International Business Editor, the Minister of Information and Culture,
Lai Mohammed, said Senegal makes the best jollof rice.
This led to
an outrage on social media, an
d a correction by Quest. The anchor said
the minister misheard the question and answered in error.
no the minister misheard and thought I asked which country first created
jollof rice. By bad mumbling of the question,” Quest tweeted.
at the Platform convened by Poju Oyemade, Senior Pastor of the Covenant
Christian Centre, Osinbajo said Nigeria has the best talents across the
“We have everything, and our people are doing incredibly
innovative things. For example, we are at the moment developing the most
sophisticated animation technology in Africa,” he said.
music and entertainment industry is the fastest growing in the world.
Nigerians have won every prize in literature, from the Nobel prize to
According to the TheCable, Osinbajo further said:
“Only last year, a Nigerian girl won a gold medal at the Olympics,
Morolake Akinosun. Last Saturday, a Nigerian boxer won the world
heavyweight title. Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua won the WBA becoming the
boxing champion of the world.
“Last year Oluyinka Olutoye, a
Nigerian surgeon successfully took out a baby from her mother’s womb,
operated on the womb, and put the baby back in, and the baby was carried
full term and was born naturally — a feat previously unheard of.
of course, nobody is as funny as Nigerians, whether professional or
amateur. We even have a member of the National Assembly who recently
launched a CD; Aje kun iya ni o je. Who hasn’t heard of Aje kun iya ni o
“We are the most innovative entrepreneurs. The other day someone showed
me a text; the young man had invited him to a book launch titled: Seven
Steps to Becoming a Professional Whistleblower.
“And by the way, we all know that Nigerian jollof rice is the best! We beat the Ghanaians and the Senegalese hands down.”