2004 - JAMB Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Nigeria''s support for the South-South Cooperation is based on her desire to
A
assert her leadership role in Africa
B
promote her non-aligned policy
C
promote economic understanding in the Third World
D
counter the political and military domination by major powers
CORRECT OPTION: c
Nigeria''s support for the South-South Cooperation is based on her desire to promote economic understanding in the Third World.
2
The permanent members of the Security Council of the United Nations are
A
Germany,France,Poland,Hungary and China
B
Britain,Japan,Australia,Germany and the United States
C
the United States,Russia,France,Britain and Japan
D
the United States,Russia,France,Britain and China
CORRECT OPTION: d
The permanent members of the Security Council of the United Nations are the United States,Russia,France,Britain and China.These five permanent members are often referred to as the Big Five
3
The one-time president of the United Nations General Assembly was
A
Joseph Garba
B
Ibrahim Gambari
C
Arthur Mbanefo
D
Maitama Sule
CORRECT OPTION: a
The one-time president of the United Nations General Assembly was Joseph Garba. He was one of the top army officers in Nigeria.
4
The countries in which Nigeria participated in the ECOMOG peace-keeping operations were
A
Sierra Leone and Cote d'ivoire
B
Liberia and Sierra Leone
C
Liberia and Guinea
D
Senegal and Cote d'ivoire
CORRECT OPTION: b
The countries in which Nigeria participated in the ECOMOG peace-keeping operations were Liberia and Sierra Leone. The ECOMOG helped in restoring democracy in these two countries.
5
With the admission of Asian and African countries to the Commonwealth,the Queen of England became the
A
patron of the Commonwealth
B
head of state of these countries
C
chairperson of the Commonwealth
D
head of government of these countries
CORRECT OPTION: c
The Queen of England became the chairperson of the Commonwealth With the admission of Asian and African countries to the Commonwealth.
6
Nigeria's relation with black political communities outside Africa is built on
A
shared political aspirations
B
expectations of political support from them
C
economic considerations
D
percieved cultural affinities
CORRECT OPTION: c
Nigeria's relation with black political communities outside Africa is built on economic considerations
7
The Lagos Treaty of May 28th 1975 led to the formation of the
A
African Economic Summit
B
Lagos Plan Of Action
C
Economic Community of West African States
D
Economic Commision for Africa
CORRECT OPTION: c
The Lagos Treaty of May 28th 1975 led to the formation of Economic Community of West African States.

The original fifteen member countries that signed the Treaty were:

Benin Republic

Burkina Faso

Cote D'lvoire

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea Bissau

Liberia

Mauritania

Niger

Nigeria

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Mali and Togo

Cape Verde later joined the organization in 1976
8
The leaders who spearheaded the transformation of the Organization of African Unity into the African Union are from
A
Nigeria,Libya and Kenya
B
Algeria,Libya and Zambia
C
South Africa,Libya and Zambia
D
Nigeria,Libya and South Africa
CORRECT OPTION: d
The leaders who spearheaded the transformation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU)into the African Union are from Nigeria,Libya and South Africa.

The inauguration of the new union took place in Durban, South Africa. Mummer Gadhafi of Libya first proposed it as full blown (United States of Africa)
9
A major problem of the defunct Organization of African Unity was
A
language barrier
B
inadequate resources
C
cultural diversity
D
ideological differences
CORRECT OPTION: d
Ideological differences is the major problem of defunct Organization of African Unity (OAU). Another major problem is inadequate resources: the organization was plunged into heavy debt as many member countries found it difficult to pay their dues and levies.
10
The current Executive Secretary of the ECOWAS is
A
Mohammed Ibn Chambers
B
Lansana Kouyate
C
Abbas Bundu
D
Abubakar Qattara
CORRECT OPTION: a
Mohammed Ibn Chambers is the current Executive Secretary of the ECOWAS.

Chambers is from Ghana 2002 to date others were as follows:

1. Dr Abubakar Qattara

2. Momadumuru

3. Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu

4. Edward Benjamin
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