Some Current Affairs Questions and Answers about Nigeria

Below are some current affairs questions and answers about Nigeria that you should know just in case.

1. Who formed the first political party in Nigeria?
Answer: Herbert Macauly

2. What was the first political party in Nigeria?
Answer: Nigerian National Democratic party (NNDP)

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

10. Nigeria is divided into how many geopolitical zones?
Answer: Six (6) geopolitical zones

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

12. What is the capital of Nigeria Now?
Answer: Abuja

13. Who is the current Nigerian Deputy Senate president?
Answer: Senator Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege 

14. What is the name of Nigerian senior national team in football?
Answer: Super Eagles

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

16. Who was the first female vice chancellor in Nigerian university?
Answer: Grace Alele Williams

17. Who gave Nigeria her name:
Answer: Flora Shaw

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

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

20. Who was the first woman to buy a car in Nigeria?
Answer: Funmilayo Ransome Kuti

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

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

23. When was Nigeria formed?
Answer: Nigeria was formed when she was amalgamated in 1914 and had her independence in October 1, 1960

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

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

26. Who is the Nigerian current speaker of house of Assembly?
Answer: Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila

27. What is the premier university in Nigeria?
Answer: University of Ibadan

28. Who is the minister for education in Nigeria?
Answer: Adamu Adamu

29. Who is the current chief justice of Nigeria?
Answer:  CJN Tanko Mohammed.

30. When did Nigeria have her independent?
Answer: 1st October 1960

31. When Nigeria did become a republic?
Answer: 1st October 1963

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

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

34. Who is the first Nigerian president?
Answer: The first indigenous President of Nigeria was Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe

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

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

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

38. What are the five Oceans in the world?
Answer: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, Arctic Ocean

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

40. Who is the current Senate President in Nigeria?
Answer: Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

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

42. When did Nigeria became a Republic?
Answer: 1963

43. What is centenary?
Answer: 100 years

44. What is Nigeria?
Answer: Nigeria is officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. 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.

45. Who won the 2019 Nigerian presidential general election?
Answer: General Muhammadu Buhari

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  1. Awodi John

    The Question, When do Nigeria became a republic? Appears twice.

    1. Admin

      Thanks, I will make the necessary corrections

  2. moorey Jethro

    Q: 39.
    It is emergency or educational fund?

    1. mikkyp

      Its emergency.. . Google it..

  3. Adewumi brymo

    First woman to buy car is Not Ranrrrsom kuti but Tinubu…

    1. Anonymous

      You are high. Its awoman not a man

  4. Anonymous

    Nice, its very current. Thanks!

  5. Lawrence Odigie

    Question 34 is not properly constructed. Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe was the first “indigenous Head of State” in Nigeria. He was not elected/appointed as a president because the system of government practiced then was “parliamentary system” and not “presidential system”. Presidential system of government began in 1979 under Shehu Shagari’s regime.

  6. Idris Suleiman

    Nice Work. have learn some things from. please keep it up

  7. Isaiah Joseph

    This educative,I say a very big thank you sir.But I need more of this.
    Correction sir Funmilayo Ransom Kuti was not the first woman to buy a car but the first w
    oman to drive a car.

  8. victor christopher

    9ce 1 dude

  9. Bello Rabiu Birchi

    Thanks God blessed

  10. ayoola

    thank a lot may God bless u


    the current senate president of Nigeria is senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan not senator Bukola saraki. thanks for others

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