How Well Do you Know Nigeria?


I usually post tidbits of information and archival materials. Well, I think it is time this site became interactive.  Over the next few weeks I will post a series of questions about Nigeria on this site. I am inviting you Nigeria buffs to show off how much you really know about Nigeria. Answers to the questions will be posted on here in due course.

This quiz will be rigorous and not an “easy peasy” one. BTW, NO CHEATING or checking wikipedia! ;-)

Answers to yesterday’s questions are in bold below. Due to popular complaint I have posted a list of 10 new EASIER questions!  The best mark so far was 4/12!  Let’s hope we can do better this time! :-)

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NIGERIAN QUIZ

1)    What is the second most populous state in Nigeria?

2)    In which city is the command and staff college located?

3)    Who was the Biafran Chief Justice?

4)    Abuja became Nigeria’s capital in which year?

5)    In which year did Nigeria become a republic?

6)    What is the home state of President Umaru Yar’Adua?

7)    Who was Nigeria’s last Governor-General?

8)    Who is the shortest reigning head of state in Nigeria’s history?

9)    What cabinet post did President Yar’Adua’s father hold in the 1960s?

10)     True or false: no Kanuri man has ever been Nigeria’s head of state.

Answers to Yesterday’s Questions:
1) Who composed Nigeria’s former National Anthem, “Nigeria we hail thee”?

Lilian Jean Williams

2) Who is the managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation?

Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo

3) The use of Naira and kobo as Nigerian currency took effect from which year?

1973

4) Who was the first American President to visit Nigeria?

Jimmy Carter

5) Who was the first Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps?

Ahmadu Ali

6) The first recorded eclipse of the sun in Nigeria occurred in what year?

1947

7) Which Nigerian head of state first launched Universal Primary Education, and what year was it launched in?

General Olusegun Obasanjo – 1976

8) Which individual first made the motion for Nigeria’s independence? …and in what year?

Anthony Enahoro – 1953

9) Which College at Oxford University did Emeka Ojukwu attend?

Lincoln College

10) Which Nigerian developed a cholera vaccine?

Dr Njoku Obi

11) Which state is Kainji Dam located in?

Niger State

12) Who was the first Governor of Katsina State?

Lt-Col Abdullahi Sarki Mukhtar

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44 responses

  1. [...] Well Do You Know Nigeria? Test yourself with this quiz…. https://maxsiollun.wordpress.com/2009…-know-nigeria/ __________________ [...]

    1. 1. Kano (Based on the skewed census)
      2.Jaji
      3. Mr. Mbanefo
      4. 1996
      5. 1963
      6. Katsina
      7. Lord Richardson
      8. Shonekan
      9. Capital Territory Lagos
      10. False

  2. Chei! I am totally ashamed of myself! Out of all that I could only answer 2!

    2) I know it used to be Gaius Obaseki, Right now….ummmmm…

    11) Which state is Kainji Dam located in?
    Niger state! Abi is it Kebbi? One of the 2 sha…

    12) Who was the first Governor of Katsina State?
    Abdullahi Mukhtar

  3. Max, i guess you have lost touch with Nigeria, how can you say Yar Adua is the MD of NNPC, where did yo put Barkindo

    1. He dint say dat. Luk @ it wella

  4. 1) Kano

    2) Jaji, Kaduna

    3) Sir Louis Mbanefo

    4) 1976

    5) 1963

    6) Katsina

    7) Sir James Robertson

    8) Chief Ernest Shonekan

    9) Local Government?

    10) False: Abacha was a Kanuri man

  5. 1 Kano
    2 Jaji
    3 Sir Louis Mbanefo
    4 Dec 1991
    5 Oct 1 1963
    6 Katsina
    7 Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe (Nov 16 1960- sept 30 1963) (However the last British governor general was Sir James Robertson)
    8 Chief Ernest sonekan
    9 Minister for Lagos affairs
    10 False. Late Gen Sanni Abacha was Kanuri by birth although he later adopted kano as his home state

  6. Ola has the highest score so far….

  7. 1, What is the second most populous state in Nigeria?: Lagos (by official figures)

    2) In which city is the command and staff college located? Jaji

    3) Who was the Biafran Chief Justice? No idea

    4) Abuja became Nigeria’s capital in which year? 1991

    5) In which year did Nigeria become a republic? 1963

    6) What is the home state of President Umaru Yar’Adua? Katsina

    7) Who was Nigeria’s last Governor-General? Dr. Nanamdi Azikwe

    8) Who is the shortest reigning head of state in Nigeria’s history? General Ogundipe

    9) What cabinet post did President Yar’Adua’s father hold in the 1960s? No idea

    10) True or false: no Kanuri man has ever been Nigeria’s head of state. False. Abacha is kanuri, only born and raised in Kano, so claiming Kano.

    Answers to Yesterday’s Questions:

  8. [...] Well Do You Know Nigeria? – Today, 12:16 PM Test yourself with this quiz…. How Well Do you Know Nigeria? Max Siollun’s Website [...]

  9. There’s just no freakin’ way Jaji can be described as a `city`!!!

    Which freakin’ untrustworthy census do you want us to use? As the last `reliable` census was taken back in the 60s, I’d like to know what you think…

  10. hmmm…I know some people have been consulting wikipedia! I have ways of knowing! ;-)

  11. 1.Lagos (by official figures)
    2.jaji
    3.no idea

  12. 1.Lagos (by official figures)
    2.jaji
    3.no idea
    4.1991
    5.1963
    6.katsina
    7.dr nnamdi azikiwe
    8.gen aguiyi ironsi
    9.no idea
    10.true

  13. please can someone tell me the answers, so that i wont fail my exams.

  14. Welldone

  15. welldone

  16. adeaga olasunkanmi | Reply

    this is a very good site for research. please try to add more current affairs about nigeria

  17. Ride on Max. It’s good to excercise our brain cells always. “If we forgot the past we can’t face the present ” Before you become a dual citizen of U.S.A you must answer similar quizes like this one you posted here at your interview day with the immigration staff about past and present history of America. Believe me you better answer all question correctly or else they turn you back. If you get the questions wrong they would claimed that you are not ready to become a U.S. Citizen, and they will schedule another interview date for you untill you answer those questions corectly, no exceptional. Legaly you need to know a little bit history of the country you nationalized.

    1. Charlesking – on this basis then, should some Nigerians have their citizenship withdrawn? ;-)

  18. No Max, only foreigners who wants to become a Nigeria citizen should be treated that way as Americans did. Though our Nigerian immigration system is a mess and easy to manipulate things even with the help of the immigration staffs.

    1. U r very right Charlesking,our immigration sector is a terrible mess.Its only corruption dat is eating dem up.The lov of money has made dem loss deir pride.

  19. Kamorudeen Amodu Olanrewaju | Reply

    God bless Nigeria

  20. 1. kano

    2. jaji

    3. nbanefo

    4. 1996

    5. 1963

    6. kastina

    7. nnamdi azikwe

    8. chief ernest sonekan

    9. no idea

    10. false

      1. 1Lagos State
        2Jaji in Kaduna State
        3Sir Louis Mbanefo
        41991
        5Oct., 1 1963
        6Katsina
        7Dr.Nnamdi Azikwe
        8General Olusegun Ogundipe
        9Minister for Lagos affairs
        10False

        1. Some of u ar rite y some of u ar wrong bt dnt b confuse lets pray 4 our country,dats Nigeria.God bless Nigeria.

  21. The other questions that are not answered how would somebody post his answer

  22. 1.kano,2.Jaji,3.Mr mbanefo,4.1996,5.1963,6.katsina,7.Lord Richardson,8.shonekan,9.capital territory lagos,10.false.

  23. wow i just wish i could answer this questions on my own.i actually thought i know Nigeria well meanwhile d only thing i know about it is dat were not improving in politics.p.s its true.

  24. halo! Am highly impressed with the way u paste current affairs of nigeria and may be i wil join u

  25. i love dis quizz keep it up!

  26. adeyemo oluwasegun abraham | Reply

    10.False
    8. Gen Murhtala Mohammed
    7. Dr. Nmamdi Azikwe
    6. Taraba state
    5. 1963
    4. 1993
    1. Kano state

  27. Opeyemi oluwasiku | Reply

    1.River State.2,Calabar.3.Late Major-General Ojukwu.4.1992,.5.1963,.6.kastina State,.7.chief olusegun obasanjo,.8.Ernest Shonekan,.9.Assistant head of state,10.false,.

  28. Dis is cool,i learn a lot i seem to hav forgotten.
    Keep it up.

    1. the answer to question 7 is wrong…..the right answer is Lord Robertson

  29. Olabode Rasheed Wale | Reply

    I love my country Nigeria…..

  30. 1) Lagos

    2) Jaji

    3) Sir Louis Mbanefo

    4) 1990

    5) 1963

    6) Katsina

    7) Sir James Robertson

    8) Brigadier Babafemi Ogundipe

    9) Minister of Lagos Affairs

    10) True.

  31. I want to answer ur question but i dont know where to reply n how to do it.

  32. Pls,send this kind of stuff into my email

  33. i thank so much all the leadership and follower that give the more an more contribution to the nigeria develop

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