The primary function of a state or country is to protect the fundamental human rights of its citizens and as a citizen of Nigeria you have the following rights entitled to you:
- Right to life
- Right to freedom from torture, inhuman or degrading punishment.
- Right to freedom from deprivation of personal liberty.
- Right to freedom from discrimination on the ground of sex, race or tribe
- Right to fair and equal hearing
- Right to private and family life.
- Right to freedom of movement .
- Right to peaceful assembly and association
- Right to freedom of expression and the press.
- Right to freedom from slavery and forced labour.
- Right to freedom from unlawful imprisonment.
- Right to ownership of property.
- Right to vote and be voted for.
- Right to education.
- Mention your fundamental rights as a citizen of Nigeria.
- Explain right to fair hearing.
Types of Laws in Existence in Nigeria:
The following are types of laws in existence in Nigeria.
- Constitution: This is a body of rules and regulations governing the citizens of Nigeria.
- Decrees: Decrees are laws made by the military when they are in power.
- Bye-laws: These are laws made by the local governments, public corporations etc
- Judicial Precedents: These are important judgments passed and decision taken in our law courts like Supreme Court.
- Conventions: These are rules that guide peoples’ behavior which are not written down but people show their disrespect when violated.
- Custom and Norms.
- International laws: International laws such as the ones made by international organizations like the U.N.O.,A.U., O.P.E.C. etc.
- State the types of law in existence in Nigeria.
- Differentiate between bye-laws and conventions.
- State your fundamental rights as a citizen of Nigeria.
- Which constitution is in operation in Nigeria?
- Discuss how the government can protect your right to life.
- Mention five of your duties to Nigeria.
- What is youth empowerment?
Fundamentals of Civic Education for Senior Secondary Schools Book 3, Sola AkinyemiPgs. 1-6.
- Laws made by military government are called
A. constitution B. decrees C. bye-laws
- Laws made by local government in Nigeria are called
A. constitution B. decrees C. bye laws
- 3. The head of the executive in Nigeria is the
A. President B. Vice President C. Senate President
- The upper house of the National Assembly is called
A. House of Senate B. House of Representative C. House of Assembly
- Which organ of government interprets the laws of the country?
A. The executive B. The Legislature C. The Judiciary
- Highlight five limitations to your fundamental human right.
- Explain four benefits of these limitations.