Nigerian Prison Service Past Questions And Answers |Grab Your Copy

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Nigerian Prisons Service Past Questions and Answers from Previous Years.

1. What is the core mission of the Nigerian Prison service?

Ans= To promote public protection by providing assistance for offenders in their reformation and rehabilitation under safe, secure and humane conditions in accordance with universally accepted standard and to facilitate their social reintegration into society

2.What are the functions of the Nigerian Prison Service?

ANS=> The Nigerian Prisons Service derives its operational powers from CAP P29 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 to
i. take into lawful custody all those certified to be so kept by courts of competent jurisdiction;
ii. produce suspects in courts as and when due;
iii. identify the causes of their anti-social dispositions;
iv. set in motion mechanisms for their treatment and training for eventual reintegration into society as normal law abiding citizens on discharge; and 
v. Administer Prisons Farms and Industries for this purpose and in the process generate revenue for the government.

3. What is the current total Inmate population as at July, 2019?


4. What is the current percentage of Female Prisoners in Nigerian prisons?


5.What the total number of Prisons in Akwa Ibom State/


6.What is the total number of prison in FCT, ABUJA?


7.The Finance and Budget  Directorate is responsible for —

ANS=> charged with the responsibility of formulating, preparing, monitoring, evaluating, appraising, disbursing and supervising approved budgetary allocations for each year.  This it does in addition to preparing and defending/justifying yearly budgetary proposals. 

8.What is the current number of Convicted Male Prisoners in the country?

ANS=> 23,223 

9. What are the functions of the Operations Directorate Department of the Nigerian Prison service?


The Operations Directorate has the responsibility of, among others:

  1. Ensuring that all prisons nation-wide are administered according to law and managed in conformity with the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (The Mandela Rules);
  2. Ensuring the maintenance of acceptable standard of activities in all prisons according to their security categorization;
  3. Ensuring proper control by setting appropriate machinery in motion for effective monitoring of inmates for enhanced security management: thwarting escapes, prevention and containment of riots and generally providing secure environment for the staff and inmates in the performance of prison duties;
  4. Collecting statistical data for planning and research for improved service delivery;
  5. Enlightening the general public on the activities of the Service thereby enlisting their cooperation toward the reintegration of discharged inmates into the society;
  6. Securing escort duty staff as well as the inmates they convey to and from courts and prisons;

10.The Prisons Arms Training School is located in

A. Owerri

B. Kano

C. Kaduna

D. Minna

11.The current national Headquaters of the Nigerian Prison service is?

ANS=>Bill Clinton Drive, Airport Road Abuja

12.The Ministry that overseas the activities of the Nigerian Prisons is the

A. Federal Ministry of Defence

B. Federal Ministry of Interior

C. Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism

D. Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports

13. How many directorates does the Nigerian Prisons have 

A. 6

B. 5

C. 4

D. 3

14. The Prisons is the …. arm of the Criminal Justice system after the police and courts

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

15. The two major convict prisons operational in Nigeria today are 

A. The maximum and minimum prisons

B. The maximum and medium security prisons

C. The ordinary and execution prisons

D. The trial and convict prisons

16. The intermediate prison camps set up mainly in areas with courts that are far from the main prisons are called

A. interlocurity prisons

B. transit prisons

C. tentative prisons

D. satelite prisons

17. Prison camps set up to train inmates on agro-based skills so that they can be self-employed upon discharge are called

A. Agricultural settlements

B. farm centres

C. vocational centres

D. Skill prisons

18. Which of these is not a paramilitary agency in Nigeria

A. Nigerian Police Force

B. Nigerian Immigration Service

C. Federal Road Safety Corps

D. National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control

19. The Nigerian police belongs to which arm of government 

A. Executive

B. State

C. Judicial

D. Legislative

20. Choose the odd one out 

A. Shilling

B. Pounds

C. Naira

D. Pence 

NPS- Nigeria Prison Service Few Current Affairs Questions & Answers (Past, Current and Latest 2019)

Question 1: Nigeria’s current president

Answer: Muhammadu Buhari

Question 2: Current vice president

Answer: Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

Question 6: Who formed the first political party in Nigeria?

Answer: Herbert Macaulay

Question 7: What was the first political party in Nigeria?

Answer: Nigerian National Democratic party (NNDP)

Question 8: What does the eagle in the Nigerian coat of arm represent?

Answer: Strength

Question 9: What do the two horses on the Nigerian coat of arm represent?

Answer: Dignity

Question 10: What was the black shield in the Nigerian coat of arm stand for?

Answer: Nigerian’s fertile soil

Question 11: What does the white colour in Nigerian flag stand for?

Answer: Peace

Question 12: What does the green colour in Nigerian flag represent?

Answer: Forests and abundant natural wealth of Nigeria

Question 13: Nigeria is divided into how many geopolitical zones?

Answer: Six (6) geopolitical zones

Question 14: What was the first capital city in Nigeria?

Answer: Calabar

Question 15: Capital of Nigeria

Answer: Abuja

Question: Who is the current Nigerian Deputy Senate president?

Answer: Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege

Question 16: What is the name of Nigerian senior national team in football (men team)?

Answer: Super Eagles

Question 17: When did Nigerian Golden eaglets win the world under-17 FIFA world cup

Answer: 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013

Question 18: Who was the first female vice chancellor in Nigerian university?

Answer: Grace Alele Williams

Question 19: Who gave Nigeria her name?

Answer: Flora Shaw

Question 20: Who designed the Nigerian flag?

Answer: Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi

Question 21: Who was the first man to buy a car in Nigeria?

Answer: Bob Jensen

Question 22: Who was the first woman to buy a car in Nigeria?

Answer: Funmilayo Ransome Kuti

Question 23: Which was the first TV station in Nigeria?

Answer: Western Nigerian Government Broadcasting Corporation (WNTV) in 1959

Question 24: When was Nigeria formed?

Answer: 1914

Question 25: Where was crude oil first discovered in Nigeria?

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

Question 26: Who was the first Nigerian to become a Noble Laureate?

Answer: Wole Soyinka

Question 27: Who is the Nigerian current speaker of House of the Representatives?

Answer: Femi Gbajabiamila

Question 28: What is the premier university in Nigeria?

Answer: University of Ibadan

Question 29: Who is the minister for education in Nigeria?

Answer: Adamu Adamu

Question 30: Who is the current chief justice of Nigeria?


1. Nigerian Prisons Service operates ________ level of Command

ANS=> 4

2.The head of the NPS is known as_____

ANS–> Controller-General of the Nigerian Prisons Service

3.List all Directorates of the Nigerian Prison Service?

ANS=>The Directorates are specialized divisions charged with the responsibility of coordinating specific areas of prison administration. They are:

  1. Operations  
  2. Administration and Supplies  
  3. Health and Social Welfare
  4. Finance and Budget  
  5. Inmates’ Training and Productivity
  6. Works and Logistics  

4. The Deputy Controllers-General who head the Directorates report to the__________

ANS=> Controller-General

5. The Works and Logistics Directorate is the________Unit of the Nigerian prison service

ANS=>  infrastructural mainframe Directorate


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