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  1. The Meaning of Citizenship
  2. The Methods of Acquiring Citizenship
  3. Renunciation of Nigerian Citizenship
  4. Deprivation of Citizenship
  5. The Fundamental Rights of Citizens
  6. The Duties and Obligations of Citizens
  7. The Differences between a Citizen and a Non-Citizen


The Meaning of Citizenship

This is the state of being vested with the rights, privileges, and duties of a citizen. It can also be defined as the character of an individual viewed as a member of society; behavior in terms of the duties, obligations, and functions of a citizen. That is to say, it is the fact or status of being a citizen of a particular place or the qualities that a person is expected to have as a responsible member of a community.

The Methods of Acquiring Citizenship

The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) provides for three principal ways by which Nigerian Citizenship can be acquired. These three principal ways are:

(a) Citizenship by Birth;

(b) Citizenship by Registration; and

(c) Citizenship by Naturalization.

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