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Current Affairs & History For Scholarship & Job Tests

Current Affairs & History For Scholarship & Job Tests

Scholarships and Job Aptitude test are special exams that require not just the elementary knowledge of concerned fields but the socio-political and socio-economic knowledge of candidates. Most aptitude exams (jobs, scholarships or promotional) these days have certain numbers of questions on recent happenings both national and international. 

In order to fit in this gap, we compiled questions and answers from scholarships and job aptitude tests that relate to current affairs. This book is frequently updated and current versions made available to our customers. It will be very helpful to individuals preparing for aptitude exams as it embodies a great wealth of experience and resources. 

This book is unique as it is prepared with the standard of aptitude exams and ensures that every relevant incident is updated as necessary.

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This book contains events on:

  • Nigerian Current Affairs
  • Nigerian History
  • World Current Affairs
  • World History
  • Political Affairs (Nationwide and worldwide)
  • Economic Affairs & Business Matters
  • African Politics and History
  • Religious History
  • etc
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Current Affairs & History For Scholarship & Job Tests

Sample Question 1

1. The longest river in the world is River Mississippi.
2. Vatican city is the smallest independent country in the world.
3. Australia is the smallest continent in the world while Asia is the largest continent
4. The Organization of African Unity (OAU) was formed on 25  May 1965 and has its headquarters in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.
5. The sea route to India was discovered by Vasco Dagama in 1498.
6. The largest ocean in the world is the Pacific ocean which is about 64,000,000 sq miles in area.
7. The second world war(Hitler war) started in 1939 and ended in 1945.
8. The highest building in the world is Ears Tower, Chicago, USA.
9. The highest mountain in the world above the sea level is Mt. Everest in the Himalayas. It is 8.349m high.
10. Ethiopia is the only African country not colonized.

Sample Question 2

11. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was established in 1975. The headquarters is in Abuja and the first chairman was Gen. Yakubu Gowon.
12. Amerigo Vespucci discovered America in 1494. America was derived from Amerigo Vespucci.
13. The largest university in the world is National Autonoma in Mexico. It has an average population of 237,000 students.
14. Venus is the hottest planet maintaining a surface temperature of 46
15. The current inspector general of police is Mr. Solomon Arase.
16. The highest rank in the army is the Field Marshal, while that of the navy is Admiral of the state and that of the Airforce is Marshal of Airforce.
17. The highest rank in the police is the inspector general.
18. The military coup in Nigeria took place in 1st January, 1966 by Major Kaduna Nzeogwu.

Sample Question 3

19. The current chief of the army staff is Gen. Tukur Burutai
20. The first female chief justice of Nigeria is Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar.
21. The first senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was Rotimi Williams 
22. The first woman to drive a vehicle in Nigeria was FunmilayoKuti.
23. The first chattered accountant general in Nigeria was Akintola Williams
24. The first female novelist in Nigeria was Mrs. Flora Nwamkpa.
25. The first Nigerian Olympic gold medalist was ChiomaAjunwa (USA ‘94)
26. The first woman governor in Nigeria was Chief Mrs. Virginia Etiaba of Anambra state.
27. The first female vice-chancellor was Prof. Grace Allele Williams
28. The first female speaker of the house of representative was Mrs. Patricia Etteh;

Sample Question 4

29. The naira note was introduced in 1973 to replace the pound.
30. Fifty naira was introduced in 27th August, 1991
31. CID – Criminal Investigation Department
32. BON – Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria
34. NOA – National Orientation Agency
35. FESTAC – Festival of Arts and Culture
36. RTEAN – Road Transport Employer’s Association of Nigeria.
37. EPI – Expanded Programme on Immunization
38. NAN – News Agency of Nigeria
39. NIGCOMSAT – Nigeria Communication Satellite
40. CAC – Corporate Affairs Commission
41. PPPRA – Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency
42. NACA – National Action Committee on AIDS
43. FRCN – Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria
44. UBE – Universal basic Education
45. VAT – Value Added Tax

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