Nigerian history
  • 1. Nigerian history is rich and diverse, encompassing a vast array of cultures, traditions, and influences. From ancient civilizations like the Nok and Benin kingdoms to the colonial era under British rule, Nigeria has a complex and fascinating past. The struggle for independence in the mid-20th century led to the formation of the modern Nigerian state, with its diverse population and challenging political landscape. The country has faced significant challenges, including civil unrest, corruption, and economic instability, but its people continue to strive for progress and unity. Today, Nigeria stands as a vibrant and resilient nation, with a vibrant culture, dynamic arts scene, and a promising future ahead.

    Who was the first President of Nigeria?
A) Nnamdi Azikiwe
B) Olusegun Obasanjo
C) Muhammadu Buhari
D) Goodluck Jonathan
  • 2. When did Nigeria gain independence from British rule?
A) 1970
B) 1960
C) 1950
D) 1980
  • 3. What was the capital of Nigeria before Abuja?
A) Port Harcourt
B) Ibadan
C) Kano
D) Lagos
  • 4. Who was the Nigerian writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986?
A) Chinua Achebe
B) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
C) Wole Soyinka
D) Ben Okri
  • 5. Which Nigerian musician is known as the 'Afrobeat King'?
A) Davido
B) Burna Boy
C) Fela Kuti
D) Wizkid
  • 6. Which Nigerian sports figure won a gold medal in the long jump at the 1996 Olympic Games?
A) Nwankwo Kanu
B) Chioma Ajunwa
C) Jay Jay Okocha
D) Stephen Keshi
  • 7. Which Nigerian city is known as the 'Oil City' of Nigeria?
A) Port Harcourt
B) Lagos
C) Warri
D) Calabar
  • 8. Which Nigerian state is nicknamed the 'Tourism Haven of Nigeria'?
A) Ogun
B) Kano
C) Lagos
D) Cross River
  • 9. What nickname is often used to describe Nigeria due to its abundance of oil wealth?
A) Giant of Africa
B) Land of Gold
C) Black Gold Nation
D) Pearl of Africa
  • 10. Who is the current President of Nigeria?
A) Umaru Yar'Adua
B) Olusegun Obasanjo
C) Goodluck Jonathan
D) Muhammadu Buhari
  • 11. Which Nigerian singer-songwriter released the hit song 'Johnny' in 2014?
A) Tiwa Savage
B) Yemi Alade
C) Niniola
D) Simi
  • 12. In which year did Nigeria become a republic?
A) 1963
B) 1980
C) 1990
D) 1970
  • 13. Which Nigerian leader established the NYSC (National Youth Service Corps) program?
A) Major General Muhammadu Buhari
B) General Sani Abacha
C) President Shehu Shagari
D) General Yakubu Gowon
  • 14. Who founded the first political party in Nigeria, the Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP)?
A) Herbert Macaulay
B) Nnamdi Azikiwe
C) Aminu Kano
D) Obafemi Awolowo
  • 15. Which Nigerian state is known as the 'Food Basket of the Nation'?
A) Ogun
B) Rivers
C) Kano
D) Benue
  • 16. Which Nigerian state is known as 'The Sunshine State'?
A) Ekiti
B) Ondo
C) Anambra
D) Kogi
  • 17. What is the capital city of Nigeria?
A) Kano
B) Lagos
C) Abuja
D) Ibadan
  • 18. Which Nigerian writer wrote the novel 'Things Fall Apart'?
A) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
B) Buchi Emecheta
C) Chinua Achebe
D) Wole Soyinka
  • 19. What was the name of the Nigerian civil war that took place from 1967 to 1970?
A) The Fulani Revolt
B) The Biafran War
C) The Niger Delta Conflict
D) The Yoruba Crisis
  • 20. What year was the Nigerian Naira introduced as the country's currency?
A) 1990
B) 1960
C) 1973
D) 1980
  • 21. Who was the Nigerian general who became president after the return to civilian rule in 1999?
A) Goodluck Jonathan
B) Muhammadu Buhari
C) Umaru Yar'Adua
D) Olusegun Obasanjo
  • 22. Which Nigerian state is known as the 'Gateway State'?
A) Lagos State
B) Kano State
C) Rivers State
D) Ogun State
  • 23. Which year was the Nigerian Civil War declared over?
A) 1970
B) 1960
C) 1980
D) 1990
  • 24. What is the official language of Nigeria?
A) Igbo
B) English
C) Hausa
D) Yoruba
  • 25. Which Nigerian state is known as the 'Home of Peace and Tourism'?
A) Enugu State
B) Cross River State
C) Plateau State
D) Anambra State
  • 26. Which Nigerian city is known as the 'Coal City'?
A) Kano
B) Enugu
C) Ibadan
D) Abuja
  • 27. Who was the first democratically elected president of Nigeria?
A) Shehu Shagari
B) Olusegun Obasanjo
C) Goodluck Jonathan
D) Nnamdi Azikiwe
  • 28. Which Nigerian political party won the first post-independence general elections?
A) Action Group
B) United Middle Belt Congress
C) Northern People's Congress
D) National Council of Nigerian Citizens
  • 29. Who was the Nigerian military ruler known as the 'Evil Genius'?
A) Muhammadu Buhari
B) Ibrahim Babangida
C) Olusegun Obasanjo
D) Sani Abacha
  • 30. Which Nigerian city is known for its annual Durbar festival?
A) Lagos
B) Ibadan
C) Enugu
D) Kano
  • 31. Who was the Nigerian political leader assassinated in 1986?
A) Dele Giwa
B) Kudirat Abiola
C) Murtala Mohammed
D) Ken Saro-Wiwa
  • 32. Who was Nigeria's first military head of state?
A) Muhammadu Buhari
B) Murtala Mohammed
C) Yakubu Gowon
D) Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
  • 33. Who was the prime minister of Nigeria before the country became a republic in 1963?
A) Herbert Macaulay
B) Nnamdi Azikiwe
C) Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
D) Obafemi Awolowo
  • 34. Who was the Nigerian writer and environmental activist executed by the military government in 1995?
A) Ben Okri
B) Ken Saro-Wiwa
C) Wole Soyinka
D) Chinua Achebe
  • 35. What is the name of the Nigerian currency?
A) Kobo
B) Rand
C) Naira
D) Cedi
  • 36. Which Nigerian political party was the ruling party during the First Republic?
B) Action Group
  • 37. Who was the first female finance minister of Nigeria?
A) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
B) Nenadi Usman
C) Zainab Ahmed
D) Kemi Adeosun
  • 38. Which ethnic group is the largest in Nigeria?
A) Edo
B) Hausa-Fulani
C) Yoruba
D) Igbo
  • 39. What is the name of the Nigerian national anthem?
A) Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress
B) Arise, O Compatriots
C) Land of the Rising Sun
D) Nigeria, We Hail Thee
  • 40. What is the highest mountain in Nigeria?
A) Chappal Waddi
B) Zuma Rock
C) Olumo Rock
D) Mount Patti
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