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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.

Nigerian Beer Festival Kicks-off amid Merrymaking

The First Nigerian Beer Festival got underway on Monday evening as billed amid an atmosphere of celebration at the Atlantic City Waterfront, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event opens daily with hundreds of fun seekers trooping to the waterfront to enjoy the excitement, fun and entertainment of the carnival.

Nigeria now second leading producer of Sorghum in the world

Nigeria’s agricultural production of sorghum has leaped to the second place, now trailing only the United States in annual production.

Data obtained from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecasts world sorghum production at 59.34 million metric tonnes for 2017/2018.

Of this number, USA’s output is projected to reach 8.4m metric tonnes while Nigeria is second with 6.4m metric tonnes, and Mexico comes in the third position with 6.0m metric tonnes.

Nigeria’s dollar scarcity to persist – Moody’s

Nigeria’s dollar scarcity is likely to continue in the foreseeable future despite recent efforts by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to make more dollars available, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

In a report released by the global rating agency on Wednesday, which it said was an “Update to the markets,” the firm said that despite recent progress in foreign exchange liquidity, dollar availability in Nigeria are unlikely to return to previous levels.

Beta Glass first quarter profit surges as revenue growth fuels strong start to 2017

Beta Glass Plc, on Friday reported its first quarter results for the 2017 financial year, with the glass bottle and metal crowns company posting a profit after tax of N800m, up from N62m declared in the same period in 2016.

The company which has sustained strong sales and profit growth in the last three quarters said that revenue in the first quarter grew 44% to N4.4bn bolstered by a surge in local demand as foreign exchange headwinds force a drop in imports.

AB InBev to export African beer brands across the globe

Anheuser-Busch InBev said on Wednesday it plans to introduce African beer brands to its markets around the world as it seeks to make the most of its decision to acquire SABMiller.

“There are so many very unique African brands and I think it is time to sell African beers to the greater market,” said Ricardo Tadeu, Head of AB InBev’s African Operations.

NAFDAC nabs eight involved in production of fake drinks

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Saturday raided the Ogbaru Relief Market, near Onitsha and arrested eight persons including a nursing mother who were involved in the production and sale of adulterated alcoholic beverages.

The agency shut three shops in the market and seized counterfeit drinks and production materials worth millions of naira.

Beta Glass maintains momentum as year-end profit surge 91%

Beta Glass Plc, the glass container and metal crowns company on Friday reported its results for the 2016 financial year, with the firm maintaining the same momentum it experienced in the first nine months of the year.

The company said that full year profit grew 91% to N3.8bn, from nearly N2bn in the previous year, driven by a surge in local demand as foreign exchange headwinds force a drop in imports.

Guinness Nigeria commissions seven new boreholes in Cross River State to commemorate World Water Day

In furtherance of its continued commitment to interventions that transform lives and improve the health and well-being of communities in Nigeria, Guinness Nigeria Plc has constructed seven hand pump water boreholes in Bebi Community, Obanliku Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River State.

Diageo’s Africa President John O’Keeffe sheds light on the group’s activities in Africa and outlook

Diageo Plc, the world’s largest spirits maker with big footprints in Africa in both beer and spirits segment said recently it has a strong positive outlook for its business on the continent. The group’s Africa president John O’Keeffe last week spoke with analysts on a wide range of issues pertaining to the group’s activities and strategy on the continent.