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200+ Nigeria Current Affairs Questions And Answers (2021)

Getting updated about the current situation of the country is paramount, especially for those who want to sit for one Nigerian exam or the other and need to be updated on major all Nigerian current affairs from 1960 till date. I have compiled a list of over 200 past questions on the latest Nigeria current affairs questions and answers free. Sit back and study with this guide on your way to success in your forthcoming examination.

Nigeria Current Affairs Questions And Answers

  1. In Nigeria, how many ethnic groups are there?

Answer: 250 ethnic groupings.

  1. What is the name of Nigeria’s current Chief Justice?

Answer: Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad.

  1. Nigerians now celebrate Democracy Day when?

Answer: The date is June 12th.

  1. What is the world’s most populous country?

Answer: With 1.4 billion people, the answer is China.

  1. Who was the first female psychiatrist in Nigeria?

Answer: Dr. Bertha Johnson.

  1. What is the name of Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police?

Answer: Adamu Mohammed.

  1. What is the world’s second-largest continent?

Answer: Africa is the second continent after Asia.

  1. Who is the current ECOWAS chairman?

Niger Republic President Muhama don Issoufou is the answer.

  1. What African country was the first to declare independence?

Liberia in 1847, to be precise.

  1. Who is Nigeria’s current House of Representatives Speaker?

Femi Gbajabiamila is the answer.

  1. Who was the world’s first English dictionary author?

Mr. Samuel Johnson is the correct answer.

  1. Who is Nigeria’s Power Minister?

Sale Mamman of Taraba State is the answer.

  1. Who was Nigeria’s first president?

Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, October 1, 1960 – January 15, 1966.

  1. What does the blue in the Nigerian Police flag stand for?

Love, loyalty, and togetherness are the answers.

  1. Who was Africa’s first Archbishop?

Benson Andrew Idahosa is the correct answer.

 

  1. The term “separation of powers” simply implies what?

Checks and balances is the answer.

  1. What is the name of a 70th anniversary?

Platinum is the answer.

  1. What is the meaning of the acronym ICAO?

International Civil Aviation Organization is the correct answer.

  1. Who was the first Inspector General of Police in Nigeria?

Mr. C. W. Duncan, from 1930 until 1935.

  1. Who is the present caliph of Sokoto, the Sultan of Sokoto?

Muhammadu Salad Abubakar is the answer.

  1. Who is the current Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank?

Godwin Emefiele is the answer.

  1. Who is Nigeria’s Education Minister?

Answer: Bauchi State’s Adamu Adamu.

  1. What does the abbreviation ECOMOG stand for?

Economic Community Monitoring Group is the answer.

  1. What is Africa’s tallest mountain?

Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is the answer.

  1. When did Nigeria cut ties with Israel diplomatically?

The year is 1972.

  1. Who was the founder of the Nigerian Council?

Frederick Lugard is the answer.

  1. With which Western nation does Nigeria share borders?

Benin Republic is the correct answer.

  1. Who is Nigeria’s current Senate President?

Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan is the correct answer.

  1. What is the world’s smallest continent?

Australia is the answer.

  1. To what organization does the Economic Commission for Africa belong?

UNO is the correct answer (United Nations Organisation).

  1. To whom does political sovereignty belong, and to what group of people?

The government is the answer.

  1. What area was formed as a result of the NCNC’s facilitation?

The answer is the Midwestern United States.

  1. What was the cause of Nigeria’s expulsion from the Commonwealth in 1995?

Reasons of a political nature.

  1. Who was Nigeria’s first Senate President?

Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe is the answer.

  1. Who was colonial Nigeria’s first governor-general?

Lord Lugard is the answer.

  1. In Marxist philosophy, what are those who make a living by selling their labor referred to as?

Proletariats, to be precise.

  1. Who founded Nigeria’s first political party?

Herbert Macaulay is the answer.

  1. What was Nigeria’s first political party?

Nigerian National Democratic Party is the correct answer (NNDP).

  1. When did the Duke and Duchess of Sussex step down from the royal family?

January 2020 is the correct answer.

  1. When did Nigerians start using paper money?

The year is 1918.

  1. What is the total number of Local Government Areas in Nigeria?

774 is the answer.

  1. Which of Nigeria’s states has the most Local Government Areas?

Kano State has 44 local government areas.

  1. What are the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)?

The Millennium Development Goals are the answer.

  1. When did the four areas of the Federal Military Government become obsolete?

The year is 1966.

  1. What is the total number of nations that make up the Economic Community of West African States?

Answer: 16. 47. Which of the following countries was the latest to declare independence from colonial rule?

Angola is the answer.

  1. A country composed of semi-autonomous entities is referred to as.

A confederation, to be precise.

  1. What are political parties’ ultimate goals?

To gain and use power is the answer.

  1. In what type of government does political power pass down through the generations?

Monarchy is the answer.

  1. What is Nigeria’s largest city?

Lagos is the answer.

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

12 states, to be exact.

  1. Who was Nigeria’s first Executive President?

Alhaji Shehu Shagari is the answer.

  1. What year did Facebook start?

The date is February 4, 2004.

  1. What is the total number of regional divisions in Africa?

The answer is: (Six Regional Divisions).

  1. Who is the NNPC’s current managing director?

Maikanti Baru is the answer.

  1. Who is Nigeria’s current Chief Justice?

Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad is the answer.

  1. Who was Nigeria’s longest-serving Senate President?

David Mark is the answer.

  1. Who is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the moment?

Boris Johnson is the answer.

  1. Who is the current United Nations Secretary-General?

Antonio Guterres is the answer.

  1. Who is Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister?

Benjamin Netanyahu is the answer.

Which Nigerian state has the fewest local government areas (LGAs)?

With only seven LGAs, the answer is Abuja.

  1. What year was the United Nations founded?

The date is April 25, 1945.

  1. Who was the first woman to be elected governor of Nigeria?

Mrs. Virginia Etiaba of Anambra State is the answer.

  1. What does the acronym NUPENA means?

Natural Gas and the National Union of Petroleum Engineers are the answers.

  1. Who is the current Chairman of INEC?

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu is the answer.

  1. Nigeria’s first female Brigadier?

Ronke Kale is the answer.

  1. When Nelson Mandela was captured as an apartheid prisoner, who released him?

President Fredrick Declerk is the correct answer.

  1. Who is the current UN Secretary-General?

Bankie Moore of South Korea is the answer.

  1. Which Nigerian state contributes the most to the country’s oil revenue?

Delta State is the answer.

  1. What is Nigeria’s national motto?

Unity and faith, peace and progress are the answers.

  1. How long does it take for the earth to rotate once?

365 days is the answer.

  1. When was Nigeria’s first refinery built?

The year is 1965.

  1. When did the Federal Capital Territory become a part of the United States?

The date is February 3rd, 1976.

  1. What was the name of Nigeria’s first military ruler?

General Yakubu Gowon is the answer.

  1. In Nigeria, who was known as the “King of Afro Beat”?

Mr. Fela Anikulapo Kuti is the answer.

  1. Where did the United Nations Organization have its start?

San Francisco, April 1945, to be exact.

  1. Sir Dele Giwa was assassinated in what manner?

Ans: By using a letter bomb.

  1. When did Nigeria’s Central Bank come into being?

The year is 1958.

  1. Which body is in charge of the Nigerian judiciary?

Answer: Nigeria’s Chief Justice.

  1. Who was Sokoto’s first Sultan?

Shehu Usman Danfodio is the answer.

  1. When was the Nigerian Airforce founded?

In 1964, to be exact.

  1. Before Nigeria’s independence, who was the last governor?

Sir James Robertson is the answer.

  1. Who was the NNPC’s first managing director?

Chief R.A. Marinho is the answer.

  1. What year did the First World War begin?

1914-1919 is the correct answer.

  1. What is the world’s second most populous country?

With a population of 1,806.6 billion people, India is the second most populous country after China.

When did the Nigerian civil war start? 87.

The date is July 6, 1967.

  1. What is the purpose of the GCFR award of honor?

Only heads of state are eligible.

  1. What is the Nigerian Police Force’s motto?

Ans: The cops are on your side.

  1. How long did the Second World War last?

1939-1945 is the correct answer.

  1. What is a Nigerian man’s average life expectancy?

52 years is the answer.

  1. What does the Nigerian coat of arms’ red eagle represent?

Strength is the answer.

  1. What is Nigeria’s official language?

The English language is the answer.

  1. When was Nigeria officially acknowledged as a country?

The date is October 1, 1960.

  1. What is the total number of continents in the world?

Seven continents, to be exact.

  1. What is the meaning of the yellow in the Nigerian police flag?

Discipline and resourcefulness, to be specific.

  1. What is the name of Nigeria’s current finance minister?

Zainab Ahmed of Kaduna State, Nigeria.

  1. Who was the United Nations Organizations’ first Secretary General?

Tryg Velie of Norway, to be precise.

  1. When was Nigeria’s current president born?

Answer: December 17, 1942.

The Nigerian National Assembly has a total of how many senators?

109 senators, to be exact.

  1. How many senate districts are there in the 36 states?

Three senatorial districts, to be exact.

  1. What is the total number of members in Nigeria’s House of Representatives?

Answer: There are 360 people in the group.

  1. Who was the first member of the House of Representatives?

Sir Fredric Metcalfe is the answer.

  1. What is the world’s tallest mountain?

Mount Everest, at 29,028 feet, is the highest peak on the planet.

Who were the first Europeans to arrive in West Africa? 105.

The answer is Portuguese.

  1. When did the Civil War in the United States of America begin?

1848-1861 is the correct answer.

  1. Who was the United States of America’s first president?

George Washington is the correct answer.

  1. Who was Nigeria’s national president?

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is the answer.

  1. What is the meaning of the green in the Nigerian police flag?

Ans: Vitality and energy.

  1. In Africa, how many regional divisions are there?

Five regional divisions, to be exact.

Middle Africa is made up of how many countries?

Nine African countries, to be exact.

When did Nigeria become a British colony? 112. When did Nigeria become a British colony?

The year is 1914.

  1. In Nigeria, where is the Kainji Dam?

Niger State is the answer.

  1. In Nigeria, how many states make up the South-South geopolitical zone?

Six states, to be exact.

  1. When did Nigeria’s current president begin his duties?

The date is May 19, 2015.

  1. What is the president of Nigeria’s state of origin?

Katsina State is the answer.

  1. Who was the first female Chairman of the NAFDAC?

Prof. Dora Akunyili is the answer.

  1. Who was the first to invent the light bulb?

Thoma Edison is the answer.

  1. What was the first Nollywood film ever made?

Ans: Palaver, a film from 1926.

  1. Who is Nigeria’s Vice President?

Oluyemi Osibanjo is the answer.

When did former President Umaru Yar’Adua pass away?

The date is May 6, 2010.

  1. What is the Lander brothers’ most famous discovery?

Finding the source of the Niger River.

  1. Who was the first to explore the African continent?

Prince Henry, a Portuguese adventurer.

  1. When was the slave trade outlawed for the first time?

Ans: In 1803, Denmark and Norway joined forces.

  1. Who was the first to invent the automobile?

Karl Benz, 1885, is the answer.

  1. What is the Solar System’s coldest planet?

Neptune is the answer.

  1. What is the name of Nigeria’s highest court of law?

Nigeria’s Supreme Court is the answer.

  1. Who was the first governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank?

R.A Feton is the answer.

  1. When was the Nigerian Premier League established?

The year is 1972.

  1. What is the solar system’s hottest planet?

The Venus, to be precise.

  1. What is Nigeria’s oldest degree-granting institution?

University of Ibadan is the correct answer.

  1. Who was Nigeria’s first female professor?

Elfrida Adeho is the answer.

  1. Which Nigerian courts is the lowest?

Magistrate, District, and Customary Courts are the three types of courts.

  1. When did GSM become available in Nigeria?

The year is 2001.

  1. Who was the House of Representatives’ first indigenous speaker?

Jaja Wachuku, 1959, is the answer.

  1. Who was Nigeria’s first vice president?

Alex I. Ekwueme is the answer.

  1. How long does it take the planet Mars to turn once?

687 days is the answer.

  1. Which of Nigeria’s previous presidents is also recognized as a peace ambassador?

Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is the answer.

  1. What is the name of Nigeria’s transportation minister?

Rotimi Amaechi is the answer.

  1. When did the naira and kobo become the official currencies of Nigeria?

The year was 1973, and the date was January 1st.

  1. When did Google get its start?

The date is September 4, 1998.

  1. Who was the first person to use the internet?

Robert E. Kahn and Vint Cerf, respectively.

  1. When did Donald Trump take office as President of the United States?

The date is January 20th, 2017.

  1. Who is the computer’s creator?

Charles Babbage is the answer.

  1. Who is regarded as the world’s quickest man?

Usain Bolt is the answer (100m records).

  1. What is Nigeria’s most common natural resource?

Petroleum is the answer.

  1. What year did the first modern Olympics take place?

Ans: Greece in 1896.

  1. What is the total number of nations in Europe?

44 countries, to be exact.

  1. Who was Africa’s first bishop?

Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther is the answer.

  1. Who is the wealthiest person in the planet in 2021?

Bernard Arnault, a French fashion tycoon, is the answer.

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

Abdulrasheed Bawa is the answer.

Nigeria Questions about current events

Nigeria’s current president is the first question.

Muhammadu Buhari is the answer.

Question 2: What is your current position as vice president?

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is the answer.

Question 6: Who founded Nigeria’s first political party?

Herbert Macaulay is the answer.

Question 7: What was Nigeria’s first political party?

Nigeria’s National Democratic Party (NDP) is the correct answer (NNDP).

Question 8: What is the significance of the eagle on the Nigerian coat of arms?

Strength is the answer.

Question 9: On the Nigerian coat of arms, what do the two horses represent?

Dignity is the answer.

Question 10: What did the Nigerian coat of arms’ black shield represent?

Nigeria’s rich soil is the answer.

Question 11: What is the significance of the white color in the Nigerian flag?

Peace is the answer.

Question 12: What does the green color signify in the Nigerian flag?

Nigeria’s forests and vast natural resources are the answer.

Question 13: How many geographical zones does Nigeria have?

There are six (6) geopolitical zones, according to the answer.

Question 14: What was Nigeria’s first capital city?

Calabar is the answer.

Question 15: What is Nigeria’s capital?

The Answer is Abuja.

Who is the current Deputy Senate President of Nigeria?

Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege is the answer.

Question 16: In football, what is the name of Nigeria’s senior national squad (men’s team)?

Super Eagles is the answer.

Question 17: When did the Nigerian Golden Eaglets win the FIFA World Cup for Under-17s?

1985, 1993, 2007, and 2013 are the years.

Question 18: In Nigerian universities, who was the first female vice chancellor?

Grace Alele Williams is the answer.

Question 19: What is the origin of Nigeria’s name?

Flora Shaw is the answer.

Question 20: Who was responsible for the design of the Nigerian flag?

Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi is the answer.

Question 21: Who was the first man in Nigeria to own a car?

Bob Jensen is the answer.

Question 22: Who was the first lady in Nigeria to own a car?

Funmilayo Ransome Kuti is the answer.

Question 23: What was Nigeria’s first television station?

In 1959, WNTV (Western Nigerian Government Broadcasting Corporation) was established.

Question 24: When did Nigeria come into being?

The year is 1914.

Question 25: Where was crude oil discovered in Nigeria for the first time?

Oloibiri Oilfield is located in Oloibiri, Bayelsa State’s Ogbia LGA.

Question 26: Who was the first Nigerian to get the Nobel Peace Prize?

Wole Soyinka is the answer.

Question 27: Who is the current Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives?

Femi Gbajabiamila is the answer.

Question 28: What is Nigeria’s most prestigious university?

Ibadan University is the correct answer.

Question 29: Who is Nigeria’s Minister of Education?

Adamu, Adamu is the answer.

Question 30: Who is Nigeria’s current Chief Justice?

Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen is the answer.

Question 31: When did Nigeria get independence from the United Kingdom?

The date is October 1, 1960.

When did Nigeria become a republic? Question 32: When did Nigeria become a republic?

The date is October 1, 1963.

Question 33: When did Nigeria’s first military coup take place?

The year is 1966.

Question 34: In Nigeria, how many local governments are there?

774 is the answer.

Question 35: Who was Nigeria’s first president?

Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe is the answer.

Who was Nigeria’s first executive president, according to Question 36?

Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Shagari is the answer.

Question 37: Who was the first Prime Minister of Nigeria?

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is the answer.

Question 38: What is the world’s biggest continent?

With a population of 3,641,000,000 people, Asia is the largest continent, while Australia and Oceania are the smallest.

Question 39: What are the world’s five oceans?

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

Question 40: What does UNICEF stand for in its entirety?

The International Children’s Emergency Fund of the United Nations is the answer.

Question 41: Who is Nigeria’s current Senate President?

Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan is the correct answer.

Question 42: The Union Jack is the flag of which country?

The United Kingdom is the answer.

Question 43: What exactly is a centennial?

100 years is the answer.

Question 44: What is the name of the country Nigeria?

Nigeria, formally the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic with 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja as its capital. Nigeria lies in West Africa, bordering Benin to the west, Chad and Cameroon to the east, and Niger to the north.

Question 45: Who is the Chief of Defence Staff of Nigeria?

General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin is the answer.

Question 46: Who is the Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria?

Lt-General T.Y. Buratai is the answer.

Question 47: Who is the Chief of Naval Staff of Nigeria?

Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas is the answer.

Question 48: Who is the Chief of Air Staff of Nigeria?

Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the correct answer.

Question 49: Who is the present Director-General of the NAFDAC?

Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye is the correct answer.

Question 50: Who is the current Inspector General of Police? 

IGP Solomon Arase is the answer.

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