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JSS3: CIVIC EDUCATION - 1ST TERM

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The features of the 1960 Independence Constitution include:

1. It was parliamentary in nature with provision for the office of the Prime Minister.

2. The Supreme Court was established with the establishment of the Judicial Service Commission.

3. The Head of State was the British Monarch and the Head of Government the Prime Minister.

4. It provided for a rigid procedure for the amendment of the constitution.

5. There was a provision of the revenue allocation formula.

6. It still retained three regions.

7. It provided for fundamental human rights.

8. The Governor-General represented the Queen as Head of state.

9. The legislature was still bicameral

10. It defined citizenship.

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