UPDATED NIGERIA CURRENT AFFAIRS 2020 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

UPDATED NIGERIA CURRENT AFFAIRS 2020 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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Full List of Current Ministers in Nigeria 2020

Portfolio Incumbent Term
President
Commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces
Minister of Petroleum
Muhammadu Buhari 2015–
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo 2015–
Minister of Justice
Attorney General
Abubakar Malami 2015–
Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama 2015–
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Zainab_Ahmed 2018–
Minister of Defence Bashir Salihi Magashi 2019–
Minister of Education Adamu Adamu 2015–
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Richard Adeniyi Adebayo 2019–
Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige 2015–
Minister of Federal Capital Territory Mohammed Musa Bello 2015–
Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu 2015–
Minister of Mines and Steel Development Olamilekan Adegbite 2019–
Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola 2019–
Minister Of State for Budget and National Planning Clement Agba 2019–
Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola 2015–
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Sabo Nanono 2019–
Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi 2015–
Minister of Power Saleh Mamman 2019–
Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire 2019–
Minister of Women Affairs Paulen Tallen 2019–
Minister of Niger Delta Godswill Akpabio 2019–
Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed 2015–
Minister of Environment Muhammad Mahmood 2019-
Minister of Water Resources Suleiman Adamu 2019–
Minister of Youth and Sports Sunday Dare 2019–
Minister for Aviation Sirika Hadi 2015–
Minister of State for Environment Sharon Ikeazor 2019–
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Zubair Dada 2019–
Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development Ikechukwu Ogah 2019–
Minister of State for Health Adeleke Mamora 2019–
Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo 2019–
Minister of State for Power Goddy Jedy Agba 2019–
Minister of State for Works and Housing Abubakar D. Aliyu 2019–
Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba 2015–
Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development Mustapha Baba Shehuri 2019–
Minister of State for Niger Delta Tayo Alasoadura 2019
Minister of Police Affairs Maigari Dingyadi 2019–
Minister for Communication Ali Isa Pantami 2019–
Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment Maryam Katagum 2019–
Minister of State for Petroleum Timipre Sylva 2019–
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Faruk 2019–
Minister of State for Transportation Gbemisola Saraki 2019–
Minister of Special Duties and International Affairs George Akume 2019–
Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory Ramatu Tijani 2019–
Minister of State for Science and Technology Mohammed Abdullahi 2019–

List of Nigeria Current Affairs 2020 Questions and Answers

Question: CBN Governor
Answer: Godwin Emefiele

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

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

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

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: 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: Capital of Nigeria
Answer: Abuja

Question:. Who is the current Nigerian Deputy Senate president?

Ans: Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege

Question: What is the name of Nigerian senior national team in
football (men team)?
Answer: Super Eagles

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

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

Question: Who gave Nigeria her name?
Answer: Flora Shaw

Question: Who designed the Nigerian flag?
Answer: Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi

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

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

Question: Which was the first TV station in Nigeria?
Answer: Western Nigerian Government Broadcasting Corporation
(WNTV) in 1959

Question: When was Nigeria formed?
Answer: 1914

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More Nigeria Current Affairs 2020 Questions and Answers (1960 Till Date)

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 Assembly?
Answer: Femi Gbajabiamila

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Question: What is centenary?
Answer: 100 years

Question: What is Nigeria?
Answer: Nigeria officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 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.

Question: Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff
Answer: General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin

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 Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria

Question:. Who is the current INEC chairman?

Answer: Mahmood Yakubu

Question: Who is the current NAFDAC Director General?
Answer: Olusola Adeyeye

Question: Who is the current Inspector General of police?
Answer: IGP Mohammed Adamu

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

Question: Mention 5 past senate presidents of Nigeria.
Answer: Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Evan Enwerem, Chuba Okadigbo,
Anyim Pius Anyim, Adolphus Wabara, Ken Nnamani, David Mark

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: Monsur Dan-Ali

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 Bello

Question: When did Nigerian Golden eaglets win the world under-17
FIFA world cup
Answer: 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013, 2015

Question: Which country won the 2019 world cup?
Answer: France

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?

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

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

Question: What are the five largest 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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Question: The six registered political parties in Nigeria in 1982 were
Answer: UPN, GNPP, NAP, PRP, NPP, NPN,

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

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

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

Question: The first governor-general of colonial Nigeria was
Answer: lord Lugard

Question: The first military government in Nigeria was headed by
Answer: General Agunyi Ironsi

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Question: The first general election in Nigeria was hold in
Answer: 1959

Question: The supreme organ of the U.N O is the
Answer: general assembly

Question: Traditional rulers were restricted to ceremonial rules by the
local government reforms of
Answer: 1976

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

Question: A system in which no single person serves as the chief
executive is known as
Answer: Parliamentary

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

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

Question: An important principle of the civil service is
Answer: Anonymity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Question: Africans were first elected to the legislative council in
British West Africa in
Answer: Ghana

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

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

Question: The idea of democracy started with the
Answer: The earliest democracy in the world began with the work of a
man named Cleisthenes, in Athens (Greece), in 510 BC.

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

Question: Which of the following is NOT an acceptable means of
achieving democracy?
Answer: Riots 22 The branch of government responsible for
implementing laws is the

Question: In a democracy, sovereignty is vested in
Answer: The community

Question: Universal Adult Suffrage means all
Answer: Qualified citizens can vote

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

Nigeria Current Affairs 2020 for Government Structure

Question: Top offices and office holders
Answer: 1. The First Citizen in Nigeria: This position is held by the
President who is elected and occupies the highest seat in the land.
His position as the number one citizen in Nigeria is outlined in the
constitution.

Nigeria’s president is: Muhammadu Buhari
2. The Second Citizen in Nigeria: This position is held by the
Vice President who is the number two citizen in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s vice president is: Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

3. The Third Citizen: The Senate president holds this position as
the number three citizen in the hierarchy of leadership structure in
Nigeria. He is the head of the National Assembly and presides over
the upper chambers of the legislative arm of government.
Nigeria’s senate president is: Abubakar Bukola Saraki

4. The Fourth Citizen: The number four citizen in Nigeria is
occupied by the speaker of the house of representative. He presides

over the lower chamber of the legislative arm of government.
Nigeria’s speaker of the house of representative is: Yakubu
Dogara

Question: 3 arms of Nigerian government
Answer: The three arms of the federal government of Nigeria are the:
– executive
– legislature
– judiciary.
The executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative
power is held by the real government and the two chambers of the
legislature: the House of Representatives and the Senate. Together,
the two chambers make up the law-making body in Nigeria, called
the National Assembly, which serves as a check on the executive
arm of government. The highest judiciary arm of government in
Nigeria is the Supreme Court of Nigeria which was created after
independence.

Question: Senate of Nigeria
Answer: Nigeria has 109 senators. The 36 states are each divided in 3
senatorial districts each electing one senator; the Federal Capital
Territory elects only one senator.

Question: Nigeria National Assembly
Answer: The National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is
a bicameral legislature established under section 4 of the Nigerian
Constitution. It consists of a Senate with 109 members and a 360-
member House of Representatives. Nigeria National Assembly of
Nigeria, modeled after the federal Congress of the United States,
has among its functons to guarantee equal representation of the 36
states of Nigeria irrespective of size in the Senate and proportional
representation of population in the House.

Question: House of Representatives
Answer: The House of Representatives is the lower house of Nigeria’s
bicameral National Assembly. The Senate is the upper house.
The current House of Representatives has a total of 360 members
who are elected in single-member constituencies using the simple
majority (or first-past-the-post) system. Just like the governors and
most political positions in Nigeria, House Members serve four-year
terms. The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives
is the presiding officer of the house.

Question: Coat of arms of Nigeria
Answer: In the coat of arms of Nigeria,
The black shield with a wavy white p all symbolizes the meeting of
the Niger and Benue Rivers at Lokoja,

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The black shield represents Nigeria’s fertile soil,
The two supporting horses or chargers on each side represent
dignity,
The eagle represents strength,
The green and white bands on the top of the shield represent the
rich soil.
The red flowers at the base are Costus spectabilis, Nigeria’s
national flower. This flower was chosen for inclusion in the coat of
arms as it is found all over Nigeria and also stand for the beauty of
the nation.
Then around the base is Nigeria’s national motto: “Unity and Faith,
Peace and Progress” (formerly “Peace, Unity, Freedom”).

Question: Nigeria’s national motto
Answer: Nigeria’s national motto is “Unity and Faith, Peace and
Progress” (formerly “Peace, Unity, Freedom”).

Question: Military ranks of Nigeria
Answer:
Military ranks of Nigeria – Army Ranks
Note: These ranks are in ascending order. That is, from lowest
ranks at the top to highest rank at the bottom.
11. Second Lieutenant
10. First Lieutenant
9. Captain

8. Major
7. Lieutenant Colonel
6. Colonel
5. Brigadier General
4. Major General
3. Lieutenant General
2. General
1. Field Marshal
Military ranks of Nigeria – Army Ranks for non-commissioned
officers
Note: This ranks are in ascending order. That is, from lowest
ranks at top to highest rank at bottom.
8. Recruit
7. Private
6. Lance-c orporal
5. Corporal
4. Sergeant
3. Staff Ser geant
2. Warrant Office r Class II
1. Warrant Officer Class I

Military ranks of Nigeria – Navy Ranks
Note: This ranks are in ascending order. That is, from lowest
ranks at top to highest rank at bottom.
11. Midshipman
10. Sub lieutenan t
9. Lieutenant
8. Lieutenant commander
7. Commander

6. Captain
5. Commod ore
4. Rear admiral
3. Vice Admiral
2. Admiral
1. Admiral of the Fleet

Military ranks of Nigeria – Air force Ranks
Note: This ranks are in ascending order. That is, from lowest
ranks at top to highest rank at bottom.
11. Pilot Officer
10. Flying Officer
9. Flight Lieutenant
8. Squadron Leader
7. Wing Commander
6. Group Captain
5. Air Commodore
4. Air Vice-Marshal
3. Air Marshal
2. Air Chief Marshal
1. Marshal of the Air Force

List of Current Governors and Deputy Governors of Nigeria’s 36 States

State Current Governor Deputy Governor Party Elected
Abia State Okezie Ikpeazu Ude Oko Chukwu PDP 2019
Adamawa State Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri Crowther Seth PDP 2019
Akwa Ibom State Udom Gabriel Emmanuel Moses Ekpo PDP 2019
Anambra State Willie Obiano Dr. Nkem Okeke APGA 2014
Bauchi State Bala Muhammed Baba Tela PDP 2019
Bayelsa State Henry Dickson Gboribiogha John Jonah PDP 2012
Benue State Samuel Ortom Benson Abounu PDP 2015
Borno State BabaGana Umara Umar Usman Kadafur APC 2019
Cross River State Benedict Ayade Ivara Esu PDP 2019
Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa Kingsley Otuaro PDP 2019
Ebonyi State Dave Umahi Eric Kelechi Igwe PDP
Edo State Godwin Obaseki Philip Shaibu APC 2016
Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi Bisi Egbeyemi APC
Enugu State Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Cecilia Ezeilo PDP 2019
Gombe State Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya Manasseh Daniel Jatau APC 2019
Imo State Chukwuemeka Ihedioha Irona Alphonsus PDP 2019
Jigawa State Badaru Abubakar Umar Alhaji Namadi APC 2019
Kaduna State Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai Yusuf Barnabas Bala APC 2019
Kano State Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Hafiz Abubakar APC 2015
Katsina State Aminu Bello Masari Mannir Yakubu APC 2019
Kebbi State Abubakar Atiku Bagudu Samaila Yombe Dabai APC 2019
Kogi State Yahaya Bello Edward Onoja APC 2016
Kwara State AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq Kayode Alibi APC 2019
Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu Kadri Obafemi Hamzat APC 2019
Nasarawa State Abdullahi Sule Emmanuel Agbadu Akabe APC 2019
Niger State Abubakar Sani Bello Ahmed Muhammad Ketso APC
Ogun State Dapo Abiodun Salako-Oyedele Noimot Olurotimi APC 2019
Ondo State Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu Agboola Ajayi APC 2017
Osun State Adegboyega Oyetola Gboyega Alabi APC 2018
Oyo State Oluwaseyi Makinde Engr. Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan PDP 2019
Plateau State Simon Lalong Sonni Gwanle Tyoden APC 2015
Rivers State Ezenwo Nyesom Wike Ipalibo Banigo PDP 2019
Sokoto State Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Alhaji Mannir Dan’Iya PDP 2019
Taraba State Arch. Darius Ishaku Haruna Manu PDP 2019
Yobe State Mai Mala Buni Idi Barade Gubana APC 2019
Zamfara State Bello Matawalle Mahdi Aliyu Gusau PDP 2019

 

Nigeria’s 36 States and Capitals

S.No State Capital
1 Abia Umuahia
2 Adamawa Yola
3 Akwa Ibom Uyo
4 Anambra Awka
5 Bauchi Bauchi
6 Bayelsa Yenagoa
7 Benue Makurdi
8 Borno Maiduguri
9 Cross River Calabar
10 Delta Asaba
11 Ebonyi Abakaliki
12 Edo Benin City
13 Ekiti Ado- Ekiti
14 Enugu Enugu
15 Gombe Gombe
16 Imo Owerri
17 Jigawa Dutse
18 Kaduna Kaduna
19 Kano Kano
20 Katsina Katsina
21 Kebbi Birnin Kebbi
22 Kogi Lokoja
23 Kwara Ilorin
24 Lagos Ikeja
25 Nasarawa Lafia
26 Niger Minna
27 Ogun Abeokuta
28 Ondo Akure
29 Osun Oshogbo
30 Oyo Ibadan
31 Plateau Jos
32 Rivers Port Harcourt
33 Sokoto Sokoto
34 Taraba Jalingo
35 Yobe Damaturu
36 Zamfara Gusau

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