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CITIZENSHIP

Citizenship means membership of a country, nation or state. A citizen is a legal member of wherever he comes from and has some rights, duties and obligations. Types of citizenship By Birth: A person becomes a citizen of the country where he is born. By Marriage and Registration: A foreigner can becomes a citizen if he/she marries a Nigerian and registers the marriage. By Descent: Many Nigerians who live in other countries and have children in those countries automatically have their children as Nigerians based on descent. By Naturalization: This is having citizenship of another country having fulfill certain conditions e.g. A foreigner that have lived up to 15 years in Nigeria can apply for citizenship if he/she fulfill certain conditions. Honorary citizenship: A country can confer citizenship in a distinguished personality who have done something significant in the country. Dual citizenship: A person can be a citizen of two… Read More »CITIZENSHIP

Civic Education

RIGHTS & DUTIES OF CITIZENS

RIGHTS & DUTIES OF CITIZENS Rights are legal entitlements enjoyed by people as guaranteed by law. These rights are also called the fundamental human rights. Human rights have their origin with the United Nations in 1948 which is termed Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Every member (nation) that is a member of the U.N. must abide and implement the principle in their national constitution.   Duties are functions which citizens perform towards the country (government and their fellow men). They are legal and moral expectations from every citizen towards their government (so that their government can maintain peace and protect the welfare of citizens).   The types of rights include: Political rights, Economic rights, civil rights and natural rights. Duties of citizens include: The protection of public property Fight against corruption and embezzlement Contributed to natural and community development Proper upbringing of children Loyalty to the government and nation Payment… Read More »RIGHTS & DUTIES OF CITIZENS

Civic Education

CITIZENSHIP – RIGHTS OF CITIZENS

CITIZENSHIP: RIGHTS OF CITIZENS A citizen is a full-fledge member of a country. He enjoys all rights in the country as written in the constitution. A non-citizen does not enjoy all the rights citizens enjoy in any country where he/she stays. Citizenship can be acquired through birth, marriage and registration, by descent, naturalization, by honourary titles and dual citizenship.   Rights of Citizens Rights are privileges individuals enjoyed as guaranteed by law. They are entitlements of citizens which enable them to live useful, balanced and most secured life in the society. Such rights include the following fundamental human rights: Right of life Right to dignity of human person Right to personal liberty Right to far hearing Right to private of thought, conscience and religion Right to private and family life Right to freedom of expression and the press Right to peaceful assembly and association Right to freedom from discrimination Right… Read More »CITIZENSHIP – RIGHTS OF CITIZENS

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