Monthly Archives: March 2018

FOBTOB hails court judgement against Union busting firms

The National President, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB), Comrade Quadri Olaleye, has applauded the judgement of the National Industrial Court (NIC), ordering two Jos-based firms to recall 28 workers who were sacked three years ago for engaging in union activities.

Life Continental Lager sponsors ‘Hi-Life Fest’ in the South East

Life Continental Lager Beer, a brand from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc, has introduced “Hi-Life Music Fest”, a musical competition aimed at celebrating and promoting highlife music in South East, Nigeria.

The music competition which kicked-off with the first set of auditions in Owerri this month, held its first regional finals at Cubana Lounge. Auditions and regional finals will later hold in Port Harcourt, Enugu and Aba with the grand finale set to hold in Onitsha.

Speaking at the media launch, Mr. Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager, Mainstream and Stout, Nigerian Breweries Plc., described the initiative as one of the various ways the brand seeks to ensure that its consumers live a progressive life filled with opportunities, and are conversant with the iconic sound of their environment.

Nestle Nigeria restates its commitment to Ogun State

Nestle Nigeria Plc, has reaffirmed its resolve to the development of Ogun State, host of two of its three factories in Nigeria.

The consumer goods and beverage company restated its commitment while marking the 4th Edition of Ogun State Investors Forum, which is a collaborative effort between the company and the host government.

Coca-Cola Nigeria launches “Win a Trip to Russia” Promo

Coca-Cola has unveiled a ‘Drink a Coke and Score a Trip to Russia’ Promo. The soft drinks giant said it will be taking 22 individuals from Nigeria to go watch the games at the FIFA World Cup Tournament in Russia later this year in the Coca-Cola “Win a Trip to Russia” Promo that is currently going on.

‘You give her gonorrhea and you get HIV back’

Festus Odimegwu The former CEO of Heineken in Nigeria engaged sex workers to promote beer. The company benefited from its close relationship with the president. Excerpts from “Heineken in Africa”, a yet to be released book by Olivier van Beemen, a Dutch citizen, who takes a critical look on the business practices of the Dutch brewer in Africa, Odimegwu talks about his days and exploits at the helm of Nigerian Breweries Plc. The text was translated from Dutch to English using google traslate. Please pardon us for any lost translation.

Heineken accused of not doing enough to protect female sales agents from sexual abuse in Africa

Dutch brewer Heineken said it will do more to protect is sales agents in Africa after a Dutch newspaper, NRC published allegations of widespread sexual abuse of sales agents in 10 countries where the company operates.

According to the report, Heineken indirectly employs about 2,000 women as “promotional girls” in Africa out of a 15,000 women global sales force based on internal research done in 2007.

The sales agents job involve going around to bars, cafes and restaurants with promotional crates to persuade owners to stock the company’s brands.

Sweet Nutrition introduces ‘Choco Love’ into the Chocolate drinks market

Sweet Nutrition Limited, a consumer goods company based in Ogun State and formerly known as Bayswater Industries Limited, has relaunched its chocolate malt drink, “Choco Love” into the market.

This unveil was marked with three landmark launch events in three different states around the country starting from Abuja to Port Harcourt, and finally Lagos. These events were masterfully organized to communicate the new brand’s presence to all stakeholders involved, as well as brand aspirations and a promise of quality.

CPC endorses FG’s move to increase excise duty on alcohol and tobacco

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC), on Tuesday put its weight behind the Federal Government’s decision to raise the excise duty rates on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.

The agency’s Director-General, Mr Babatunde Irukera, said the increase would serve as a measure to reduce the risks of abuse and disease. Irukera said that though CPC protected the rights of all consumers and their prerogative to make personal lifestyle choices, it, however, encourages responsible consumption in all circumstances.

MAN opposes excise duty rate increase on alcohol, tobacco; seeks its reversal

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has called on the Federal Government to reverse the newly proposed excise duty rate increase on alcohol and tobacco products, saying that its implementation will lead to job losses and plant closures in the affected industries.

The President, MAN, Dr. Frank Jacobs, spoke on the issue in Lagos on Wednesday while addressing the media on the association’s position on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

Promasidor honours employees with long service

Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell Milk, Top Tea, Onga and other quality products, at the weekend, celebrated 254 of its staff who have been with the company for over 10 years. The award ceremony, which was held in Lagos, brought together the company’s employees, relatives, and distributors from different parts of the country.