How failure to tackle injection drug use harms Nigeria’s health

Harm Reduction Report says ‘political resistance’ fuels HIV, Hepatitis C and death of IDUs By Sola Ogundipe FAILURE of the Federal Government of Nigeria  to implement harm reduction programmes against   HIV, hepatitis C and preventable death among injection drug users, has been identified as a major factor militating against progress of the nation’s public health […]

Consumer council alerts Nigerians on ‘sniper-treated beans’

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has warned Nigerians on the dangers of not parboiling their beans extensively before consumption. The director general, Babatunde Irukera, said the warning became necessary after the agency received information that has already gone viral on reported use of sniper chemical by retailers to preserve beans. Mr Irukera’s warning was contained […]