Current affairs in Nigeria

Question: Mention the new service chiefs in Nigeria

Answer: General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin- Chief of Defence Staff;

Question: Who is Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff?

Answer: Lt-General T.Y. Buratai

Question: Who is Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff?

Answer: Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas

Question: Who is Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff?

Answer: Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar

Question:. Who is the current INEC chairman?

Answer: Mahmud Yakubu

Question: Who is the current NAFDAC Director General?

Answer: Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye

Question: Who is the current Inspector General of police?

Answer: IGP Ibrahim Idris Kpotun

Question: Current chairman of the African Union

Answer: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Question: Who is the secretary General of the united nations

Answer: António Guterres

Question: Who is the current minister of education?

Answer: Adamu Adamu

Question: Mention five rivers in Nigeria that share their names with a state.

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

Question: What was the first political party in Nigeria?

Answer: Nigerian National Democratic party (NNDP)

Question: Who is the current president of Nigeria?

Answer: Muhammadu Buhari

Question: Who is the current vice president of Nigeria?

Answer: Yemi Osinbajo

Question: What does the eagle in the Nigerian coat of arm represent?

Answer: Strength

Question: Mention 8 past senate presidents of Nigeria.

Answer: Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Evan Enwerem, Chuba Okadigbo, Anyim Pius Anyim, Adolphus Wabara, Ken Nnamani, David Mark, Bukola Saraki

Question: What do the two horses on the Nigerian coat of arm represent?

Answer: Dignity

Question: What was the black shield in the Nigerian coat of arm stand for?

Answer: Nigerian’s fertile soil

Question: What does the white colour in Nigerian flag stand for?

Answer: Peace

Question: What does the green colour in Nigerian flag represent?

Answer: Forests and abundant natural wealth of Nigeria

Question: Who is the current minister of finance?

Answer: Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed

Question: Who is the current minister of defence?

Answer: Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd)

Question: Nigeria is divided into how many geopolitical zones?

Answer: Six (6) geopolitical zones

Question: What was the first capital city in Nigeria?

Answer: Calabar

Question: Who is the current minister of FCT?

Answer: Muhammadu Musa Bello

Question: Who is the current Nigerian Deputy Senate president?

Answer: Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege

Question: When did Nigerian Golden eaglets win the world under-17 FIFA world cup?

Answer: 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013, 2015

Question: Who gave Nigeria her name?

Answer: Flora Shaw

Question: Who designed the Nigerian flag?

Answer: Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi

Question: Which country won the last world cup?

Answer: Germany

Question: Who was the first man to buy a car in Nigeria?

Answer: Bob Jensen

Question: Who was the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria?

Answer: Funmilayo Ransome Kuti

Question: What is the first TV station in Nigeria?

Answer: Western Nigerian Government Broadcasting Corporation (WNTV) in 1959

Question: Who is the current CBN Governor?

Answer: Godwin Emefiele

Question: Where was crude oil first discovered in Nigeria?

Answer: Oloibiri Oilfield, located in Oloibiri in Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa State

Question:. Who was the first Nigerian to become a Noble Laureate?

Answer: Wole Soyinka

Question: Who is the Nigerian current speaker of House of the Representatives?
Answer: Femi Gbajabiamila

Question: Who is the minister for petroleum resources in Nigeria?
Answer: President Muhammudu Buhari

Question: Who is the current chief justice of Nigeria?
Answer: Tanko Muhammad

Question: When was the Nigerian Naira introduced?
Answer: 1st January 1973

Question: When was the first military coup carried out in Nigeria?
Answer: 1966

Question: How many local Government do we have in Nigeria?
Answer: 774

Question: Who is the first Nigerian president?
Answer: Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe

Question: Who was Nigerian first executive president?
Answer: Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Shagari

Question: Who was the Nigerian first prime minister?
Answer: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Question: 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: What are the five Oceans in the world?

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

Question: What is the full meaning of UNICEF?
Answer: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

Question: When were the currency notes introduced?

Answer: 100 Naira:1999, 200 Naira in 2000, 500 Naira in 2001 and 1000 Naira on October 12, 2005.

Question: How many ministers do we have in Nigeria?

Answer: 38

Question: Who is the current Senate President in Nigeria?
Answer: Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Question: Which country’s flag is called the Union Jack?
Answer: Great Britain

Question: 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

More Nigeria current affairs

Question: Who formed the first political party in Nigeria?
Answer: Herbert Macaulay

Question: What was the first political party in Nigeria?

Answer: NNDP

3. Who is the current president of Nigeria?

Answer: Muhammadu Buhari

4. Who is the current vice president of Nigeria?

Answer: Yemi Osinbajo

Question 5. What does the eagle in the Nigerian coat of arm

Answer: Strength

6. Representative democracy is best characteristic by
Answer: free elections and proper registers of voters

7. While political partial parties aim at forming a government pressure groups aim at
Answer: influencing governmental decisions

8. When the electorate vote for representatives who is turn vote on their behalf we say it is
Answer: an indirect election

9. An election which is conducted to fill a vacant seat in a legislature is called a
Answer: by election

10. Which of these countries does NOT operate a federal constitution
Answer: France

11. The major advantage of the secret ballot is that
Answer: it ensures the anonymity of each voter

12. In a one party state
Answer: the ruling party is the only legal party

13. A cabinet system of government is practiced in
Answer: Britain and Canada

14. A proclamation by the head of state ending a session of parliament is called
Answer: a dissolution

15. The constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria
Answer: promotes unity of diversity

16. The transfer of authority to local government council is known as
Answer: delegation

17. The principle of anonymity of civil servants means that they
Answer: are credited or blamed for any thing they do

18. The six registered political parties in Nigeria in 1982 were


19. Which of the following is NOT a pressure group in Nigeria
Answer: farmers

20. The N.C.N.C sent a delegation to London in 1947 to protest against the
Answer: Richards constitution

21. A popular principle of colonial administration in British west Africa was
Answer: indirect rule

22. The first governor-general of colonial Nigeria was
Answer: Lord Lurgard

23. The first military government in Nigeria was headed by
Answer: General Aguiyi Ironsi

24. The first general election in Nigeria was hold in
Answer: 1959

25. The supreme organ of the U.N O is the
Answer: General Assembly

More Nigerian Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1. Traditional rulers were restricted to ceremonial rules by the local government reforms of

Answer: 1976

2. A parliamentary system, who ensures that members are in the house to vote on major issues
Answer: Whip

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

Answer: Parliamentary

4. A social system in which power is derived from control over land is called
Answer: Feudalism

5. “Rule of Law” refers to situation in which
Answer: Laws are supreme

6. An important principle of the civil service is
Answer: Anonymity

7. Which of these constitution recognized local government as the third tier of government
Answer: the 1979 constitution

8. A condition for judicial independence is the appointment of judges by the
Answer: Judicial service Commission

9. The minorities Commission appointed in Nigeria in 1957 recommend that
Answer: More states should be created in the federation

10. The second military coup in Nigeria took place on
Answer: July 29, 1966

11. One of these was in existence before the outbreak of the second world war
Answer: The League of Nations

12. An important advantage of creating more constitution in a federal state is to
Answer: Enhance the People participation

13. Under the Presidential system
Answer: c. The president may come from any of the parties

14. Public opinion is important because it
Answer: Lets government know what the people want

15. Bicameral legislature exists
Answer: To prevent the concentration of power on legislative house

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

Answer: Ghana

17. One of the functions of the Ministry of external affairs is the
Answer: Promotion of national interests

18. The leader of the Northern People’s congress was
Answer: Ahmadu Bello

19. The idea of democracy started with the

20. In the Marxist theory, those who live by selling their labour are called
Answer: Proletariats

21. Which of the following is NOT an acceptable means of achieving democracyy?
Answer: Riots

22 The branch of government responsible for implementing laws is the
Answer: Executives

23. In a democracy, sovereignty is vested in?

Answer: The community

24. Universal Adult Suffrage means all
Answer: Qualified citizens can vote

25. A bill that applies to the whole population and is intended to promote the general welfare is called
Answer: An Appropriation bill

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