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SS1: GOVERNMENT - 3RD TERM

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  1. Fundamental Human Right and Representative Government | Week 1
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  2. Separation of Power and Checks and Balances | Week 2
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  3. Constitution | Week 3
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  4. Citizenship | Week 4 & 5
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  5. Political Parties | Week 6
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  6. Party System | Week 7
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  7. Pressure Groups | Week 8
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Lesson 4, Topic 3
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Conditions of Acquiring and Conditions of Losing Citizenship

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Conditions of Acquiring Citizenship:

(i) An alien seeking citizenship of another country must have attained maturity age of that country e.g. in Nigeria 18years.

(ii) The applicant must have good character.

(iii) The foreigner must have married a citizen.

(iv) An applicant must have lived in the country for a very long period of time which may range from 15-20years.

(v) A foreigner must renounce his/her former nationality.

(vi) The alien must be capable of contributing meaningfully to the advancement and progress of the state.

(vii) He/she must be acceptable to the locality where he/she is residing.

(viii) The alien must be ready to take the oath of allegiance to his new country.

Conditions of Losing Citizenship:

(i) Citizens who spy against their country can lose their citizenship.

(ii) Citizens who commit criminal offences other than minor traffic offences that attract more than two years.

(iii) Citizens that are disloyal to the state can lose their citizenship.

(iv) Serving in a foreign military or foreign government.

(v) Voluntary renunciation of citizenship is another way of losing citizenship.

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