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Pernod Ricard sales buoyed by innovation, growth in the Americas

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French spirits group Pernod Ricard on Thursday reported a 13% lift in profit for the full-year ended June 2017. The company said that profit rose to €1.4bn ($1.65bn) on the back of a €9bn sales growth. The maker of Jameson Irish Whiskey and Absolut vodka said that the good performance was fueled by strong growth in the U.S., an improvement in China, tight cost control and by innovation, which it describes as new products or variations of existing brands, like Absolut Lime vodka or Jameson Black Barrel. The company said that the Americas region grew 7%, driven by the U.S. which saw a 5% sales lift. Sales in Europe climbed 3%, while Asia and the rest of the world saw a modest 1% growth. Pernod Ricard notes that India, which had been a growth driver, grew just 1% in the year, held back by dem

Guinness Nigeria sponsored engineers graduate

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The first set of students from the Guinness Nigeria sponsored Graduate Skills Development Scholarship scheme has passed out in flying colours. The graduates completed a year’s training at the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN). At their graduation, Corporate Relations Director, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mrs. Viola Graham-Douglas, said the objective of the collaboration with NAPTIN was to provide a pool of resourceful, competent and versatile engineers capable of delivering peerless technical services to further shore up the government’s transformation agenda in the power sector. She noted that the beneficiaries, having completed all requirements for their training, have remarkably demonstrated high technical and leadership competencies, which are strongly believed will help

Nigeria 2019: Why Mahmood Yakubu’s INEC must make provisions for Diaspora voting in 2019 federal elections

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I have it on good authority that the Independent National Electoral Commission is considering Diaspora voting. Dr. Mahmood Yakubu, sources say, made the declaration citing reasons why it is under active consideration and may be granted in the forthco ...Powered by WPeMatico