MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

MEANING OF MDG The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) are eight international development goals that were officially established following the millennium summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption ...
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DEVELOPMENT OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA

DEVELOPMENT OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN NIGERIA

Historical Background Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP) and Nigerian Youth Movement (NYM) were formed as political parties after the introduction of the Clifford Constitution. They could not be said to ...
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DELEGATED LEGISLATION

DELEGATED LEGISLATION

Delegated legislation is defined as the act of transferring powers and functions through the Acts of parliament to other organisations such as ministries, local governments, public corporations (PHCN, Water Board) ...
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DECENTRALISATION

DECENTRALISATION

Decentralization has to do with the sharing of power between the central government and other constituent units, within a political system. Powers are therefore, distributed to these different units, thereby ...
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CENTRALISATION

CENTRALISATION

Centralisation is defined as the process by which political power is located in a single central decision - making body. The highest degree of centralization is achieved where all powers ...
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POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

Political participation is defined as the process whereby individuals get themselves involved in the political activities and in the decision-making of their country. Forms of political participation Individual's political participation ...
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REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT

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 ...
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CHECKS AND BALANCES

CHECKS AND BALANCES

The theory of checks and balances emphasises the power of any of the organs checking the activities of the others. For example the ability of the executive, legislature or judiciary, ...
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SEPARATION OF POWERS

SEPARATION OF POWERS

It is defined as the separation or division of political powers and functions among the three arms of government - the executive, legislature and judiciary. Each body should be constituted ...
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CONSTITUTIONALISM

CONSTITUTIONALISM

Constitutionalism is based on the belief that the powers of the various organs of government should be defined and regulated by the constitution, so that those who govern the society ...
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