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Coca-Cola Nigeria to host second edition of ‘Customer Appreciation Week’

Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited has announced it will host the second edition of its annual Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament as part of its global Customer Appreciation Week, to celebrate and acknowledge its loyal customers across Nigeria. According to the beverage giant, the golf tournament will be held across three cities in Nigeria – Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja, and will be attended and contested by key stakeholders, distributors, customers and the media. There will be six winners emerging from the well contested 18 hole tournament for customers. The winners will get to travel on an all-expense paid trip to Mauritius to participate in the AfrAsia Mauritius Open Pro-Am Tournament in November. Commenting on the planned activities, Head of Public Affairs and Communications, Coca-Cola Nigeria, N

Coca-Cola, Lagos State Government partner to empower 1,000 women

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Coca-Cola Nigeria Ltd and its bottling partner, the Nigerian Bottling Company, have announced a partnership to empower 1,000 women in Lagos State. The group said that through this partnership framework, the selected women would receive training in financial literacy and business skills as well as start-up capital to integrate them into the Coca-Cola value chain as retailers of the company’s beverage products. “This partnership is anchored on Coca-Cola’s 5by20 programme, which is the company’s global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of five million women entrepreneurs across its value chain by 2020,” a statement from the firm said. The Executive Secretary LSETF, Akintunde Oyebode, was quoted as saying that the LSETF’s mandate was t

Eager to please America, the Gulf states want a role in Afghanistan

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NEXT month the American war in Afghanistan will pass a surreal milestone. The army will begin recruiting soldiers who were not yet alive during the attacks of September 11th that led to the invasion. For most Americans, the conflict is all but forgotten. Not so for America’s closest allies in the Middle East, who have suddenly taken a fresh interest in it. The Gulf monarchies are sending more troops and vying for a role in peace talks. But their involvement probably says more about their own internal squabbles than about Afghanistan’s future. Before this summer’s NATO summit in Brussels, both Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) offered to send troops to train the Afghan army. The UAE, which already had 200 men in Afghanistan, will increase that by nearly a third. (Qatar’s contribut