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    Adetiloye Adetoun

    Hi, everyone. Just sat for an exam with current affairs about Nigeria and it was almost impossible to get recent info about our country.

    So just thought I should upload a few to help others going for similar exams in the future. Have fun & feel free to add more.

    50 Question and Answers about Nigeria.

    #1. Mention the new service chiefs in Nigeria

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

    Lt-General T.Y. Buratai- Chief of Army Staff;

    Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas- Chief of Naval Staff;

    Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar – Chief of Air Staff


    #2. Who is the current INEC chairman?

    Answer: Mahmud Yakubu


    #3. Who is the current NAFDAC Director General?

    Answer: Paul Orhii (sacked)


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

    Answer: IGP Solomon Arase


    #5. Current chairman of the African Union

    Answer: Robert Mugabe


    #6. Who is the secretary General of the united nations

    Answer: Ban Ki-Moon


    #7. Who is the current minister of education?

    Answer: Anthony Onwuka


    #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


    #11. Who is the current vice president of Nigeria?

    Answer: Yemi Osibajo


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


    #13. Mention 5 past senate presidents of Nigeria.

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


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


    #15. 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: Kemi Adeosun


    #19. Who is the current minister of defence?

    Answer: Monsur Dan-Ali


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

    Answer: Six (6) geopolitical zones


    Read Also: The Nigerian Military Ranks » Army, Navy and Airforce


    #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: Senator Ike Ekweremadu


    #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: Germany


    #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


    Read Also: The Nigerian Military Ranks » Army, Navy and Airforce


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


    #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: Yakubu Dogara


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


    #36. Who is the current chief justice of Nigeria?
    Answer: Mahmoud Mohammed.


    #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


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


    #46. 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.


    #47. How many ministers do we have in Nigeria?

    Answer: 37


    #48. Who is the current Senate President in Nigeria?
    Answer: Senator Bukola Saraki


    #49. Which country’s flag is called the Union Jack?
    Answer: Great Britain


    #50. 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.


    For access to over 500 current affairs questions, follow this link: Current affairs for any exam in Nigeria



    Thanks so much. This has been more than helpful. You just saved a life. Thanks once again.

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