2005 - JAMB Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
The power to exercise overall control of the executive functions of ECOWAS is vested in the
A
Authority of Heads of State and Government
B
Secretary-General
C
Council of Ministers
D
Technical and Special Commissions
CORRECT OPTION: a
The power to exercise overall control of the executive functions of ECOWAS is vested in the Authority of Heads of State and Government.

It is the highest authority of the organization. It is made up of the Heads of State and Government of the Sub Region.
2
Nigeria supports the South-South cooperation as a foreign policy objective for mutual understanding among
A
nations south of the equator
B
sub-saharan African countries
C
developing countries
D
Asian and sub-saharan African countries
CORRECT OPTION: d
Nigeria supports the South-South cooperation as a foreign policy objective for mutual understanding among Asian and sub-Saharan African countries
3
Nigeria is rated in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries as the
A
seventh largest oil producer
B
sixth largest oil producer
C
third largest oil producer
D
fifth largest oil producer
CORRECT OPTION: b
Nigeria is rated in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries as the sixth largest oil producer
4
The Nigerian-Cameroon crisis over the Bakassi Peninsula occurred owing to the interpretation of the treaty of 1913 and the
A
resolution of the OAU
B
Maroua Accord
C
decision of the ECOWAS Tribunal
D
decision of the International Court of Justice
CORRECT OPTION: d
The Nigerian-Cameroon crisis over the Bakassi Peninsula occurred owing to the interpretation of the treaty of 1913 and the decision of the International Court of Justice
5
A major achievement of the OAU was the
A
eradication of poverty
B
establishment of democracy in Africa
C
decolonization of Africa
D
promotion of developement
CORRECT OPTION: c
The major achievement of the OAU was the decolonization of Africa.

Other achievements are as follows:

1. United stand at the United Nations.

2. Attainment of independence

3. Settlement of disputes

4. Regional economic cooperation

5. African Development Bank

6. Eradication of apartheid.
6
An indication that Africa is still the center-peice of Nigeria's foreign policy was the creation of the
A
Ministry of Integration and Cooperation in Africa
B
National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies
C
Ministry of Foriegn Affairs
D
Nigerian Institute of International Affairs
CORRECT OPTION: b
An indication that Africa is still the center-peice of Nigeria's foreign policy was the creation of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies
7
Which of the following served as the Secretary-General of the United Nations?
A
Ibrahim Gambari
B
Javier Perez de Cuellar
C
Joseph Garba
D
Mohammed El-Baradai
CORRECT OPTION: b
Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru served as the Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization from 1982-1992.

Others were:

Trygie Lie of Norway (1946-53), Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden (1953-61), U. Thant of Burma (1961-72), Kurt Waldeim of Austria (1972-82), Boutros Ghali of Egypt (1993-93). The current Secretary General of the Organization is Dr. Koffi Annan of Ghana.
8
One of the organizational weaknesses of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is its inability to
A
monitor global oil consumption
B
assist poor countries
C
punish erring members
D
collect membership dues promptly
CORRECT OPTION: c
One of the organizational weaknesses of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is its inability to punish erring members.

Some member countries exceed the production quotas while some do not mind the fixed prices. Such defaulters always go unpunished.
9
A Security Council resolution requires the concurrence of
A
1 of the 5 permanent members
B
all of the 5 permanent members
C
9 of the 15 council members
D
3 of the 5 permanent members
CORRECT OPTION: b
A Security Council resolution requires the concurrence of all of the 5 permanent members.
10
Under the umbrella of the OAU, Nigeria mediated the dispute between
A
Tunisia and Morrocco
B
Zimbabwe and Tanzania
C
Kenya and Somalia
D
Ethiopia and Somalia
CORRECT OPTION: d
Nigeria mediated in the dispute between Ethiopia and Somalia under the umbrella of OAU.
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