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Nigerian Breweries Speaks On Plans Of Leaving Nigeria Amidst Economic Hardship



Nigerian Breweries Plc has revealed that it has no intention of leaving the Nigerian market, despite the current economic hardship.

This was gathered during a media parley held on Thursday, 22nd February 2024 in Lagos.

Speaking at the event, the Head of Media and Marketing, Wasiu Abiola said; “We have been here for over 77 years, we have no plans to exit Nigeria”.

Reacting to the price increase of drinks, Abiola said the company is a part of the economy and faces the same challenges others are facing, thus the price review is necessitated to sustain the company.

Nigerian Breweries Speaks On Plans Of Leaving Nigeria Amidst Economic Hardship

Abiola further disclosed that despite the economic challenges, the company is still having innovation at the core of its being, adding that the company will soon launch products and campaigns to keep its customers satisfied.

Responding to the question of reduction in the quality of their product due to the economic challenges, Innovation Manager, Obinna Aneke assured that the company will retain its standard quality irrespective as the consumers’ satisfaction is their utmost priority.

Finally, Marketing Expert, Elohor Olumide-Awe said the company is dedicated to giving back to the society through various initiatives such as the Maltina Teacher of the Year Award which would be a decade this year.

They hinted that the Tenth Anniversary of the Teacher of the Year Award will be done in grandstyle.

Meanwhile, recall that Nigerian Breweries Plc has issued a new price review notification to all its customers in the West Zone.

According to a letter dated February 12, 2024, the price review, effective February 19, 2024, is deemed necessary to offset the impact of increased production expenses.

“This is to inform you that we are constrained to review the prices of some of our SKUs with effect from Monday, February 19, 2024.

“This review has become necessary because of continued rising input costs and the need to mitigate the impact,” the statement read.

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By Kayode Sanni-Arewa

The daughter of Arise News Managing Editor, Christian Ogodo, was among graduands who bagged various degrees from the prestigious Havard University in the United States.

Oghenetega Steffi Eberechukwu Ogodo, was conferred with a masters degree in Urban Planning of the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University on 23rd May, 2024.

Tega was also a Bloemberg Leadership Fellow, who did her industrial training with the Rochester City Council in New York, while her field work had the theme: “People must feed,” postulating that there must be decent and nutritious food even for the downtrodden people in society.

Tega is a graduate of the University of Lagos with a Second Class Honours [Upper Division] from the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, majoring in Urban and Regional Planning.

She is the daughter of Nigeria’s foremost News Anchor on Arise News on WEEKEND NEWSNIGHT, Christian Ogodo, who is the Managing Editor of Arise News Media Group.

She is currently working with an engineering consulting firm in Chicago that specialises in logistics.

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National Anthem: Nigeria switches from fatherland to motherland



By Francesca Hangeior

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, today, officially reverted to the National Anthem that heralded its independence as a sovereign Nation.

President Bola Tinubu, after he met a joint session of the National Assembly, signed into law, the adoption of the old National Anthem, “Nigeria, We Hail Thee.”

“Nigeria, We Hail Thee” was adopted as Nigeria’s first national anthem on October 1, 1960.

The anthem’s lyrics were written by Lillian Jean Williams, a British expatriate who lived in Nigeria when it achieved independence.

Frances Berda composed the music for “Nigeria, We Hail Thee.”

However, the second national anthem, “Arise, O Compatriots,” was adopted in 1978.

The lyrics of the now jettisoned anthem were a combination of words and phrases taken from five of the best entries in a national contest.

The words were put to music by the Nigerian Police Band under the directorship of Benedict P. Odiase (1934–2013).

The Nigerian national anthem lyrics were created by five people: P. O. Aderibigbe, John A. Ilechukwu, Dr. Sota Omoigui, Eme tim Akpan and B.A. Ogunnaike.

With the return to the old anthem, Nigeria officially switched from a ‘Fatherland’ to a ‘Motherland’.

Hereunder are the Three Stanzas of the old but now new National Anthem:

1. Nigeria we hail thee,
Our own dear native land,
Though tribe and tongue may differ,
In brotherhood we stand,
Nigerians all, and proud to serve
Our sovereign Motherland.

2. Our flag shall be a symbol
That truth and justice reign,
In peace or battle honour’d,
And this we count as gain,
To hand on to our children
A banner without stain.

3. O God of all creation,
Grant this our one request,
Help us to build a nation
Where no man is oppressed,
And so with peace and plenty
Nigeria may be blessed.

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BREAKING! Tinubu extends Abuja free train ride for six months



President Bola Tinubu has approved the extension of free train rides on the Abuja Rail Mass Transit, also called the Metro Rail, for the next six months until the end of the year.

The FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, had announced free train rides for two months, to ease the burden of commuting for residents of the FCT.

Tinubu gave the approval during his address at the inauguration of the commencement of operations of the Abuja metro rail in Abuja on Wednesday, May 29.

The president appealed for the extension to offer hope to the people of the FCT and give them reasons to celebrate.

“Our dear landlord and his team, I heard you saying two months free ride. I appeal to you to make it till the end of the year. Since today you’re not going to charge me, that will give the people hope and reasons to celebrate,” Tinubu said.

Details shortly…

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