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Nigeria Up To Date Current Affairs

PART ONE: Q&A

1 Who was the first woman to be a pilot?

Answers: Mrs Chinyere Onyemucheya.

2. Who was the first woman to drive a car?

Answers: Mrs Olufunmiloyo Ramsome Kuti

3.  Who was the first woman to be a Judge in Nigeria?

Answers: Mrs Rosemary Ukeje.

4. Who was the first Nigerian to speak a foreign language?

Answers:  Oba Esigie of Benin.

Note: Oba is the traditional ruler and the custodian of the culture of the Edo people. The current Oba of Benin is Oba Ewuare II. How many Obas of Benin so far? 40 Obas. Benin had both the Oba and Ogiso Dynasty. Since the Oba dynasty, Benin has now had a total of 40 Obas.

5. Who is the youngest Governor to rule in Nigeria?

Answers:  Chukwuebuka  Anisiobi is the youngest Governor to rule in Nigeria. He ruled at the age of 16 in Lagos State after winning the competition set by the Governor’s wife in Lagos State students on the 6th June 2001.

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6. Who was the youngest Judge in the whole world?

Answers:  John Payton.

John Payton was only 18 when he won the election and landed in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world’s youngest judge, a record he still holds. But over the years he has gained a statewide reputation for creative handling of truancy cases in East Plano, the Dallas Morning News reports

7. What is  the name of the oldest bride in the world?

Answers: Minnie Munro. She married at the age of 102 in point Clare, NSW, Australia.

8. What is the name of the oldest groom in the world?

Answers: Harry Stevens. He married 81-year-old Thelma Lucas at the Caravilla retirement Home at the age of 103.

9. Who formed the first political party in Nigeria?

Answer: Herbert Macauly

Olayinka Herbert Samuel Heelas Badmus Macaulay (14 November 1864 – 7 May 1946) was a Nigerian nationalist, politician, surveyor, engineer, architect, journalist, and musician and is considered by many Nigerians as the founder of Nigerian nationalism.

10. What does the eagle in the Nigerian coat of arms represent?

Answer: Strength

What the Nigeria coat of arm stands for?

The black shield represents Nigeria’s fertile soil, while the two supporting horses or chargers on each side represent dignity. The eagle represents strength, while the green and white bands on the top of the shield represent the rich soil. The red flowers at the base are Costus spectabilis, Nigeria’s national flower.

11. When was NCDC Established?

Answer: NCDC Stands for Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and it was established in the year 2011 in response to the challenges of public health emergencies and to enhance Nigeria’s preparedness and response to epidemics through prevention, detection and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases.

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Nigeria Government Current Affairs Questions And Answers

PART 2: Q&A

The Correct Answers are in Bold Font…

1. Traditional rulers were restricted to ceremonial rules by the local government reforms of
a. 1966 b. 1976 c. 1984 d.1987

2. A parliamentary system, who ensures that members are in the house to vote on major issues
a. Party leaders
b. Speaker of the House
c. Clerk of the House
d. Whip

A whip is an official of a political party whose task is to ensure party discipline in a legislature.  Whips are the party’s “enforcers”. They try to ensure that their fellow political party legislators attend voting sessions and vote according to their party’s official policy.

3. A system in which no single person serves as the chief executive is known as

a. Republican b. Revolutionary
c. Collegial d. Parliamentary

a. Republican refers to An advocate of a republic, a form of government that is not a monarchy or dictatorship, and is usually associated with the rule of law.

b. A revolutionary republic is a form of government whose main tenets are popular sovereignty, rule of law, and representative democracy.

c. A collegial executive is a government in which power is vested in a committee.

d. A parliamentary system of government means that the executive branch of government has the direct or indirect support of the parliament.

e. A presidential system is a democratic and republican system of government where a head of government leads an executive branch that is separate from the legislative branch

Parliamentary system of government is that in which the head of state is distinct from the head of government. Both offices and functions attached to two individuals. The answer is D.

4. A social system in which power is derived from control over land is called
a. Oligarchy b. Feudalism
c. Socialism d. Welfarism

A social system in which power is derived from control over land is called B.

5. Rule of Law refers to situation in which
a. Lawyers are the rulers
b. Laws are supreme
c. The judiciary is independent
d. Parliament makes laws

6. An important principle of the civil service is
a. Authoritarianism b. Anonymity
c. Nepotism d. Partisanship

7. Which of these constitution recognized local government as the third tier of government
a. The 1946 Constitution
b. The 1960 constitution
c. The 1963 constitution
d. The 1979 constitution

8. A condition for judicial independence is the appointment of judges by the
a. Civil service commission
b. Judicial service Commission
c. Low Review Commission
d. The 1979 constitution

The Judicial Service Commision (JSC) function is to select fit and proper persons for appointment as judges and to investigate complaints about judicial officers. It also advises government on any matters relating to the judiciary or to the administration of justice.

9. The minorities Commission appointed in Nigeria in 1957 recommend that
a. More states should be created in the federation
b. No more states should created before independence
c. Nigeria should revert to a unitary structure
d. the legislature should Legislate for the minority areas e the minorities should constitute one state

10. The second military coup detat in Nigeria took place on

a January 15, 1966

b. October 1, 1966
c. July 29, 1966

d. July 29, 1975
e. February 13, 1976 55

The second couple (28 July – 1 August 1966) was It was masterminded by Lt. Colonel Murtala Muhammed. Coup detat (also known as an overthrow) is a seizure and removal of a government and its powerThe first coup detat took place in 1963.

According to Wikipedia, Some success of the coup are:

  • End of the Ironsi regime
  • Elimination of many Igbo soldiers and officers
  • Beginning of Northern dominance of the Nigerian Army
  • Yakubu Gowon appointed Head of State

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11. One of these was in existence before the outbreak of the second world war
a. The OAU

b. The League of Nations
c. The UNO
d. The Commonwealth of Nations
e. ECOWAS

12. An important advantage of creating more constitution in a federal state is to
a. Enhance the People’s participation
b. Enable ambitious Politicians gain political power
c. Make the states gain more power from the federal government
d. Curb the excess of the federal government

13. Under the Presidential system
a. The party with the majority of seat forms the Executive
b. There is the principle of collective responsibility
c. The president may come from any of the parties
d. The states take instruction from the federal government.

14. Public opinion is important because it
a. Tells government what action it must take
b. Lets government know what the people want
c. Allows Police to manage crisis
d. Mothers the minorities in resource lean areas
e. Guarantees people’s freedom and rights

15. Bicameral legislature exists
a. Where two cameras are used to monitor court proceedings
b. To prevent the concentration of power on legislative house
c. To provide jobs for more politicians
d. To ensure that just laws are passed

16. Africans were first elected to the legislative council in British West Africa in

a. Ghana b. Sierra Leone
c. The Gambia d. Nigeria.

17. One of the functions of the Ministry of external affairs is the
a. Deportation of illegal aliens
b. Issuance of Passports
c. Defence of the Country’s Borders
d. Promotion of national interests

18. The leader of the Northern People’s congress was
a. Yakubu Maitama Sule
b. AbubakarTafawa Balewa
c. Aminu Kano
d. Ahmadu Bello

The leader of this party was the Sardauna of Sokoto who, also, was the Premier of the Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello. Sir Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the deputy leader of the party and Prime Minister of Nigeria.

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was a Nigerian politician who served as the first and only Prime Minister of Nigeria upon independence.

19. The idea of democracy started with the

a. Romans b. Pensions c. anthens d. Egyptians

Democracy began in ancient Greek, ancient anthens.

20. In the Marxist theory, those who live by selling their labour are called
a. Bourgeoisie b. Proletariats c. Feudal lords d. S
laves.

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21. Which of the following is NOT an acceptable means of achieving democracy?
a. Referendum b. Recall
c. Initiative d. Riots

22 The branch of government responsible for implementing laws is the
a. Executives b. Legislature d. Police

23. In a democracy, sovereignty is vested in

a. The community b. Public officials c. Judges d. The head of State e. The Legislature

24. Universal Adult Suffrage means all
a. Adult citizens can vote b. Citizens vote
c. Qualified citizens can vote

d. Literate citizens can vote
e. Adult males can vote

25. A bill that applies to the whole population and is intended to promote the general welfare is called
a. A private bill b. A decree
c. An Appropriation bill
d. A public deal e. An edict

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Nigeria’s Identify And History Current Affairs Questions

PART 3: Facts, Dates and Figures

About Nigeria

Nigeria is a country that has the highest population in Africa continent. This is proved by the 21st to 25th March 2006 population census.

Nigeria’s population was estimated to be about 190.9 million (2017) and As of 2019, the estimated population of the country is over 200.96 million, ranking 7th in the world. The Current Nigeria Poluation as at 2021 ending is about 206.1 million.

Nigeria, which is officially known as The Federal Republic of Nigeria, stands as a border, the Benin Republic on the west, Cameroon on the east, Gulf of Guinea on the south, Niger to the north.

Currently, Nigeria is made up of 36 STATES and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
With 109 senatorial districts, 360 federal constituencies, 990 state constituencies, 774 local governments,
8810 wards.

Former Colonial Masters in Nigeria

These are the names of Nigeria former colonial masters. They are:

  • Sir Frederick Lord Lugard ruled from 1900 to 1919.
  • Sir Hugh Clifford ruled from 1919 to 1925.
  • Sir Creamer Thompson, who ruled from 1925 to 1931.
  • Sir Donald Cameroon, who ruled from 1931 to 1935.
  • Sir Bernard Bourdilion. who ruled from 1935 to 1943.
  • Sir Anthony Richard. Who ruled from 1943to 1948.
  • Sir John McPherson. Who ruled from 1948 to 1958.
  • Sir James Robertson. Who ruled from 1958 to 1960.

About Frederick Lord Lugard

Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard (1858-1945), was a British imperialist and colonial administrator in Africa. He made significant contributions to the theory and practice of the British colonial policy of indirect rule.

In 1906 Lugard resigned as high commissioner and the following year accepted an appointment as governor of Hong Kong, where he remained until 1911. Then, in 1912, he returned to Nigeria as governor of both the Northern and Southern protectorates, charged with amalgamating the two territories into a single unit.

On January 1, 1914, Lord Frederick Lugard, the governor of both the Northern Nigeria Protectorate and the Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria, signed a document consolidating the two, thereby creating the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria. Forty-six years later in 1960, Nigeria became an independent state. Anniversaries are times for reflection, and given that today, just over 104 years after amalgamation, the country is still grappling with its national identity and a reanimated separatist movement, it is worth reflecting on how exactly Nigeria became Nigeria.

First People To Do Things in Nigeria

  • The Nigeria first indigenous Governor General and also the first Ceremonial President is Dr Nnamdi Azikwe.
  • The first prime minister in Nigeria is: Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.
  • The first military head of state in Nigeria is General Aguiyi Ironsi.
  • The first executive President of Nigeria is Alhaji Shehu Shagari.
  • The first military president in Nigeria is General Ibrahim Babangida.

Facts And Questions About Nigeria

PART 4: VIPs

#1. Mention the current service chiefs in Nigeria

The Updated Service Chiefs in Nigeria are:

  • Chief of army staff (COAS): Lt Gen Farouk Yahaya
  • Chife of Air Staff (CAS): Air Marshal Oladayo Isiaka Amao
  • Chief of Naval Staff (CNS): Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo
  • Chief of Defense Staff (CODS): General Lucky Leo Irabor

#2. Who is the current INEC chairman?

Answer: Mahmud Yakubu

Mahmood Yakubu is a Nigerian academic and current Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Subject to approval by the Council of State, Mahmood was appointed to office by President Muhammadu Buhari on 21 October 2015, succeeding Amina Zakari, who served as acting chairman.

Place of birth: Bauchi State

Nationality: Nigeria

#3. Who is the current NAFDAC Director-General?

Answer: Professor Adeyeye

Professor Adeyeye is the Director General (DG) of Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) where she is leading regulatory and administrative reforms through quality management approach. She is Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutics and Drug Product Evaluation at the College of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA.  Professor Adeyeye was the founding Chair of Biopharmaceutical Sciences at the same University in Illinois. She was Professor of Pharmaceutics and Manufacturing for twenty-one (21) years at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

#4. Who is the current Inspector General of police?

Answer: Usman Alkali Baba

Alkali Baba Usman (born 1 March 1963), is the current substantive Nigerian inspector-general of police. He was appointed by the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari to replace Mohammed Adamu who retired from Nigeria Police Force in February 2021.

#5. The current chairman of the African Union

Answer: President Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi

The current Chairperson of the African Union is H.E. President Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi of Democratic Republic of Congo.

#6. Who is the Secretary-General of the united nations?

Answer: António Guterres

António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017.

#7. Who is the current minister of education?

Answer: Mallam Adamu Adamu

Adamu Adamu (November 2015 – Present). Before his appointment as minister, he was the secretary of Muhammadu Buhari’s transition committee. He was reappointed on 21 August 2019 as Minister of Education by President Muhammadu Buhar

#8. Mention five rivers in Nigeria that share their names with a state.

Answer: Rivers- Benue, Niger, Osun, Kaduna, Ogun, Sokoto, Cross River, Imo

#9. What was the first political party in Nigeria?

Answer: Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP)

#10. Who is the current president of Nigeria?
Answer: Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari GCFR is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état.

Oluyemi Oluleke “Yemi” Osinbajo is a Nigerian politician and a lawyer, who is the current Vice President of Nigeria, in office since 29 May 2015.

#11. Who is the current vice president of Nigeria?
Answer: Yemi Osibajo

Oluyemi Oluleke “Yemi” Osinbajo GCON, is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who is currently serving as the Vice President of Nigeria, since 29 May 2015.

#12. What does the eagle in the Nigerian coat of arm represent?
Answer: Strength

 #13. Mention senate presidents of Nigeria.

Answer:

Position Senate Presidents TENURE POLITICAL PARTY
1 Nnamdi Azikiwe 1960 NCNC
2 Dennis Osadebay 1960-1963 NCNC
3 Nwafor Orizu 1963-1966 NCNC
4 Joseph Wayas 1979- 1983 NPN
5 Iyorchia Ayu 1992-1993 SDP
6 Ameh Ebute 1993 SDP
7 Evan Enwerem 1999 PDP
8 Chuba Okadigbo 1999-2000 PDP
9 Anyim Pius Anyim 2000-2003 PDP
10 Adolphus Wabara 2003-2005 PDP
11 Ken Nnamani 2005-2007 PDP
12 David Mark 2007-2015 PDP
13

14

Bukola Saraki

Ahmed Lawan

2015- 2021

2019 till date

PDP

APC

#14. What do the two horses on the Nigerian coat of arm represent?
Answer: Dignity

#14. What was the black shield in the Nigerian coat of arm stand for?
Answer: Nigerian’s fertile soil

#16. What does the white colour in Nigerian flag stand for?
Answer: Peace

#17. What does the green colour in Nigerian flag represent?
Answer: Forests and abundant natural wealth of Nigeria

#18. Who is the current minister of finance?

Answer: Zainab Ahmed (substantive)

#19. Who is the current minister of defence?

Answer: Bashir Salihi Magashi

Bashir Salihi Magashi is a retired Nigerian Army Major General and current Defence Minister of Nigeria.

#20. Nigeria is divided into how many geopolitical zones?

Answer: Six (6) geopolitical zones

#21. What was the first capital city in Nigeria?
Answer: Calabar

#22. Who is the current minister of FCT?
Answer: Muhammadu Bello

#23. Who is the current Nigerian Deputy Senate president?
Answer: The current Deputy President is Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege of the All Progressives Congress while the current senate president is Sen. Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan.

#24. When did Nigerian Golden eaglets win the world under-17 FIFA world cup
Answer: 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013, 2015

#25. Who gave Nigeria her name:
Answer: Flora Shaw

#26. Who designed the Nigerian flag?
Answer: Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi

#27. Which country won the last world cup?

Answer: France
#28. Who was the first man to buy a car in Nigeria?
Answer: Bob Jensen

#29. Who was the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria?
Answer: Funmilayo Ransome Kuti

#30. What is the first TV station in Nigeria?
Answer: Western Nigerian Government Broadcasting Corporation (WNTV) in 1959

#31. Who is the current CBN Governor?
Answer: Godwin Emefiele 

Godwin Emefiele is a Nigerian economist who has been serving as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria since June 4, 2014

#32. Where was crude oil first discovered in Nigeria?
Answer: Oloibiri Oilfield, located in Oloibiri in Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa State

#33. Who was the first Nigerian to become a Noble Laureate?
Answer: Wole Soyinka

#34. Who is the Nigerian current speaker of house of Assembly?
Answer: Femi Gbajabiamila, was elected Speaker of House of Representatives of Nigeria on June 11th, 2019 till June 11th, 2023.

#35. Who is the minister for petroleum resources in Nigeria?
Answer: President Muhammudu Buhari 

36. Who is the current chief justice of Nigeria?
Answer: Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen. Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, GCON (born 22 December 1950) is the former Chief Justice of Nigeria .

#37. When was the Nigerian Naira introduced?
Answer: 1st January 1973

#38. When was the first military coup carried out in Nigeria?
Answer: 1966

#39. How many local Government do we have in Nigeria?
Answer: 774

#40. Who is the first Nigerian president?
Answer: Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe

#41. Who was Nigerian first executive president?
Answer: Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Shagari

#42. Who was the Nigerian first prime minister?
Answer: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

#43. What is the largest continent in the world?
Answer: ASIA with population of 3,641,000,000 while Australia & Oceania is the smallest continent

#44. What are the five Oceans in the world?

Answer: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, Arctic Ocean.

COVID-19 Current Affairs Questions And Answers

1. What is Coronavirus?

Answer: Coronavirus is a disease that affects the lungs and other parts of the respiratory system.

2. Which month and year did COVID-19 Start?

Answer: December 2019

3. Where was COVID-19 was discovered?

Answer: Wuhan, a city in Eastern China

4. What are the signs that someone has Coronavirus

Answer: Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms include a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These symptoms may occur 2 to 14 days after being exposed to the virus.

5. What is the official website to check COVID-19 update in Nigeria?

Answer: ncdc.gov.ng

6. How do you prevent COVID-19 Spread

Answer: Wash your hands regularly with soap and clean water, use alcohol-based hand sanitiser, maintain social distancing  (5 feet), Persons with persistent cough or sneezing, fever, difficulty in breathing should stay home or keep a social distance, contact authorities if you notice anything related to COVID-19.

7. When did Coronavirus get to Nigeria?

Answer:  27 February 2020

8. When was the second case of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria?

Answer: On 9 March 2020, a second case of the virus was reported in Ewekoro, Ogun State, a Nigerian citizen who had contact with the Italian citizen that brought the Virus to Nigeria.

9. Who was the 1st Person to recover from Coronavirus in Nigeria?

Answer: On 13 March, Nigeria confirmed that the second case no longer had the virus in his system and thus tested negative.

10. When was the first Coronavirus death recorded in Nigeria?

Answer: 23 March 2020.

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