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In a constitutional monarchy, the authority to remove the head of state is exercised by the _____

A. head of government   B. cabinet   C. prime minister   D. legislature


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

A. 1960 Constitution   B. 1979 Constitution   C. 1989 Constitution   D. 1999 Constitution


The non-British colony which is a member of the Common Wealth is ______

A. Rwanda   B. Guinea-Bissau   C. Mozambique   D. Eritrea


What distinguishes a political party from other social institutions is the desire to _____

A. influence the international community on local issues.
B. promote the interest of party members
C. win elections and form a government
D. influence government policies in certain directions


Communism is a system which recognizes ______

A. the existence of the state
B. the existence of the individual
C. the ability of the individual
D. class stratification


The Native Authority system was most effective and successful in _____

A. Eastern Nigeria.   B. Northern Nigeria   C. Mid-Western Nigeria   D. Western Nigeria


In the parliamentary system, the functions of the head of state and the head of government are vested in ______

A. the inner cabinet   B. an individual   C. two different individuals  D. the ministerial council


One of the features of a sovereign state is that it ______

A. practices the presidential system of government
B. has the capacity to defend itself from external aggression
C. is not indebted to other countries
D. has a large number of soldiers


The Western Zone of the Sokoto Caliphate was administered from _____

A. Kebbi    B. Ilorin    C. Bida   D. Gwanda

One of the reasons advanced for the overthrow of the Gowon Regime was its failure to ______

A. honour the promise to hand over power
B. promote some officers of the armed forces.
C. try politicians in detention
D. create new states


Who among the following served as Secretary-General of OPEC?

A. Aret Adams   B. Rilwan Lukman   C. Jibril Aminu   D. Dan Etete


An important function of a constitution is that it _____

A. provides a framework for the study of government
B. facilitates cross-fertilization of ideas of governance
C. serves as the fountain head of authority for the exercises of power
D. promotes citizen participation in government and administration.


A common feature of, a multi-party system is that government is formed by ______

A. a coalition of political parties
B. the party with the highest votes
C. the major political party
D. all the registered political parties


A major way of maintaining confidence in the electoral process is by ensuring that ______

A. elections are conducted as and when due
B. unlimited franchise is observed
C. electoral officers are regularly trained
D. elections are, conducted in a free and fair atmosphere


The 1979 Constitution established the ______

A. National Human Rights Commission
B. National Population Commission
C. Federal Road Safety Commission
D. Federal Civil Defence Corps


The ECOWAS Treaty was reviewed in 1991 to ______

A. accommodate the interest of France
B. make it responsive to new challenges
C. accommodate extra sub-regional interests
D. mobilize ECOMOG


South-South cooperation is a major policy plan on which Nigeria based her relations with _____

A. developed countries
B. countries of the Southern Hemisphere
C. developing countries
D. member countries of O.A.U.


Nigeria’s high standing in the UN General Assembly is underscored by her ______

A. military strength
B. successes in UN elective offices
C. contribution to global peace
D. financial contributions


A major factor that influenced the formation of Nigeria foreign policy in the First Republic was _____

A. geographical location
B. the colonial legacy
C. economic consideration
D. the parliamentary system


One of the sources of a constitution is ______

A. common law    B. corporate law   C. statutory law.   D. constitutional law


Which of the following is a founding member of OPEC?

A. Indonesia    B. Algeria    C. Nigeria    D. Venezuela


Citizenship in a modern state expresses the status of a person who possesses _____

A exclusive economic rights   B. full political rights   C. some religious rights   D. social rights only


The expenditure of public funds by the executive in Nigeria is controlled by the

A. Judiciary   B. Ministry of Finance   C. Legislature   D. President


An attribute that Nigeria shares with most nonaligned countries is ____

A. her large size   B. her large population   C. the state of her economy   D. her heterogeneous population


In a parliamentary system of government, a vote of no confidence leads to the resignation of ______

A. an individual minister
B. the entire parliament
C. the prime minister.
D. the entire cabinet


The Lagos Treaty of May 28th 1975 led to the formation of the ______

A. African Economic Summit.
B. Lagos Plan of Action
C. Economic Community of West African States
D. Economic Commission for Africa


The body responsible for running the personnel affairs of senior local government staff in Nigeria is the

A. Local Government Service Commission,
B. Local Government council
C. State Civil Service Commission
D. Senior Staff Committee


Nigeria’s withdrawal from the Edinburgh Commonwealth Games in July 1986 was in protest against British _____

A. Support for UNITA rebels in Angola
B. supply of arms to Rhodesia
C. failure to impose sanction on South Africa
D. negative utterances on Nigeria.


The law of libel limits a citizen’s right to freedom of ______

A. movement   B. association   C. expression.   D. worship


The difference between commercialized and privatized companies is that in the former ____
A. public ownership is dominant.
B. government subsidizes costs,
C. profit motive is recessive.
D. private ownership is dominant.

The independence of the judiciary can be undermined through the ______

A. politicization of the appointment of judges
B. appointment of the minister of justice as the Attorney-General
C. confirmation of the appointment of judges by the legislature.
D. payment of salaries of judicial officers by government


The main legislative body in Nigeria between 1966 and 1975 was the _____

A. National Security Council
B. Provisional Ruling Council
C. Armed Forces Ruling Council
D. Supreme Military Ruling Council


A major consequence of proportional representation is that it ______

A. encourages the proliferation of parties
B. discourages voting along ethnic lines
C. reduces the chances of political instability
D. favours the development of a two- party system


The fees collected by local governments at motor parks represent

A. income tax   B. user charge   C. levies   D. fines


The economic basis of feudalism is _______

A. trade   B. capital   C. agriculture   D. slavery


Independence of the judiciary is pertinent because it accords the judiciary the power to _____

A. dismiss any judge who has breached the judicial code of conduct.
B. determine a fixed salary for judges
C. determine a fixed term of office for the judges
D. enable the judges to try and decide cases without bias


The idea of making the civil service permanent, neutral and anonymous is to ____

A. enhance efficiency is administration
B. ensure loyalty and support
C. prevent opposition to government
D. make civil servants a functional elite


One argument against a multi-party system is the ______

A. encouragement of opposition and instability
B. banning of interest groups
C. inability to attract foreign assistance
D. high cost of conducting elections


The group of states that conceived the idea of the United Nations Organization included ____

A. France, the USA, Canada and Japan
B. the USA, the USSR, the UK and China
C. the USSR, Italy, the UK and China
D. Italy, the UK, France and Japan


The type of government operated in Nigeria between October 1st 1979 and December 31st 1983 is called a _____

A. collegial system of government
B. presidential system of government
C. unitary system of government
D. parliamentary system of government


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