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Q1
Which of the following led to the introduction of indirect rule in Nigeria by the British?
A
Need for adequate financial resources
B
Desire for rapid development
C
Speedy transition to independence
D
Manpower and personnel shortages
E
Q2
Warrant chiefs were appointed to
A
prevent tribal wars
B
supervise native courts
C
decide divorce cases
D
take charge of local administrations
E
Q3
The 1946 Constitution is characterized by
A
official majority in the legislative council
B
non-official majority in the legislative council
C
non-official majority in the executive council
D
federal system of government
E
Q4
The Willink Commission was set up to
A
solve boundary problems
B
review revenue allocation formula
C
examine issues relating to the welfare of groups
D
draw up a new constitution
E
Q5
The state legislatures of the second republic in Nigeria had the following EXCEPT a
A
speaker
B
senate leader
C
deputy speaker
D
clerk of the house
E
Q6
Which of these constitution recognised local government as the third tier of government
A
The 1946 Constitution
B
The 1960 Constitution
C
The 1963 Constitution
D
The 1979 Constitution
E
Q7
The federal system of government in Nigeria was abolished in favour of a unitary one by
A
General Yakubu Gowon
B
General Murtala Muhammed
C
Major-General Johnson Aguiyi Ironsi
D
Majorr-General Muhammadu Buhari
E
Q8
Under military regimes, the branches of government that becomes fused are the
A
judiciary and the executive
B
judiciary and the legislature
C
legislature and the executive
D
judiciary, the executive and the legislature
E
Q9

Which of the following served as the electoral college during the election into the Constituent Assembly in 1978?

A

Local communities

B

Local government councils

C

the Federal Electoral Commission

D

Traditional councils

E
Q10

Traditional rulers in Nigeria exercised the greatest political powers under

A

the military administrations

B

the second republic

C

the first republic

D

indirect rule

E
Q11

During the second republic some local government councils were created by

A

state governments

B

the federal governnments

C

the national assembly

D

the judiciary

E
Q12

The principal objective of British colonial policy in Nigeria was to

A

lay solid foundation for Nigerian independence 

B

help build a virile Nigerian economy

C

promote missionary activities

D

exploit and expropriate Nigerian resources for British interests

E
Q13

Which of the following factors contributed most to cash crops production during the colonial administration in Nigeria?

A

Education

B

Pacificatio

C

Forced Labour

D

Taxation

E
Q14

Under the military regime in Nigeria, state enactments are known as?

A

laws

B

decrees

C

edicts

D

promulgations

E
Q15

The military normally belongs to the arm(s) of government known as 

A

the legislature and the judiciary

B

the executive

C

the judiciary

D

the judiciary and the executive

E
Q16

The first political party in Nigeria was the

A

Nigerian National Democratic Party

B

Nigerian Youth Movement

C

Action Group

D

National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons

E
Q17

The major problem of the Nigerian federal structure in the first republic was

A

ethnicity

B

politicization of the military 

C

lopsided size of the component units 

D

rigging of elections

E
Q18

The legislative organ of the Federal Government in the first republic was the 

A

parliament 

B

judiciary

C

legislative council

D

national assembly

E
Q19

Which of the following was the LEAST important rationale for Nigerian Federalism?

A

The vastness of the territory and the size of the population

B

Diverse cultures

C

Economic benefits

D

Bicameral legislaure

E
Q20

One of the agreements of the 1957 Constitutional Conference was that

A

Southern Cameroons should constitute a separate region

B

a house of Chiefs was to be created in the Western Region

C

the office of the speaker of the House of Representative was to be created

D

the police was to be regionalized

E
Q21

The two nationalist leaders who led the tour of Northern Nigerian in 1946 to campaign against the Richards Constitution were

A

Ahmadu Bello and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

B

Nnamdi Azikiwe and Obafemi Awolowo

C

Ahmadu Bello and Samuel Ladoke Akintola

D

Herbert Macaulay and Nnamdi Azikiwe

E
Q22

Indirect election was first introduced in Nigeria by the 

A

Lyttleton Constitution

B

Macpherson Constitution

C

Richards Constitution

D

Clifford Constitution

E
Q23

The motion of self government was moved in 1958 by the 

A

Northern Peoples Congress

B

Action Group

C

National Council of Nigerian and the Cameroon

D

Northern Elements Progressive Union

E
Q24

Which of the following had a centralized administration in pre-colonial Nigeria?

A

The Igbos

B

The Tivs

C

The Ibibios

D

The Yorubas

E
Q25

In which of the following states was the governor impeached during the second republic?

A

Borno 

B

Bendel

C

Kaduna

D

Anambra

E
Q26
Which of the following pre-independence organizations was formed in London in 1945?
A
The Jam'yyar Mutanen Arewa
B
The Igbo State Union
C
The Egbe Omo Oduduwa
D
Urhobo Progressive Union
E
Q27
Igbo traditional system of government encouraged participation through
A
Ozo title
B
segmentary kinship
C
divine kingship
D
town assembly
E
Q28
In the 1950s the Northern Elements Progressive Union was notable in Nigerian politics because it
A
opposed Northern traditional rulers
B
agitated for the formation of a unitary form of government
C
allied with the Regional Government
D
won the election to the Northern House of Assembly
E
Q29

The author of the famous book Renascent Africa which inspired African nationalism is

A

Obafemi Awolowo

B

Duse Mohammed Ali

C

Ernest Ikoli

D

Nnamdi Azikiwe

E
Q30

The motion by Anthony Enahoro demanding independence for Nigeria was moved in

A

1951

B

1953

C

1956

D

1957

E
Q31

The office of the prime minister of Nigeria was first created by the 

A

Ibadan constitutional conference of 1950

B

London constitutional conference of 1953

C

London constitutional conference of 1957

D

London constitutional conference of 1958

E
Q32

Southern Nigeria was divided into Eastern and Western Provinces for administrative purposes in

A

1935

B

1937

C

1939

D

1941

E
Q33

Which of the following aroused and promoted nationalistic feeling among Nigerians?

A

Slave trade, indirect rule and amalgamation

B

Economic exploitation,recial discrimination and political parties

C

Communal riots, news media and religious difference

D

Traditional rulers, district officers and governors-general

E
Q34

The leader of the Northern Peoples Congress was

A

Yusuf Maitama Sule

B

Abubakar Tafawa Belewa

C

Aminu Kano

D

Ahmadu Bello

E
Q35

The Queen of England ceased to be the head of state of Nigeria at

A

independence in October 1960

B

the attainment of self-government by the regions

C

the adoption of the Republican Constitution in October 1963

D

the inception of the presidential systemin October 1979

E
Q36

Under the 1963 Constitution, federal Judges were appointed by the 

A

president on the advice of the prime minister

B

chief justice of the federation

C

prime minister

D

Judicial Service Commission

E
Q37

The 1963 Constitution of Nigeria was 

A

written and flexible

B

written and rigid

C

flexible and unwritten

D

unitary and rigid

E
Q38

The major political parties in Nigeria during the First Republic were

A

NPC, NCNC, AG

B

UMBC, AG, NEPU

C

NNDP, NEPU, NPC

D

NPC, AG, NNDP

E
Q39

Under the 1979 Constitution of Nigeria, the president of the federal republic could only be removed from the office by

A

the national assembly 

B

the senate

C

the house of representatives

D

a motion approved by at least two-thirds of all the state houses of assembly

E
Q40

Under the 1979 Constitution of Nigeria, the head of the Judiciary was the 

A

Attorney-generral and minister of justice

B

chief justice of the federation

C

solicitor-general and permanent secretary federal ministry of justice

D

chief registrar of the supreme court

E
Q41
One main feature of government in many pre-colonial societies in Nigeria was
A
age-grade organization
B
grade union movement
C
student's organization
D
council of obas
E
Q42
The Nigerian Nationalist Movement was greatly assisted by the
A
Manufacturer's Association of Nigeria
B
Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture and Industry
C
trade unions
D
traditional rulers
E
Q43
The basic unit of government in pre-colonial Yoruba land was the
A
town
B
empire
C
palace
D
ward
E
Q44
The ruling system in pre-colonial Hausa-Fulani societies where rulers were both religious and political heads was referred to as
A
meritocracy
B
oligarchy
C
theocracy
D
aristocracy
E
Q45
Which of the following governors of Nigeria opposed the demands of the National Congress of British West Africa?
A
Lord Frederick Lugard
B
Sir Arthur Richards
C
Sir Hugh Clifford
D
Sir Alan Burns
E
Q46
The major change effected by the government of Major-General J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi was the
A
abolition of federalism
B
reposting of government officials
C
dissolution of boards of corporations
D
creating of states
E
Q47
Which of the following principal officials was NOT a member of the state house of assembly?
A
The leader of the house
B
The speaker
C
The deputy speaker
D
The clerk of the house
E
Q48
One of the major features of the constitution operative in the British West Africa colonies during the 1920 was the
A
introduction of the elective principle
B
removal of colonial governors by colonial legislative councils
C
introduction of universal adult suffrage
D
abolition of the local governments
E
Q49
The principle of regionalism was introduced into Nigerian politics by the
A
Macpherson Constitution
B
Lyttleton Constitution
C
Richards Constitution
D
Clifford Constitution
E
Q50
The Nigerian Council was created by
A
Hugh Clifford
B
Arthur Richards
C
Federick Lugard
D
Graeme Thompson
E
Q51
A landmark of the Lyttleton Constitution was
A
creation of the post of prime minister
B
creation of a second chamber at the centre
C
creation of the position of speaker of the House of Representatives
D
removal of the governor-general as chairman of the federal cabinet
E
Q52
A common provision in the 1963 and 1979 Constitution is the
A
registration of political parties by FEDECO
B
financing of local governments by the federal government
C
Judicial Service Commission
D
bicameral legislature for the central government
E
Q53
Africans were first elected to the legislative council in British West Africa in
A
Ghana
B
Sierra Leone
C
The Gambia
D
Nigeria
E
Q54
Under the Independence Constitution, the head of government was the
A
governor general
B
president
C
prime minister
D
premier
E
Q55
The Nigerian National Alliance of the Republic was made up of
A
NCNC and NDP
B
NPC and AG
C
NPC and NNDP
D
NCNC and AG
E
Q56
When did the Federal Military Government abolish the four regions in Nigeria?
A
1963
B
1966
C
1970
D
1976
E
Q57
The forceful domination of one country by another is called
A
nationalism
B
totalitarianism
C
dictatorship
D
colonization
E
Q58
Which of the following traditional political systems was republican?
A
Igbo
B
Yoruba
C
Fulani
D
Bini
E
Q59
An important factor that brought about the introduction of federalism in Nigeria was the
A
existence of three regions
B
division of powers between the federal and state governments
C
diversity and complexity in social and cultural patterns
D
existence of cultural and bicameral legislature
E
Q60
When did Nigeria adopt the nineteen-state structure?
A
1960
B
1966
C
1976
D
1979
E