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Guinness Nigeria, FRSC flag-off Responsible Drinking Campaign

Guinness Nigeria Plc and the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) have kicked-off their annual ember months ‘Responsible Drinking Campaign’, counseling consumers against drink driving.

Guinness Nigeria unveils new spirits production line in Benin City

Guinness Nigeria Plc, on Tuesday commissioned a new spirits production line in its Benin City facility. The new line, which is valued at £12m (N4.8bn), will enable the company to produce previously imported spirits locally.

Speaking at the unveiling of the new line, the Chairman of the Board of Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr. Babatunde Savage, disclosed that the company had a long history in Nigeria and in Benin since it built its brewery in 1974. He noted that the production line, with a design capacity of 1.2m cases and the first of its kind in Nigeria, would offer a wider opportunity to provide quality products for its numerous customers.

Guinness Nigeria partners NYSC to promote responsible drinking among youths

Guinness Nigeria Plc has stepped up its commitment to responsible drinking behavior among consumers by partnering with the National Youth Service corps (NYSC) to deliver its innovative and trailblazing DRINKIQ training sessions to officials and corp members. The brewer hopes to spread the responsible drinking message across the country.

Guinness Nigeria seeks increase of local content by partnering with Benue State Government

Guinness Nigeria Plc has expressed an interest in partnering with the Benue State Government to increase local sourcing of raw materials for its operations and would consider working with local farmers towards meeting that goal.

Guinness Nigeria installs solar-powered drinking water facility in Benue community

Guinness Nigeria Plc said on Tuesday it has constructed a self-sustaining motorized solar-powered water facility in Tyowanye community in Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State.

The company said it was done in furtherance of its continued commitment to interventions that transform lives and improve the health and well-being of communities in Nigeria under its Diageo Water of Life Scheme.

Guinness Nigeria mulls exporting to South Africa, others

Guinness Nigeria Plc, said it plans to increase exports of its iconic stout brand to South Africa and other countries in order to generate needed foreign exchange as it struggles to overcome dwindling sales in its home market.

Guinness Nigeria unveils new drink, ‘Guinness Africa Special’

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Guinness Nigeria Plc has unveiled a new drink, the latest addition to its stable, Guinness Africa Special, a variant of the iconic Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, and made from herbs, spices and ginger grown in Africa.

The drink was unveiled by the visiting Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Simon Coveney, who was in the country and paid a courtesy visit to the Guinness Nigeria brewery in Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos.

Guinness Nigeria To Increase Local Content Usage By 75%

Guinness Nigeria Plc has said that by 2018, three-quarters of materials and products would be developed from Nigerian sources.

This plan is coming as the Nigerian subsidiary of Diageo Plc moves to deepen its Nigerian root and drive growths with Nigeria-based innovations and resources.

Guinness Nigeria (Q2) 2015 profit falter by 19% on competitive pressure, macro headwinds

Guinness Nigeria Plc on Friday, 4th September 2015, released its second quarter earnings for the period ended 30th June 2015, reporting a 19% drop in profit after tax (PAT) to N7.8bn, from N9.6bn for the same period in 2014. Diluted earnings per share also fell by 19% to 518, from 636 last year. The company’s borrowing cost rose by 10% to N4.9bn, from N4.4bn the previous year.

However, revenue grew by 9% to N118 billion, from N109 billion from the same period in 2014.

Guinness Nigeria gets a new Managing Director

There is a new Managing Director at Guinness Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc. His name is Mr. Peter Ndegwa and he succeeds Mr. John Okeeffe, who has been promoted to President, Diageo Africa, effective, 1st July 2015.

Mr. Ndegwa comes from Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited, where he was the Managing Director since 2011, overseeing end to end (supply and demand) accountability for the profit and loss and commercial priorities of the business.