Monthly Archives: January 2019

Lagos State to address issues of consumption of unwholesome fruits, vegetables

Lagos State Government has commenced the process of ensuring that the fruits and vegetable sector in the State is sanitised in order to guarantee the safety of consumers.

To this end, the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), in collaboration with other relevant Ministries and Agencies of Government, has initiated a project to ensure that the handling, packaging, and display of vegetables and fruits are done in accordance with acceptable standards.

Viju unveils more flavours to its line-up of fruit-flavoured milk drinks

Leading dairy company, Viju Industries Nigeria Limited has added two new flavours to its roster of fruit-flavoured milk drinks – Viju Malt & Milk drink and Viju Baked Yoghurt drink.

According to the firm, the products which were launched just before the holiday season, was part of its commitment towards providing high-quality products to the Nigerian market.

Speaking at the launch in Lagos, the Assistant Chairman, Viju Industries, Tom Hu, said that the new products are as a result of the company’s redoubled efforts to return to the Nigerian market with richer products of better quality and service.

Update on the fire incident at Guinness Nigeria factory in Aba

Guinness Nigeria Plc suffered a fire outbreak at its facility in Aba, Abia State on Friday, 18th January. However, after several hours of battling the flames, it was brought under control by the Aba Fire Service, with the material assistance and support from nearby companies.

In a released statement on Saturday, Guinness Nigeria had this to say: “On the 18th of January 2018, there was a fire outbreak at the Aba premises of Guinness Nigeria Plc located in Osisioma Industrial Layout. The fire which did not affect any of the buildings on site was swiftly contained and put under control by men of the Aba Fire Service Department with assistance from neighbouring companies.

Dano Milk signs Nollywood actress Rachael Okonkwo as brand ambassador

Nollywood actress, dancer, model and philanthropist, Rachael Okonkwo popularly known as ‘Nkoli Nwa Nsukka’ has been signed on to Dano milk as brand ambassador.

The signing ceremony which held on the 17th of January, 2018 at the company’s office premises signifies the start of a vibrant collaboration between Dano milk and Rachael Okonkwo who brings vitality, style and grace to everything she does.

Guinness Nigeria Aba brewery engulfed in flames

Flames engulfed parts of Guinness Nigeria Plc Aba brewery on Friday as fire fighters from the Aba and Umuahia Fire Service and nearby companies fought hard to contain the fire from spreading.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the fire started at about 11am on Friday and wasn’t contained until 6:46pm.

The Aba Fire Service said they met some challenges at the scene, which included inadequate water to fight the flames. They reached out to the Umuahia Fire Service, which sent back-up. They also received support from nearby companies as well as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which provided a foaming agent that helped contain the fire.

New video of ‘fake’ Amstel Malta is misleading, says Nigerian Breweries

Nigerian Breweries Plc, makers of a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages has reassured consumers of its Amstel Malta that there are no fakes in the market.

The statement from the brewing company was prompted by a video purportedly in circulation on social media claiming the existence of a fake Amstel Malta in the market.

Alcohol ban is not against Nigeria’s constitution – Kano State Hisbah DG

The Kano State Government has said that the ban of alcohol sales in the state does not contradict Nigeria’s constitution.

Dr. Abba Sufi, Director-General, Kano State Hisbah Board, an agency of the state government made the comments while responding to questions surrounding the recent seizure and destruction of over 30 trailer loads of beer in Kano State during the Christmas period.

Nigerian Stock Exchange downgrades NB’s Stock to Medium-Priced Status

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday reclassified Nigerian Breweries stock from its special status of high-priced stock to medium-priced stock after the leading brewer’s stock price fell below the required threshold for continuing to be held as a high-priced stock.

In a circular, the Exchange said that a review of Nigerian Breweries price trade activity in the last six months provided the basis for the reclassification of the company’s stock from high-priced to medium-priced.

The NSE classifies quoted companies into three categories, high-priced, medium-priced and low-priced, based on their market price.

Zim Delta Beverages raises beer prices by 25% as inflation soars

Delta Beverages of Zimbabwe announced on Monday that prices for its beers would go up by 25% as it tries to stem escalating prices of local materials and services.

Delta which is 40% owned by AB InBev and 14% by Old Mutual Zimbabwe, said that the price increase was effective from Monday. However, it added that it had not made a decision on new pricing for its soft drinks and other products.

CWAY branches out into alcoholic beverage line with Cheers Cocktail

CWAY Foods and Beverages Nigeria Limited, a company best known for its wide array of fruit-flavoured milk drinks such as Nutri-Milk and the recently launched Nutri-Yo, a drinking yoghurt, as well as drinking water and dispensers has recently branched out into the alcoholic Ready-to-drink (RTDs) or mixed spirit drinks segment with the launch of “Cheers Cocktail.”

The company said their target markets are adults as they wind down after work or on a night out with friends in party and events.