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- 1 Nigeria Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers (Part 1)
- 2 Nigeria states and capital
- 3 Nigeria Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers (Part 2)
- 4 Complete List of Ministers in Nigeria
- 5 Nigeria Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers (Part 3)
- 6 Governors in Nigeria
- 7 Nigeria Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers (Part 4)
Nigeria Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers (Part 1)
Question 1. Nigeria’s current president is:
Answer: Muhammadu Buhari
Question 2. Current Vice president
Answer: Prof. Yemi Osinbajo
Question 3. CBN Governor
Answer: Godwin Emefiele
Question 4. Who formed the first political party in Nigeria?
Answer: Herbert Macaulay
Question 5. What was the first political party in Nigeria?
Answer: Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP)
Question 6. What does the eagle in the Nigerian coat of arm represent?
Question 7. What do the two horses on the Nigerian coat of arm represent?
Question 8. What was the black shield in the Nigerian coat of arm stand for?
Answer: Nigerian’s fertile soil
Question 9. What does the white colour in Nigerian flag stand for?
Question 10. What does the green colour in Nigerian flag represent?
Answer: Forests and abundant natural wealth of Nigeria
Question 11. Nigeria is divided into how many geopolitical zones?
Answer: Six (6) geopolitical zones
Question 12. What was the first capital city in Nigeria?
Question 13. Current Capital of Nigeria
Question 14: Who is the current Nigerian Deputy Senate president?
Answer: Obarisi Ovie-Omo Agege
Question 15. What is the name of Nigerian senior national team in football (men team)?
Answer: Super Eagles
Question 16. When did Nigerian Golden eaglets win the world under-17 FIFA world cup
Answer: 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013
Question 17. Who was the first female vice chancellor in Nigerian university?
Answer: Grace Alele Williams
Question 18. Who gave Nigeria her name?
Answer: Flora Shaw
Question 19. Who designed the Nigerian flag?
Answer: Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi
Question 20. Who was the first man to buy a car in Nigeria?
Answer: Bob Jensen
Nigeria states and capital
Here’s a complete list of all 36 Nigerian States and Capital including Federal Capital Territory
|Akwa Ibom State||Uyo|
|Cross River State||Calabar|
|Edo State||Benin City|
|Ekiti State||Ado - Ekiti|
|Kebbi State||Birnin Kebbi|
|Rivers State||Port Harcourt|
Nigeria Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers (Part 2)
Question 21. Who was the first woman to buy a car in Nigeria?
Answer: Funmilayo Ransome Kuti
Question 22. Which was the first TV station in Nigeria?
Answer: Western Nigerian Government Broadcasting Corporation (WNTV) in 1959
Question 23. When was Nigeria formed?
Question 24. Where was crude oil first discovered in Nigeria?
Answer: Oloibiri Oilfield, located in Oloibiri in Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa State
Question 25: Who was the first Nigerian to become a Noble Laureate?
Answer: Wole Soyinka
Question 26: Who is the Nigerian current speaker of house of Assembly?
Answer: Yakubu Dogara
Question 28. What is the premier university in Nigeria?
Answer: University of Ibadan
Question 29: Who is the current chief justice of Nigeria?
Answer: Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad
Question 30: When did Nigeria have her Independence?
Answer: 1st October 1960
Question 31: When did Nigeria become a republic?
Answer: 1st October 1963
Question 32: When was the first military coup carried out in Nigeria?
Question 33: How many local Government do we have in Nigeria?
Question 34: Who is the first Nigerian president?
Answer: Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe
Question 35: Who was Nigerian first executive president?
Answer: Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Shagari
Question 36: Who was the Nigerian first prime minister?
Answer: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
Question 37: What is the largest continent in the world?
Answer: ASIA with population of 3,641,000,000 while Australia & Oceania is the smallest continent
Question 38: What are the five Oceans in the world?
Answer: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, IndianOcean, Southern Ocean, Arctic Ocean
Question 39: What is the full meaning of UNICEF?
Answer: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
Question 40: Who is the current Senate President in Nigeria?
Answer: Ahmad Lawan
Complete List of Ministers in Nigeria
Here’s a complete list of names of ministers in Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari
Commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces
Minister of Petroleum
|Yemi Osinbajo||Vice President||2015–|
|Abubakar Malami||Minister of Justice|
|Geoffrey Onyeama||Minister of Foreign Affairs||2015–|
|Zainab Ahmed||Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning||2018–|
|Bashir Salihi Magashi||Minister of Defence||2019–|
|Adamu Adamu||Minister of Education||2015–|
|Richard Adeniyi Adebayo||Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment||2015–|
|Chris Ngige||Minister of Labour and Employment||2015–|
|Mohammed Musa Bello||Minister of Federal Capital Territory||2015–|
|Ogbonnaya Onu||Minister of Science and Technology||2015–|
|Olamilekan Adegbite||Minister of Mines and Steel Development||2019–|
|Rauf Aregbesola||Minister of Interior||2019–|
|Clement Agba||Minister Of State for Budget and National Planning||2019–|
|Babatunde Fashola||Minister of Works and Housing||2015–|
|Sabo Nanono||Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development||2019–|
|Rotimi Amaechi||Minister of Transportation||2015–|
|Saleh Mamman||Minister of Power||2019–|
|Osagie Ehanire||Minister of Health||2019–|
|Paulen Tallen||Minister of Women Affairs||2019–|
|Godswill Akpabio||Minister of Niger Delta||2019–|
|Lai Mohammed||Minister of Information and Culture||2015–|
|Muhammad Mahmood||Minister of Environment||2019–|
|Suleiman Adamu||Minister of Water Resources||2019–|
|Sunday Dare||Minister of Youth and Sports||2019–|
|Sirika Hadi||Minister for Aviation||2015–|
|Sharon Ikeazor||Minister of State for Environment||2019–|
|Zubair Dada||Minister of State for Foreign Affairs||2019–|
|Ikechukwu Ogah||Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development||2019–|
|Adeleke Mamora||Minister of State for Health||2019–|
|Festus Keyamo||Minister of State for Labour and Employment||2019–|
|Goddy Jedy Agba||Minister of State for Power||2019–|
|Abubakar D. Aliyu||Minister of State for Works and Housing||2019–|
|Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba||Minister of State for Education||2015–|
|Mustapha Baba Shehuri||Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development||2019–|
|Tayo Alasoadura||Minister of State for Niger Delta||2019–|
|Maigari Dingyadi||Minister of Police Affairs||2019–|
|Ali Isa Pantami||Minister for Communication||2019–|
|Maryam Katagum||Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment||2019–|
|Timipre Sylva||Minister of State for Petroleum||2019–|
|Sadiya Umar Faruk||Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development||2019–|
|Gbemisola Saraki||Minister of State for Transportation||2019–|
|George Akume||Minister of Special Duties and International Affairs||2019–|
|Ramatu Tijani||Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory||2019–|
|Mohammed Abdullahi||Minister of State for Science and Technology||2019–|
Nigeria Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers (Part 3)
Question 41. Which country’s flag is called the Union Jack?
Answer: Great Britain
Question 42. What is centenary?
Answer: 100 years
Question 43. What is Nigeria?
Answer: Nigeria officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Nigeria is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.
Question 44: Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff
Answer: General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin
Question 45: Who is Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff?
Answer: Lt-General T.Y. Buratai
Question 46: Who is Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff?
Answer: Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas
Question 47. Who is Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff?
Answer: Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar
Question 48: Who is the current NAFDAC Director General?
Answer: Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye
Question 49. Who is the current Inspector General of police?
Answer: Mohammed Adamu
Question 50. Current Chairman of the African Union
Answer: Paul Kagame
Question 51. Who is the secretary General of the united nations
Answer: António Guterres
Question 52. Who is the current minister of education?
Answer: Mallam Adamu Adamu
Question 53. Mention five rivers in Nigeria that share their names with a state.
Answer: Rivers – Benue, Niger, Osun, Kaduna, Ogun,Sokoto, Cross River, Imo
Question 54. What does the eagle in the Nigerian coat of arm represent?
Question 55. Mention 5 past senate presidents of Nigeria.
Answer: Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Evan Enwerem, Chuba Okadigbo, Anyim Pius Anyim, Adolphus Wabara, Ken Nnamani, David Mark
Question 56. What do the two horses on the Nigerian coat of arm represent?
Question 57. What was the black shield in theNigerian coat of arm stand for?
Answer: Nigerian’s fertile soil
Question 58. What does the white colour inNigerian flag stand for?
Question 59. What does the green colour in Nigerian flag represent?
Answer: Forests and abundant natural wealth of Nigeria
Question 60: Who is the current minister of finance?
Answer: Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed
Governors in Nigeria
All 36 states in Nigeria and their governors
|Abia State||Okezie Ikpeazu|
|Adamawa State||Jibrilla Bindow|
|Akwa Ibom State||Udom Gabriel Emmanuel|
|Anambra State||Willie Obiano|
|Bauchi State||Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed|
|Bayelsa State||Henry Seriake Dickson|
|Benue State||Samuel Ortom|
|Borno State||Babagana Umara Zulum mni|
|Cross River State||Benedict Ayade|
|Delta State||Ifeanyi Okowa|
|Ebonyi State||Dave Umahi|
|Edo State||Godwin Obaseki|
|Ekiti State||Kayode Fayemi|
|Enugu State||Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi|
|Gombe State||Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya|
|Imo State||Chukwuemeka Ihedioha|
|Jigawa State||Badaru Abubakar|
|Kaduna State||Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai|
|Kano State||Abdullahi Umar Ganduje|
|Katsina State||Aminu Bello Masari|
|Kebbi State||Abubakar Atiku Bagudu|
|Kogi State||Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello|
|Kwara State||AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq|
|Lagos State||Babajide Sanwo-Olu|
|Nasarawa State||Abdullahi Sule|
|Niger State||Abubakar Sani Bello|
|Ogun State||Dapo Abiodun|
|Ondo State||Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu|
|Osun State||Adegboyega Oyetola|
|Oyo State||Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi|
|Plateau State||Simon Bako Lalong|
|Rivers State||Ezenwo Nyesom Wike|
|Sokoto State||Aminu Waziri Tambuwal|
|Taraba State||Darius Dickson Ishaku|
|Yobe State||Mai Mala Buni|
|Zamfara State||Bello Muhammad Matawalle|
Nigeria Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers (Part 4)
Question 61. Who is the current minister of defence?
Answer: Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali
Question 62. What was the first capital city in Nigeria?
Question 63: Who is the current minister of FCT?
Answer: Muhammadu Bello
Question 64: Who is the current Nigerian Deputy Senate president?
Answer: Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege
Question 65: When did Nigerian Golden eaglets win the world under-17 FIFA world cup
Answer: 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013, 2015
Question 66: Who is the minister for petroleum resources in Nigeria?
Answer: President Muhammudu Buhari
Question 67: When was the Nigerian Naira introduced?
Answer: 1st January 1973
Question 68: What are the five largest Oceans in the world?
Answer: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, Arctic Ocean
Question 69: What is the full meaning of UNICEF?
Answer: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
Question 70: When were the currency notes introduced?
Answer: 100 naira in 1999, 200 naira in 2000, 500 naira in 2001 and 1000 naira on October 12, 2005
Question 71. How many ministers do we have in Nigeria?
Question 72. With which countries does Nigeria share boundaries?
Answer: Nigeria is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north
Question 73. Representative democracy is best characteristic by
Answer. free elections and proper registers of voters
Question 74. While political partial parties aim at forming a government pressure groups aim at
Answer. Influencing governmental decisions
Question 75. When the electorate vote forrepresentatives who is turn vote on their behalf we say it is
Answer: an indirect election
Question 76. An election which is conducted to fill a vacant seat in a legislature is called a
Answer. by election
Question 77. Which of these countries does NOT operate a federal constitution
Question 78. The major advantage of the secret ballot is that
Answer. it ensures the anonymity of each voter
Question 79: In a one party state
Answer: the ruling party is the only legal party
Question 80. A cabinet system of government ispracticed in
Answer: Britain and Canada
Question 81. A proclamation by the head of stateending a session of parliament is called
Answer: a dissolution
Question 82. The constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria
Answer: promotes unity of diversity
Question 83. The transfer of authority to localgovernment council is known as
Question 84. The principle of anonymity of civilservants means that they
Answer. are credited or blamed for any thing they do
Question 85. The six registered political parties in Nigeria in 1982 were
Answer. UPN, GNPP, NAP, PRP, NPP, NPN
Question 86. Which of the following is NOT a pressure group in Nigeria
Question 86. The N.C.N.C sent a delegation to London in 1947 to protest against the
Answer: Richards Constitution
Question 87. A popular principle of colonialadministration in British west Africa was
Answer: Indirect rule
Question 88. The first governor-general of colonial Nigeria was
Ans. Lord Lugard
Question 89. The first military government in Nigeria was headed by
Answer: General Agunyi Ironsi
Question 90. The first general election in Nigeria was hold in
Question 91: The supreme organ of the U.N O is the
Answer: General assembly
Question 92: Traditional rulers were restricted to ceremonial rules by the local government reforms of
Question 93: A parliamentary system, who ensures that members are in the house to vote on major issues
Question 94: A system in which no single person serves as the chief executive is known as
Question 95: A social system in which power is derived from control over land is called
Question 96: “Rule of Law” refers to situation in which
Answer: Laws are supreme
Question 97. An important principle of the civilservice is
Question 98. Which of these constitutionrecognized local government as the third tier of government
Answer: the 1979 constitution
Question 99. A condition for judicial independence is the appointment of judges by the
Answer: Judicial service Commission
Question 100. The minorities Commission appointed in Nigeria in 1957 recommend that
Answer: More states should be created in the federation
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