By Victor Ugborgu Controversy has continued to trail the ban on the manufacture of smallbottles of ‘Sniper’, an agro-chemical which has seemingly become the choiceof many persons contemplating suicide. Since the ban was announced in Nigeria, opinions have been divided on the need or otherwise. Some people interviewed by Verbatim believe the action amounted to […]

Consumer Protection 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 […]