Educationally, scientifically and naturally
Beans are high in protein, fiber, B
vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium,
copper and zinc. Eating it regularly may
decrease the risk of diabetes, heart
disease, colorectal cancer, and helps with
Nigerian students and beans are
inseparable. Male students feel they love it
more than the females.
This is either eaten with bread, garri, yam
or rice. Bread or garri is the most popular
In this story which seems to be a true life
story with little fiction, you will see why I
vow not to taste it again… But like I first
quote, it is good for all…
Don’t laugh alone, share with friends…
Every year in August, we always go
camping in my church @our head quarters
in Lagos. This year’s own happens to
clash with my academic session in school.
On one of our weekly student fellowship
day, we were reminded of our upcoming
camp in a fortnight to come.
It was mandatory that all the students who
were in their final year, must be in
attendance and participate in all the
biblical activities that will take place in the
The national youth committee of the
church has made it a short camp, as it
would last for 3days which was Friday,
Undermining it was during my academic
sessions, it won’t affect my lectures since
Secondly, as a senior student in my
department every Friday was a lecture free
day for us.
In respect to the camp we were all asked
to pay N3000 which was our camping fee
for this year.
The next day I called my parents and told
them about our camping, and they were
happy I could make it from school.
They told me my younger sister who is a
jambite was also going for the same camp,
and that she is almost through with her
preparations, and have paid her camp fee
and other dues.
In conclusion they promised to send me
the following day, so I can pay mine.
I have some money already, so adding to
mine would make my stay in the camp a
sweet one. More also I would be able to
tackle this young girl that I have always
been eying, especially during weekly
We haven’t discussed yet but I believe
travelling together will bring the
The next day I woke up with a surprised
alert of N10,000 from my Dad, I was so
happy and hastily began to make
arrangements for things to go with, such
as clothing, toiletries etc.
The deal day finally came and I was so
excited. As usual, we all gathered at our
church premises where a bus was packed
to take us through the journey.
I was among the first five persons that
came as early as 6am since the time
chosen for our departure was 7am.
Arriving there, I was the fifth person to
board by registering my name on a 2A
exercise book, which was with the driver.
My church target (babe) wasn’t even
around, but I had a strong belief that she
will come and I must definitely sit close to
We waited until 7am which was our
supposed departure time, chosen by our
leader and we weren’t complete yet. The
remaining campers to board were 5 in
number, as about 9 persons have written
their names on the camp register.
Just for the fact that nature could not be
cheated, I excused myself from the
campers that were around because my
stomach has already started aching me, as
a result of hunger.
I went outside in search of something I
could eat but all the stores where I could
get snacks were locked, and some hadn’t
opened for the day.
So I had to asked those staying around,
who gave me directives on where to get
Following their directives, I located a
Canteen with a signboard at the front
which has the following write-ups
”Food is Ready @ Mama Yabasikira
1.Akara and Akamu
2.Moi-Moi and Agidi
3.Beans and Bread
4.Egg and Indomie
Before going inside, I had a good view on
the board so I could made a choice on
what I would eat because, I need a meal
that would hold me till I will complete my
trip to the camp yard in Lagos.
TO BE CONTINUED…