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Equality and Non-Discrimination

Nigeria, English

(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 person:-
(a) be subjected either expressly by, or in the practical application of, any law in force in Nigeria or any executive or administrative action of the government, to disabilities or restrictions to which citizens of Nigeria of other communities, ethnic groups, places of origin, sex, religions or political opinions are not made subject; or
(b) be accorded either expressly by, or in the practical application of, any law in force in Nigeria or any such executive or administrative action, any privilege or advantage that is not accorded to citizens of Nigeria of other communities, ethnic groups, places of origin, sex, religions or political opinions.
(3) Nothing in subsection (1) of this section shall invalidate any law by reason only that the law imposes restrictions with respect to the appointment of any person to any office under the State or as a member of the armed forces of the Federation or member of the Nigeria Police Forces or to an office in the service of a body, corporate established directly by any law in force in Nigeria. (Sec. 42)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Nigeria, English

(1) The motto of the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress.
(2) Accordingly, national integration shall be actively encouraged, whilst discrimination on the grounds of place of origin, sex, religion, status, ethnic or linguistic association or ties shall be prohibited.
… (Sec. 15)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Nigeria, English

(1) The State social order is founded on ideals of Freedom, Equality and Justice.
(2) In furtherance of the social order-
(a) every citizen shall have equality of rights, obligations and opportunities before the law;
… (Sec. 17)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Nigeria, English

… And to provide for a Constitution for the purpose of promoting the good government and welfare of all persons in our country, on the principles of freedom, equality and justice, and for the purpose of consolidating the unity of our people … (Preamble)

Protection from Violence

Nigeria, English

(3) The State shall direct its policy towards ensuring that-

(f) children, young persons and the age are protected against any exploitation whatsoever, and against moral and material neglect;
… (Sec. 17)

Protection from Violence

Nigeria, English

(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 treatment;
(b) no person shall he held in slavery or servitude; and
(c) no person shall be required to perform forced of compulsory labour.
… (Sec. 34)

Obligations of Private Parties

Nigeria, English

It shall be the duty of every citizen to –

(c) respect the dignity of other citizens and the rights and legitimate interests of others and live in unity and harmony and in the spirit of common brotherhood;
… (Sec. 24)

Judicial Protection

Nigeria, English

(1) An appeal shall lie from decisions of the Federal High Court or a High Court to the Court of Appeal as of right in the following cases -

(d) decisions in any civil or criminal proceedings on questions as to whether any of the provisions of Chapter IV7 of this Constitution has been, is being or is likely to be, contravened in relation to any person;
… (Sec. 241)

Judicial Protection

Nigeria, English

(2) An appeal shall lie from the decisions of the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court as of right in the following cases-

(c) decisions in any civil or criminal proceedings on questions as to whether any of the provisions of Chapter IV5 of this Constitution has been, is being or is likely to be, contravened in relation to any person; … (Sec. 233)6

Judicial Protection

Nigeria, English

(6) The judicial powers vested in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this section –

(b) shall extend, to all matters between persons, or between government or authority and to any persons in Nigeria, and to all actions and proceedings relating thereto, for the determination of any question as to the civil rights and obligations of that person;
… (Sec. 6)