Africa Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference & Expo – Western Africa edition

AFMASS Western Africa is the largest food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Western Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. Bringing together delegates and visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Ivory Coast and surrounding countries in Western Africa, AFMASS…

Nigerian Breweries in solar power deal with CrossBoundary Energy

NIGERIA - Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB), franchise bottler of Heinenek Lager, has entered into a solar energy supply deal with CrossBoundary Energy for the operation of a 650 kW solar plant at NB’s Ibadan Brewery. The green energy project is in line with the current global ambitions of exploring sustainable energy solutions and positions Nigerian…

Guinness Nigeria launches new Premium lager beer to grow its portfolio

NIGERIA - Guinness Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, has launched a new premium lager beer the ‘Guinness Gold’ into the local beer market. The company describes Guinness Gold as a beer that brings a rich, amber gold, great flavour and great taste to discerning Nigerians who expect more from their lager beer experience,…

Nigeria UAC Appoints Ibiyinka Oriola as new group finance director

NIGERIA – The United Africa Company of Nigeria PLC (UAC), the parent company of UAC Foods Limited has appointed Mr. Ibikunle Ibiyinka Oriola as the Group’s Finance Director. Mr. Oriola is a seasoned professional with 17 years’ experience gained from diverse functional roles spanning finance, strategy, risk management and corporate finance. He has provided strategic…

FrieslandCampina, IFDC partner to boost milk production in Nigeria

NIGERIA - FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria has partnered the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), a science-based public organization, in a project that aims to boost milk production for pastoralist milk producers in Nigeria. Through the partnership, the Nigerian subsidiary of the Dutch multinational dairy cooperative will work together with pastoralist milk producers in Oyo State, to…

Flour Mills of Nigeria’s shareholders approve merger of five subsidiaries

NIGERIA – Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN), an agro-allied company, has received approval from its shareholders to merge five of its subsidiaries with its holding company under a Scheme of External Restructuring. The merger involves; Golden Noodles Nigeria Limited, Golden Transport Company Limited, FMN Cement Industries (Nigeria) Limited, New Horizon Flour Mills Limited and…

Nestle Nigeria reports profits growth by 27.5% to US$165.22m

NIGERIA – Nestle Nigeria Plc has posted US$165.22 million profit before tax during its financial year ended 31st December 2018 up from US$129.5 million in its previous year which represents a 27.5% growth. The company’s turnover during the period under review climbed up to US$736.33 million compared with US$675.14 million posted in 2017 translating to…

Nigeria’s Dangote Tomato Factory resumes tomato paste production

NIGERIA – Dangote Tomato Factory has resumed production of tomato paste after years of shutdown following a challenging operating environment. According to a report by The Guardian, Managing Director, Dangote Tomatoes Farms, Sani Kaita, explained that the multi-million dollar factory had resumed production after overcoming some difficulties. Among the challenges that had seen the shutdown…

Nigeria’s Nosak Distilleries Limited appoints Osaro Omogiade as new MD

NIGERIA – Nigeria’s Nosak Group, the parent company of Nosak Distilleries Limited (NDL), has appointed Osaro Omogiade the new managing director to oversee companies operations. Dr. Toni Ogunbor, the Chairman, Nosak Group has expressed his confidence in the appointment of Omogiade which he owed to the excellent performance in his previously held positions, reports The…

Nigeria’s Suntory beverage company appoints Anjan Patole new Managing Director

NIGERIA - Suntory Beverage and Food Nigeria Limited (SBFN), the Nigerian unit of Japanese food and beverage company, Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd, has appointed Anjan Patole as the company’s new Managing Director.    Anjan will join the company from Sameer Agriculture & Livestock Ltd., Nairobi, Kenya, where he was serving as the Chief Executive…