Citizenship education in Nigeria has gone a long way in creating awareness on the obligations of government and duties of citizens to the nation. This study focuses on citizenship education through peace building in Nigeria. The paper defines citizenship and citizenship education, goals of citizenship education, categories of citizenship, duties of the citizen, renunciation and deprivation of citizenship. It further defines peace building, the need for peace education and its components. Furthermore, this paper proposed peace building course contents to be co-opted into citizenship education to widen the horizon of citizenship education through peace building which includes but not restricted to: the need for dialogue, peace building at the level of individual, peace building at the family level, peace building at school level, tolerance, religious harmony, justice, peace building club, inter-communal sports. The paper concludes by giving recommendation on how to ensure effective citizenship education through peace building.
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