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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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Among the features of federal system of government are:

(i) Constitutional division of power between the central government and other units of government into exclusive, concurrent, and residual lists.

(ii) All power emanates from the constitution. The three tiers of government derive their power from the constitution. The constitution is supreme.

(iii) There is duplication of organs of government, civil service and judiciary.

(iv) Federal constitution is written and rigid.

(v) There is bicameral legislature.

(vi) There is the existence of a supreme court to give a judicial interpretation.

(vii) Federations are made up of unequal states e.g. in Nigeria 36 unequal states and Federal Capital Territory.

(viii) There is the prevalence of the federal laws over that of the state in cases of conflict (cases in concurrent lists).

(ix) Secession is forbidden for any component unit.

(x) The constitution provides formulas for revenue allocation and sharing.

(xi) The central government controls the police.

(xii) Three tiers/levels of government exist; Federal, State and Local government.

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