2013 - JAMB Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Nigeria's non-alignment policy in the sixties lacked real substance because of her
A
A frocentric policy
B
Poor economic potential
C
Partnership with Asian countries
D
Close ties with Britain
CORRECT OPTION: d
2
Under the Technical Aid Corps, Nigerian experts are deployed to
A
African, the pacific and the Caribbean
B
Europe, South America and Asia
C
The pacific, the Caribbean and Europe
D
Asia, Africa and the pacific
CORRECT OPTION: a
3
The center-piece of Nigeria's foreign policy covers only
A
Europe
B
Africa
C
Latin America
D
Asia
CORRECT OPTION: b
4
Which of the following countries pioneered the establishment of ECOWAS alongside Nigeria?
A
Ghana
B
Togo
C
Algeria
D
Cameroun
CORRECT OPTION: b
The call for a West African community was made by President William Tubman of Liberia in 1964. An agreement was signed among Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in February 1965, but this came to nothing.

In April 1972, General Gowon of Nigeria and General Eyadema of Togo re-launched the idea, drew up proposals and toured 12 countries, soliciting their plan from July to August 1973. A meeting was then called at Lomé from 10-15 December 1973, which studied a draft treaty. This was further examined at a meeting of experts and jurists in Accra in January 1974 and by a ministerial meeting in Monrovia in January 1975. Finally, 15 West African countries signed the treaty for an Economic Community of West African States (Treaty of Lagos) on 28 May 1975. The protocols launching ECOWAS were signed in Lomé, Togo, on 5 November 1976. In 1977 Cape Verde joined ECOWAS, while in 2002 Mauritania withdrew form the Community.
5
Nigeria's role in the African Union was most prominent during the regime of
A
President Olusegun Obasanjo
B
President Shehu Shagari
C
President Umaru Yar'adua
D
President Ibrahim Babangida
CORRECT OPTION: a
6
A representative of a Commonwealth country in another member state is known as
A
Consul-General
B
Ambassador
C
Attache
D
High Commissioner
CORRECT OPTION: d
7
The organ of UN that promotes voluntary co-operation among member states in diverse areas is the
A
International Court of Justice
B
General Assembly
C
Economic and Social Council
D
Security Council
CORRECT OPTION: c
8
The main representative body of the United Nations is the
A
Security Council
B
General Assembly
C
Trusteeship Council
D
Secretariat
CORRECT OPTION: b
9
The AU differs from the OAU in having
A
Effective tools for decision enforcement
B
No permanent headquarters
C
A minium of divergent viewpoints
D
No assembly of Heads of State
CORRECT OPTION: a
10
OPEC has strong influence with the
A
EU
B
ADB
C
AU
D
IMF
CORRECT OPTION: d
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