Nigerian Navy Deploys 4 Warships, 3,400 Troops In Niger Delta By Ezekiel Enejeta

To combat piracy, oil theft and vandalism of critical oil and gas installations at the nation’s maritime environment, the Nigerian Navy has deployed four warships and 3,400 troops to the Niger Delta. The Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Adm. James Oluwole, announced the deployment, codenamed “Exercise Sharkbite” yesterday in Onne, Rivers. According to …

Nigerian Navy gets new patrol vessel to control resources in Gulf of Guinea By Ifechukwude Osakwe

The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice-Admiral Ibok Ette Ibas, has said that the induction of another Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Unity, after the NNS Centenary in 2014 will boost the capacity of the Navy to keep surveillance over the nation’s waterways and respond to any threat to the country’s maritime territory. Admiral Ibas spoke …

Nigerian Navy arrests 16 US-bound stowaways by ‘Wale Williams-Smith

The Nigerian Navy (NN) yesterday apprehended 16 suspects including a Liberian who illegally boarded a merchant vessel in a bid to go to the United States (US). Fidelis Nsikak, Tobi Owoyele, Roland Richard, Edward Riy, Chima Eze, Arinze Pascal, Isaiah Smart, Taofeeq Lawal, Morphy Oche, Ridwan Abdulahi, Kingsley Chukwu, Suleiman Quadri, Ebuka Stephen, Ebuka Eze, …

Navy arrests more crude oil vandals, destroy illegal refineries By Ronald Mutum

Operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Delta have arrested suspected illegal oil bunkerers at Epomu creek with a Cotonou boat carrying unspecified amount of product suspected to be crude oil. A statement on Monday from Navy spokesman Commodore Christian Ezekobe said three persons were arrested for suspected illegal oil bunkering. He said the suspects …

Ex-militants’ protest: Army, DSS, Police, Navy take over Warri, Effurun By Emma Amaize, Dayo Johnson, Egufe Yafugborhi & Perez Brisbe

WARRI—THE Nigerian Army, Navy, Police and Department of State Services, DSS, have deployed personnel in strategic locations in Warri, Effurun and environs in Delta State, following intelligence report that ex-militants plan to protest the non-payment of their monthly allowances. File: Ex-militants Reacting to the development, yesterday, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs …

Navy arrests key pipeline vandals in Niger Delta By Wale Odunsi

The Nigerian Navy (NN) on Wednesday said its onslaught against illegal crude oil thieves, pipeline vandals and other criminals operating in the Niger Delta has continued to yield positive results. Commodore, Christian Ezekobe, Director of Information, in a statement said 3 persons have been arrested in connection with series of maritime crimes. The suspects are …

The Nigerian Navy on Friday night concluded a mock sea rescue operation as part of activities to commemorate its 60th anniversary.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that eight countries including Nigeria participated in the 24-hour exercise which took place about 200 nautical miles off the coast of Benin. The other countries included Ghana, Cameroon, France, United Kingdom, Sierra Leone, Cote d’I Voire and Namibia. The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonishakin, who flagged …