), of the Nigeria Constitution, provides for the Office and rank of a Commissioner of Police who shall be in Control of contingents of the Police Force stationed in a State.   The Police Service Commission has expressed satisfaction with the role so far played by the Nigeria Police and other security agencies in the Bayelsa and KOGI States gubernatorial elections.

  In normal elections, the primary roles of the Nigerian police are to maintain law and order, ensure adequate security, and make sure that elections are free, fair, and credible. The Constitution provided for a Police Service Commission that is responsible for Nigeria Police Force policy, organization, administration and finance (except for pensions) (Idowu, The purpose of having a code of conduct is to provide all members for the Nigeria Police Force with a set of guiding principles and standards of behaviour while on or off-duty. It is intended to be used by Police officers in determining what is right and proper in all their actions. Security agencies are absolutely necessary to ensure that Nigerians feel safe enough to head to the polls, and Nigeria’s Electoral Act names the police as the lead agency in providing election.