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Diageo to trademark ‘Jane Walker’

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Diageo is keeping mum on reports that it is planning to unveil a new Scotch whisky under the ‘Jane Walker’ name. According to a report by US celebrity news site TMZ, the Johnnie Walker maker “filed paperwork in early January to trademark the name Jane Walker for alcoholic beverages except beer”. A spokesperson for Diageo would not comment on the story except to say “If and when we have more to say – we’ll let you know.” The drinks company submitted a trademark application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office earlier in January. In addition, the firm submitted labels in an application to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) which showed a drawing of a woman dressed similar to the iconic striding man logo, and a bottle label stating “The Jane Walker Edition”.Powered

Coca-Cola to become Official Sponsor of Nigerian Football Federation

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Coca-Cola Nigeria and the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday announced a partnership which will see the soft drinks giant become an official sponsor of all the country’s national teams. The NFF made the announcement at the official signing ceremony which took place at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Present at the ceremony were NFF officials including its President, Amaju Pinnick, NFF Vice President and Chairman, League Management Company (LMC), Mallam Shehu Dikko, Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), George Polymenakos, and Managing Director of Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Bhupendra Suri, among others. Pinnick said: “We are delighted to be associated with a super brand like Coca-Cola. A lot of good is hap

Nigerian Stock Exchange suspends trading of Seven-Up shares

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The Nigerian Stock Exchange (“NSE”) announced on Friday that it was permanently suspending the trading in shares of Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc (“7-Up Bottling Company Plc”) on the floor of “The Exchange” as it tries to determine the shareholders who will receive the Scheme Consideration following the company’s majority shareholder, Affelka S.A (“Affelka”), buyout of the remaining shares of minority shareholders it does not already own. In a note published on Friday, 12 January, the Exchange said that “Dealing Members are hereby notified that trading in the shares of 7-Up Bottling Company Plc has been placed on full suspension on the NSE with effect from today, 12 January 2018.” Seven-Up shareholders passed a resolution at a Court-Ordered Meeting of the company held on Thursday, 11 Janua

Lactalis recalls baby milk in 83 countries over salmonella contamination

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The Head of a French dairy firm Lactalis Group said on Sunday that its company has recalled 12 million cases of powdered baby milk in 83 countries that may have been possibly contaminated with salmonella. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lactalis Group, Emmanuel Besnier said that the firm would compensate victims of salmonella-tainted baby milk that has sickened 37 children in France, one in Spain and a suspected case in Greece. The CEO added that the recalls were underway in an interview with French Journal du Dimanche newspaper. He said that the recall involved the Picot, Milumel, Celia and Taranis brands of powdered baby milk, adding that no new cases have been reported since 8th December, a week after the recall was first announced. “We are going to draw the lessons from this crisi