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  1. A. Define feudalism:

Feudalism was a socio-political and economic system that existed during the middle ages which was based on land ownership between the lords and serfs.

  B. State any five demerits of feudalism

  1. The system weakened the sovereignty of the states since every lord controlled some political power.
  2. There were constant wars among the lords for the search for more territorial control
  3. The system was exploitative as the serfs/slaves/vassal/peasants were used and dumped
  4. It promoted injustice .the lords presided over an agreement between him and his tenants.
  5. Under federalism, domination thrived. The land-lords dictates the social-economic and economic and political lives of the tenants
  6. For the tenants, there was no security of land ownership. The land a tenant worked on can be taken away from him and given to another or landlord as an event of war may lose his land to a stronger landlord
  7. It discourages personal initiative and creativity. The tenants only carried out orders and directives of landlords.
  8. The tenant could not take part in choosing their leader. It was undemocratic.
  1. In what six ways can a government of a state violate the principle of the rule of law?

  The government of a state can violate the principle of the rule of law through the following ways.

  1. The executive may manipulate the constitution to suit their selfish interest
  2. The government through inefficient or poor supervision and control of delegated legislation can violate the rule of law
  3. If there is a lack of judicial independence i.e if the courts compromise their position or poor integrity of judges, the principle of rule of law can be violated
  4. If the legislature fails in its duty to check the excesses of the executive.
  5. If the other organs of government (the executive and the legislative), disobey or refuse to comply with decisions of the court it can violate the rule of law
  6. Disrespect of fundamental human rights by government officials and government agencies e.g police, plasma, army, etc can violate the rule of law.
  7. Under the state of emergence e.g during terrorist attacks, natural disasters, war e.t.c. people's rights are violated.
  8. Some suspects are delayed unduly this is a violation
  9. At times the government misuse para-military organizations.
  10. The establishment of special tribunals and extrajudicial tribunals is a violation of the rule of law.
  11. The government may fail to give adequate publicity to laws especially delegated legislation.
  12. The government may make new laws and backdate them. Making of retrospective laws is a violation of the rule of law.
  13. If accused persons are denied access to a lawyer especially lawyers of their own choice.
  14. Denial of rights to appeal especially under the military regime is a violation of the rule of law.
  15. Some trials are not done in the open they are headed in secrecy. In such trials, the suspects may not have access to a fair hearing. This can be a violation of the rule of law.
  16. Some government officials in carrying out the activities of government may be involved in favoritism, tribalism or engage in political and social discrimination.

A. What is an absolute majority system?

It is an electoral method in which a candidate has to score more than 50% of the total vote cast before being declared elected.

B. Identify any five disadvantages of the system.

  1. Absolute majority system cannot be effective in an illiterate society.
  2. It is complicated as it involves a lot of calculations and administrative bottlenecks.
  3. It is not cost-efficient; it consumes time and money. Elections may be repeated before a winner will emerge. It takes time and funds to organize each election before the winner emerges.
  4. Election results may not come out quickly if a winner could not emerge after the first election.
  5. It may discourage political participation as voters whose candidates are dropped in the first ballot may not wish to participate in the second ballot
  6. Absolute majority system seems to discourage and weaken smaller political parties.
  7. It encourages electoral malpractice as contestants want to win by all means.
  8. It can lead to political tension and violence, there is always tension and suspense until a winner emerges

A. Define opinion polls   

Opinion polls are the scientific method of measuring the wishes and choice of the people on a given social, political and economic issues e.g popularity of a candidate, popularity of government e.t.c

B. state five factors that make the conduct of public opinion unreliable are due to the following factors;

  1. Lack of expertise knowledge by officials conducting the polls. The officials conducting it may not have adequate expertise knowledge on how to conduct a reliable opinion polls
  2. Absence of reliable technology which may produce accurate results. Some of the equipment needed to produce accurate results may be very expensive therefore the government may not procure them. Opinion polls conducted without this necessary equipment may yield inaccurate or unreliable results.
  3. A high level of illiteracy and ignorance among the people may be another reason. Some people due to illiteracy, ignorance may refuse to participate in the polls or may not know what is expected of his/her.
  4. Another factor is the problem of analyzing statistical data to get accurate results
  5. Lack of objectivity among respondents in responding to questions/items; the respondent may be subjective, this will definitely affect the poll result.
  6. Some of them that are marked for the interview may be scared of being interviewed or may not be willing to be part.
  7. The poor communication network is another factor.
  8. Possibility of manipulating the figures generated or gathered during the exercise some of the people that conduct the poll may alter some of the figures this can affect the result.
  9. The selection of samples may be misleading. The interviewer may select only a section of the population that will give a particular result.
  10. Respondent may be highly influenced by culture, religion, tribal or traditional sentiments in his response.
  1. A. Define public corporation

A public corporation may be defined as a government-owned business or enterprise set up by an act of parliament to provide essential services like electricity, pipe-borne water e.t.c for the people at a moderate price. The essence of enterprising is to render services to the people and not to maximize profit e.g Lagos state water resources, NEPA, NPA, e.t.c

B. Give five reasons for setting up of a public corporation in your country.

Public corporations are set up in Nigeria for a number of reasons which include the following.

  1. To provide essential and social services for the people. These services include electricity, water, transportation, roads, housing, ports, maritime e.t.c.
  2. To provide employment for citizens: public corporation is set up to reduce unemployment.
  3. To prevent exploitation: they are set up by the government to prevent selfish, unscrupulous profiteers who may wish to maximize profit from exploiting the people.
  4. To undertake essential projects which may require huge capital to set up. Some projects may be very expensive and individuals may not have any money to set them up. The government has to come in and set them up.
  5. To undertake strategic projects which the government may not want the private business to venture into for security reasons. E.g Nigerian NNPC handling oil.
  6. To generate revenue for the government. The government set up public enterprises a way to raise funds for the government.
  7. They are set up for the purpose of propaganda. The government sets up radio station television authorities for the purpose. (both central and state governments).
  8. To enable the government to carry out some duties that require quick actions which ministries cannot quickly or effectively carry out because of bureaucracy
  9. To avoid foreign control of the economy foreigners may use Nigerians as fronts/stooges to set up strategic corporations in Nigeria and dominate the economy.
  10. To ensure a constant supply of the services; if the government establishes public corporation it will be more committed to render services to the people.
  1. Identify any six roles of the traditional rulers in the pre-colonial west Africa.

      The following are the roles of the traditional rulers in the pre-colonial west Africa period;

  1. They preserve and promote native laws and customs and where the native laws are silent they make new laws.
  2. They maintain law and order. They mobilize the youth to maintain law and order.
  3. The traditional rulers administer justice. They interpret customary laws and convention and passed judgments
  4. They make laws, rules, and regulation
  5. They served as a link between the people and their ancestors
  6. They appointed subordinate chiefs e.g baale, olooja, seriki e.t.c.
  7. They mobilize and organize their people for community development e.g building market square, cleaning streams, building roads and pathways e.t.c
  8. They recruit able-bodied men for the defense of their territories.
  9. They perform religious functions they were the religious as well as the spiritual head of their people especially in northern Nigeria, in the east and west the traditional rulers perform religious functions during religious ceremonies.
  10. They collected tributes and taxes from the people
  11. They maintained friendships with other neighboring communities or other communities.
  12. They confer honor, chieftaincy on deserving citizens.
  13. They shared community land and war bounties among his people for their use.
  1. Describe the composition of the executive council of the 1922 Clifford constitution.

The executive council of the 1922 Clifford constitution was composed of ten official members.

The council was headed by the governor all white officials.

Some of the other members include

  1. The chief secretary to the colonial government.
  2. The lieutenant governors of the southern and the northern provinces
  3. The administrator of the colony
  4. Attorney general
  5. The commandant of the Nigeria regiment
  6. The treasurer
  7. Director of medical services
  8. Director of marine
  9. The controller of customs and secretary of native affairs.

B. Identify any five ways in which the Clifford Constitution was significant to Nigeria

  1. It introduced the elective principle in Nigeria, though only four; the people of Lagos and Calabar were granted limited suffrage.
  2. The constitution encouraged the development of newspapers and magazines like Lagos daily news, west African pilot, connect e.t.c.
  3. A new legislative council was set up for the colony and protectorate of Nigeria.
  4. It also led to the development of political parties and associations e.g NNDP in 1922 and later IYM, NYM e.t.c
  5. The constitution increased political awareness on the path of the Nigerians
  6. It inspired nationalist activities towards agitation for greater involvement in the governance of their fatherland and later securing of their independence
  7. It allowed more Nigerian representatives in the legislative council; from six to ten.
  8. It opened the door for constitutional reforms and reviews
  9. It was the largest serving constitution in Nigeria.
  1. Highlight six political changes introduced into the political system by the 1954 Constitution

    Political changes introduced into the Nigerian political system by the 1954 constitution include

  1. Federalism: the 1954 constitution introduced true federalism in Nigeria by sharing governmental powers between the two tiers of government into exclusive, concurrent and residual lists.
  2. Full ministerial responsibilities; Nigerians were appointed ministers and given specific ministry to man.
  3. Direct election; it brought direct election to the eastern and western legislatures.
  4. Premier; each of the three regions has a premier as the leader of the government, this gave a sense of direction to government at the regions
  5. It regionalizes the civil service and the judiciary in the federation.
  6. It establishes the office of the speaker and the deputy speakers in each regional legislature.
  7. Lagos was made a federal capital territory. It was removed from the western region and made a federal capital territory.
  8. Southern Cameroon was granted self-governing status; semi-autonomy
  9. Membership of the central legislature was increased from 149 to 188.
  10. It upgraded governors to governor-general and lieutenant-governors to governors.

A. Distinguish between a secretary of state for the colonies and governor-general in the British colonial administration.                                                                                                   

The secretary of state for the colonies was a minister resident in Britain. He was responsible for advising the British government on matters affecting its colonies. A governor-general, on the other hand, was not a minister, he was appointed by the queen of Britain on the advice of the prime minister. He was a resident in the colony and acted as the head of state on behalf of the queen.

B. Highlight five functions of the governors in British west Africa shortly after independence.

  1. The governor-general was authorized to appoint a prime minister from the majority party in the parliament.
  2. He appointed ministers on the advice of the prime minister
  3. He signed into law the bills passed by the parliament before they become law
  4. He has the right to dissolve, prorogue and summon parliament on the advice of the prime minister.
  5. He appointed members of the public service commission and other important government officials on the advice of the prime minister
  6. He performs ceremonial functions e.g taking salute on armed forces remembrance day, or important ceremonies
  7. He could dismiss the prime minister and his ministers if there was a vote of no confidence.
  8. He exercises prerogative of mercy on the advice of the prime minister
  9. He was the commander-in-chief of armed forces
  10. He receives dignitaries from other countries
  11. He addresses the parliament during the first parliament sessions (speech from the throne)
  1. Describe six achievements of the national party of Nigeria(NPN) between 1979 and 1983

        The following were achieved by the NPN from 1979-1983

  1. The party won the presidential elections in 1979 and 1983. It produced the first executive president in Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari
  2. The party won more seats than any other political party in the house of representatives and the senate at the same period. For 1979 elections it won 167 seats in the house of representatives and 36 seats into the senate
  3. It established steel rolling mills in Katsina Osogbo and Itapa.
  4. The party built a number of housing estates in each state of the federation
  5. The party established more federal secondary schools throughout Nigeria
  6. The party won at least a seat in all the state assembly except Ogun and Lagos
  7. It won gubernatorial elections in seven states in 1979 and 12 states in 1983.
  8. It provided political awareness in Nigeria.
  1. A. What is foreign policy of a country?

A foreign policy of a country is a set objective, strategies or tactics which a government seeks to achieve through its relations with governments of other countries and international organizations

B. State the main objectives of Nigerian foreign policy

    Nigeria has made the following the main focal point of her foreign policy

  1. To develop friendship, cooperation, and understanding with the government of other states
  2. To respect the sovereignty, integrity of other states based on the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states.
  3. To peacefully resolve interstate(s) disputes
  4. To promote and protect national or domestic interests
  5. To eradicate colonialism neo-colonialism and racism in Africa.
  6. To offer neighboring countries to solve their internal problems.
  7. To promote a just world economic order
  8. To defend and promote world peace and security
  9. To maintain non-alignment policy with any power bloc
  10. To respect international laws treaties and agreements.

The united state general assembly is composed of all member states. Each has five representatives in the assembly 

B. highlight four functions of the general assembly

  The functions of the general assembly include;

  1. It deliberates on issues or matters affecting world peace and security.
  2. It alerts the security council of any situation which in its opinion is likely to endanger international peace and security.
  3. It discusses and approves the annual budget of the UNO.
  4. It approves the appointment of the secretary-general of the UNO with the recommendation of the security council
  5. It receives and considers reports from the other organs and specialized agencies of the UNO.
  6. It admits new member into the UNO on the recommendation of the security council
  7. It reviews issues that relate to the functions and powers of the other organs of the organization.
  8. It amends the charter of the UNO
  9. It elects non-permanent members of the security council, elects members of other organs and agencies of the organization e.g ICJ, WHO.
  10. It in conjunction with the security council appoint judges into the international court of justice.
  1. A. Define feudalism:

Feudalism was a socio-political and economic system that existed during the middle ages which was based on land ownership between the lords and serfs.

  B. State any five demerits of feudalism

  1. The system weakened the sovereignty of the states since every lord controlled some political power.
  2. There were constant wars among the lords for the search for more territorial control
  3. The system was exploitative as the serfs/slaves/vassal/peasants were used and dumped
  4. It promoted injustice .the lords presided over an agreement between him and his tenants.
  5. Under federalism, domination thrived. The land-lords dictates the social-economic and economic and political lives of the tenants
  6. For the tenants, there was no security of land ownership. The land a tenant worked on can be taken away from him and given to another or landlord as an event of war may lose his land to a stronger landlord
  7. It discourages personal initiative and creativity. The tenants only carried out orders and directives of landlords.
  8. The tenant could not take part in choosing their leader. It was undemocratic.
  1. In what six ways can a government of a state violate the principle of the rule of law?

  The government of a state can violate the principle of the rule of law through the following ways.

  1. The executive may manipulate the constitution to suit their selfish interest
  2. The government through inefficient or poor supervision and control of delegated legislation can violate the rule of law
  3. If there is a lack of judicial independence i.e if the courts compromise their position or poor integrity of judges, the principle of rule of law can be violated
  4. If the legislature fails in its duty to check the excesses of the executive.
  5. If the other organs of government (the executive and the legislative), disobey or refuse to comply with decisions of the court it can violate the rule of law
  6. Disrespect of fundamental human rights by government officials and government agencies e.g police, plasma, army, etc can violate the rule of law.
  7. Under the state of emergence e.g during terrorist attacks, natural disasters, war e.t.c. people's rights are violated.
  8. Some suspects are delayed unduly this is a violation
  9. At times the government misuse para-military organizations.
  10. The establishment of special tribunals and extrajudicial tribunals is a violation of the rule of law.
  11. The government may fail to give adequate publicity to laws especially delegated legislation.
  12. The government may make new laws and backdate them. Making of retrospective laws is a violation of the rule of law.
  13. If accused persons are denied access to a lawyer especially lawyers of their own choice.
  14. Denial of rights to appeal especially under the military regime is a violation of the rule of law.
  15. Some trials are not done in the open they are headed in secrecy. In such trials, the suspects may not have access to a fair hearing. This can be a violation of the rule of law.
  16. Some government officials in carrying out the activities of government may be involved in favoritism, tribalism or engage in political and social discrimination.

A. What is an absolute majority system?

It is an electoral method in which a candidate has to score more than 50% of the total vote cast before being declared elected.

B. Identify any five disadvantages of the system.

  1. Absolute majority system cannot be effective in an illiterate society.
  2. It is complicated as it involves a lot of calculations and administrative bottlenecks.
  3. It is not cost-efficient; it consumes time and money. Elections may be repeated before a winner will emerge. It takes time and funds to organize each election before the winner emerges.
  4. Election results may not come out quickly if a winner could not emerge after the first election.
  5. It may discourage political participation as voters whose candidates are dropped in the first ballot may not wish to participate in the second ballot
  6. Absolute majority system seems to discourage and weaken smaller political parties.
  7. It encourages electoral malpractice as contestants want to win by all means.
  8. It can lead to political tension and violence, there is always tension and suspense until a winner emerges

A. Define opinion polls   

Opinion polls are the scientific method of measuring the wishes and choice of the people on a given social, political and economic issues e.g popularity of a candidate, popularity of government e.t.c

B. state five factors that make the conduct of public opinion unreliable are due to the following factors;

  1. Lack of expertise knowledge by officials conducting the polls. The officials conducting it may not have adequate expertise knowledge on how to conduct a reliable opinion polls
  2. Absence of reliable technology which may produce accurate results. Some of the equipment needed to produce accurate results may be very expensive therefore the government may not procure them. Opinion polls conducted without this necessary equipment may yield inaccurate or unreliable results.
  3. A high level of illiteracy and ignorance among the people may be another reason. Some people due to illiteracy, ignorance may refuse to participate in the polls or may not know what is expected of his/her.
  4. Another factor is the problem of analyzing statistical data to get accurate results
  5. Lack of objectivity among respondents in responding to questions/items; the respondent may be subjective, this will definitely affect the poll result.
  6. Some of them that are marked for the interview may be scared of being interviewed or may not be willing to be part.
  7. The poor communication network is another factor.
  8. Possibility of manipulating the figures generated or gathered during the exercise some of the people that conduct the poll may alter some of the figures this can affect the result.
  9. The selection of samples may be misleading. The interviewer may select only a section of the population that will give a particular result.
  10. Respondent may be highly influenced by culture, religion, tribal or traditional sentiments in his response.
  1. A. Define public corporation

A public corporation may be defined as a government-owned business or enterprise set up by an act of parliament to provide essential services like electricity, pipe-borne water e.t.c for the people at a moderate price. The essence of enterprising is to render services to the people and not to maximize profit e.g Lagos state water resources, NEPA, NPA, e.t.c

B. Give five reasons for setting up of a public corporation in your country.

Public corporations are set up in Nigeria for a number of reasons which include the following.

  1. To provide essential and social services for the people. These services include electricity, water, transportation, roads, housing, ports, maritime e.t.c.
  2. To provide employment for citizens: public corporation is set up to reduce unemployment.
  3. To prevent exploitation: they are set up by the government to prevent selfish, unscrupulous profiteers who may wish to maximize profit from exploiting the people.
  4. To undertake essential projects which may require huge capital to set up. Some projects may be very expensive and individuals may not have any money to set them up. The government has to come in and set them up.
  5. To undertake strategic projects which the government may not want the private business to venture into for security reasons. E.g Nigerian NNPC handling oil.
  6. To generate revenue for the government. The government set up public enterprises a way to raise funds for the government.
  7. They are set up for the purpose of propaganda. The government sets up radio station television authorities for the purpose. (both central and state governments).
  8. To enable the government to carry out some duties that require quick actions which ministries cannot quickly or effectively carry out because of bureaucracy
  9. To avoid foreign control of the economy foreigners may use Nigerians as fronts/stooges to set up strategic corporations in Nigeria and dominate the economy.
  10. To ensure a constant supply of the services; if the government establishes public corporation it will be more committed to render services to the people.
  1. Identify any six roles of the traditional rulers in the pre-colonial west Africa.

      The following are the roles of the traditional rulers in the pre-colonial west Africa period;

  1. They preserve and promote native laws and customs and where the native laws are silent they make new laws.
  2. They maintain law and order. They mobilize the youth to maintain law and order.
  3. The traditional rulers administer justice. They interpret customary laws and convention and passed judgments
  4. They make laws, rules, and regulation
  5. They served as a link between the people and their ancestors
  6. They appointed subordinate chiefs e.g baale, olooja, seriki e.t.c.
  7. They mobilize and organize their people for community development e.g building market square, cleaning streams, building roads and pathways e.t.c
  8. They recruit able-bodied men for the defense of their territories.
  9. They perform religious functions they were the religious as well as the spiritual head of their people especially in northern Nigeria, in the east and west the traditional rulers perform religious functions during religious ceremonies.
  10. They collected tributes and taxes from the people
  11. They maintained friendships with other neighboring communities or other communities.
  12. They confer honor, chieftaincy on deserving citizens.
  13. They shared community land and war bounties among his people for their use.
  1. Describe the composition of the executive council of the 1922 Clifford constitution.

The executive council of the 1922 Clifford constitution was composed of ten official members.

The council was headed by the governor all white officials.

Some of the other members include

  1. The chief secretary to the colonial government.
  2. The lieutenant governors of the southern and the northern provinces
  3. The administrator of the colony
  4. Attorney general
  5. The commandant of the Nigeria regiment
  6. The treasurer
  7. Director of medical services
  8. Director of marine
  9. The controller of customs and secretary of native affairs.

B. Identify any five ways in which the Clifford Constitution was significant to Nigeria

  1. It introduced the elective principle in Nigeria, though only four; the people of Lagos and Calabar were granted limited suffrage.
  2. The constitution encouraged the development of newspapers and magazines like Lagos daily news, west African pilot, connect e.t.c.
  3. A new legislative council was set up for the colony and protectorate of Nigeria.
  4. It also led to the development of political parties and associations e.g NNDP in 1922 and later IYM, NYM e.t.c
  5. The constitution increased political awareness on the path of the Nigerians
  6. It inspired nationalist activities towards agitation for greater involvement in the governance of their fatherland and later securing of their independence
  7. It allowed more Nigerian representatives in the legislative council; from six to ten.
  8. It opened the door for constitutional reforms and reviews
  9. It was the largest serving constitution in Nigeria.
  1. Highlight six political changes introduced into the political system by the 1954 Constitution

    Political changes introduced into the Nigerian political system by the 1954 constitution include

  1. Federalism: the 1954 constitution introduced true federalism in Nigeria by sharing governmental powers between the two tiers of government into exclusive, concurrent and residual lists.
  2. Full ministerial responsibilities; Nigerians were appointed ministers and given specific ministry to man.
  3. Direct election; it brought direct election to the eastern and western legislatures.
  4. Premier; each of the three regions has a premier as the leader of the government, this gave a sense of direction to government at the regions
  5. It regionalizes the civil service and the judiciary in the federation.
  6. It establishes the office of the speaker and the deputy speakers in each regional legislature.
  7. Lagos was made a federal capital territory. It was removed from the western region and made a federal capital territory.
  8. Southern Cameroon was granted self-governing status; semi-autonomy
  9. Membership of the central legislature was increased from 149 to 188.
  10. It upgraded governors to governor-general and lieutenant-governors to governors.

A. Distinguish between a secretary of state for the colonies and governor-general in the British colonial administration.                                                                                                   

The secretary of state for the colonies was a minister resident in Britain. He was responsible for advising the British government on matters affecting its colonies. A governor-general, on the other hand, was not a minister, he was appointed by the queen of Britain on the advice of the prime minister. He was a resident in the colony and acted as the head of state on behalf of the queen.

B. Highlight five functions of the governors in British west Africa shortly after independence.

  1. The governor-general was authorized to appoint a prime minister from the majority party in the parliament.
  2. He appointed ministers on the advice of the prime minister
  3. He signed into law the bills passed by the parliament before they become law
  4. He has the right to dissolve, prorogue and summon parliament on the advice of the prime minister.
  5. He appointed members of the public service commission and other important government officials on the advice of the prime minister
  6. He performs ceremonial functions e.g taking salute on armed forces remembrance day, or important ceremonies
  7. He could dismiss the prime minister and his ministers if there was a vote of no confidence.
  8. He exercises prerogative of mercy on the advice of the prime minister
  9. He was the commander-in-chief of armed forces
  10. He receives dignitaries from other countries
  11. He addresses the parliament during the first parliament sessions (speech from the throne)
  1. Describe six achievements of the national party of Nigeria(NPN) between 1979 and 1983

        The following were achieved by the NPN from 1979-1983

  1. The party won the presidential elections in 1979 and 1983. It produced the first executive president in Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari
  2. The party won more seats than any other political party in the house of representatives and the senate at the same period. For 1979 elections it won 167 seats in the house of representatives and 36 seats into the senate
  3. It established steel rolling mills in Katsina Osogbo and Itapa.
  4. The party built a number of housing estates in each state of the federation
  5. The party established more federal secondary schools throughout Nigeria
  6. The party won at least a seat in all the state assembly except Ogun and Lagos
  7. It won gubernatorial elections in seven states in 1979 and 12 states in 1983.
  8. It provided political awareness in Nigeria.
  1. A. What is foreign policy of a country?

A foreign policy of a country is a set objective, strategies or tactics which a government seeks to achieve through its relations with governments of other countries and international organizations

B. State the main objectives of Nigerian foreign policy

    Nigeria has made the following the main focal point of her foreign policy

  1. To develop friendship, cooperation, and understanding with the government of other states
  2. To respect the sovereignty, integrity of other states based on the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states.
  3. To peacefully resolve interstate(s) disputes
  4. To promote and protect national or domestic interests
  5. To eradicate colonialism neo-colonialism and racism in Africa.
  6. To offer neighboring countries to solve their internal problems.
  7. To promote a just world economic order
  8. To defend and promote world peace and security
  9. To maintain non-alignment policy with any power bloc
  10. To respect international laws treaties and agreements.

The united state general assembly is composed of all member states. Each has five representatives in the assembly 

B. highlight four functions of the general assembly

  The functions of the general assembly include;

  1. It deliberates on issues or matters affecting world peace and security.
  2. It alerts the security council of any situation which in its opinion is likely to endanger international peace and security.
  3. It discusses and approves the annual budget of the UNO.
  4. It approves the appointment of the secretary-general of the UNO with the recommendation of the security council
  5. It receives and considers reports from the other organs and specialized agencies of the UNO.
  6. It admits new member into the UNO on the recommendation of the security council
  7. It reviews issues that relate to the functions and powers of the other organs of the organization.
  8. It amends the charter of the UNO
  9. It elects non-permanent members of the security council, elects members of other organs and agencies of the organization e.g ICJ, WHO.
  10. It in conjunction with the security council appoint judges into the international court of justice.