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2017_1 TMA Solutions - POL221, Nigerian Government and Politics I

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1 The major difference between the British and French colonial policy was that while the British
adopted the principle of ‘association’, the French’s was based on………

Assimilation


2 In the two colonial policies while the French regarded Africans as ………, Africans in the British colonies were regarded as mere…………..respectively

Citizens and Subjects


3 The Indirect Rule policy was difficult to implement in the Eastern part of Nigeria because of…………

Absence of central traditional authority


4 The Protectorates of the Northern and Southern Nigeria were amalgamated by……………

Lord Lugard in 1914


5 The Nigerian Council created by Lord Lugard derived its source from

***All the options
OrderinCouncil
(1912)
Nigerian Protectorate OrderinCouncil
(1913)
Option (a) only

6 Sir Hugh Clifford abolished the Nigerian Council on the excuse that it was…….

a ‘debating society where no one wins a debate’


7 The most striking feature of the 1922 constitution was that ……

It introduced elective principle


8 The 1922 constitution was also a landmark in Nigeria’s political development because it led to the formation of…………

Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP)


9 The elective principle of 1922 provided for 4 seats for Africans in Lagos and Calabar in the Legislative Council in the following ratio respectively

three to one


10 The 1922 Legislative Council legislated on for the Southern Protectorates while the Northern
Protectorate was ruled ……

By Colonial Governor’s proclama tion


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11 Although the 1922 elective principle was hailed by Africans, it was also criticized because the
franchise granted was…………

Liberal


12 ….was the leader of the first political party formed in Nigeria in 1923

Sir Herbert Macaulay


13 The educated elite regarded the Nigerian Council of 1914 as a ‘toothless bulldog’ because it was


14 The followings except one, were the major objectives of the nationalist movements in Africa

Accentuate colonia lism


15 The first Nigerian newspaper established to champion the cause of nationalist struggle was

The West African Pilot


16 ….. which was originally formed as Lagos Youth Movement got the name changed in 1937 to give it a national outlook

Nigerian Youth Movement


17 One of the followings was not a leading member of the Lagos Youth Movement

Sir Herbert Macaulay


18 The first SecretaryGeneral of the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons under the
leadership of Herbert Macaulay was

Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe


19 The 1946 Richard’s constitution was said to have had serious impact on the Nigerian structure
because it

Divide d the country into three regions


20 The 1946 constitution created bicameral Legislature in the following regions

North and Wes t




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1 The Indirect Rule was first introduced in the Northern Nigeria by………

Sir Frederick Lugard


2 … was one of the fears expressed by the Northern leaders for objection to Anthony Enahoro’s ‘selfrule immediately’ motion of 1953

Manpower shortage


3 Lord Lugard returned from India to become the Governor of the Northern Protectorates in the year

1906


4 Since 1861, the colonial masters ruled the territories, which were amalgamated in 1914 as different countries until the central Legislative Council created Sir Arthur Richards in the year ………..

1946


5 By 1964, Nigeria was a Federal Republic made up of Northern, Western, Eastern and ………. Regions

Midwest


6 Dual allegiance by the citizens is one of the drawbacks of a ………… system over Unitary system of government

Federal


7 Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe was a ceremonial ……………. in the Nigeria’s First Republic

President


8 In the Nigeria’s Second Republic, the power of the government is vested in one man called Mr.
…………

President


9 In the First Republic, Nigeria practiced …………… system of government

Parliame ntary


10 …….. is the arbiter between the federal and state governments over constitutional issues in Nigeria

Supreme Court

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11 Geographical contiguity is one of the conditions for a group of autonomous states seeking………….

Federal Union


12 Approximately, it would be correct to say that the process of British colonial administration in
Nigeria started in the year…….

1861


13 According to Okafor (1981), Lagos was not officially pronounced “a British Colony” until……

1886


14 The British Settlement Act of ……….. empowered the British government to establish a Crown Colony System of government

1843


15 ……… ceded the territory of Lagos to the British

King Docem o


16 The word ‘Protectorate’ means……….

Territories surrendered to the British by the traditional authorities either through conquest of by treaties
Territories colonized by the British imperial power
None of the options
***All the options


17 The term ‘Anglophone’ refers to……

English speaking countries


18 In what year was the Indirect Rule introduced in Nigeria?

1906


19 Why was the Indirect Rule successful in the North?

The Northern Emirs enjoyed absolute powers


20 The system of Indirect Rule was said to be partly successful in the Western Nigeria because

the traditional system of governme nt was a constitutional monarchy



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Re: 2017_1 TMA Solutions - POL221, Nigerian Government and Politics I

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1 The Unification Decree No. 34, which changed the Nigerian federal structure to a unitary system was promulgated by…………

Gen. AguiyiIronsi


2 ….. was the first Nigerian indigenous Governor of the Northern region

Sir Kashim Ibrahim


3 Nigerians suspected …………… agenda in the 1966 military coup because the leaders of the putsch were predominantly Igbo and no political leader from their region was a victim

Ethnic


4 The first military coup in Nigeria was staged by ………… Majors

five


5 Chief Obafemi Awolowo was in ……….. Prison when the 1966 military coup took place in Nigeria

Calabar


6 Operation ‘We tie’ took place in the ………….. of Nigeria to protest the rigging of the 1964/65
elections

Western region


7 The British …………. was lowered for the Nigeria’s Green/White/Green Flag on 1st October, 1960 to mark her independence

Union Jack


8 The Northern Element Progressive Elements (NEPU) was led by ………………

Mallam Aminu Kan o


9 The Action Group Party led by Chief Obafemi Awolowo was an offshoot of a Yoruba SocioCultural Group called……

Egbe Omo Odudu wa


10 The 1959 government was formed by a coalition of the Northern People’s Party (NPC) and

NCNC

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11 The Nigerian Second Republic collapsed on.......

31st December 1983


12 In the Nigerian First Republic, was the official Opposition Leader

Chief Obafemi Awolo wo


13 There was a stalemate after the general election of ………….. as Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe was
constitutionally unable to invite any of the political parties to form the government because none of the political parties won the mandatory majority

1959


14 The popular motion of 1953 seeking ‘selfgovernment in 1956’ from the British was moved by
…………

Chief Anthony Enahoro


15 ‘The mistake of 1914 is rearing its ugly head.’ This statement is credited to …….

Sir Ahmadu Bello


16 ‘Nigeria is not a nation but a mere geographical expression.’ This statement is credited to……

Chief Obafemi Awolowo


17 The West African Student Union was created to fight……………..

Colonialism


18 After merging the Colony of Lagos with the Southern Protectorates in 1906, the capital of the then British Colony was moved from ………….. to Lagos

Calaba r


19 ……………….. became the British Colony in 1842 while Lagos became the British Crown Colony in 1861

Calabar


20 In order to implement the policy of Indirect Rule in the Eastern part of Nigeria, the colonial
government had to create ……………. in lieu of any recognized central authority in the area

Warra nt Chiefs



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1 ……….. was the colonial GovernorGeneral that succeeded Governor Richard

Sir John Macpherson


2 The London constitutional conference of………… was organized mainly to discuss Nigeria’s
independence

1957



3 In response to minority agitation, the British colonial government set up a commission headed by ……………… to look into ways of allaying their fears

Sir Henry Willink


4 ……………… was the first Nigerian traditional ruler to become a regional Governor

Ooni of Ife


5 ____was the first indigenous governorgeneral in Nigeria

Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe


6 Which of the following regions attained the status of self government in 1957

West
East
North
**Options (a) and (b)


7 For the first time in the colonial history Nigeria, leaders from the northern part of the country were allowed to attend the central Legislature in…………

1914


8 Sir John Macpherson’s 1951 constitution was a complete departure from all others because

It was a people’s constitution


9 Elements of ……………… were first noticed in Nigeria in the 1951 constitution

Resource c ontrol


10 The name of the Lady who first suggested the name ‘Nigeria’ for the amalgamated British colonial territory was

Flora Shaw


11 The 1951 constitution led to the emergence of the following major political parties of the Nigerian First Republic

AG/NPC/NC NC


12 The system of government introduced by the 1960 independence constitution was

Parliamenta ry


13 By the provisions of the 1963 constitution ……………… ceased to be Nigeria’s highest Court

Privy Coun cil


14 Another striking feature of the 1963 constitution was the removal of the imperial attachment by making……………. to replace the Queen of England as Nigeria’s Head of State

Indigenous President


15 The Nigeria’s independence constitution provided for a true federal structure because it settled the contentious issues of regional police and ………… in favour of the regions

Resource controL


16 The ‘Dual Headship’ which was a feature of the Nigerian constitutions of 1960 and that 1963, meant that …………led the government

Cabinet Ministers
***(c) and (d)
Prime Min ister
Ceremonial Pre sident


17 In a truly federal state, the components units are not ……………

Subordinate


18 succinctly put, true federalism could be defined as

A loose union of equal states


19 In a federation, greater autonomy was granted to the federating units except the right
to………..

Secede


20 To protect the minority rights in Nigeria, the Nigerian federal constitutions are ……

Written and Rigid



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