2021 - JAMB Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1

The Nigeria's head of government in 1963 was _____

A

Chief Nnamdi Azikiwe

B

General Yakubu Gowon

C

Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa

D

Major Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi

CORRECT OPTION: c

Option C is the correct answer.

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the head of government and the prime minister in 1963.

2

Who re-organised the Nigeria's four regions into twelve states in May 1967?

A

General Yakubu Gowon

B

Lieutenant-Colonel Ojukwu

C

Philip Effiong

D

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

CORRECT OPTION: a

Option A is the correct answer.

General Yakubu Gowon divided the already existing four regions into newly created twelve states and appointed governors to lead them.

The following were the governors

  1. Colonel Udoakaha Jacob Esuene South Eastern State
  2. Lieutenant Commander Papayere Diette-Spiff Rivers State
  3. Police Commissioner Usman Faruk North western State
  4. Colonel Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson Lagos State
  5. Colonel Hassan Usman Katsina Kaduna State
  6. Colonel Samuel Ogbemudia Bendel State
  7. Colonel Robert Adeyinka Adebayo Western State
  8. Colonel Sanni Bello Kano State
  9. Colonel Chukwuemeka Ojukwu East Central State
  10. Colonel Ibrahim Taiwo Kwara State
  11. Colonel Musa Usman North eastern State
  12. Police Commissoner Joseph Gomwalk Benue/Plateau State
3

Government by the wealthy is known as _________

A

Democracy

B

Plutocracy

C

Oligarchy

D

Aristocracy

CORRECT OPTION: b

Option B is the correct answer.

A system of government whereby the wealthy rule is called Plutocracy.

4

Professor lbrahim Gambari was the Special Assistant to the United Nations Secretary General on____________

A

Security matters

B

African affairs

C

Political and social matters

D

The Economic Commission of Africa.

CORRECT OPTION: d

Option D is the correct answer.

Professor Ibrahim Gambari was the Special Assistant to the United Nations Secretary General on the Economic Commission of Africa between 1999-2005. Therefore, the correct answer is Option D.

5

Which of the following is a founding member of OPEC?

A

Indonesia

B

Algeria

C

Venezuela

D

Nigeria

CORRECT OPTION: c

Option C is the correct answer.

A founding member of OPEC is Venezuela. Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia are other founding members. In September 1960, the Organization was established.

6

The main function of the Code of Conduct Bureau is to......

A

Give the police more powers to make arrests.

B

Ensure accountability in government business.

C

Give the judiciary more powers to discipline erring judges.

D

Protect public officers from the press

CORRECT OPTION: b

Option B is the correct answer.

The Code of Conduct Bureau ensures accountability in government business as its main function or primary goal. 

7

The two military coups that toppled civilian regimes in Nigeria were those of ......

A

February 1976 and December 1983

B

July 1966 and August 1985

C

January 1966 and July 1975

D

January 1966 and December 1983

CORRECT OPTION: d

Option D is the correct answer.

Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu led a bloody coup on January 15, 1966 ousting the civilian government of Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and bringing in Major General J.T.U Aguiyi Ironsi as the first Military Head of State of Nigeria.

General Muhammed Buhari and Tunde Idiagbon overthrew the civilian government of Shehu Shagari on December, 31,1983 while they were in Mecca.

8

Under the 1999 constitution of Nigeria, the power to create local governments is vested in the .....

A

State Assembly

B

National Assembly

C

Office of the deputy governor

D

Presidency

CORRECT OPTION: a

Option A is the correct answer.

The state assembly holds the power to create local governments under the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria.

9

The first Nigerian constitution to provide for the Fundamental objectives and directive principles of the state policy was the _________

A

1999 Constitution

B

1979 Constitution

C

1960 Constitution

D

1989 Constitution

CORRECT OPTION: b

Option B is the correct answer.

The first Nigerian constitution to establish the fundamental objectives and directive principles of state policy was the 1979 Constitution.

10

The fees collected by local governments at motor parks represent ______

A

Income tax

B

User charge

C

Fines

D

Levies

CORRECT OPTION: d

Option D is the correct answer.

To impose a charge such as a tax or other fees on something is referred to as Levy.

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