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Current Affairs MCQ Quiz with Answers and Notes — July 15, 2020


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July 15, 2020

nigeria-current-affairs-quizReading National and International current affairs 2020 is no doubt one of the surest ways of keep yourself updated. If you are preparing for an exam, job interview or simply trying to know what is current in the news, our 2020 daily current affairs will help you do just that. We take a step further to compile on daily basis, 2020 current affairs Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with Answers to help you test your knowledge about July 2020 current affairs and ensure that you are in the-know with the latest happenings in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.


1. COVID-19 cases in Nigeria crossed the 31,000 mark on?

[A] July 8, 2020
[B] July 9, 2020
[C] July 10, 2020
[D] July 14, 2020

Correct Answer: C [July 10, 2020]

Notes: The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on Saturday, July 8, 2020 confirmed 575 new cases of COVID-19. Total number of cases reported is 31,323, discharged 12,795 and 709 deaths.

2. Worldwide Coronavirus Cases crossed the 12 Million mark on?

[A] July 10, 2020
[B] July 12, 2020
[C] July 13, 2020
[D] July 15, 2020

Correct Answer: B [July 12 2020]

Notes: More than 12.7 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and more than 565,000 have died, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University. More than seven million patients have recovered.

3. Which one of the following Nigerian former Heads of State was appointed as ECOWAS Special Envoy for the sociopolitical crisis in Mali on July 14, 2020?

[A] Olusegun Obasanjo
[B] Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
[C] Yakubu Gowon
[D] Abdulsalami Abubakar

Correct Answer: B [Goodluck Ebele Jonathan ]

Notes: Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was July 14, 2020 appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as a special envoy to head its mediation mission in Mali.

Nigeria’s Premium Times quoted a letter signed by ECOWAS Commission President Jean-Claude Kassi Brou as saying:

“Given your position as the former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the great role and contributions your tenure offered to the maintenance of peace, security and stability in our region, I have the honor, in consultation with the Chair of the Authority, H.E. Issoufou Mahamadou, President of the Republic of Niger, to communicate to you the decision to appoint you as ECOWAS Special Envoy for the sociopolitical crisis in Mali.”

4. The Nigerian Senate on July 14, 2020 amended the Criminal Code Act, reviewing upward the earlier 10-year jail term for kidnappers to?

[A] 20 years
[B] Life imprisonment
[C] 25 years
[D] 30 years

Correct Answer: B [Life imprisonment]

Notes: The Senate on July 24, 2020 amended the Criminal Code Act, reviewing upward the earlier 10-year jail term for kidnappers to life imprisonment. The move was a sequel to the adoption of the report of the Opeyemi Bamidele-led Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

The bill also expunged gender restrictions on the issue of rape, recognising that males could be victims too. The piece of legislation, which is awaiting the concurrence of the House of Representatives, held that there would no longer be timeframe for the prosecution of cases involving sexual abuse.

5. The proposed law titled, “A bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act CAP C.38 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004”, was sponsored by?

[A] Sen. Oluremi Tinubu
[B] Sen. Abdullahi Gobir
[C] Sen. Benjamin Uwajumogu
[D] Sen. Aduda Philip Tanimu

Correct Answer: A [Sen. Oluremi Tinubu]

Notes: The move was a sequel to the adoption of the report of the Opeyemi Bamidele-led Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

According to the report, the bill will address lingering issues, starting with statute of limitation in the prosecution of rape, as well as defilement cases. And it will curb the menace, which has been on the rise.

“The statute of limitation has been omitted from the Violence against Persons Act 2015, which is the prevailing law on the subject matter. The bill seeks to amend the Criminal Code Act of 1916, and not that of the states. The bill when enacted, will apply to the Federal High Court.”

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