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SS1: GOVERNMENT - 2ND TERM

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  1. Types of Government Continues, Federal and Confederal Systems of Government | Week 1
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  2. Forms of Government: Presidential System of Government | Week 2
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  3. Forms of Government: Parliamentary System of Government | Week 3
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  4. Structure and Organization of Government: Legislature | Week 4
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  5. Structure and Organization of Government: Executive | Week 5
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  6. Structure and Organization of Government: Judiciary | Week 6
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  7. Basic Principles of Government: Political Participation and Political Apathy | Week 7
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  8. Basic Principles of Government: Rule of Law and Delegated Legislation | Week 8
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  9. Basic Principles of Government: Centralization and Decentralization | Week 9
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  • Parliamentarianism or Parliamentary System of Government and its Features

The Parliamentary system of government is a system of government in which the Head of State is different from the Head of Government. The Head of State performs ceremonial functions and the Head of Government performs Executive Functions.

The Head of State can be an elected president (Republics) or a Monarch (Monarchical state) while the Head of Government is Prime Minister. Other names for the parliamentary system of government are the Cabinet system or the Westminster system.

Britain operates a Cabinet or Parliamentary system of government. The Queen’s eldest son, King Charles III, was confirmed to be the new reigning British Monarch immediately following his mother’s death on 8 September 2022 at the age of 96.

The First Republic in Nigeria under the 1960 and 1963 constitutions operated a Parliamentary system It was practiced until the collapse of the First Republic on January 15, 1966

Features of Parliamentary System:

(i) Head of State is different from Head of Government.

 

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