There are certain life skills you need to survive Uni. You need to know how to lie and cry for when you forget to do your assignment and you’re begging your lecturer. You need to know how to wake up at 8:50 am and still make it to a 9 am class. Most importantly, you need to know how to cook, especially for the days when you need to stretch the last 2k in your account for two weeks. Here are the foodstuffs that will be essential for your survival in a Nigerian university, and eight meals you can prepare using them.

Foodstuff you should have as a Nigerian student

  • Instant Noodle aka Indomie
  • Spaghetti
  • Rice
  • Garri (Yellow or White)
  • Bean
  • Eggs
  • Plantain
  • Yam
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Groundnut
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Grounded Pepper
  • Maggi
  • Salt
  • Curry
  • Thyme

8 Meals You Need To Know How To Cook To School In Nigeria

Indomie and everything

Indomie and corned beef, Indomie and sardine, Indomie and egg, Indomie and suya. If you are really skilled you can eat Indomie 7 times a week and it’ll taste new every time

Jollof spaghetti

You know that spaghetti you make with tin tomato onions and one pot. If you are feeling fancy you can add any other senrenre.

Concoction rice

It’s not Jollof, it’s not fried , It’s not coconut rice, no one is sure what it is but we love it like that.

Risky burger

This one doesn’t even require any skill buy your Agege bread and fry egg and combine the two. If you have extra money, add suya to your combo. Don’t forget to use your frying pan to toast the bread.

Eba and anything that resembles soup

It could be just stew, or you could buy 50 naira okra to combine with the stew or if na you dey cook pass you can even make some type of vegetable soup.

Almighty plantain

You can fry it you can boil it you can add beans to it and make plantain pottage.


There are two types of Garri you can make in Uni. When there’s still money in your pocket you add groundnut sugar and even milk. When there isn’t you have to learn how to make garri meant for one person to swell enough to feed three people.


Please custard, cornflakes or oats is cost, those ones are reserved for the first week you get pocket money from your parents.

Make beans

All you need is one pot, small onions, tin tomato, and Maggi and you can make magic. When you are tired of eating the beans you can boil rice to join or eat it with bread or garri.

Egg stew

The beauty of egg stew is that it goes with anything, rice, bread, plantain, yam, anything.



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