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UTME Government 2007 JAMB Past Questions and Answers

UTME Government 2007 – UTME Government 2007 JAMB Past Questions and Answers

1. Deregulation as an economic policy borders on

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Options

A) the removal of subsidies on public utilities

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B) the removal of restrictions and extension of competition

C) privatization

D) commercialization

The correct answer is B.

Explanation:

Deregulation as an economic policy borders on the removal of restrictions and extension of competition

2. The principle of federal character was first enunciated in the

Options

A) 1989 Constitution

B) 1963 Constitution

C) 1999 Constitution

D) 1979 Constitution

The correct answer is D.

Explanation:

The principle of federal character was first enunciated in the 1979 Constitution.

This stands to reason that the appointments of government personnel into any Federal establishment or agency or as a minister is to be done to reflect the federal Character. This means that appointments should spread across the entire country.

The Constitution:

The Federal Character Commission to have a Chairman and one person to represent each of the states and Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The Responsibility of the Commission:

To work out equitable formula which should be subject to approval by the National Assembly for the distribution of all cadres of posts in the Public Services of the federation and the states, armed forces, the police and other relevant government organizations.

3. The final court of appeal in Nigeria during the colonial era was the

Options

A) privy council

B) high court

C) supreme court

D) appeal court

The correct answer is A.

Explanation:

The Privy Council was the final Court of Appeal in during the colonial era.

It should be recalled that one of the major weaknesses of Independence Constitution of 1960 was that the Supreme Court was not the court of last resort as it it today. Instead the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Britain continued to act as the highest Court of Appeal for Nigeria

4. Nigeria declared that she would not attend the OAU summit in Tripoli in 1982 unless

Options

A) Colnel Gaddafi resigned as the Libyan Head of State

B) Libya withdrew her troops from Chad

C) President Shehu Shagari became the chairman of OAU

D) Cameroon was suspended for killing Nigerian soldiers at Bakassi

The correct answer is B.

Explanation:

Nigeria declared that she would not attend the OAU summit in Tripoli in 1982 unless Libya withdrew her troops from Chad, but this was not done. This was during Shehu Shagari’s administration.

In fact, the President did the imprecedented by boy cotting two summits in succession on what some writers described as ”some spurious grounds” The boycotts were in Nairobi in 1981 and then that of Tripoli in 1982.

5. The Native Authority system of local administration was introduced by the British in Nigeria to

Options

A) introduce Western education

B) ensure the administration of justice

C) empower traditional rulers

D) facilitate tax collection

The correct answer is C.

Explanation:

The Native Authority system of local administration was introduced by the British in Nigeria to Empower Traditional Rulers.

This power given to the traditional rulers helped to achieve such objectives as:

This power given to the traditional rulers helped to achieve such objectives as:

1. Facilitating administration

2. Facilitating tax collection

3. Maintenance of law and order.

4. Introduction of Western Education

5. Maintenance of political stability, etc.

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