Coca-Cola is the most popular and biggest-selling soft drink in history. An icon of all times, Coca-Cola is the best-known product in the world.
Created in Atlanta, Georgia, by Dr. John S. Pemberton, Coca-Cola was first offered as a fountain beverage by mixing Coca-Cola syrup with carbonated water. Coca-Cola was introduced in 1886, patented in 1887, registered as a trademark in 1893 and by 1895 it was being sold in every state and territory in the United States. In 1899, The Coca-Cola Company began franchised bottling operations in and outside the United States taking Coca-Cola to consumers in other parts of North America and Europe and in subsequent years to other parts of the world.
In 1953, the refreshing wave of Coca-Cola arrived in Nigeria and has remained a hit with consumers across the country.
Etisalat is Nigeria’s most innovative telecoms network. Etisalat began trading in October 2008 with the groundbreaking “0809uchoose” campaign. For the very first time, Etisalat’s mobile phone customers could choose numbers special to them to create their own phone number. The tradition of customer-focused innovation continues today, with a growing customer base of more than 21 million.
A dark beer with a vibrant soul, Guinness Africa Special marks a new era in Guinness brewing. The next chapter in a long-standing legacy of innovation, this is more than just a beer… it’s a whole different attitude. Made by Africans for Africa, this bold black brew is crafted with natural extracts grown in native soil. It’s then chill-filtered for an impossibly crisp and lively taste.
Following Nigeria’s independence from Britain, UBA was incorporated on 23, February 1961 to take over the business of BFB. UBA eventually listed its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), in 1970 and became the first Nigerian bank to subsequently undertake an Initial Public Offering (IPO). UBA became the first sub-Saharan bank to take its banking business to North America when it opened its New York Office (USA) in 1984 to offer banking services to Africans in Diaspora.
Today’s UBA emerged from the merger of then dynamic and fast growing Standard Trust Bank, incorporated in 1990 and UBA, one of the biggest and oldest banks in Nigeria. The merger was consummated on August 1, 2005, one of the biggest mergers done on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Following the merger, UBA subsequently went ahead to acquire Continental Trust Bank in the same year, further expanding the UBA brand. UBA subsequently acquired Trade Bank in 2006 which was under liquidation by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).