Month: May 2018

Entries for 2018 Edition of Maltina Teacher of the Year Award opens

BUSINESS
Maltina, a non-alcoholic malt drink from the portfolio of Nigerian Breweries Plc has flagged-off entries for the 2018 edition of Maltina Teacher of the Year Award. The beverage brand has encouraged qualified teachers from both public and private schools across the country to apply for the most coveted award for teachers. According to the brewing company, the award is an initiative of Nigerian Breweries Plc – Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund and is meant to recognize teachers and bring back the dignity in teaching profession in the country. Since its inception in 2018, the award has produced three winners from Anambra (2015), Akwa Ibom (2016) and Delta States (2017). Speaking at the 2018 flag-off ceremony in Lagos, Head of Department of Education Foundations at the University of Lagos, P

Manufacturers Association unveils new responsible drinking campaign

BUSINESS
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has increased its responsible alcohol drinking campaign with the launch of the third phase of the crusade by its Beer Sectoral Group (BSG), which is made up of leading brewing companies in Nigeria such as Nigerian Breweries Plc, Guinness Nigeria Plc and International Breweries Plc operating in 17 locations in various parts of the country. According to MAN, the main targets of the campaign are commercial vehicle drivers, motorcycle operators, private car owners/drivers, as well as young people with access to operating vehicles and road users. The theme of the new campaign tagged ‘Drive Alcohol-Free’ is aimed at improving road safety as well as boosting the nation’s economy. A statement from the Beer Sectoral Group (BSG) said the campaign was pa

Employer Union decries high cost of doing business

BUSINESS, New Products, News, NIGERIA, Nigerian state programs, wazobia companies
Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE) Union have lamented the rising cost of doing business in Nigeria. The group said that the last one year had been toxic, pointing out that although Nigeria has emerged from a 15-month recession, the economy was still fragile. Speaking at the association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos, the President of AFBTE, chief Patrick Anegbe, listed part of the challenges to running a business in the country to include, high infrastructural cost due to non-availability or inadequate infrastructure, inconsistent imposition of multiple taxes, foreign exchange scarcity and disruption of petroleum products supply. “In general, the business environment has remained uninspiring. Due to this, the industry recorded quite a number of job losses in 2017 becaus

Lipton kicks-off Third Edition of ‘Selfless Acts’ campaign

BUSINESS, New Products, News, NIGERIA, Nigerian state programs, wazobia companies
Lipton Yellow Label Tea from Unilever Nigeria Plc has commenced the third edition of its ‘Don’t Just Think, Do,’ campaign in mosques across Nigeria. The tea brand said the initiative is meant to encourage Nigerians to show commitment to selfless acts during the month of Ramadan and beyond. With activation unveiled in several mosques across Lagos and Kano states, Lipton said it has successfully built the ‘Do more Cities tour’ executed last year in Osun, Kwara, Abuja, Nasarawa, Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto, Yola, Bauchi, Borno states amongst others – with the objective of promoting love and care in local communities. The brand Manager, Lipton, Mrs Damilola Dania, said “We owe it to one another by going beyond the norm in order to spread love and show care to people all around us. We understand that