HISTORY OF THE JOLLOF RICE.

Jollof rice,also called Benachin (Wolof: “one pot”), is a popular dish in many parts of West Africa. It originated amongst members of the Wolof ethnic group in Senegal ; the historic name for the Wolof people and their empire being Jollof, but has since spread to the whole of West Africa, especially Nigeria, Togo, Ghana,…

Alhassan Dantata (1877– 17 August 1955) inventor of the groundnut pyramids of Northern Nigeria.

Groundnut pyramids were the invention of Alhassan Dantata, a prominent nut trader. Dantata came to Kano in 1919 and within five years was one of the most successful businessmen, supplying the Royal Niger Company (RNC) with most of their groundnuts. Dantata’s company kept their groundnuts at a facility in Kofar Nassarawa, and they stacked the…

Chief Julius Momo Udochi was the first Nigerian Ambassador to the United States of America, 1960-1965.

He was a Teacher 1931-1938; a Customs Officer in the Nigerian Civil Service 1938-1945; Assistant secretary, Nigerian Secretariat 1945-1947; Hon. Provincial Secretary Nigerian Civil Service Union, Co-Editor “The Nigerian Civil Servant” 1939-1945; Called to the English Bar as a Barrister at Law (Hon. Society of the Middle Temple Inn) in 1950; He practiced Law 1950-1960;…