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Global Acronyms and their Meanings

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The following statements are true concerning transportation except _____.

  • A. Transportation is defined as the movement of goods, persons and animals from one point to another.

  • B. Means of transportation is not the same thing as Mode of transportation

  • C. Land transportation is a means of transportation

  • D. Rail transportation is a type of land transport

  • E. Pipeline typically transports liquid and gaseous products

  • F. Human porterage is an ancient mode of transportation

Which of the following is not a Nigerian acronym?

  • A. NBA

  • B. ISO

  • C. KAI

  • D. NAEC

  • E. NAPEP

  • F. MMIA

The acronym ICPC means _____.

  • A. Independent Corrupt Practice Command
  • B. Independent Corrupt Practice Complaints
  • C. Independent Corrupt Practice Court
  • D. Independent Corrupt Practice and other related offences Commission
  • E. Independent Corrupt Practices Cooperation
  • F. Independent Corrupt Pactice Conduct

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The black shield in the Nigerian Coat of Arm represents the _____.

  • A. Strength of Nigeria

  • B. Pride of Nigeria

  • C. Dark complexion of Nigerians

  • D. Dignity of Nigeria

  • E. Fertile soil of Nigeria

  • F. Beauty of Nigeria

Which of the following is not a Nigerian National Symbol?

  • A. The Nigerian Flag

  • B. The Nigerian National Anthem

  • C. The Nigerian National Pledge

  • D. The Nigerian Naira (NGN)

  • E. The Nigerian National Identity Card

  • F. None of the above

Concerning drug trafficking, which of the following statement is incorrect?

  • A. Drug trafficking is synonymous to drug possession

  • B. Drug trafficking is a criminal act under the constitution of a state

  • C. The use of trafficked drugs can jeopardize one's health

  • D. Drug trafficking is defined as the transfer, selling, importing or exporting of illegal drugs from the point of production to the final consumers

  • E. LSD, cannabis and crack are examples of drugs trafficked

  • F. None of the above

The following statements are true concerning conflict except _____.

  • A. It arises from the differences between nations, schools and places of work

  • B. It can be eliminated from a society

  • C. It can be reduced in an organization when communication is clear and concise

  • D. It is characterised by exchange of words and hostilities

  • E. Setting conflict guidelines can help reduce conflict in an organization

  • F. None of the above

The acronym CCTV means _____.

  • A. Camera Circuit Television
  • B. Closed-Circuit Televison
  • C. Closed Camera Television
  • D. Camera-Circuit Televison
  • E. Closed-Camera Televison
  • F. None of the above



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Global Acronyms and their Meanings:

An Acronym is a word formed from the first letters of a set of words. For instance, European Union is a set of words that can be abbreviated to EU.

EU can therefore be regarded as an acronym or abbreviation of European Union.

Please read on Idioms here.

Note: Different fields of study have got their respective acronyms. For instance, we could have the followings:

In this article, we will consider some globally recognized acronyms. Although some of these acronyms may deviate from the fields of social studies, it's still a good idea knowing them.

The table below shows some globally recognized acronyms and their meanings:




 Anti Ballistic Missile


 Alternate Current / Air Conditioner


 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome


 Anti Meridian (Before Noon)


 African National Congress


 Automated Teller Machine


 African Union


 British Broadcasting Corporation


 Before Christ


 Confederation of African Football


 Closed-Circuit Television


 Council of Europe


 Criminal Information Department


 Chief Justice


 Civil Liberties Organization


 Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group


 Compressed Natural Gas


 Cable News Network


 Curriculum Vitae


 Catholic Youth Organization


 Dichloro Diphenyle Tri-chloroethane


 Directorate for Food, Road and Rural Infrastructure


 Deoxyribo-Nucleic Acid


 Department of Defense


 Digital Versatile Disk


 Economic Commission for Africa


 Economic Commission for Europe


 Electro Cardiogram


 Economic Community of West African States


 Expedited Mail Service


 Eastern Standard Time


 European Union


 Food and Agricultural Organization


 Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)


 Food And Drugs Administration


 Federation of International Football Association


 Federal Road Safety Corps (Nigeria)


 Family Support Programme


 Gross Domestic Product


 Greenwich Mean Time


 Gross National Product


 Grade Point Average


 General Post Office


 Global Positioning System


 Global System of Mobile Communication


 Holy Communion


 Human Immune Deficiency Virus




 International Cricket Council


 International Court of Justice


 International Development Agency


 International Development Research Center


 Institutional Ethics Committee


 International Monetary Fund


 International Police Organization


 International Olympic Committee


 Intelligence Quotient


 International Red Cross


 International Organization for Standardization


 International Telecommunication Union


 In-Vitro Fertilization




 Bachelor of Law


 Master of Law


 Local Organizing Committee


 Liquefied Petroleum Gas


 Master of Business Administration


 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery


 Multi Media Service


 Member of Parliament


 Master of Science




 North Atlantic Treaty Organization


 National Council for Civil Right


 National Defense Academy


 New Partnership for Africa’s Development


 North East West South


 Non-Governmental Organization


 National Health Service


 Organization of African Unity


 Organization of Petroleum Exporting countries


 Prevention of Terrorism Act


 Public Relations Officer


 Quod Erat Demonstrandum (which was to be proved)


 Quod Erat Faciendum (which was to be done)


 Quod Erat Inveniendum (which was to be found)


 Parents Teacher’s Association


 Please Turn Over


 Poly Vinyl Chloride


 Ribonucleic Acid


 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome


 Subscriber Identification Module


 Short Message Service


 State Primary Education Board


 Sexual Transmitted Diseases


 Top of English as a Foreign Language


 Universal Basic Education


 United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization


 United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization


 United Nations High Commission for Refuges


 United Nations International Children Education Fund


 United Nations Organization


 Value Added Tax


 Very Important Person


 World Health Organization


 World Intellectual Property Organization


 World Wildlife Foundation


 World Wide Web

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The Library of Congress located in Washington D.C, America is the world's largest library. It contains over 162 million items in more than 450 languages.

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  1. The General Assembly
  2. The Security Council
  3. The Economic and Social Council
  4. The Trusteeship
  5. The International Court of Justice
  6. The Secretariat

United Nations (UN) is the world body set up to promote peace and unity among the countries of the world. It officially came into existence on the 24th day of October, 1945 after it had been ratified by five permanent members of the security council and by the other 46 signatories. These permanent members are:

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  2. United Kingdom
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