Thierry Henry joins Guinness Nigeria for Lagos responsible drinking rally

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – 18 December 2017 – In demonstration of its strong commitment to promoting the responsible consumption of alcohol, Nigeria’s only total beverage alcohol company, Guinness Nigeria Plc, has today concluded its “Ember months” Responsible Drinking Awareness Campaign, with a grand rally attended by International football icon and Guinness Made of Black ambassador, Thierry Henry at the Ojota Motor Park in Lagos.

Thierry Henry, who is in Nigeria as part of the Guinness’ Made of Black campaign, joined officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and other partners and road users at the event marking the end of the campaign. This year’s campaign which was flagged off at the Agege Park in Lagos has already had stops in Benin and Abuja so far.

Speaking at the final rally, Managing Director/CEO, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr. Peter Ndegwa said: “Through our ember month’s campaigns, we aim to play a part in helping consumers make the right choices. The message we deliver to consumers through our annual campaigns is consistent with our values at Guinness Nigeria. For this event, it is also great to have such a well-known and respected person as Thierry Henry who is an ambassador for our brand but also a great advocate for the responsible use of alcohol.”

“Consumers are at the heart of everything we do as an organization and they are the basis for our success. We are therefore genuinely interested in educating consumers on the dangers of alcohol misuse and increasing awareness of the positive role that alcohol can play in society and as part of a balanced lifestyle.” Ndegwa said.

Guinness Nigeria has been running the Ember month’s campaign in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corps for 13 years and it has blossomed into an impactful platform, making it possible for both parties to jointly life-changing responsible drinking messages that annually reach millions of Nigerians.

Mr. Ndegwa also commended the FRSC for the critical role it plays in helping to reduce accidents on the nation’s highways. “I would like to specially thank the FRSC for their partnership through the years and for the good work they do every day to ensure the safety of road users in Nigeria. As a company, we are proud of the impact we have been able to make through our partnership with the FRSC and other stakeholders this season. I’m positive that our collective actions will help promote the culture of responsible drinking amongst Nigerians.” he enthused.

Thierry Henry, who has been in Lagos since Sunday 17th has already been meeting fans and hosted the winners of the Guinness ‘Be a front row fan’ promotion to watch the West Brom v Manchester United EPL game on Sunday night.

Henry popularly called “Igwe” by Nigerian fans noted that he is very impressed with how Guinness Nigeria has, via this campaign, provided a unique opportunity for engagement with hundreds of thousands of people on the facts about alcohol, educating and empowering consumers to make informed decisions around if, when and how to drink.

“The misuse of alcohol is a real and on-going concern and Guinness is winning in its strategy on how to tackle it and find more meaningful solutions,” said Henry.

Corporate Relations Director, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mrs. Viola Graham-Douglas, who also addressed journalists at the closing ceremony said: “As a leading manufacturer of alcoholic beverages, Guinness Nigeria Plc makes effort to promote responsible drinking and work with other stakeholders to combat alcohol misuse. Some of the principles that have defined our approach include the need to combat alcohol abuse, setting standards for responsible marketing and innovation; and promoting a shared understanding of what responsible drinking means in order to reduce alcohol-related harm.”

She added, “It is our desire that the continued partnership with FRSC will galvanize other corporate institutions and organizations to commit and partner with us in raising awareness around responsible consumption of alcohol which would address the issue of ‘drink driving’ in Nigeria.” Graham-Douglas said.

On his part, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, commended Guinness Nigeria Plc for sustaining this giant stride for the past thirteen years, while taking into cognizance the fact that road safety is a shared responsibility.

“In Nigeria, the last four months of the year are often referred to as ‘ember months’ and have been greatly associated with increased incidence of road accidents and casualty. Due to the festivities in these months, particularly in December, there is an upsurge in movement of people travelling to various destinations, thus increasing the traffic on the roads. As we officially close this year’s ember months road safety responsible drinking campaign, I charge everyone to re-direct their minds toward good road use by obeying all rules and regulations. It is our collective responsibility to eradicate or reduce the ever-increasing volume of road crashes on our roads,” he stated.

The various events had representatives from the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers and members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in attendance.

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Guinness Nigeria, FRSC holds 13th annual ‘Ember Months’ anti-drink driving campaign rally

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – 21 November 2017 – Leading manufacturer and Nigeria’s only total beverage company, Guinness Nigeria Plc, held its 13th annual Ember Months ‘Responsible Drinking’ public awareness rally in partnership with the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), which is aimed at enlightening the public on the harmful consequences of alcohol abuse.

Speaking at the event, which took place at the Agege Motor Park in Lagos, Managing Director/CEO, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr. Peter Ndegwa, disclosed that the partnership with the FRSC has been a truly impactful one, making it possible to jointly deliver awareness campaigns reaching millions of Nigerians yearly.

“Through our ember months campaigns, we want to give our consumers the right information in order to help them make the right decisions around using alcohol as part of a balanced lifestyle. The message we deliver to consumers through our annual campaigns is consistent with our values at Guinness Nigeria. Consumers are at the heart of everything we do as an organisation and are the basis for our existence. We are therefore interested in using education and awareness as a way to curb instances of alcohol misuse and more specifically in this case drink driving,” Ndegwa said.

He also commended the FRSC for the critical role they play in helping to reduce accidents on the nation’s highways. “I would like to specially thank the FRSC for their partnership through the years and for the good work they do every day to ensure the safety of road users in Nigeria. As a company, we are proud of the impact we have been able to make through our partnership with the FRSC and other stakeholders. I’m positive that our collective actions will help promote the culture of responsible drinking and ensure the safety of those traveling on Nigerian roads,” he enthused.

“Whatever you do this season, please do NOT drink and drive. When you go out in a group to have fun, designate someone to drive and that person should not drink. If you are going out alone, arrange for taxi to take you home after you have had a drink. I urge everyone to drink responsibly and also act as ambassadors of responsible drinking during this season and beyond,” Ndegwa pleaded.

On his part, Corps Commander, Lagos Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Hyginus Omeje commended Guinness Nigeria Plc for sustaining this giant stride in the past thirteen years, while taking into cognizance the fact that road safety is a shared responsibility.

Speaking at the event, Omeje noted that driving under the influence was an underlying factor in some of the road traffic crashes recorded. Furthermore, he explained that the breathalyzers Guinness Nigeria donated to the FRSC in 2015 have been used to collate baseline data on driving under the influence (DUI) within the state.

 

“As we officially flag off this year’s ember months road safety responsible drinking campaign, I charge everyone to re-direct their minds toward good road use by obeying all rules and regulations. It is our collective responsibility to eradicate or reduce the ever-increasing volume of road crashes on our roads,” he warned.

The event had representatives from the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), National Automotive Technician Association (NATA), the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Union of Petroleum, Lagos Taxi Drivers Association and Natural Gas Workers and members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in attendance.

Guinness Nigeria has consistently demonstrated its strong commitment to promoting the responsible consumption of alcohol as part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle, through its various Responsible Drinking initiatives. These include DRINKiQ, Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource, providing information, tools, and resources to help people better understand the role of alcohol as part of a balanced lifestyle and to make informed choices about drinking – or not drinking. Only recently, Guinness Nigeria entered into a partnership with the National Youth Service Corp to train corps members as ambassadors of responsible drinking in their various communities as part of their service to the nation.

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CHI Announcement: Disclaimer on invitations for interviews

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – 20 March 2017 – It has been brought to the attention of CHI Limited, a member of the TGI Group of companies, that some job seekers have received FALSE invitations for interviews from an individual or organization posing as ‘CHIVITA’.

Please be aware that CHI Limited will never refer to itself as ‘CHIVITA’ or any of its other brands, nor make such announcements via broadcast messaging.

Kindly note that CHI Limited advertises its recruitment vacancies, as well as recruitment campaigns only on credible job boards, in the Print media and on the careers page of the organization’s website – www.houseofchi.com.

Thank you.

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Chi Limited

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www.houseofchi.com

Samsung’s New TMF Refrigerator Locks in Moisture and Keeps Food Fresher Longer

Secure moisture levels and maximise your fridge’s space with Samsung’s new Twin Cooling Plus™ technology

AudioAge – JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 17 February 2016 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (http://www.Samsung.com/za), today announced its new Samsung top mounted freezer (TMF) refrigerator, the RT7000 at Samsung Africa Forum in Monaco. Designed to enhance modern living, Samsung is the first manufacturer to bring its unique Twin Cooling Plus™ technology to the TMF category.

Many consumers have dreamed of owning a spacious refrigerator which keeps food fresher longer, so their weekly grocery shop goes further. It is a common disappointment to reach into the refrigerator to find that the fruits or vegetables have lost their natural moisture, even when kept in the vegetable drawer.

“At Samsung, we focus on creating appliances that help consumers be more efficient. Now consumers can keep food fresher longer, with Samsung’s innovative Twin Cooling Plus™ technology.” says Sunil Gupta, Africa Regional Product Manager, Digital Appliances.

Experience optimum moisture freshness throughout

When fruit and vegetables lose their natural moisture in low humidity conditions, the surface becomes dry and wrinkled. Optimum levels of moisture within the refrigerator are needed to keep freshness and taste locked in. The best, healthiest meals start with the freshest ingredients and the Samsung RT7000 ensures freshness and taste are maintained. The Twin Cooling Plus™ independent cooling system ensures that the right temperature and humidity level up to 70% is maintained throughout the fridge, so no matter where food is stored it stays fresh.

Great tasting frozen food

All food odours can change the taste of frozen foods and affect the flavours of finished dishes. With two truly independent evaporators, the Twin Cooling Plus™ features two separate airflows in the fridge and freezer, preventing unpleasant smell from food moving between the fridge and freezer, ensuring the original flavour of ingredients stored in the freezer is perfectly preserved and odorless.

No air movement between the compartments also means the freezer stays completely frost-free, prolonging the shelf life and the flavour of its contents. It also prevents the build-up of ice, removing the need to defrost the freezer.

Utilise the biggest capacity

The Samsung RT7000 TMF refrigerator delivers a spacious capacity which can fill up to 620L, enough to easily store a week’s worth of grocery shopping for the whole family. The fridge can keep all your fruits and vegetables in fresh condition for longer, not only in the bottom drawer but on every shelf. This ensures space is maximized so that no time is wasted looking for particular items in a packed refrigerator – that means shorter meal preparation.

Five possible conversion modes
Thanks to the Twin Cooling Plus™ technology, the new Samsung RT7000 TMF enables consumers to be flexible with cooling storage depending on their needs. The true independent cooling system allows turning the freezer into a fridge when required. The five modes are Freezer-Fridge, Energy Saving, Vacation, Fridge Max, and Mini mode.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd..

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CONTACT:
Sthe Shabangu
Samsung Electronics Africa RHQ
Tel: +27 71 683 2337
S.Shabangu@samsung.com

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (http://www.Samsung.com/za) inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies that redefine the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space with the open platform SmartThings, our broad range of smart devices, and through proactive cross-industry collaboration. We employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, and for the latest news, feature articles and press material, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at news.samsung.com.

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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Guinness Nigeria Plc announces 22bn net sales for first quarter of financial year

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – 22 October 2015 – Guinness Nigeria Plc, Nigeria’s leading beverage manufacturer and a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, has announced its financial results for the first quarter ended 30 September 2015. The results showed a 3% increase in revenue year on year.

Commenting on the results, Mr. Peter Ndegwa, the company’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, stated:

“In the period under review, sales continued to grow despite a challenging trading environment, being 3% ahead of the same quarter last year. Despite the sales growth, gross profit declined by 12% versus the same period last year due to the impact of exchange rate devaluation, inflation, an increased share of value brands, together with the phasing of costs. Marketing, distribution, administrative and other expenses at N8bn were 2% ahead of the prior year. Reported operating profit at N1.4bn is 50% below the previous year but is significantly impacted by the phasing of costs which is expected to reverse during the rest of the year.”

Guinness Nigeria was established in 1962 with Nigeria being the first country to have a Guinness brewery built outside of the British Isles. Products from the brewer’s stables include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Harp Lager Beer, Malta Guinness, Orijin Spirits Mixed Drink and Satzenbrau Lager.

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Media Enquiries:
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Ikeja, Lagos.
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About Guinness Nigeria and Diageo
Guinness Nigeria Plc is a leading alcohol beverage manufacturer in Nigeria and one of the oldest companies in Nigeria. Listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1965, Guinness Nigeria is also one of the foremost quoted companies in Nigeria having built its first brewery in Ikeja in 1962, and currently has facilities in Ogba, Benin City and Aba.

Brands from the stables of Guinness Nigeria include Guinness, Foreign Extra Stout and Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness, Harp Lager, Dubic Lager, Snapp and Orijin.

Guinness Nigeria Plc is a member company of Diageo Plc; the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of brands such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Ciroc, J&B, Baileys, Cuervo, Tanquery and Captain Morgan amongst others.

For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit www.DRINKiQ.com. For more information please visit www.guinness-nigeria.com

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB, Buchanan’s, Windsor and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is a global company, and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO). For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at www.diageo.com.

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