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Electoral College | Definition, Features, Merits & Demerits

Electoral College | Definition, Features, Merits & Demerits

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Electoral College | Features, Advantages and Disadvantages What is an Electoral College? An electoral college is a set of electors who are selected to elect a...
Structure of Local Government in Nigeria

Structure of Local Government in Nigeria

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The local governments in Nigeria are directly under the control and supervision of state governments. The state governments exercise their authority over the local councils through the Ministry of Local Government which was once abolished and later reinstated.

Features of the 1963 Republican Constitution In Nigeria

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1963 Republican Constitution - The prime minister and regional premiers met in May, 1963 in order to discuss and settle constitutional issues. So, the conference of heads of government of Nigeria agreed to summon an all-party constitutional conference in Lagos to suggest to it, important changes in the constitution.

Indirect Election | Definition, Features, Merits and Demerits

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Indirect Election | Definition, Features, Characteristics | Advantages and Disadvantages What is an Election? An election is a formal group decision-making process by which a population...

The 1979 Republican Constitution of Nigeria

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The 1979 republican constitution which came into effect on 1st October, 1979 was the first post-military constitution in Nigeria. The constitution was prepared and promulgated by the Murtala/Obasanjo Federal Military Government but not until after several futile attempts had been made by previous military governments to implement a transition programme.

Richards Constitution of 1946 | Features, Merits & Demerits

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The Richards Constitution which took its name from Sir Arthur Richards (later Lord Milverton), the then Governor of Nigeria, came into effect on 1st January, 1947. But the constitution itself was the outcome of several events that took place within and outside Nigeria since the Clifford Constitution was promulgated in 1922.

Features of the Presidential System of Government

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In a presidential system of government, the President is both the ceremonial and executive head of state. That is, the president combines the offices of Head of State and Head of Government at the same time. In this regard, the President performs a number of functions. In particular, he enforces all laws, serves as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, appoints important political office holders and grants pardon and mercy to offenders.

Powers and Functions of the Legislature

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The Legislature is the organ of government responsible for law making. The legislature makes laws which are to be obeyed by everybody. The legislature also maintains control over the policy and administrative actions of the executive and acts as a forum for airing public opinions.

Military Rule In Nigeria Politics (1966 – 1999)

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Military Rule In Nigeria - In the early hours of January 15, 1966, Nigeria witnessed the first military coup led by Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu and other majors in the army. It was a bloody military intervention in the political history of Nigeria.