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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 Quizzes
  2. Forms of Government: Presidential System of Government | Week 2
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  3. Forms of Government: Parliamentary System of Government | Week 3
    6 Topics
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    2 Quizzes
  4. Structure and Organization of Government: Legislature | Week 4
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  5. Structure and Organization of Government: Executive Content | Week 5
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  6. Structure and Organization of Government: Judiciary Content | Week 6
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  7. Basic Principles of Government: Political Participation and Political Apathy | Week 7
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  8. Basic Principles of Government: Rule of Law and Delegated Legislation | Week 8
    8 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  9. Basic Principles of Government: Centralization and Decentralization | Week 9
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz



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(i) The president is the Head of Government. All executive powers are vested in him.

(ii) He is the Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces.

(iii) He approves the bills passed by the legislature.

(iv) The president is also the Head of State. He performs ceremonial functions. He is the symbol of the state.

(v) He represents the state in other countries and in international organizations.

(vi) He receives dignitaries from other states e.g. Heads of States and governments of other countries or their representatives.

(vii) He presents an annual budget speech to the joint session of the national assembly.

(viii) He initiates appropriation bills and other bills for discussion and approval in the national assembly.

(ix) He initiates government policies and implements them.

(x) He maintains law and order in the state through the law enforcement agencies under his control.

(xi) He negotiates and signs treaties or international agreements with other countries.

(xii) He addresses a joint session of the national assembly.

(xiii) He appoints ministers and other government officials subject to the approval of the senate. He can also dismiss ministers and erring officials. The President relieves a Minister of his appointment by unilateral action.

(xiv) He exercises the prerogative of mercy.

Prerogative of mercy is the right and power of a sovereign, state president, or other supreme authority to commute a death sentence, to change the mode of execution, or pardon an offender.

(xv) He can declare war or a state of emergency, subject to the approval of the National Assembly.

(xvi) He gives awards/honours to the deserving members of his state and decorates them.

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