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Inyang Umoh (tutor)
26-02-2016 06:46:00 +0000
In an earlier post I talked about the 3 branches of government. This lesson is focused on why the government is separated in the first place.
History is filled with examples of tyrants, dictators, kings and other rules that have had so much power that they could impose their will on the people of their nation. To combat this problem, the idea was to prevent one person (or a very small group of people) from having all the power. If one branch attempts to do something that is illegal, the other branch will "check" them. For example, if the legislature passed a law to take away rights that are guaranteed in the constitution, the Judiciary can strike down the law.
Therefore the goal of having powers separated among 3 branches is to create checks and balances.
Can you think of any examples of one branch checking the other in recent Nigerian history?
legislature checking the Executive
26-02-2016 06:49:00 +0000
judiciary checking legislature
26-02-2016 07:20:00 +0000
@ ogudu u are slightly wrong why did I say so.1;the executive organ of government tend to have the full control of the legislative organ and even the judiciary.
26-02-2016 07:28:00 +0000
26-02-2016 07:35:00 +0000
26-02-2016 08:24:00 +0000
Executive check legislative
26-02-2016 08:29:00 +0000
gbenga you are wrong the executive do not have absolute power the executive can be checked balance by the executive and legislative
26-02-2016 08:42:00 +0000
I mean judiciary and legislative
26-02-2016 08:43:00 +0000
the judiciary checks d executive
26-02-2016 08:58:00 +0000
@bgenga this is federalism no arm of government is superior to each other. they do check balance the work of one another
26-02-2016 11:22:00 +0000