Possible General Paper/Current Affairs Questions

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University of Lagos (Unilag) Post utme has proven difficult to most people even after passing jamb (Utme). Unilag is the dream school of most aspirant.

You know what that means?

You will be competing against thousands of student for admission: a survival of the fittest game.
Unilag post utme is 30% of your screening grade point.

Unilag post utme consists of three subjects which are:

English Language – 20 questions

Mathematics   - 10 questions

General paper (current affairs) – 10 questions

In this post I will be giving you a hint and a summary of general paper (current affairs) to digest in preparation of the Examination.

Unilag Post Utme Current Affairs Summary

University of Lagos Brief History

University of Lagos was established on the 22 of October, 1962. The University of Lagos is made up of two campuses.
Motto: In deed and In Truth
Present Vice Chancellor: Professor Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe
Location: Akoka, Yaba, Lagos State.
Local Government: Lagos Mainland


Nigeria is also known as Federal Republic of Nigeria. Federal Republic of Nigeria stands as a border with Benin Republic on the west; Cameroon on the east; Gulf of Guinea on the south and Niger on the north.
Motto: Unity and faith; peace and progress
Capital: Abuja
Present President: Muhammadu Buhari
Vice President: Prof Yemi Osinbajo
Senate President: Bukola Saraki. Note (Nigeria has 109 Senators
Local governments in Nigeria: Nigeria has 774 local governments.

 Nigeria was amalgamated in the year 1914. So what’s Amalgamation? Amalgamation is the process of uniting the northern and southern part of Nigeria together. This is what brought the east, west, north, south to be one and united: standing as a country and having one ruler (overseer). The amalgamation was brought by Sir Frederick Lord Luggard. The name ‘Nigeria’ was given by Lady Lord Luggard in the year 1898.
In the year 1963 Nigeria became a republic.

Nigeria Flag

The Nigeria flag was designed by Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi in the year 1959 but officially hoisted on 1 October, 1960.
Nigeria flag consist of two colours (not three): the two colours are green and white. The central white stripe symbolizes peace and country unity, while the green stripes symbolize fertile land.

Nigeria Coats of Arm

Coat of arms has a black shield with two white lines that form in a “Y” shape. The black shield represents Nigeria’s fertile soil; while the horses or chargers on each side represent dignity. The Eagle represents strength.
The “Y” symbol represents river niger and river benue. The Nigeria coat of arms was adopted on the 20 May 1960.
I added this because Unilag also set their Post utme question on the current affairs of the State which is Lagos. Let’s run through this short summary about Lagos.
Lagos state has the largest population in the world. It’s a cosmopolitan city (i.e. a city consisting of people of different culture, race and country.)
Lagos state was created in 1967.
Present Governor: Akinwunmi Ambode
Deputy Governor: Dr (Mrs) Idiat Oluranti Adebule.
Slogan: Centre of excellence
Lagos state has 20 local governments.
General National Current Affairs
The Nigeria indigenous Governor General and also first ceremonial President was Dr Nnamdi Azikwe.
The first Prime minister in Nigeria was Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.
The military Head of state in Nigeria was General Aguiyi Ironsi.
The first executive President of Nigeria was Alhaji Shehu Shagari.

Important things to know

It’s true that current affairs questions should be well prepared for but you also to prepare for civic education because general paper questions consist more of government questions.
1.    The first secondary school in Nigeria is CMS grammar school Lagos. It was formed in the year 1859.
2.    First newspaper in Nigeria (Iwe Iroyin) was published 1860.

3.    The first government primary school was established at Badagry.

4.    The first political party in Nigeria is the Nigerian National People’s Party (NNPP). It was formed in the year 1923 by Herbert Macaulay.

5.    NYSC was established in the year 1973.

6.    The youngest judge in the whole world is John Payton

7.    The first military coup carried out in Nigeria was in 1966.

8.    Nigerian Naira was introduces on the 1 January 1973

9.    1805 Usman Dan Fodio conquered Bornu

10.    1906 Federal capital of Nigeria moved from Calabar to Lagos

11.    1963 Nigeria became a Republic

12.    1925 First aeroplane landed in Nigeria at Kano

13.    1973 Nigeria changed to the use of naira and kobo

14.    1898 The name ‘Nigeria’ was given by Lady Lord Lugard

Governmental Terms to Know

Democracy: is the government of the people by the people and for the people.

Kakistocracy: is the government by the worst class of citizens.

 Oligarchy: this is the government by the rich (influential class of citizens).

Rule of law: this is the restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws. It’s the supremacy of law over everybody.

Political party: this consist of a group of people with distinct aims and objectives involving in political activities seeking to obtain control of government.

Dictatorship: this is a system of government under a military ruler. It’s a ruler who doesn’t
Consult anyone but takes decision himself.

Monarchy: this is also known as kingship. It’s when the ruler(King) rules for his lifetime and passes the position to his blood as an inheritance.

Autocracy: this is a government by a sovereign government with uncontrollable authority.

Amnesty: is a general pardon by a government to a certain class of offenders.

Election: This is a system of selecting a ruler by voting.

Affidavit: A written statement that may be presented as evidence

Alibi: A defence that a person charged with a criminal offence was elsewhere when the offence was committed and therefore cannot be responsible for it.

Solicitor: A person qualified to conduct legal matters.

Plaintiff: A person who brings an action in court to seek redress from another called the defendant.