Current Affairs Questions & Answers

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Who is the first president of Nigeria?

Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe

Who was Nigeria’s first Inspector General of Police?

Mr. C. W. Duncan, 1930 – 1935

How many ethnic groups do we have in Nigeria?

About 250 ethnic groups

Nigeria now celebrate her democracy day on-

June 12

Who is the current Inspector General of Police?

Kayode Egbetokun

The largest state in Nigeria by landmass is_

Niger State

Which state in Nigeria has the highest number of LGAs?

Kano State; 44 LGAs

Which Nigeria State is known for generating the highest Internal Generated Revenue?

Lagos State

Who is Nigeria’s current chief justice of the Supreme court?

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola

What is the name of the current speaker of the House of Representatives?

Tajudeen Abbas

Who is the current Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria?

Mr. Olayemi Cardoso

Who is Nigeria’s Minister of Education?

Prof. Tahir Mamman

What country does Nigeria share borders with in the West?

Republic of Benin

Who was the first Senate President of Nigeria?

Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe

Who formed the first political party in Nigeria?

Herbert Macaulay

The eagle in the Nigerian coat of arms represent_


How many colours do the Nigerian flag has?

2 colours; green and white

How many geopolitical zones are there in Nigeria?

Six (6) geopolitical zones

What was the first capital city in Nigeria?


Where was crude oil first discovered in Nigeria?

Oloibiri Oilfield, located in Oloibiri in Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa state

Who was the first Nigerian to win a Nobel Price in Literature?

Wole Soyinka

When was the Nigerian Naira introduced?

1st January 1973

The N.C.N.C sent a delegation to London in 1947 to protest against_

The Richard’s constitution

The first governor-general of colonial Nigeria was_

Lord Fredrick Lugard

The first general election in Nigeria was held in_


Traditional rulers were restricted to ceremonial rules by the local government reforms of_


Which constitution recognized local government as the third tier of government in Nigeria?

The 1979 constitution

The leader of the Northern People’s Congress was_

Ahmadu Bello

What was the first political party in Nigeria?

Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP)

mention the countries that shares boundaries with Nigeria

Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north

The current Nigerian flag replaced the colonial flag called_

The Union Jack

Who is the current Senate President in Nigeria?

Obong Godswill Obot Akpabio

When were the current paper currency notes introduced in Nigeria?

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

Who was Nigeria’s first prime minister?

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Who was Nigeria’s first executive president?

Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Shagari

When was the first military coup carried out in Nigeria?


How many Local Governments Areas do we have in Nigeria?


Who is the current Minister of Petroleum

Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The current minister of State Petroleum Resources in Nigeria is_

Ekperipe Ekpo

What is thename of the current CBN Governor?

Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso

___is the first TV station in Nigeria.

Western Nigerian Government Broadcasting Corporation (WNTV) in 1959

Who stopped the killing of Twins in Nigeria?

Mary Slessor

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

Funmilayo Ransome Kuti

who was the first woman to pilot an aircraft in Nigeria?

Chineyere Kalu

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

Bob Jensen

The Nigerian flag was designed by who?

Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi

Who gave Nigeria her name?

Flora Shaw

Who is the current Nigerian Deputy Senate president?

Senator Barau Jibrin

The current minister of FCT is___

Nyesome Wike

Who is the current minister of defence in Nigeria?

Mohammed Badaru Abubakar

Who is the current minister of finance in Nigeria?

Wale Edun

The green colour in the Nigerian flag represent what?

Forests and abundant natural wealth of Nigeria

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


The black shield in the Nigerian coat of arms stand for what?

Nigerian’s fertile soil

What do the two horses on the Nigerian coat of arms represent?


The Nigeria senate is also called ___

The red chamber

The red chamber is to the senate; as ___ is to the house of representatives

The green chamber

The eagle in the Nigerian coat of arms stands for___


The current Vice President of Nigeria was a Governor of which state?

Borno State

Who is the current vice president of Nigeria

Senator kashim Shettima

Who is the current president of Nigeria?

Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Who is the current minister of education?

Professor Tahir Mamman

Who is the current NAFDAC Director-General?

Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye

The current INEC chairman?

Professor Mahmood Yakubu

Who is the current Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff?

Air Marshal Hasan Bala Abubakar

Who is Nigeria’s current Chief of Naval Staff?

Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla

Who is Nigeria’s current Chief of Army Staff?

Lieutenant General Taoreed Abiodun Lagbaja

Who is the current Chief of Defense Staff?

General Christopher Musa

The six registered political parties in Nigeria in 1982 are___


Who was the first Nigerian to declare a separate Republic from Nigeria after Indepence from Britain?

Jasper Adaka Isaac Boro

Shehu Shagari was the first executive president as ___was the first military head of states

General Yakubu Gowon

The second military coup in Nigeria took place on

July 29, 1966

Between 1960 and 1966, Nigeria was governed under the

unitary system

How many languages are native to Nigeria

About 513 languages

Who was the first female Nigerian to win an Olympic gold medal?

Chioma Ajunwa

Who was the first Nigeria to earn grammy award nomination

King Sunny Ade

___was the first Nigerian to win grammy award

Sade Adu

The first Nigerian Male artist to win grammy awards for an original work is

Damini Ogulu (Burna Boy)

Who was the first Nigerian female psychiatrist?

Dr. Bertha Johnson

What does the Blue in the Nigerian Police flag represent?

Love, loyalty, and unity

The first awarded Archbishop in Nigeria and the entire Africa is___

Benson Andrew Idahosa

What region was created by the facilitation of the NCNC?

Mid-West Region

For political reasons; Nigeria was suspended from the common wealth in what year?


When was paper currency introduced in Nigeria?


When did the Federal Military Government abolish the four regions?


Which is the largest city in Nigeria?


General Yakubu Gowon created how many states in Nigeria in May 1967?

12 states

Who is the current managing director of NNPC?

Mele Kyari

Who was the longest-serving senate President in the history of Nigeria?

David Mark

Apart from FCT, which state in Nigeria has the least number of LGAs?

Bayelsa, with only 8 LGAs.

The first woman to become a governor in Nigeria is?

Virginia Etiaba, Anambra State

The first female Brigadier in Nigeria is___

Brigadier Ronke Kale

The first line of the new Nigerian Anthem is___

Nigeria we hail thee

When was the first refinery in Nigeria built?


What is Nigeria’s motto?

Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress

When was the Federal Capital Territory created?

February 3rd, 1976

Who was Nigeria’s First Military Head of State?

General Yakubu Gowon

Who was known as the King of Afrobeat in Nigeria?

Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Dele Giwa killed through___

A letter bomb

When was the Central Bank of Nigeria established?


When was the Nigerian Air Force established?

In 1964

How many senators make up the National Assembly of Nigeria?

109 senators

How many members does the House of Representatives of Nigeria have?

360 members

When was the Nigerian Professional Footbal League formed?


Which state has the smallest landmass in Nigeria?

Lagos State

Which is the oldest degree-awarding university in Nigeria?

University of Ibadan

GSM was first introduced in Nigeria in what year?


Who was the first indigenous speaker of the House of Representatives?

Jaja Wachuku, 1959.

Who was the first governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria?

R.A Feton

Former president Umaru Yar’Adua died in what year?

May 6, 2010

What discovery are the Lander brothers known for?

Discovering the source of River Niger

Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Muhammadu Buhari have what in common?

They both ruled as Military head of states and democratic presidents

The amalgammation and of the Northern and Southern Protectorates took place in what year?


Where is the Kainji Dam in Nigeria located?

Borgu, Niger State

which geopolitical zone has the least number of states in Nigeria?

South East, with only 5 states.

Who was the first female NAFDAC Chairman?

Prof. Dora Akunyili

What was the first-ever produced Nigerian movie?

Palaver, produced in 1926

Which is the highest court of law in Nigeria?

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Who was the first female Professor in Nigeria?

Elfrida Adeho

Which courts are the lowest in Nigeria?

Magistrate, District, and customary courts

Who is the current EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) Chairman?

Olanipekun Olukoyede

Who was the first African Bishop?

Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther

Nigeria massive wealth is genarated from___resources


Which of Nigeria’s former president is globally known as an ambassador for peace?

Dr Goodluck Jonathan

Who was the first vice president of Nigeria?

Sir Dr. Alex I. Ekwueme

In what year did Usman Dan Fodio invaded northern Nigeria?


What is the name of the Nigerian senior national football team (men’s team)?

Super Eagles

So far, how times did the Nigerian Golden Eaglets win the World under-17 FIFA World Cup?

Four times: 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013

Who was the first female ?vice-chancellor in a Nigerian university

Grace Alele Williams

When was oil first discovered in commercial quantity in Nigeria?


Which company first discovered oil in Nigeria?

Shell BP.

Nigeria exported it's first oil from the Oloibiri field in what year?

February, 1958

Who is regarded as the father of Nigeria Nationalism

Herbert Macaulay

Whose Nigeria image is on the one naira coin?

Herbert Macaulay

When did Nigeria have its independence?

1st October 1960

Before the adoptation of June 12 by Buhari administration, democracy day in Nigeria was usually celebrated on which date?

29th May

In the south, Nigeria is bounded by ___

The Atlantic Ocean

Which former CBN governor is currently facing trial in Nigeria

Godwin Emefele

Who is the first indigenous lawyer in Nigeria?

Chief Sapara Williams

When did Nigeria joined the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC)?

July 12, 1971

Who is the first military head of state to die in office?

General J.T.U Aguiyi Ironsi

When did Nigeria change from right hand to left hand drive?

2nd April 1972

Who is Nigeria's first female author?

Flora Nwapa

Which is the Nigerian state with the highest population?

Kano State

Who is the first Nigerian nationalist to move the motion of self government?

Pa Anthony Enahoro

Who is the first governor of the defunct Eastern Region?

Francis Akanu Ibiam

What is the name of Nigerian currency?


How many states are in Northern Nigeria?


What town in Nigeria is famous for plywood production?


Ajaokuta is famous for?

Iron and Steel

How many states are in southern Nigeria?


Who is the first Inspector-General of Police?

Louis Edet

Who is the first Military Head Of State of Nigeria?

Aguiyi Ironsi

What is the significance of colour green in the Nigerian flag?


Who is the first Nigerian Military Head Of State to hand over to a democratically elected president?

General Olusegun Obasanjo (1979)

Who is the first and only prime minister of Nigeria?

Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Who is the first military Head Of State to overthrow a civilian president in Nigeria?

Major General Aguiyi Ironsi

Who is the first indigenous medical doctor in Nigeria?

Prof. Eyitayo Lambo

Who is the first indigenous governor of central bank?

Mallam Aliyu Bornu

The first indigenous Vice Chancellor in Nigeria is____

Prof. Kenneth Dike

Who is the first Nigerian Navy Commodore?

Joseph Edet Akinwale

Addis Ababa is to African Union as ____ is to ECOWAS.


Who amalgamated the Northern and Southern protectorates of Nigeria?

Lord Fredrick Lugard

The name Nigeria was coined out from____

River Niger

The 'Y' symbol on the Nigerian coat of arms stands for what?

River Niger and River Benue

Which Niger Delta LGA in Nigeria has the largest deposit of Natural gas?

Andoni LGA

Which community in Rivers state Nigeria is regarded as the largest fishing settlement in the entire West Africa?

Ibot Okpong/Oyorokoto

The first motion for Nigeria's independence was moved in what year?


Which Nigerian Military Head Of State overthrew a democratically elected government in 1983?

Major General Muhammadu Buhari

Who is the first indigenous chartered accountant in Nigeria?

Chief Akintola Williams

Who is the first female speaker of the Federal House of Representatives?

Mrs Patricia Ette

Who is the first female elected senator in Nigeria?

Senator Franca Afegbua

Who is the first female permanent secretary in Nigeria?

Francisca Yetunde

Who is the first female Chief Justice of Nigeria?

Mariam Aloma Mukhtar

The three tiers of government in Nigeria are?

Federal, State and Local Governments

Aba women riot was in what year?


What are the two major seasons in Nigeria?

Rainy season and Dry season.

Grassland found in the northern parts of Nigeria is called____


Grassland is to northern Nigeria; as _____ is to the creeks of Niger Delta?

Mangrove Forest

Argungu fishing festival iniated in 1934 is celebrated in which northern state?

Kebbi state

What is the oldest known art work in Nigeria?

The NOK culture

The igbo-Ukwu bronze arts are found in which state?

Anambra state

What is the full meaning of NDLEA?

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency

What is the full meaning of NOSDRA?

National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency

FERMA stands for what?

Federal Roads Maintenance Agency

What is the full meaning of NDRBDA?

Niger Delta River Basin Basin Development Authority

What is the full meaning of NMDPRA?

Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority

What is the full meaning of NAFDAC?

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control

What is the full meaning of EFCC?

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

The acronmy FESTAC stands for what?

Festival of Arts and Culture

What is the full meaning of INEC?

Independent National Electoral Commission

What is the full meaning of IREV?

INEC Result Viewing

What is the full meaning of NPA?

Nigerian Ports Authority

What is the full meaning of NPC?

National Population Commission

What is the full meaning of FAAN?

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria

What is the full meaning of NNRA?

Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority

What is the full meaning of NRC?

Nigerian Railway Corporation

What is the full meaning of NULGE?

Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees

What is the full meaning of NLC?

Nigeria Labour Congress

What is the full meaning of ASUU?

Academic Staff Union of Universities

Not allowed!
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