Crime and Policising in Nigeria

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Etannibi e.o. ALEMIKA Innocent c. Chukwuma

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Aknowledgements v Preface Etannibi E.O. Alemika and Innocent C. Chukwuma vi Welcoming Address Tafa Balogun, Inspector General of Police, Nigeria Police Force Welcoming Remarks Innocent Chukwuma, National Coordinator, NOPRIN Opening Remarks Senator Adolphus Wabara, Senate President, Nigeria Keynote Address Chief Akin Olujimi, Federal Attorney General/Minister of Justice Declaration of Summit Open Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria xviii Overview of Policing in Nigeria: Problems and Suggestions Femi Odekunle, Amadu Bello University, Zaria Changing Roles of Civil Society in Promoting Safety and Security in Nigeria Chidi Odinkalu, Open Society Justice Initiative Border Security and Transborder Crimes: The Nigerian Experience in Comparative Historical Perspectives Anthony I. Asiwaju, Centre for African Regional Integration and Border Studies, University of Lagos The Impact of Police Checkpoints on Crime and Policing in Nigeria George O. S. Amadi, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria 33 Proliferation of Illegal Arms and Ethno-Religious Violence in Nigeria Mike Okiro, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Policing Strategies for Tackling Crime Against Women and Children Akin Ibidapo-Obe, University of Ado Ekiti 54 Crime Statistics and Information Management in Nigerian Justice and Security Systems Etannibi E.O. Alemika, University of Jos Integrating Empirical Research in the Planning and Training Programmes of the Nigeria Police Force: Options and Prospects. Omololu Soyombo, University of Lagos 46 1 viii xii xiv xv





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Measuring Police Effectiveness in Nigeria: An Evaluation of Input and Output Musa B. Abdulkadir, Deputy Inspector General of Police Partnership against Crime in Nigeria Paul Salay, United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime The Business Community and Promotions of Safety and Security in Nigeria Tony Elumelu, Standard Trust Bank, Lagos 121 Outsourcing Non-Core Police Functions to Private Security Companies: Lessons from Elsewhere Ona Ekhomu, American Society for Industrial Security Interagency Intelligence Gathering and Sharing for Effective Crime Control: Perspective from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Wale Ige, Director of Intelligence, 138 Interagency Intelligence Gathering and Sharing for Effective Crime Control: Perspective from the Police Ogbonnaya O. Onovo, Deputy Inspector General, Nigeria Police Force Interagency Cooperation for Effective Crime Control: Perspective from Immigration Service Late. Uzoamaka Comfort Nwizu, Comptroller General Crime and Policing in Post Conflict Societies: The Liberian Experience Cecil Griffiths, Liberian National Law Enforcement Association

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Crime and Policing in Transitional Societies: The Ghana Experience Kwesi Aning, African Security Dialogue & Research, Ghana Appendix Communiqué of the Summit 170 160

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT This publication is a compilation of the proceedings of the National Summit on Crime and Policing in Nigeria, organized by the Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in April 2004. The publication and the summit that preceded it would not have been possible without the support and contributions of many organizations and individuals too numerous to list here. However, a few of them deserve prominent mention. We are grateful to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, for generously funding the holding of the summit and for...
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