Organs of Government (Judiciary)

Government SSS 1 First Term


Organs of Government (Judiciary)

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to explain:

 i. Meaning of Judiciary.

 ii. Functions of the Judiciary.

 iii. Independence of the Judiciary


This constitutes the arm of government that interprets the law of the state and applies the existing law to individual cases. In any modern state, the liberty of individuals depends on the fairness of the court in protecting against the tyranny of overzealous members of the government. In Nigeria for example, the judiciary is made up of a large number of courts, ranging from the supreme court, appeal court, high court, down to magistrate and customary court.

Functions of Judiciary

1. Interpretation of law

2. Punishment of offenders

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