150 Nigeria Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. Besides having many people living there, the nation is also multicultural. There are over 500 indigenous languages spoken.

Did you know that Nigeria is home to the second-largest movie industry in the globe? About 200 movies are produced every week.

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The country is also a pioneer of Afro-beats, where celebrity artists like Wiz Kid, Davido, and Yemi Alade e.t.c., have taken Afro music to new levels.

If you enjoy reading African literature, you may have indulged in the writings of Wole Soyinka. This Nigerian playwright went down in history as the first black African to be awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature.

Here is an interesting list of Nigeria trivia questions and answers, sure to leave you more informed.

1. What is the capital of Nigeria?



2. How many ethnic groups do we have in Nigeria?

250 ethnic groups


3. What is the population of Nigeria?

195 Million


4. Nigeria is situated in Western Africa and has a coastal border on which body of water?

Gulf of Guinea


5. Who is the current chief of justices of Nigeria?

Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad


6. What is the currency of Nigeria?



7. What is the capital of Kwara State?



8. In Nigeria, democracy day is celebrated on?

June 12


9. What is the official language in Nigeria?



10. Who was the first senate president of the fourth republic?

Evan Enwerem


11. Who was the first Nigerian female psychiatrist?

Dr. Bertha Johnson


12. How many languages and ethnic groups are in Nigeria?

520 languages and 250 ethnics


13. Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police is?

Adamu Mohammed


14. Nigeria is a major exporter of what?



15. Who is Nigeria’s current speaker of the House of Representatives?

Femi Gbajabiamila


16. Most people in Nigeria are from what religion?


17. Who is Nigeria’s Minister of Power?

Mr. Abubakar Aliyu from Yobe State


18. What are the three major native languages in Nigeria?

Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba


19. Which early civilization in what is now central Nigeria was the first in the region to make and use iron tools, and are thought to be the first Sub-Saharan people to make intricate and life-size terracotta statues?



20. Helen Adu was born in Nigeria in 1959 and has had success as a singer/songwriter under which name?



21. Who was the first President of Nigeria?

Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Oct. 1st, 1960 – Jan. 15th, 1966


22. Blue in the Nigerian Police flag represents?

Love, loyalty, and unity


23. Who is the richest African in the world?

Aliko Dangote (from Nigeria)


24. Who was the captain of the Super Eagles when Nigeria won the African cup of Nations in Tunisia in 1994?

Stephen Keshi


25. The first awarded Archbishop in Africa?

Benson Andrew Idahosa


26. Who captained the Olympic gold medal-winning team of 1996?

Nwankwo Kanu


27. Who was Nigeria’s first Inspector General of Police?

Mr. C. W. Duncan, 1930 – 1935


28. Nigeria’s national sport is one of the most-watched in the world. What is it?



29. A crime particularly associated with Nigeria is often referred to as a ‘Section 419’, after the part of the country’s penal code which deals with it. What type of crime is it?



30. Nigeria is a country which has experienced considerable ethnic conflict, leading to a post-independence civil war (the Biafran war) in the 1960s. What is the dominant ethnic group in the northern part of Nigeria?



31. Who is the current Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria?

Godwin Emefiele


32. Who is Nigeria’s Minister of Education?

Adamu Adamu from Bauchi State


33. Who discovered the source of the River Niger?

Lander Brothers


34. When did Nigeria break diplomatic relations with Israel?



35. Whose face is on the 20 Naira Note?

Murtala Muhammed


36. Who created the Nigerian Council?

Frederick Lugard


37. When was paper currency introduced in Nigeria?



38. Nigeria’s flag consists of two colors. What are they?

White and green


39. How many Local Government Areas are in Nigeria?



40. Nigeria achieved independence in 1960 from which European country?


41. Nigeria’s largest city and the financial center remains to be Lagos – the name given to the city by Portuguese settlers. What was the original name of the settlement on which Lagos was built, and by which the city is still known to its majority Yoruba population?



42. Which state in Nigeria has the largest number of Local Government Areas?

Kano State with 44 LGAs.


43. Who was the first civilian Governor of Plateau State?

Solomon Lar


44. How many states were created by General Yakubu Gowon in Nigeria, in May 1967?

12 states


45. Who was the chief security officer under Gen. Abacha?

Major Hamza Al-Mustapha


46. Who was the first Executive President of Nigeria?

Alhaji Shehu Shagari


47. What’s the highest point in Nigeria?

Chappal Waddi


48. Who is the current Chief Justice of Nigeria?

Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad


49. The Federal Republic of Nigeria comprises 36 states as well as the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The creation of the states has been one approach taken by the government to reduce regional ethnic loyalties. Which of these states has a border with neighboring Chad?


50. Who was the longest-serving senate President of Nigeria?

David Mark


51. Who is popularly referred to as “Maradona” in Nigeria?

Ibrahim Babangida


52. The first woman to become a governor in Nigeria is?

Mrs. Virginia Etiaba, Anambra State


53. What natural physical feature was Nigeria named after?

Niger River


54. The first female Brigadier in Nigeria?

Ronke Kale


55. Who was the president of “Kalakuta Republic”?

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti


56. Which state has the highest percentage of contribution to oil revenue in Nigeria?

Delta State


57. Who was the presidential candidate of the defunct Great Nigeria People’s Party (GNPP) in the 1979 presidential election?

Waziri Ibrahim


58. Nigeria is a little over twice the size of what US state?



59. What is the motto of Nigeria?

Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress


60. Nigerians Wole Soyinka, Ben Okri and Chinua Achebe have all achieved renown in which field?



61. When was the first refinery in Nigeria built?



62. Nigeria is one of Africa’s major economies and has financed major infrastructural development since the ‘boom’ of the 1970s. Which economic activity accounted for 40% of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first decade of the 21st century?

Oil and petroleum


63. Who was known as the King of Afrobeat in Nigeria?

Mr Fela Anikulapo Kuti


64. Who was Olusegun Obasanjo’s Vice President during his first term as elected president?

Abubakar Atiku


65. When was the Central Bank of Nigeria established?



66. In 1967 Nigeria suffered from civil war when the southeast part of the country broke away to set up a separate state under which name?



67. Which authority heads the Nigerian Judiciary?

The Chief Justice of Nigeria


68. Which world-famous Nigerian novelist was the author of “Things Fall Apart”, a book that commemorates the greatness of Igbo society and the challenges that white men have brought to it?

Chinua Achebe


69. When was Nigerian Airforce established?

In 1964


70. Where is Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University?



71. Who was the last governor before Nigeria’s independence?

Sir James Robertson


72. Who was the Chief of Army Staff during Olusegun Obasanjo’s first regime from 1976-1979?

Theophilous Danjuma


73. What is the motto of the Nigerian Police?

The police are your friend


74. Nigeria is located in what region of Africa?

West Africa


75. What age is the life expectancy of a Nigerian man?



76. Which event in 2002 was the trigger for rioting in Kaduna in north-central Nigeria that left over 200 dead and 1,000 wounded?

Miss World beauty pageant


77. What does the red eagle on the Nigerian coat of arms depict?



78. Who was the head of the Interim National Government replaced by Gen. Abacha?

Ernest Shonekan


79. What does the color yellow in the Nigerian police flag signify?

Discipline and resourcefulness


80. What make of car is popularly known as “Halla”?

Honda Accord


81. What do the terms “010” ” zero one zero”, “101”, “one zero one” refer to?

Number of meals a day


82. Who is Nigeria’s current minister of finance?

Zainab Ahmed from Kaduna State


83. Who sang the song “Send Down the Rain”?

Majek Fashek


84. When was the current president of Nigeria born?


85. What state is President Olusegun Obasanjo from?



86. How many senators make up the national assembly of Nigeria?

109 senators


87. Who was the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance or APGA in the April 2003 general election?

Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu


88. How many members does the house of Representatives of Nigeria have?

360 members


89. When did Nigeria become a British colony?



90. Who is the Obi of Onitsha?

Obi Nnaemeka Achebe


91. Which guy is a popular “419” chairman?

Fred Ajudua


92. Where is the Kainji Dam in Nigeria located?

Niger State


93. A typical seadog name would sound something like this?

Ahoy Area Mutiny


94. How many states make up the South-South geo-political zone in Nigeria?

Six states


95. What was the first-ever produced Nollywood movie?

Palaver, produced in 1926


96. Who is the Vice President of Nigeria?

Oluyemi Osibanjo


97. Which is the highest court of law in Nigeria?

Supreme court of Nigeria


98. Who was the first governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria?

R.A Feton


99. When was the Nigerian football premier league formed?


100. Which is the oldest degree-awarding university in Nigeria?

University of Ibadan


101. Who was the first female Professor in Nigeria?

Elfrida Adeho


102. What’s the title of the 14th song on the Curriculum Vitae album?

“Booty Call”


103. Which state is the land of Beauty?



104. Which courts are the lowest in Nigeria?

Magistrate, District, and customary courts


105. What was Wande Coal’s first stage name?



106. Which state is the center of excellence?



107. When was GSM introduced in Nigeria?



108. Which of Nigeria’s past presidents is also known as an ambassador for peace?

Dr Goodluck Jonathan


109. What’s Don Jazzy’s real name?

Michael Collins Ajereh


110. Which State is the pacesetter State?



111. Who is Nigeria’s Minister of transportation?

Rotimi Amaechi


112. Who formed the first political party in Nigeria?

Herbert Macaulay


113. What’s D’Prince’s real name?

Collins Enebeli


114. Which state is known as God’s own State?



115. What was the first political party in Nigeria?

Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP)


116. What was Fumman known for?



117. Which State is the pearl of tourism?



118. What do the two horses on the Nigerian coat of arms represent?



119. New School Chemistry was also known as?



120. Which state is the pride of the Sahel?



121. What was the black shield in the Nigerian coat of arms stand for?

Nigerian’s fertile soil


122. Who sang the hit single “Ayangba girls dangerous”?

Black Reverendz


123. Nigeria is divided into how many geopolitical zones?



124. Which state is the land of equity?



125. What was the first capital city in Nigeria?



126. Which state is the confluence state?



127. When did Nigerian Golden eaglets win the world under-17 FIFA world cup?

1985, 1993, 2007, 2013


128. Who was the first female vice-chancellor in a Nigerian university?

Grace Alele Williams


129. Which state is the sunshine state?



130. Who gave Nigeria her name?

Flora Shaw


131. Which state is the big heart?



132. Who designed the Nigerian flag?

Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi


133. Which state is the people’s paradise?

Cross River


134. Who was the first man to buy a car in Nigeria?

Bob Jensen


135. Who was the first woman to buy a car in Nigeria?

Funmilayo Ransome Kuti


136. Which was the first TV station in Nigeria?

Western Nigerian Government Broadcasting Corporation (WNTV) in 1959


137. Where was crude oil first discovered in Nigeria?

Oloibiri Oilfield, located in Oloibiri in Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa State


138. Who is the Nigerian current speaker of the House of the Representatives?

Femi Gbajabiamila


139. Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff?

General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin


140. Who is Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff?

Lt-General T.Y. Buratai


141. Who is Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff?

Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas


142. Who is Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff?

Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar


143. The six registered political parties in Nigeria in 1982 were?



144. The first military government in Nigeria was headed by?

General Agunyi Ironsi


145. The first general election in Nigeria was held in?



146. Who is the minister of health in Nigeria?

Dr. Osagie Ehanire


147. Who is the minister of aviation Nigeria?

Hadi Sirika


148. Who is the minister of Petroleum (State)?

Timipre Silva


149. Who is the minister of labor & employment?

Chris Ngige

150. Who is the minister of the environment?

Chief Sharon Ikeazor

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