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2019/2020 Current Affairs in Nigeria
1. The Finance Bill 2019, was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on ______
Answer: January 13, 2020
2. The Bill was submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside the
Answer: 2020 Appropriation Bill
3. The first legislation created to accompany an Appropriation Act since the return of democracy in 1999 is called
Answer: The Finance Act 2019
4. The implementation of Nigeria’s new 7.5 VAT commenced on
Answer: February 1, 2020
5. Companies Income Tax (CIT) for Companies with revenues between N25 and N100m are described by the Finance Act 2019 as
Answer: Medium-sized companies
6. According to the new Finance Act, businesses from paying VAT are those with turnover below
7. Companies Income Tax (CIT) for Companies with revenues between N25 and N100m has been reduced from
Ans: 30% to 20%
8. With the new Act, the N50 Stamp duty charge is now applicable only to transactions amounting to
Answer: N10,000 and above
9. The new Act includes a provision that grants to all companies “engaged in agricultural production” in Nigeria
Answer: An initial tax-free period of 5 years renewable for an additional 3 years
10. The acceptable form of correspondence for persons disputing assessments by Tax Authorities in the New Act now includes
Answer: Electronic mail
11. INEC in the 2019 General elections had 91 registered parties. It recently deregistered ____ parties
Answer: 74 Parties
12. What was the total number of registered voters of the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria?
13. How many people contested for the 2019 Presidential Election?
14. Who was the oldest candidate of the 2019 Presidential Election?
Answer: President Muhammadu Buhari
15. Who was the oldest running mate at age 76 in the 2019 Presidential Election?
Answer: Nwankwo Agwuncha of People’s Trust (PT)
16. What is the motto of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)?
Answer: Making your votes count, consolidating our democracy
17. The outbreak of coronavirus was first reported on December, 2019 in
Answer: The city of Wuhan, China
18. Coronavirus is officially code named by the WHO as
19. What is the full meaning of the acronym PHEIC?
Answer: Public Health Emergency of International Concern
20. The first foreigner to die from the new coronavirus is?
Answer: A 60-year-old US Citizen. She died at a hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan – the epicentre of the outbreak on February 6, 2020.
21. Who is the world’s oldest living man?
Answer: Chitetsu Watanabe, a 112-year-old resident of central Japan. Guinness World Records on February 12, 2020 certified Watanabe the oldest living male after the previous holder, Masazo Nonaka, of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, died on January 20, 2019, at the age of 113.
22. The new act of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NIS) now Correctional Service was signed into law on
Answer: July 31, 2019.
23. The first African to be recently elected into the prestigious Council of the World Journalism Education Congress, WJEC, for a period of three years is
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 inaugurated 43 ministers into the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for his second term administration.
Answer: Prof Ralph Akinfeleye
The president presided over the inauguration ceremony that took place at the State House, Abuja. President for the second time reappointed himself as the Petroleum Minister.
|1.||Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah||Minister of State Mines and Steel||Abia State|
|2.||Muhammad Musa Bello||Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT)||Adamawa State|
|3.||Godswill Akpabio||Minister of Niger Delta||Akwa Ibom State|
|4.||Chris Ngige||Minister Labour and Employment||Anambra State|
|5.||Sharon Ikeazor||Minister of State, Environment||Anambra State|
|6.||Adamu Adamu||Minister of Education||Bauchi State|
|7.||Mariam Katagum||Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment||Bauchi State|
|8.||Timipre Sylva||Minister of State for Petroleum||Bayelsa State|
|9.||George Akume||Minister of Special Duties||Benue State|
|10.||Mustapha Baba Shehuri||Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development||Borno State|
|11.||Goddy Jedy Agba||Minister of State, Power||Cross River State|
|12.||Festus Keyamo||Minister of State, for Niger Delta||Delta State|
|13.||Ogbonnaya Onu||Minister of Science and Technology||Ebonyi State|
|14.||Osagie Ehanire||Minister of Health||Edo State|
|15.||Clement Ike||Minister of State for Budget||Edo State|
|16.||Richard Adeniyi Adebayo||Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment||Ekiti State|
|17.||Geoffrey Onyeama||Minister of Foreign Affairs||Enugu State|
|18.||Ali Isa Pantami||Minister of Communication||Gombe State|
|19.||Emeka Nwajiuba||Minister of State for Education||Imo State|
|20.||Suleiman Adamu||Minister of Water Resources||Jigawa State|
|21.||Zainab Ahmed||Minister of Finance||Kaduna State|
|22.||Muhammad Mahmood||Minister of Environment||Kaduna State|
|23.||Sabo Nanono||Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development||Kano State|
|24.||Bashir Salihi Magashi||Minister of Defence||Kano State|
|25.||Hadi Sirika||Minister of Aviation||Katsina State|
|26.||Abubakar Malami||Minister of Justice/Attorney General of the Federation||Kebbi State|
|27.||Ramatu Tijjani||Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory (FCT)||Kogi State|
|28.||Lai Mohammed||Minister of Information and Culture||Kwara State|
|29.||Gbemisola Saraki||Minister of State, Transportation||Kwara State|
|30.||Babatunde Fashola||Minister of Works and Housing||Lagos State|
|31.||Adeleke Mamora||Minister of State for Health||Lagos State|
|32.||Mohammed H. Abdullahi||Minister of State, Science and Technology||Nasarawa State|
|33.||Zubair Dada||Minister of State, Foreign Affairs||Niger State|
|34.||Olamilekan Adegbite||Minister of Mines and Steel Development||Ogun State|
|35.||Tayo Alasoadura||Minister of State, Labour and Employment||Ondo State|
|36.||Rauf Aregbesola||Minister of Interior||Osun State|
|37.||Sunday Dare||Minister of Youth and Sports||Oyo State|
|38.||Paulen Tallen||Minister of Women Affairs||Plateau State|
|39.||Rotimi Amaechi||Minister of Transportation||Rivers State|
|40.||Maigari Dingyadi||Minister of Police Affairs||Sokoto State|
|41.||Sale Mamman||Minister of Power||Taraba State|
|42.||Abubakar D. Aliyu||Minister of State, Works and Housing||Yobe State|
|43.||Sadiya Umar Faruk||Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management||Zamfara State|
|44.||Muhammadu Buhari||Minister of Petroleum Resources||Katsina|
Nigeria’s 36 States and Capitals
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