Fundamental Human Rights In Nigeria (Full List)

Filed in Noisemakers by on May 23, 2019

Fundamental human rights in Nigeria today. some question been ask, does human right still exist in Nigeria, let review some of the questions

Fundamental Human Rights In Nigeria (Full List)

What are the fundamental human right in Nigeria?

In Nigeria Today, citizens enjoy many rights but the inalienable fundamental rights of citizens are statute-protected by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Chapter IV of the Constitution lists out the basic Fundamental Human Rights enjoyed by citizens of the country

What are the fundamental human right under the Constitution?

  • Right to liberty.
  • Right to due process of law.
  • Right to freedom of movement.
  • Right to freedom of thought.

What are the 5 basic human rights?

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Marriage and Family. Every Adult has the right to marry and have a family if they want to.

  • The Right to Your Own Things.
  • Freedom of Thought.
  • Freedom of Expression.
  • The Right to Public Assembly.
  • The Right to Democracy.
  • Social Security.
  • Workers’ Rights

The fundamental human rights in Nigeria Today are entrenched in chapter IV section 32 of the constitution Nigeria.

They are:

1. Rights to life.

2. Right to dignity of human person.

3. Right to fair hearing.

4. Right to private life.

5. Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.

6. Right to freedom of expression and the press.

7. right to peaceful assembly and association.

8. Right to personal liberty.

9. Right to freedom of movement.

10. Right to freedom of discrimination.


What are the type of constitution in Nigeria?

Nigeria had a series of constitutions. but current constitution was enacted on 29 May 1999, inaugurating the Nigerian Fourth Republic.

What are the laws in Nigeria Constitution?

On 29 May 1999. The Constitution of Nigeria is supreme law of the country. has four distinct legal systems in Nigeria, which include English law, Common law, Customary law, and Sharia (Islamic) Law.

Who is the 1st president of Nigeria?

Nnamdi Azikiwe is The first President of Nigeria, took office in Federal Republic of Nigeria in October 1963.

Different Types of Constitution

Codified, Uncodified, Flexible and Inflexible Constitutions
Monarchical and Republican Constitutions
Presidential and Parliamentary Constitutions
Federal and Unitary Constitutions
Political and Legal Constitutions




Fundamental Human rights in Nigeria Of the 1999 Nigerian constitution as Listed above.

The big question today is- Are these fundamental human rights in Nigeria enjoyed by Nigerians?




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