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Power that is delegated is exercised.
A. by devolution
C. by coercion
The necessary attributes of a state are.
A. police, army, sovereignty and custom
B. resources, sovereignty and government
C. sovereignty, police, army and immigration
D. definite territory, population, sovereignty and government.
The process of taking part in political and public affairs can be termed political.
Membership of a society is.
ln a democratic political system. the political sovereign is usually the.
A. leg stature
One basic feature of a monarchical form of government is that.
A. the ruler has a fixed tenure
B. separation of powers is absolute
C. members of the executive are elected
D. succession is through heredity
One main advantage of bicameral legislature is that it.
A. is not easy to manipulate bills
B. makes for quick deliberation during emergencies
C. makes passage of bills easy
D. is less cumbersome to pass bills
The court that has ultimate power to interprete the constitution is the.
A. Court of Appeal
B. Supreme Court
C. Magistrate Court
D. High Court
Unitary system of government is more suitable to a country.
A. with a relatively small area and a homogenous population
B. that is sparsely populated
C. that possesses a strong and modern army
D. with a robust and dynamic economy
An example of a country ruled by a constitutional monarch is.
The development of a classless society is the goal of.
A flexible constitution is one which is.
A. written by the parliament
B. easily amended
C. popular with the legislators
D. known to all the citizens
Which of the following is a feature of checks and balances?.
A. Code of conduct
B. Judicial precedent
C. Judicial immunity
D. Judicial review
Laws made by military governments at the state level are called.
Citizenship is acquired by an alien through.
The officer responsible for announcing the result of an election is known as.
A. electoral officer
B. ballot officer
C. presiding officer
D. returning officer
The ultimate aim of political parties is to.
A. formulate and implement policies
B. implement people-oriented programmes
C. acquire and exercise power
D. increase the political awareness of the electorate
The main objective of pressure groups is to.
A. serve as opposition to the government
B. promote the interest of political parties
C. influence legislation for the benefit of their members
D. protect the interest of the country against foreigners
Which of the following is nota dimension of public opinion?.
The body that is responsible for the appointment, discipline, promotion and dismissal of own servants is the.
A. Ministry of Labour and Productivity
B. Ministry of Establishment
C. Bureau for Public Service Reforms
D. Civil Service Commission
In the pre-colonial Hausa political system, the Madawaki performed the function at.
A. Minister of Works
B. Minister of Education
C. Minister of Defence
D. Minister of Interior
In the Old Oyo Empire, the Ajele.
A. ensure the safety of all trade routes
B. ensured good governance of the districts
C. mobilized the army
D. was the Head of the army
The General Strike of 1945 was caused primarily by the.
A. disparity in the criteria for employment
B. harshness in trade laws as it concerns the Africans
C. government's rejection of a demand for an increase of 50 percent in the cost of living allowance
D. persistent implementation of discriminatory laws
Before 1945, the component units of Nigeria were.
National agitation began in Nigeria with the.
A. formation of West African Youth League
B. Lagos protest against water rate in 1908
C. introduction of indirect rule
D. annexation of Lagos in 1861
The emergence of nationalism was essentially the result of the ills of.
Which of the following nationalists was the founder of Nigeria's first political party?.
A. Herbert Macaulay
B. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
C. Ahmadu Bello
D. Nnamdi Azikiwe
The division of powers between the federal and regional governments into exclusive, concurrent and residual was done by the.
A. 1979 Constitution
B. 1999 Constitution
C. Independence Constitution
D. Republican Constitution
The Nigerian Independence Constitution was modified by the.
A. 1979 Constitution
B. 1963 Constitution
C. 1999 Constitution
D. 1989 Constitution
The President of Nigeria was indirectly elected through secret ballot for a period of five years by the senate.
The main function of the Federal Character Commission in Nigeria is.
A. providing free social services to the citizens
B. ensuring fair representation of all states in the public service
C. reviewing unfair administrative decisions
D. settling disputes among societies
The power of appointing the chairman of the independent National Electoral Commission is vested in.
B. Judicial Council
C. Council of State
The NCNC and the NPC facilitated the creation of the.
A. Eastern Region
B. Mid West Region
D. Western Region
One of the major problems of Nigerian federalism is.
A. pre-colonial administrative structure among the units of federation
B. lack of revenue to cater for the demands of the federation
C. inadequate manpower to fill vacancies
D. inbalance in the structure and sizes of units of federation
Which of the following was done during the Gowon administration to reduce regional structural lnbalance in the federation?.
A. Formation of political parties
B. Appointment of ministers
C. Creation of states
D. increase in revenue allocation
A problem of public corporations in Nigeria is.
A. wastage of resources
B. Choice of leadership
C. public control
D. emphasis on subsidies
One feature of public corporations that was weakened by privatization is.
A. government control
B. social control
C. national integration
D. social harmony
One of the main duties of the Local Government Service Commission is to.
A. handle requests for the creation of more local governments
B. supervise and manage the personnel of local governments
C. conduct election into Local Council
D. create an enabling working environment for council workers .
The option A4 model was used in the conduct of the.
A. 1999 elections
B. 2007 electrons
C. 1983 elections
D. 1993 elections
The review of Nigerian foreign policy under the Murtala-Obasanjo regime was done by.
A. Phillips Commission
B. Udoji Committee
C. Aboyade Committee
D. Adedeji Committee
Which of the following is a guiding principle of Nigeria‘s foreign policy?.
A. Decolonisation of all African states
B. Total opposition to the Cold War
C. Posting of only carrier diplomats as envoys
D. interface in the affairs African countries
The technical Aids Corps was established during the regime of.
A. Muhammadu Buhari
B. Olusegun Obasanjo
C. Sani Abacha
D. Ibrahim Babangida
The granting of asylum to Charles Taylor by Nigeria was to.
A. control Liberia
B. protect Nigerians in Liberia
C. promote peace in Liberia
D. defy the western powers
Nigeria is regarded as a frontline state because she.
A. sent troops for peacekeeping in Somalia
B. sent policement for peacekeeping in Namibia
C. assisted the liberation struggle in Southern Africa
D. assisted ECOMOG troops in Liberia.
The reason behind Nigeria's suspension from the Commonwealth in 1995 was.
Commonwealth nations are represented in other member nations by.
B. charged affaires
D. high commissioners
The UN succeeded the.
A. League of Nations
B. Warsaw Pact
The number of permanent members of the UN Security Council is.
The Secretary General of the OAU holds Office for a renewable period of.
A. five years
B. six years
C. three years
D. four years
Former colonies of Britain belong to the association known as.
D. European Union.