Prices of soft drinks rise amid FX woes, inflationary pressure

Prices of soft drinks are on the rise as the industry continues to grapple with the fallout from macroeconomic headwinds induced by the drop in oil price. Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the More »

How brewers are selling beer with folklore

As Nigeria’s recession deepens and consumers pockets are squeezed, majority of those still drinking have shifted their beer preferences to value or low cost brands. Nigerian Breweries Plc, the country’s leading brewer More »

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USAID partners Nestle Nigeria, others to train farmers on best practices

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with Nestle Nigeria Plc and two non-governmental organisations to train farmers, workers and small agricultural businesses in Kaduna State on improving crop quality.

The other organisations that have teamed up with USAID and Nestle Nigeria are Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance and Vega Member Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture.

Heineken to support 2017 Lagos Fashion Design Week

Heineken has said that it is supporting the 2017 edition of the Lagos Fashion and Design Week. The event showcases Africa’s rich fashion and designs by bringing together the best designers across the continent.

Founded by Style House Files, the LFDW leads the way with initiatives that support, strengthen and develop the fashion industry. Connecting with over 20 million Pan-African insiders, it features runway shows, fashion business series, fashion focus talks, and the #HLFDW after party. This year’s events will feature an exciting four-day line up with the theme, “Africa: Shaping Fashion’s Future”

Nestle Nigeria unveils new ad celebrating farmers whose work make Golden Morn available to families

Nestle Nigeria Plc, makers of Golden Morn, a cereal made from maize and soya has just unveiled a new ad on the back of the brand’s packaging featuring three sets of photos of farmers who grow the maize and soya used in making the product.

The company said it is part of its creating shared value to celebrate the farmers whose labour of love brings Golden Morn to families across Nigeria. Golden Morn was introduced in Nigeria more than 24 years ago.

Delta State Teacher wins 2017 Edition of Maltina Teacher of the Year Awards

A teacher with Mastercare International School Asaba, Delta State, Mr. Felix Udochukwu Ariguzo, has emerged the 2017 winner of Maltina Teacher of the Year Award held in Lagos on Thursday.

For beating out other contestants, Ariguzo was awarded ₦1 Million as well as ₦500,000 he received as Delta State Champion. In addition, he will receive ₦1 million every year for five years, a training programme abroad and a block of six classrooms built in his school.

Nigerian Breweries holds its 9th Annual Golden Pen Awards

Nigerian Breweries Plc, on Friday – 6th of October, 2018, celebrated outstanding journalism practice at the Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards which took place in Lagos.

The award, which is the 9th in the series, is aimed at promoting professionalism and objective reportage of events in the country. It is also meant to reward journalists who abide by the ethics of the journalism profession in their professional practice.

The night of glitz and glamour saw Isioma Madike of New Telegraph Newspaper emerging as the NB Golden Pen Reporter of the Year. The first runner-up was Arukaino Umukoro of Punch Newspapers while Caleb Ojewale of BusinessDay clinched the second runner-up position.

Coca-Cola to unveil ‘Safe Birth Initiative’ for Ivory Coast and Nigeria

Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola  on Thursday announced the launch of “The Safe Birth Initiative” a new programme to aid the Health Ministries of Ivory Coast and Nigeria tackle high maternal and infant mortalities.

The pledge was made by the company’s Group President for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Brian Smith while paying a courtesy visit to the President of Ivory Coast, His Excellency Alassane Ouattara.

NBC launches ‘Youth Empowered’, a skills acquisition scheme for Youths

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (“NBC”), makers of Coca Cola soft drinks, has unveiled a fresh programme aimed at harnessing the latent potential of youths.

Tagged “Youths Empowered,” the NBC said the programme was a life-changing opportunity for Nigerian youths in the age bracket of 18 to 30, to nurture, grow and showcase their vital life, business skills through training, mentorship and access to an array of contents that would help them stand out in their chosen fields of endeavour.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Inspires 8 Young Researchers at 47th AGM and Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria

FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak and Three Crowns milk awarded cash prizes to eight young Nigerian nutritionists for their excellent scientific research presentations at the just concluded 47th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria.

The awardees are all MSc & PhD students below age 35. They are Ifeoma Ezeh, Yetunde Ogundairo, Chukwuka Oluebube and Joy Amadi. Others are Michael Oderinde, Ebunoluwa Odeyinde, Chinenye Ekwueme and John Ebenezer.

IBPlc Foundation calls on S’West indegenous Entrepreneurs to apply for its Kickstart entrepreneurship scheme

International Breweries Plc Foundation has called on indigenous entrepreneurs, who are solving some of the social problems facing the South-West region of the country, to apply for its ‘KickStart’ programme.

In a statement on Tuesday, the company said, “Online applications open October 9 and closes on November 6, 2017. This year’s applications can be filled and completed by visiting the International Breweries Plc Foundation KickStart website.”

NB to announce winners of Golden Pen Award on Oct. 6

Nigerian Breweries Plc has concluded plans to hold the ninth edition of its Golden Pen Awards aimed at rewarding media excellence, on October 6, 2017, at the Zinnia Hall of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The company announced that over 250 entries were received when submission closed for this year’s award which focuses on published reports on Agriculture, Local Sourcing and Industrial Development in 2016. At the ceremony, journalists who distinguished themselves in those subject areas will be rewarded in three categories.