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Franchise | Definition, Historical and Types of Suffrage

The term 'suffrage' is often used interchangeable with franchise. Nevertheless, they both mean the same thing. Suffrage or franchise is the right or privilege granted by the state to members of a community to participate in an election or a referendum. This means that anyone who has this right can vote in an election or take part in a referendum.

Retailer: Definition, Functions, Types & Features

The retailer is that person who sells goods in smaller quantities or units to the final consumers. He is the last link in the chain of distribution. He is therefore the middleman between the wholesalerand the consumer.

Organisation of Political Parties

Political parties usually adopt different methods to achieve political power. It is this strategies or methods that provide parties with their organisation. Thus, the type of party organisation depends on the kind of methods they employ to realise their objectives. This implies that political parties create certain structures in order to capture political power.

Features of the 1963 Republican Constitution In Nigeria

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.

Features Of Free And Fair Elections

Characteristics and Features Of Free And Fair Elections What is an Election? An election is a formal group decision-making process by which a population chooses an...

Universal Adult Suffrage | Definition, Merits & Demerits

Universal adult suffrage is sometimes called unlimited suffrage or unlimited franchise. It means that every citizen who has reached the age of maturity has the right to vote. In practice, the universal adult suffrage does not operate in any country

Lyttleton Constitution of 1954 | Features, Merits & Demerits

Lyttleton Constitution - The political crises that hit the country in 1953 created regional and ethnic animosities, which eventually led to the eventual breakdown of the Macpherson Constitution and the consequent promulgation of the Lyttleton Constitution of 1954.

Richards Constitution of 1946 | Features, Merits & Demerits

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.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Clifford Constitution of 1922

Advantages and Disadvantages of Hugh Clifford Constitution The system of government introduced as a result of the amalgamation of 1914 created sharp divisions between British...

Clifford Constitution of 1922 | Features, Merits & Demerits

Clifford Constitution of 1922 - The system of government introduced as a result of the amalgamation of 1914 created sharp divisions between British officials and educated Nigerians on one hand, and between the chiefs and the educated elements on the other hand.

National Congress Of British West Africa (NCBWA)

The first conference of the National Congress of British West Africa was held at Accra in Ghana in 1920 under the leadership of Casely Hayford, a Ghanaian lawyer. Dr. Akinwande Savage, a Nigerian, worked closely with Hayford in organizing the conference.

Restricted Suffrage | Definition, Pros & Cons

Restricted Suffrage or Limited Franchise means that the right to vote is restricted only to male adults or people who possess certain special qualifications. During the apartheid era in South Africa, for example, the right to vote was granted only to the White (Afrikaner). The black people who constituted the majority of the population were disenfranchised.

Representative Democracy | Definition, Features & Historical

The most widely-known definition of Representative Democracy is the one articulated by the former American President, Abraham Lincoln. He described democracy as government by the people, of the people, and for the people.

Features of Representative Government

Representative government, also known as indirect democracy, is defined as a government of elected representatives of the people. Those elected, through organised elections, rule on behalf of the people and with every assurance that their interests will be enhanced and protected.