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Brief History of Nigeria
Federal republic of Nigeria, gained independence in the year 1960 from the British colonial rule.. These independence was made possible thanks to the hard work and good hearts of some people who were later named Nationalists. Some of the Nationalists who fought in order to make the independence successful are Nnamdo Azikwe, Muritala Muhammed, Tafawa Balewa, to name a few. Later in this article, you will find the names of the Nationalists.
Nigeria has been regarded as the giant of Africa because of how large our population is and our land.
Nigeria has been said to have an estimated value of 190 million people.
The capital of Nigeria is Abuja, which is where Azo rock Villa is located.
The Azo rock Villa is where the president dwells.
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Nigeria Democracy is no longer May 29, it is JUNE 12
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Current Affairs in Nigeria Questions and Answers
1. The parliament of Nigeria is called ________
(A)House of Representative (B) Senate (C)State house of Assembly (D) National Assembly
Answer: D National Assembly
2. Democracy day is celebrated in Nigeria on———
(A) Oct 1 (B) Jan 12 (C)May 29 (D)June 12
Answer: D (It was recently changed)
3. How many members make up the house of representative in Nigeria?
(A)280 (B)774 (C)360 (D)359
4. How many members makeup senate in the upper arm of the national assembly?
(A)100 (B)108 (C)109 (D)110
5. Nigeria is divided into how many geopolitical zones?
(A)5 (B)6 (C)7 (D)8
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6. Nigeria flag was created by——————-
(A)Mr Aina Onabolu (B)Prof Wole Soyinka (C)Taiwo Akinkumi (D)Ben Odiase
7. How many local governments do we have in Nigeria?
(A)744 (B)774 (C) 747 (D)784
8. Who was the first military head of state?
(A)Gen. Muritala Muhammed (B)Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (C)Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi (D)Gen. Idiagbon
9. Who stopped the killing of twins in calabar?
(A)Henry Townsend (B)Herbert Marculey (C)Mongo Park (D)Mary Slessor
10. Nigeria became a republic in what year?
(A)May 29, 1999 (B)Jan 15, 1966 (C) Oct 1, 1960 (D)Oct 1, 1963
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11. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was established in what year?
(A)May 1975 (B)May 1963 (C)May 1966 (D)May 2000
12. Which state is referred to as “The Sunshine State”
(A)Ekiti state (B)Ondo State (C)Jigawa state (D)Oyo state
13. The Nigeria flag was designed by Taiwo Akinkunmi in what year?
(A)1957 (B)1959 (C)1960 (D)1963
14. The amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates and the colony of Lagos was in what year?
(A)1959 (B)1914 (C)1963 (D)1960
15. Nigeria celebrated her last centenary anniversary in what year?
(A)2000 (B)2014 (C)2020 (D)1990
16. Who is the current minister of Education in Nigeria?
(A)Prof Rukkayat Rufai (B)Adamu Adamu (C)Prof Adedapo Afolabi (D)Prof. Wole Soyinka
17. The state with the least number of local government in Nigeria is——————
(A)Zamfara (B)Lagos (C)Bayelsa (D)Anambra
18. Who is the current Senate President in Nigeria?
(A) Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (B)Bukola Saraki (C)Tukur Buratai (D)Oshiomole
19. Who is the current House of Rep in Nigeria?
(A)Yakubu Dogara (B)Bukola Saraki (C)Femi Gbajabiamila (D)Oshiomole
20. Which state is referred to as the “Centre of Excellence?”
(A)Ekiti state (B)Ondo State (C)Lagos state (D)Oyo state
21. . Which state is referred to as “The Gateway state”
(A)Ekiti state (B)Ogun State (C)Jigawa state (D)Oyo state
22. The current minister of petroleum is —————-
(A)President Muhammodu Buhari (B) Amaechi (c) Aisha Alhassan (D) Babatunde Fashola
23. The first coup carried out in Nigeria was in what year?
(A) 1996 (B) 1966 (C)1967 (D)1973
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24. Nigeria civil war started in what year?
(A) 1967 (B) 1970 (C) 1966 (D)1985
25. The Aba Women Riot took place in what year?
(A)1975 (B) 1929 (C) 2001 (D) 1939
Part Two of Nigeria Current Affairs Questions and Answers
26. Who is the current INEC Chairman? Mahmood Yakubu
27. Who is current Chief of Army Staff? Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai
28. Who discovered River Niger? Mungo Park
29. Who coined the name “Nigeria”? Flora Luggard
30. The first trade in Nigeria was held in what year? 1953
31. The highest mountain in Africa is? Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
32. The Largest River in the World is? Mississippi
33. The largest city in the world is? New York
34. Coldest country in the world is? Russia
35. The largest River in Nigeria is? River Niger
36. The United Nations was founded in what year? 1945
37. ECOWAS was founded in what year? 1975
38. The largest city in West Africa is? Ibadan
39. The twin towers ( World Trade Centre ) was bombed in what year? Sept 11, 2001 by Osama Bin Laden Terrorist group
40. The league of Nations was founded in what year? 1920
41. Central Bank of Nigeria was established in what year? 1959
42. The smallest continent in the world is? Australia
43. The First World War started in what year? 1914
44. The First World War ended in what year? 1919
45. The least populated country in the world is? Vatican city
46. Who hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup? South Africa
47. Nigeria is divided into how many geo-political zones? 6
48. The most populated country in the world is? China
49. The largest Island in the world is? Greenland
50. The Eifel’s Tower is located in what country? France
51. Eifel’s Tower was built in what year? 1889 by Gustave
52. The Nigerian to win a Nobel Laureate is? Prof. Wole Soyinka
53. N.Y.S.C was established in what year? 1973
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54. Nigeria Civil War started and ended in what year? 1967-1970
55. Nigeria changed to use of naira and kobo in what year? 1973
56. The largest continent in the world is? ASIA
57. The youngest judge in the whole world is John Payton
58. The first military coup carried out in Nigeria was in 1966.
59. Who formed the first political party in Nigeria?
Answer: Herbert Macauly
60. Question: What was the first political party in Nigeria?
61. Who is the current president of Nigeria?
62. Who is the current vice president of Nigeria?
62. What does the eagle in the Nigerian coat of arm
63.Representative democracy is best characteristic by
Answer: free elections and proper registers of voters
64. While political partial parties aim at forming a government pressure groups aim at
Answer: influencing governmental decisions
65. When the electorate vote for representatives who is turn vote on their behalf we say it is
Answer: an indirect election
66. An election which is conducted to fill a vacant seat in a legislature is called a
Answer: by election
67. Which of these countries does NOT operate a federal constitution
68. The major advantage of the secret ballot is that
Answer: it ensures the anonymity of each voter
69. In a one party state
Answer: the ruling party is the only legal party
70. A cabinet system of government is practiced in
Answer: Britain and Canada
71. A proclamation by the head of state ending a session of parliament is called
Answer: a dissolution
72. The constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria
Answer: promotes unity of diversity
73. The transfer of authority to local government council is known as
74. The principle of anonymity of civil servants means that they
Answer: are credited or blamed for any thing they do
75. The six registered political parties in Nigeria in 1982 were
Answer: UPN, GNPP, NAP, PRP, NPP, NPN,
76. Which of the following is NOT a pressure group in Nigeria
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77. Who was the first female editor of a daily newspaper? Dr. Doyin Abiola
78. Who was the first Nigerian female novelist? Mrs Flora Nwakpa
79. Who was the first female winner of an Olympic gold medal? Miss Chioma Ajunwa
80. Who was the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria? Mrs Folake Solanke
81. Who was the first female Vice Chancellor? Prof. Grace Alele Williams
82. Who was the first female Pilot? Mrs Chinyere Onyemaucheya
83. Who was the first female Judge? Mrs Rose Menye-Ukeje
84. Who was the first female Political Activist? Mrs Margaret Ekpo
85. Who was the first female Deputy Inspector General of Police? Mrs Bisi Ugowe
86. Who was the first female Doctor? Dr Elizabeth Awonyi Abimbola
87. Who was the first female Governor in Nigeria? Mrs Virginia Etiaba
88. Who was the first female to buy a car? Mrs Efuroye Tinubu
89. Who was the first female to drive a car? Mrs Olufunmilayo Ransome Kuti
90. Who was the first female Speaker of the House of Assembly? Mrs Patricia Eteh
USEFUL LEGAL TERMS TO KNOW UNDER NIGERIA CURRENT AFFAIRS 2020
Governmental Terms to Know
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Democracy: is the government of the people by the people and for the people.
Kakistocracy: is the government by the worst class of citizens.
Oligarchy: this is the government by the rich (influential class of citizens).
Rule of law: this is the restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws. It’s the supremacy of law over everybody.
Political party: this consist of a group of people with distinct aims and objectives involving in political activities seeking to obtain control of government.
Dictatorship: this is a system of government under a military ruler. It’s a ruler who doesn’t
Consult anyone but takes decision himself.
Monarchy: this is also known as kingship. It’s when the ruler(King) rules for his lifetime and passes the position to his blood as an inheritance.
Autocracy: this is a government by a sovereign government with uncontrollable authority.
Amnesty: is a general pardon by a government to a certain class of offenders.
Election: This is a system of selecting a ruler by voting.
Affidavit: A written statement that may be presented as evidence
Alibi: A defence that a person charged with a criminal offence was elsewhere when the offence was committed and therefore cannot be responsible for it.
Solicitor: A person qualified to conduct legal matters.
Plaintiff: A person who brings an action in court to seek redress from another called the defendant.
NIGERIAN NATIONALISTS YOU NEED TO KNOW
1. Herbert Macaulay
Olayinka Herbert Samuel Macaulay was a Nigerian nationalist, politician, journalist, surveyor, engineer and musician. He is considered as the founder of Nigerian nationalism. He was born on Nov 14, 1864 and died on the 7th of May, 1946 at the age of 81. He was known for being a strong opposition to many colonial policies.
He wrote – “The dimensions of “the true interests of the natives at heart” are algebraically equal to the length, breadth and depth of the whiteman’s pocket.”
2. Nnamdi Azikwe
Nnamdi Azikwe was a Nigerian statesman who was the Governor General of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963 and was the first President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966. He was widely known for being part of the driving force for the Nigeria Independence.
3. Obafemi Awolowo
Chief Obafemi Jeremiah Awolowo was a Nigerian nationalist and statesman who played a key role in Nigeria’s independence movement, the first and second Republics and the civil war.
He was born on the 6th of March, 1909 to a yoruba farmer and died on the 9th of May, 1987 in Ikenne; his place of birth.
4. Tafawa Balewa
Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was a Nigerian nationalist and the first prime minister of Nigeria. He was born December 1912 in Bauchi state. Author of Shaihu Umar and Nigeria Speaks : Speeches Made Between 1957 and 1964.
Though he was one of the Nigerian nationalist that fought for Nigeria’s Independence, he was assasinated in Lagos on the 15th of January 1966.
5. Ahmadu Bello
Sir Ahmadu Bello was a Nigerian politician who was the first and only premier of the Northern Nigeria region. He was born on the 12th of June, 1910 in Rabah Sokoto state and died on the 15th of January 1966.
He was assasinated during the coup detat led by General Ironsi.
6. Anthony Enaghoro
Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro was one of Nigeria’s foremost anti-colonial and pro-democracy activists. He was born the eldest of ten children in Uromi in the present Edo State of Nigeria. His Esan parents were Anastasius Okotako Enahoro and Fidelia Victoria Inibokun née Ogbidi Okojie.
He was born 22 July 1923 in Uromi and died 15 December 2010 in Benin city. He is also an author of some few books.
7. Eyo Ita
Eyo Ita was a Nigerian educationist and politician from Ibeno, in present-day Akwa Ibom, who was the leader of the Eastern Government of Nigeria in 1951. He was one of the earliest Nigerian students who studied in the United States instead of the frequent route of studying in the United Kingdom.
He was born in 1903 and died 1972, Nigeria.
8. Mbonu Ojike
Mazi Mbonu Ojike was a Nigerian nationalist and writer. He advanced from a choirmaster, organist, and teacher in an Anglican school to become a student in America and then a cultural and economic nationalist. He was the Second Vice President NCNC and Deputy Mayor of Lagos in 1951.
He was born in 1914 and died on 29th November 1956.
10. Joseph Tarka
Senator Joseph Sarwuan Tarka was a Nigerian politician from Benue State and a former minister for Transport and then Communications under General Yakubu Gowon. He was born on the 10th of July 1932 and died on died on the 30th of March in 198 in London United States
11. Ernest Okoli
Ernest Sissei Ikoli was a Nigerian politician, nationalist and pioneering journalist; he was the first editor of the Daily Times. He was the president of the Nigerian Youth Movement and in 1942, represented Lagos in the Legislative Council.
He was born in 1893, Nembe and died 1960 ikoyi
12. Michael Okpara
13. Akanu Ibiam
14. King Jaja of Opobo
15. King Kosoko of Lagos
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16. Oba Ovaremi of Benin
17. Dennis Osadebe
PART B: NIGERIA CURRENT AFFAIR FROM 1960
NIGERIA CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ
1. Who formed the first political party in Nigeria?
6. Representative democracy is best characteristic by
(B) influencing governmental decisions
(D) getting workers to unite
(B) an unfair election
(C) a disputed election
(D) a rigged electron
(B) general election
(B) the soviet union
(D) the United State of America
(B) an adjournment
(C) a prorogation
(D) a devolution
(B) are trained for the duties they perform
(C) are credited or blamed for any thing they do
(D) have a career
(B) the Nigerian union of teachers (NUT)
(C) Nigeria medical associate (NMA)
(D) academic staff union of university (ASUU)
(B) sir James Robertson
(C) lord Lugard
(D) sir Ralph moore.
(B) General Agunyi Ironsi
(D) General O. Obasanjo.
(B) secretary general
(C) world court
(D) world bank
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b. The League of Nations
Who is the current chairman of INEC?
Who is the current chief of Army staff? Gen. Tukur Buratai
Ministers in Nigeria
• Minister of Petroleum President Muhammodu Buhari
• Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
• Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami
• Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama
• Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed
• Minister of Defence Bashir Salihi Magashi
• Minister of Education- Adamu Adamu
• Minister of Industry – Richard Adeniyi Adebayo
• Minister of Labour- Chris Ngige
• Minister of FCT- Mohammed Musa Bello
• Minister of Science- Ogbonnaya Onu
• Minister of Solid Minerals- John Kayode Fayemi
• Minister of Interior- Rauf Aregbesola
• Minister of Budget- Udoma Udo Udoma
• Minister of Power- Saleh Mamman
• Minister of Agriculture- Sabo Nanono
• Minister of Transportation- Rotimi Amaechi
• Minister of Health- Osagie Ehanire
• Minister of Women Affairs- Paulen Tallen
• Minister of Niger Delta- Usani Uguru Usani
• Minister of Information- Lai Mohammed
• Minister of Environment- Amina J. Mohammed
• Minister of Water Resources- Suleiman Kazaure
• Minister of Youth and Sports- Solomon Dalong
• Minister of State for Aviation- Hadi Sirika
• Minister of State for Environment- Ibrahim Jibrin
• Minister of State for Foreign Affairs- Khadijat Ibrahim
• Minister of State for Solid Minerals Bawa Bwari Abubakar
• Minister of State for Health- Osagie Ehanire
• Minister of State for Niger Delta- Omole Daramola
• Minister of State for Works- Mustapha Baba Shauri
• Minister of State for Education- Anthony Onwuka
• Minister of State for Agriculture- Heneiken Lokpobiri
• Minister of State for Labour- Late James Ocholi
• Minister of State for Budget Zainab Ahmed
• Minister for Communication Adebayo Shittu
• Minister of State for Industry Aisha Abubakar
• Minister of State for Petroleum Emmanuel Kachikwu
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