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Category: Chapter 4. Fundamental Rights

Chapter 4 Section 46

Chapter 4. Section 46. Special jurisdiction of High Court and Legal aid

(1) Any person who alleges that any of the provisions of this Chapter has been, is being or likely to be contravened in any State in relation to him may apply to a High...

Chapter 4 Section 45

Chapter 4. Section 45. Restriction on and derogation from fundamental human right

(1) Nothing in sections 37, 38, 39, 40 and 41 of this Constitution shall invalidate any law that is reasonably justifiable in a democratic society (a) in the interest of...

Chapter 4 Section 44

Chapter 4. Section 44. Compulsory acquisition of property

(1) No moveable property or any interest in an immovable property shall be taken possession of compulsorily and no right over or interest in any such property shall be...

Chapter 4 Section 43

Chapter 4. Section 43. Right to acquire and own immovable property

Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, every citizen of Nigeria shall have the right to acquire and own immovable property anywhere in Nigeria.

Chapter 4 Section 42

Chapter 4. Section 42. Right to freedom from discrimination

(1) A citizen of Nigeria of a particular community, ethnic group, place of origin, sex, religion or political opinion shall not, by reason only that he is such a...

Chapter 4 Section 41

Chapter 4. Section 41. Right to freedom of movement

(1) Every citizen of Nigeria is entitled to move freely throughout Nigeria and to reside in any part thereof, and no citizen of Nigeria shall be expelled from Nigeria or...

Chapter 4 Section 40

Chapter 4. Section 40. Right to peaceful assembly and association

Every person shall be entitled to assemble freely and associate with other persons, and in particular he may form or belong to any political party, trade union or any...

Chapter 4 Section 39

Chapter 4. Section 39. Right to freedom of expression and the press

(1) Every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart ideas and information without interference. (2)...

Chapter 4 Section 38

Chapter 4. Section 38. Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion

(1) Every person shall be entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom (either alone or in...

Chapter 4 Section 37

Chapter 4. Section 37. Right to private and family life

The privacy of citizens, their homes, correspondence, telephone conversations and telegraphic communications is hereby guaranteed and protected.

Chapter 4 Section 36

Chapter 4. Section 36. Right to fair hearing

(1) In the determination of his civil rights and obligations, including any question or determination by or against any government or authority, a person shall be...

Chapter 4 Section 35

Chapter 4. Section 35. Right to personal liberty

(1) Every person shall be entitled to his personal liberty and no person shall be deprived of such liberty save in the following cases and in accordance with a procedure...

Chapter 4 Section 34

Chapter 4. Section 34. Right To Dignity Of Human Persons

(1) Every individual is entitled to respect for the dignity of his person, and accordingly – (a) no person shall be subject to torture or to inhuman or degrading...