Scientific Study from the year 2010 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Africa, grade: 1.0, Bowen University, language: English, abstract: Political assassination is murder (a usually prominent person) by a sudden and/or secret attack, often for political reasons. It is usually planned murder of a person who occupied or wants to occupy a position of public reckoning. Additionally, Political assassination is the act of deliberately killing someone especially a public figure, usually for hire or for political reasons. As an individual unfold in Nigeria, one seems to be unsure of political given the unsevoury constancy of political inclined thuggery, violence, conflicts and assassination. This calls for concern given the fact that the fourth and fifth republic is another opportunity for democratic practice that has been eluding since independences. It is therefore not a figment grovel imagination that the frequency in politically motivated killing in Nigeria seems to be associated with the weakness inherent in the post-colonial states in Africa. This has manifested itself in the better struggle for political power and intolerances and which has eventually frustrating the people's hope of enjoying politics devoid of rancor and killings.