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Title:Nigerian citizenship law: a current perspective
Author:Okoli, K.C.
Periodical:Journal of African Law
Geographic term:Nigeria
Abstract:The enactment of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1979 introduced significant changes in the law relating to citizenship in Nigeria. The citizenship provisions of the 1979 Constitution have been slightly modified and reenacted in the 1989 Constitution which will come into effect on October 1, 1992. This article examines the Nigerian law on citizenship as ordained by the 1979 Constitution, as well as the changes introduced by the 1989 Constitution, against the background of the historical development of citizenship laws in the country prior to, and since independence on October 1, 1960. It looks in turn at citizenship by birth, citizenship by registration, citizenship by naturalization, dual citizenship and deprivation of citizenship. Notes, ref.