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Citizenship

Civic Education

Citizenship

The Meaning and Types of Citizenship Citizenship refers to the relationship which exists between an individual and the country he lives. A citizen is expected to obey the law of the land and perform certain duties to his country. On the other hand, the country is also expected to protect the life and property of the citizen. The country is to provide basic amenities such as road, electricity, and pipe- borne water for the citizens.    Types of Citizenship Citizenship by Birth: The following are the ways Nigerian citizenship can be acquired by birth. Everyone born in Nigeria before 1st October 1960.Such person is a Nigerian citizen if any of his parents or grandparents was born in Nigeria. Everyone borninNigeria afterindependencei.e 1st October 1960 whose parents or grandparents are citizens of Nigeria   B. Citizenship by  Naturalization: Naturalization is a way by which a foreigner is made citizen of the… Read More »Citizenship

Social Studies (Primary Classes)

Citizenship

Meaning of citizenship The citizens feel special about their nation. They enjoy certain rights and are expected to do certain things for their country the state of being a member of a particular country and having rights because of it:   Citizenship as means of national identify Citizenship is the status of a person recognized under the custom or law as being a legal member of a sovereign state or belonging to a nation. The idea of citizenship has been defined as the capacity of individuals to defend their rights in front of the governmental authority.   Individual states and nations recognize citizenship of persons according to their own policies, regulations and criteria as to who is entitled to its citizenship. A person may have multiple citizenships. A person who does not have citizenship of any state is said to be stateless, while one who lives on state borders whose… Read More »Citizenship

Social Studies

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

CITIZENSHIP

CITIZENSHIP   Citizenship is the state of being a citizen. It also means the state of having rights and duties of a citizen. A citizen is a legal member of a state or country. The citizenship of Nigeria can be acquired through the following ways: Citizenship by birth Citizenship by registration or marriage Citizenship by naturalization   CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH The following people are citizens of Nigeria by birth Every person born in Nigeria either of whose parents or any of whose grandparents are citizens of Nigeria. Every person born outside Nigeria either of whose parents is a citizen of Nigeria.   CITIZENSHIP BY REGISTRATION OR MARRIAGE A person can become a citizen of Nigeria through registration if he satisfies the following conditions: he is a person of good character he has shown a clear intension of his desire to live in Nigeria he has taken the Oath of Allegiance prescribed… Read More »CITIZENSHIP

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