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…

Unilever unveils grant to support waste management and recycling in Nigeria

NIGERIA – Global consumer goods company, Unilever has announced a grant of US$49, 800 (N18.1 million) to Wecyclers, a waste management company to boost waste recycling in the country, reports Daily Trust. The grant comes as a partnership that will allow Unilever control carbon prints from its operations by helping reduce carbon dioxide emission caused…

Coca-Cola, Nigerian Bottling Company win top slots at sustainability awards

NIGERIA - Coca-Cola Nigeria Ltd and its franchise bottler, the Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd (NBC) have emerged winners at the 12th Annual Sustainability, Enterprise Responsibility (SERAS) Awards, reports Beverage Industry News. Coca-Cola was named the winner of the best company in the Good Health and Well-being Category. Its sister company, the Nigerian Bottling Company emerged…

Nigerian Breweries announce director resignation and appointments to its board

NIGERIA – Nigerian distributor of lager and stout beer, Nigerian Breweries has announced the appointment of one resignation and two new appointments of Non-Executive Directors to its board,reports Beverage Industry News. The company has appointed of Mr Oluseyi Bickersteth and Mrs Adeyinka O. Aroyewun as Non-Executive Directors while Chief Samuel O. Bolarinde, a Non-Executive Director…

Nigerian Breweries promotes healthy living with Amstel Malta

NIGERIA - Promoters of Amstel Malta, a premium malt drink from Nigerian Breweries, have advocated the need for a healthy living among its consumer’s through supporting various healthy living lifestyles, reports This Day. Ugo Ahukannah, Nigerian Breweries Senior Brand Manager for Amstel Malta, said that they are devoted to promote fitness across Nigeria through supporting…

Nigeria’s Senate asks government to suspend new alcohol and tobacco tariffs

NIGERIA – The Senate of Nigeria has requested the federal government to halt its decision on implementation of the new excise duty on alcohol and tobacco to pave way for consultation with the industries stakeholders, reports the Beverage Industry News. The senate said that this would give all stakeholders in the beverage and tobacco industry…

Guinness Nigeria receives SON’s standards and good manufacturing certification

NIGERIA – Nigeria’s alcoholic beverages manufacturer, Guinness Nigeria has received Mandatory Conformity Assessment Scheme (MANCAP) certification for 24 of its products from the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). Guinness Nigeria Plc was commended for adherence to good manufacturing practices and high standards to provide assurance to consumers and guarantee compliance, reports Beverage Industry News. The…

Nigeria to become second largest rice importer behind China in 2019, USDA report

NIGERIA – Nigeria’s rice imports are set to hit 3.4 million metric tons high next year, a 13% increase that will see the country become the world’s second largest rice importer behind China, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report. Contrary to the federal government’s ambitious goal to put an end to rice importation,…

Nigeria cuts bills on imported wheat, rice, milk by 50% to US$698m

NIGERIA – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that import bills on wheat, rice, milk, tomato and sugar have reduced by almost 50% to almost US$698 million, compared to US$1.424 billion spent on imported foods in 2013, reports This Day. According to Olatunde Akande, the Personal Assistant to the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele,…

NEPAD Group to hold fourth Nigeria Rice Investment Forum to consolidate gains

NIGERIA – The NEPAD Business Group Nigeria (NBGN) has concluded plans to hold its 4th Nigeria Rice Investment Forum in a bid to consolidate gains recorded in the sector as well as ensure self-sufficiency. According to the Guardian, the forum scheduled for November 20-21, 2018 in Abuja will address issues in the rice sector and…