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: \tRight of life \tRight to dignity of human person \tRight to personal liberty \tRight to far hearing \tRight to private of thought, conscience and religion \tRight to private and family life \tRight to freedom of expression and the press \tRight to peaceful assembly and association \tRight to freedom from discrimination \tRight to freedom of movement \tRight to education \tRight to freedom of speech and publication \tRight to work and earn a living. Duties of Citizens (obligations) Duties of citizens means the functions and responsibilities of every citizen towards the government. These are roles and functions citizen perform to enable the government maintain peace and protect the welfare of citizens. The duties of Citizens include: \tProtection of public/government property \tContribution to the development of the country \tCitizens must ensure the proper upbringing of their children/wards \tCitizens must be loyal and faithful to the state (obedience) \tCitizen must pay their taxes promptly \tRespect the rights of others. \tRespect for national symbols \tVoting during elections \tNo citizen should discriminate other citizen based on any reason as provided by the constitution. People should be allowed to reside in any part of the country. Evaluation \tDefine citizenship \tMention 3 rights of a citizen \tMention 3 ways of acquiring citizenship status in Nigeria.