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Hospitality industry reacts to ban of alcohol by Kwara State

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The hospitality industry have called on the Kwara State Government to lift the ban on the sales, production and consumption of alcohol in the state. They said the enforcement of such a law would have far reaching effect on the nation’s economy and the hospitality industry. They spoke with newsmen in separate interviews on Friday in Lagos. The Kwara State Government had on 13th March passed a law banning the public sales, consumption and production of alcohol in the state. Mr Adeniyi Ologun, the Executive Secretary of the Hotel and Personnel Services Employers’ Association of Nigeria (HOPESEA) said that such a decision would cause restrictions on freedom to invest. Ologun said that the development was a minus for investors in the hospitality industry. He said that hotel owners had tried to

Three Crowns Milk partners Nigerian Heart Foundation to deepen market penetration

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Three Crowns Milk, a leading dairy brand from the stables of FrieslandCampina WAMCO has received an endorsement from the Nigerian Heart Foundation (NHF) to promote healthy eating habits and active lifestyle. The partnership is happening on the 30th Anniversary of the milk brand. The brand handlers said that the foundation’s logo now endorses Three Crowns milk offering of heart friendly, complete nourishment. Unveiling the partnership on Thursday March 15 in Lagos, the Managing Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Mr. Ben Langat, said “Three Crowns milk considers it a great privilege to partner with the Nigerian Heart Foundation in promoting healthy options for consumers. We understand the important role food plays in reducing the risk of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascul

NUFBTE chides FG’s new excise duty on alcoholic beverages, tobacco

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The National Union of Food Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) has criticised the Federal Government and threatened to go on a labour strike over the planned increase on the excise duty rates for alcoholic beverages and tobacco. While speaking at a meeting by the organised labour, President of NUFBTE, Lateef Oyelekan, said that more than 20,000 workers are presently employed in the alcoholic and tobacco sector and may lose their jobs if the amendment takes effect. He said the new tariff would be felt in production cost, which in turn increases the cost of what the consumer pays for cigarettes, alcoholic beverages and others. The Union chief, disclosed that the union had written the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on the implications of the new tariff, which may ...

AB InBev commits to affordable beer brands for Nigerian consumers

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Beer giant AB InBev has said it will serve Nigerians with various beer brands at affordable prices. The Marketing Manager of AB InBev, Mr. Arne Bruse disclosed this at a conference held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lagos. He said that consumers of beer will be able to buy some of the company’s beer brands at about ₦100 to ₦150. Bruce noted that the company had employed several strategies to better serve its numerous consumers in the country. “We have great plans for our consumers in Nigeria. We want to grow, we are busy building our brewery, we are busy expanding our capacity and we are investing in infrastructures, we are hiring people. Nigeria is the biggest market for us on the continent, so it is definitely a focus area for the company,” Bruce said. He noted that the company had strate