Current Affair Questions For Primary 4, Primary 5 and Primary 6 Pupils

Question 1. Who is the current president of the federal republic of Nigeria?

Ans. Muhammadu Buhari

Question 2. Who is the current vice president of the federal republic of Nigeria?

Ans. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo


Q. Who formed the first political party in Nigeria?
Ans. Herbert Macaulay

Q. What was the name of the first political party in Nigeria?
Ans. Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP)

Question 5. Who is the current CBN Governor

Ans. Godwin Emefiele


Question 6. Who was the founder of the first political party in Nigeria?

Ans. Herbert Macaulay

Question 7. What political party was the first political party in Nigeria?

Ans. Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP)

Question 8. What does the eagle represent in the Nigerian coat of arm?


Ans. Strength

Question 9. What do the two horses represent on the Nigerian coat of arm?

Ans. Dignity

Question 10. What does the black shield stand for in the Nigerian coat of arm?

Ans. Nigerian’s fertile soil

Question 11. In the Nigerian flag, what does the white color represent?

Ans. Peace

Question 12. What does the green color in the Nigerian flag stand for?

Ans. Agriculture and natural wealth

Question 13. How many geopolitical zones is Nigeria divided into?

Ans. Six (6) geopolitical zones

Question 14. Which city in Nigeria was the first federal capital territory of Nigeria?

Ans. Calabar

Question 15. What city is the current federal capital territory of Nigeria?

Ans. Abuja

Question 16. What name is given to the men’s senior national football team of Nigeria?

Ans. Super Eagles

Question 17. What years did the Nigerian Golden eaglets win the FIFA under-17 world cup?

Ans. 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013

Question 18. What is the name of the first female vice-chancellor in Nigerian universities?

Ans. Grace Alele Williams

Question 19. Which woman gave Nigeria her name?

Ans. Flora Shaw

Question 20. The Nigerian National flag was designed by who?

Ans. Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi

Question 21. What is the name of the first man to buy a car in Nigeria?

Ans. Bob Jensen

Question 22. What is the name of the first woman to buy a car in Nigeria?

Ans. Funmilayo Ransome Kuti

Question 23. What TV station was the first TV station in Nigeria?

Ans. Western Nigerian Government Broadcasting Corporation (WNTV) in 1959

Question 24. In what year was Nigeria formed?

Ans. 1914

Question 25. Where was the first discovered location of crude oil in Nigeria?

Ans. Oloibiri Oilfield, Bayelsa State

Question 26. What is the name of the first Nigerian to become a Noble Laureate?

Ans. Wole Soyinka

Question 27. What is the name of the Nigerian current speaker of the house of Assembly?

Ans. Femi Gbajabiamila

Question 28. Which University is the premier university in Nigeria?

Ans. University of Ibadan

Question 29. What is the name of the current chief justice of Nigeria?

Ans. Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad

Question 30. When did Nigeria become independent?

Ans. 1st October 1960

Question 31. When was Nigeria named a republic?

Ans. 1st October 1963

Question 32. What year was the first military coup in Nigeria carried out?

Ans. 1966

Question 33. How many local Governments does Nigeria have?

Ans. 774

Question 34. Who was the first president of Nigeria?

Ans. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe

Question 35. Who was the first executive president of Nigeria?

Ans. Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Shagari

Question 36. Who was the first prime minister in Nigeria?

Ans. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Question 37. What continent is the largest continent in the world?

Ans. ASIA with population of 3,641,000,000

Question 38. Name the five Oceans in the world

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

Question 39. State the full meaning of UNICEF?

Ans. United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

Question 40. What is the name of the current Senate President in Nigeria?

Ans. Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Question 41. Which country’s flag is known as the Union Jack?

Ans. Great Britain

Question 42. What does centenary mean?

Ans. 100 years

Question 43. Define Nigeria?

Ans. Nigeria Officially called the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a constitutional federal republic having 36 states in total apart from its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. {{Nigeria has its location in West Africa and shares land boundaries with the Republic of Benin in the west, Cameroon and Chad in the east, and Niger in the north.}}}

Question 44. Who is the Nigerian Chief of Defense Staff

Ans. General Lucky Irabor

Question 45. Who is the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff?

Ans. Lt-General Attahiru Ibrahim

Question 46. What is the name of the Nigerian Chief of Naval Staff?

Ans. Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo

Question 47. What is the name of the current Nigerian Chief of Air Staff?

Ans. Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao

Question 48. Who is the current Director-General of NAFDAC?

Ans. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye

Question 49. What is the name of the current Nigerian Inspector General of police?

Ans. Mohammed Abubakar Adamu

{{{Question 50. Who is the current chairman of the African Union}}

Ans. President Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi

Question 51. What is the name of the is the Secretary-General of the united nations

Ans. António Guterres

Question 52. Name five rivers in Nigeria that share names with a state.

Ans. Rivers – Niger, Benue, Osun, Ogun, Kaduna, Sokoto, Imo, Cross River

Question 53: What is the name of the current minister of education in Nigeria?

Answer: Adamu Adamu

Question 54. Name 5 past senate presidents of Nigeria.

Ans. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chuba Okadigbo, Anyim Pius Anyim, David Mark, Adolphus Wabara

Question 55: What is the name of the current chief justice of Nigeria?

Ans: Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad CFR

Question 56: What is the name of the current minister of finance?

Ans: Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed

Question 57: What is the name of the current minister of the FCT?

Ans: Mohammed Musa Bello

Question 58: What is the name of the minister for petroleum resources in Nigeria?

Ans: President Muhammad Buhari

Question 59: How many ministers does Nigeria have?

Ans: 43

Question 60: What date and month was the Nigeria 2019 General Election held?

Answer: February 23, 2019

Question 61. What is the name of the current Deputy Senate President in Nigeria?

Ans. Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege

Question 62: What is the name of the current INEC chairman?

Ans: Mahmood Yakubu

Question 63. Which country became victorious in the 2018 world cup?

Ans. France

Question 64: What is the name of the current minister of finance?

Answer: Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed

Question 65. In what year was the Nigerian Naira introduced?

Ans. 1st January 1973

Question 66. Name the five largest Oceans in the world?

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

Question 67: Who is the current speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria?

Ans: Femi Gbajabiamila

Question 68. In what year were the Nigerian currency notes introduced?

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

Question 69. Which countries are the countries Nigeria shares borders with?

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

Question 70. Representative democracy is best described as?

Ans. free elections and proper registers of voters

Question 71. While political partial parties place their focus on forming a government, what do pressure groups aim at?

Ans. influencing governmental decisions

Question 72: What is the name of the current chief justice of Nigeria?

Ans: Tanko Muhammad

Question 73. What is an election conducted to fill a vacant seat in a legislature is called?

Ans. by-election

Question 74. Which country in the world does Not operate a federal constitution?

Ans. France

Question 75. What is the major advantage of the secret ballot?

Ans. To keep all voters anonymous.

Question 76. What happens in a one-party state?

Ans. The ruling party becomes the only legal party

Question 77. Where in the world is a cabinet system of Government practiced?

Ans. Britain and Canada

Question 78. What is a proclamation made by the head of state to end a session of parliament called?

Ans. A dissolution

Question 79. What does the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria do?

Ans. The constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria promotes the unity of diversity

Question 80. What is the transfer of power to the local government council called?

Ans. Delegation

Question 81. What does the principle of anonymity of civil servants mean in Nigeria?

Ans. It meAns that they are credited or blamed for anything they do

Question 82. What were the six registered political parties in Nigeria in the year 1982


Question 83. Are farmers a pressure group in Nigeria?

Ans. No

Question 84. Why did the N.C.N.C send a delegation to London in the year 1947?

Ans. To protest against the Richards constitution

Question 85. The popular principle of colonial administration in British West Africa was known as what?

Ans. indirect rule

Question 86. Who was the first governor-general of colonial Nigeria?

Ans. Lord Lugard

Question 87. Who headed the first military government in Nigeria?

Ans. General Agunyi Ironsi

Question 88. When was the first general election in Nigeria held?

Ans. 1959

Question 89. What is the supreme organ of the U.N O?

Ans. The General assembly

Question 90. In what year were Traditional rulers restricted to ceremonial rules by the local government reforms?

Ans. 1976

Question 91. What is a parliamentary system that ensures that members are in the house to vote on major issues called?

Ans. Whip

Question 92. What is a system in which no single person serves as the chief executive called?

Ans. Parliamentary

Question 93. What is a social system in which power is derived from control over a land called?

Ans. Feudalism

Question 94. What does“Rule of Law” refers to?

Ans. Laws are supreme

Question 95. What is the most important principle of civil service?

Ans. Anonymity

{{{Question 96. Which year’s constitution recognized local government as the third tier of government}}

Ans. The 1979 constitution

Question 97. The appointment of judges for conditions of judicial judgment is carried out by

Ans. Judicial Service Commission

Question 98. What does the minorities Commission appointed in Nigeria in the year 1957 recommend?

Ans. It recommends that more states should be created in the federation

Question 99. In what year did the second military coup take place in Nigeria?

Ans. July 29, 1966

Question 100. What was in existence before the second world war outbreak?

Ans. The League of Nations

Question 101. What is the important advantage of creating more constitutions in a federal state?

Ans. To enhance the People’s participation

Question 102. Where may the president come from under the Presidential system?

Ans. The president may come from any of the registered parties

Question 103. Why is Public opinion important?

Ans. It allows the government to know what the people want

Question 104. Why does the Bicameral legislature exist?

Ans. To ensure the concentration of power on the legislative house does not occur

Question 105. In which country were Africans first elected to the legislative council in British West Africa?

Ans. Ghana

Question 106. What is the primary function of the Ministry of external affairs?

Ans. The Promotion of national interests

Question 107. Who was the leader of the Northern People’s congress

Ans. Ahmadu Bello

Question 108. When did the idea of democracy started and in what part of the world?

Ans. The earliest democracy in the world began in Athens (Greece), in 510 BC.

Question 109. Those that live by selling their labor are called what in the Marxist theory?

Ans. Proletariats

Question 110. Which means of is Not an acceptable means of achieving democracy?

Ans. Riots

Question 111. Sovereignty is vested in …………. In a democracy?

Ans. The community

Question 112. What does the Universal Adult Suffrage mean?

Ans. All qualified citizens are eligible for voting.

Question 113. What is a bill that applies to the whole population of a country, intended for welfare called?

Ans. An Appropriation bill

Useful Legal Terms You Should Know
Democracy is defined as the government of the people by the people and for the people.

This is defined or known as the government by the worst class of citizens.

This system of government is known as the government by the rich (influential class of citizens).

Rule of law:
Rule of law is defined or known as the restriction of the illogical exercise of power. It’s the supremacy of law over everyone.

Political party:
Political parties are known as a group of people with distinct aims and objectives involving in political activities looking forward to obtaining control of the government.

Dictatorship is known as a system of government that is under a military ruler.

The Monarchy system of government is simply known as a kingship system of government whereby the ruler rules and then pass over the authority to his blood as an inheritance.

This is known as a system of government by a sovereign government with uncontrollable authority.

Amnesty is known as the general pardon given to offenders by the government.

This is known as a person who brings an action in court seeking redress from another known as the defendant.

Nigerian Nationalists
Herbert Macaulay
Nnamdi Azikiwe
Obafemi Awolowo
Tafawa Balewa
Ahmadu Bello
Anthony Enaghoro
Eyo Ita
Nyong Essien
Mbonu Ojike
Joseph Tarka
Ernest Okoli
Michael Okpara
Akanu Ibiam
King Jaja of Opobo
King Kosoko of Lagos
Oba Ovaremi of Benin
Dennis Osadebe
Question 3. Name the 36 states of Nigeria with their capitals


State Capital

Abia State Umuahia

Adamawa State Yola

Akwa Ibom State Uyo

Anambra State Awka

Bauchi State Bauchi

Bayelsa State Yenagoa

Benue State Makurdi

Borno State Maiduguri

Cross River State Calabar

Delta State Asaba

Ebonyi State Abakaliki

Edo State Benin City

Ekiti State Ado – Ekiti

Enugu State Enugu

Gombe State Gombe

Imo State Owerri

Jigawa State Dutse

Kaduna State Kaduna

Kano State Kano

Katsina State Katsina

Kebbi State Birnin Kebbi

Kogi State Lokoja

Kwara State Ilorin

Lagos State Ikeja

Nasarawa State Lafia

Niger State Minna

Ogun State Abeokuta

Ondo State Akure

Osun State Oshogbo

Oyo State Ibadan

Plateau State Jos

Rivers State Port Harcourt

Sokoto State Sokoto

Taraba State Jalingo

Yobe State Damaturu

Zamfara State Gusau