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[BRANDS] DIET COKE REBRANDS WITH ZESTY VARIANTS, OTHERS. TAKE A LOOK:
BRANDS

After 35 years, America’s No. 1-selling zero-calorie beverage brand is entering a new era. (And no, the one-and-only Diet Coke is not being reformulated. It continues to be available nationwide.) With an updated look, sleek new packaging, the debut of four bold, new flavors and a new campaign, The Coca-Cola Company is re-energizing and modernizing Diet Coke for a new generation of drinkers – and offering its millions of current fans a new look and more flavors. “Diet Coke is...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018
[ENTERTAINMENT] ADEKUNLE GOLD IS UNITY BANK’S LATEST BRAND AMBASSADOR.
ENDORSEMENTS

Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold has put pen to paper on a new endorsement deal with Unity Bank Plc. The ‘Orente’ singer made the announcement on his social page and wrote; UNITY means the state of being joined together as a whole. @unitybankplc and I are ONE! #MyNewFamily #Evergreen. This new deal will be the urban Highlife singer’s first major deal in 2018, and most likely the first of...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018
[TECH] BLACKBERRY JARVIS IS THE LATEST CYBERSECURITY APP FOR SELF DRIVING CARS
TECHNOLOGY

Canadian software maker BlackBerry Ltd on Monday launched a new cybersecurity software, which identifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving cars. The product, called Blackberry Jarvis, is being marketed first to automakers – a group of customers the former smartphone maker is hoping will power its turnaround efforts – but could also have applications in healthcare and industrial automation. BlackBerry said it was offering Jarvis on a pay-as-you-go basis. Once initiated, automakers will have online access to Jarvis and...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018
[BRANDS] PZ CUSSONS FOUNDATION CELEBRATED 10YEARS OF HUMANITARIAN SERVICES.
COMMUNITY

On the 5th of December, PZ Cussons Foundation celebrated 10 years of Impactful corporate social responsibility. PZ Cussons Foundation was established in November 2007 in order to discharge the company’s social responsibility projects in a more robust and systematic manner. It is currently set up as an independent body of the principal company supporting projects in the area of health, roads, education and potable water. The Foundation is a demonstration of the commitment of PZ Cussons to Nigeria and a strong desire...

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Friday, 22 December 2017
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COMMUNITY

Nestle, which sells Arrowhead bottled water, may have to stop taking millions of gallons of water from Southern California’s San Bernardino National Forest because state regulators concluded it lacks valid permits.   The State Water Resources Control Board notified the company on Wednesday that an investigation concluded it doesn’t have proper rights to about three-quarters of the water it withdraws for bottling.   “A significant portion of the water currently diverted by Nestle appears to be diverted without a valid...

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Friday, 22 December 2017
[BRANDS] APPLE JUST BOUGHT SHAZAM IN A $400MILLION DEAL. READ MORE:
BRANDS

Apple on Monday confirmed its acquisition of music recognition app Shazam, saying it’s “thrilled” to be gaining one of the consistently most popular apps in its App Store. “Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users,” the company said in a statement. “We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today’s agreement.” The company didn’t disclose financial...

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017
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AGENCY NEWS

Attention has been drawn to a publication suggesting that the Consumer Protection Council CPC secured judgment in the sum of 17 million against Coca Cola from the Supreme Court of Nigeria.   Although the story factually reports that the current Director General of the CPC prior to his appointment as Director General was a partner at SimmonsCooper Partners, and in that role, represented the Respondent in that Appeal (Mrs. Titilayo Akisanya) in this case which emanated from the National Industrial...

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Monday, 14 August 2017
[EVENT] LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT PLANS BEER FESTIVAL FOR SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 1, 2017.
ENDORSEMENTS

In a bid to stimulate its economic and tourism potential, Lagos State is set to host the maiden edition of the Nigeria Beer Festival from September 25 to October 1, 2017.   The Lagos State government is collaborating with beer brewers in the country and their counterparts across the globe to create maximum excitement during the week-long fiesta that will climax with the Independence Day Mega Concert to commemorate Nigeria’s independence.   The   festival, which will promote responsible drinking...

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Monday, 14 August 2017
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BRANDS

Telecommunications company, 9mobile has commended Nigerian youths for their exceptional resourcefulness and can-do spirit, and urged them to continue to engage in ventures that foster peace and development. Joining the United Nations in the commemoration of the International Youth Day 2017, 9mobile reinstated its commitment to empower the Nigerian youth through its support for education, arts, entertainment, sports, entrepreneurship and other avenues for youth development.   The theme for the International Youth Day 2017 is Youth Building...

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Monday, 14 August 2017
[BRAND UPDATES] GOOGLE DIGITAL EVENT FOR AFRICA 2017. CHECK OUT GOOGLE’S LATEST PRODUCTS:
GOOGLE

The Nigerian economy is enhanced by the rapid growth in the mobile internet market, with over 73 million users as at today. That figure is on track to hit 100 million by 2020 according to Google’s Country Manager in Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, who was one of the speakers at the recently concluded Google for Nigeria event in Lagos. By 2034 Africa is expected to have the world’s largest working-age population of 1.1 billion—yet only 3 to 4 million jobs are...

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Friday, 11 August 2017
[BRANDWEEK] UNILEVER REVEALS REASONS BEHIND IT’S RECENT RIGHTS ISSUES OFFER.
BRANDWEEK REPORT

In view of its recently announced Rights Issue, Unilever Nigeria Plc presented facts behind its plans to raise N58, 851,275,010.00 on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange in Lagos.   Total of 1,961,709,167 ordinary shares of 50 kobo each will be offered to existing shareholders on the basis of 14 new ordinary shares for every 27 ordinary shares held by shareholders whose names appeared on the Register of Members and transfer books of Unilever Nigeria Plc as at the...

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Saturday, 05 August 2017
[BRANDS] COURT HAS FINED NAFDAC ON FANTA-SPRITE QUALITY STANDARD NEGLIGENCE.
BRANDS

A Lagos State High Court has ordered NAFDAC to pay N2million as fine for approving Sprite and Fanta   A Lagos State High Court has ordered that The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to pay a fine of 2 million naira for approving Sprite and Fanta, products of the Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC).   The court also dismissed NBC’s application filed before the court seeking a stay of execution of the judgement where it was...

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017