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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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    1 Quiz
  3. Forms of Government: Parliamentary System of Government | Week 3
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    2 Quizzes
  4. Structure and Organization of Government: Legislature | Week 4
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    1 Quiz
  5. Structure and Organization of Government: Executive Content | Week 5
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  6. Structure and Organization of Government: Judiciary Content | Week 6
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    1 Quiz
  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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    1 Quiz



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Judiciary is the arm of government that interprets the law and adjudicates cases. It asserts meaning to law and administers justice in a state.

The judges and courts make up the judiciary. There are different courts which include Customary Court, Magistrate Court, State High Court, Federal High Court, Appeal Court, Industrial Court, Sharia Court, and Supreme Court (the highest court in Nigeria)

Characteristics of Judiciary:

Characteristics of Judiciary Include; 

(i) Impartiality: The judiciary is fair and just to all.

(ii) Political Neutrality: Judges do not engage in partisan politics.

(iii) Permanence: The judiciary is a permanent institution inherited by successive governments.

(iv) Independence: It is made independent to avoid undue interference

(v) Professionalism: The judiciary is made up of judges who are legal experts.

(vi) There is stable tenure of office for judges until they retire, except if found guilty of any corrupt practice or ill health.

(vii) Judicial Immunity: Judges enjoy judicial immunity in the performance of their duties.

(viii) The judiciary adheres to due process or laid down procedure.

(ix) There is a prescribed code of conduct that guides its activities.

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