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Nigerian music superstar and CREAM CEO, Dapo Oyebanjo AKA D'banj, has indicated that piracy in Nigeria is far less than what is obtainable in other parts of the world. D'banj made this known during his session at the Nigerian Entertainment Conference, #NECLive, while answering questions bothering ...
Seafarer hid on ship after pirate attack ... One seafarer hid on board a Dutch vessel for several days after it was attacked by pirates in Nigeria Saturday. ... The attack on FWN Rapide comes two weeks after an international piracy agency issued a report which shows that there was an increase in kidnappings ...

Nigerian Pirates Kidnap 12 Crewmembers from Freighter ... On Saturday, the Rapide was approaching Port Harcourt, Nigeria when pirates approached and boarded her. ... Pirate attacks are a regular occurance in the Gulf of Guinea, and hijackers typically target crewmembers to kidnap for ransom. Earlier ...
Pirates hijacking ships is a common occurrence in the Gulf of Guinea, particularly around Port Harcourt. Last year there were 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery on ships worldwide, according to figures from the International Maritime Bureau. These figures are dominated by pirates from Nigeria, ...
Dutch operator ForestWave has said 12 crew have been seized from a general cargoship by Nigerian pirates. It had earlier said that gunmen boarded the 10,600-dwt FWN Rapide (built 2005) on Saturday morning as it prepared to enter Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Two seafarers have remained on board and ...
A criminal splinter faction from a pirate symbology-obsessed Nigerian 'confraternity' has been running business email compromise scams for hundreds of ... "We were joking that these guys are like pirates and only going after maritime – but after we did some reconnaissance, they would say certain phrases ...

A new report from the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed that the incidents of piracy are on the rise in the Gulf of Guinea, which accounts for 29 of the ... The IMB report also revealed that a total of 22 incidents were recorded in Nigeria in the first quarter.
Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday talked to the three youths of Himachal Pradesh through Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria, who were kidnapped by the Nigerian pirates few months back. The three youths from Kangra district — Sushil Kumar, Pankaj Kumar and Ajay Kumar, who ...
A bulk carrier was chased down and boarded by pirates off Brass, Nigeria on April 7, 2018. The worldmaritimenews.com reported that the bulk carrier was sailing around 41 nautical miles south-southeast from Brass when four pirates in a speedboat armed with guns caught up with the tanker and came on ...
A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy and armed robbery at sea, warns the International Chamber of Commerce's International ... Towards the end of March, two fishing vessels were hijacked 30nm off Nigeria and 27nm off Ghana respectively.
The three Indian nationals abducted in Nigeria belong to Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh and serve the Merchant Navy. They were kidnapped by Nigerian pirates for a ransom of 11 million naira. On March 12, the family of one of the victims received a satellite call from Nigeria, informing them that some ...
On Wednesday, after Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj tweeted having got all three youths freed from pirates, Raghuvir Singh's phone has not stopped ringing. Family friends ... Their health permitting, they will go to the Indian embassy in Nigeria to complete certain legal formalities. It will take two ...
The five, including three Koreans, one Ghanaian and a Greek national, are believed to have been taken hostage by some alleged Nigerian hijackers, who attempted to seize the tuna vessel, Marine 711 on the Keta high seas. However, one of the crew members who was found together with the abandoned ...
The ministry added that it is closely cooperating with Ghana, Nigeria and other nations to find out the whereabouts of those kidnapped. Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the ship was seized by Nigerian pirates, and Munmu the Great, a Korean warship which has been operating in waters off Oman's Port of ...
South Korea has deployed an anti-piracy warship to the sea off Ghana after three South Korean sailors were kidnapped by pirates, Seoul's foreign ministry ... “We are closely coordinating with local countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Benin as well as the US and the EU to locate our nationals and ...
The kidnapping of three Indians after their ship was hijacked by pirates off the coast of Nigeria is a reminder of how the waters around West Africa have replaced ... In the wake of growing piracy off the Nigerian coast, the role played by regional organisations, the Nigerian government, the navy and private ...
The 500t Marine 711 with about 40 Ghanaian and three South Korean sailors was boarded by the Nigerian pirates on 26 March. ... 'We are closely coordinating with local countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Benin as well as the US and the EU to locate our nationals and secure their release,' the ...

The 500t Marine 711 with about 40 Ghanaian and three South Korean sailors was boarded by the Nigerian pirates on 26 March. ... 'We are closely coordinating with local countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Benin as well as the US and the EU to locate our nationals and secure their release,' the ...
SEOUL – South Korea has deployed an anti-piracy warship to the sea off Ghana after three South Korean sailors were kidnapped by pirates, Seoul's ... “We are closely coordinating with local countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Benin as well as the US and the EU to locate our nationals and ...
The ministry said a fishing boat named Marine 711 with over 40 crew members aboard, including the three South Koreans, is believed to have been hijacked by unidentified pirates on Monday. While moving into Nigerian waters, the nine pirates reportedly transferred some of the sailors, including the South ...
SEOUL, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Three South Koreans were presumed to have been kidnapped by pirates in seas off Ghana, the foreign ministry said Saturday. ... While the abductors had been driving the fishing boat to the waters off Nigeria, three South Koreans were taken away on a separate speed boat.
Lagos — The Nigerian Navy yesterday said its troops deployed for a regional sea exercise code named Obangame foiled three attacks by pirates on some merchant ships doing business within the country's territorial waters. The Navy also said combined efforts from regional navies led to the arrest of about ...
Authorities in Ghana believe that Nigerian pirates have kidnapped five crewmembers of the fishing vessel Marine 711, including three Korean officers and ... Maritime piracy is a frequent occurrance in the Gulf of Guinea, especially near the Niger River Delta, where shore-based gangs often venture out to ...
Five persons on board a Ghanaian fishing vessel which was allegedly hijacked have been taken hostage by the pirates. The five include three ... Commodore Kontoh said the pirates now in control of a second captured vessel, asked the crew to head towards Bayelsa in Nigeria. However, operators of also ...
5 sailors held hostage by Nigerian pirates; Ghana Navy rescue vessel ... Five persons on board a Ghanaian fishing vessel which was reported missing on Monday in an alleged hijack by pirates, have been taken hostage, but the abandoned ... They then asked them to head towards Bayelsa in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria's journey in the last three years has been a very turbulent one. ... "We continued to equip the Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency to fight maritime criminals such as pirates and sea robbers who adversely impact ...
Buhari added that his administration had continued to equip the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency to fight pirates and sea robbers “who adversely impact offshore and inland fishing activities in our waters.” He said the government would also not lose sight of the ...
"I urged External Affairs Minister @SushmaSwaraj ji to ensure the early release of three young men of Himachal from the custody of Nigerian pirates," ... On March 12, the family of one of the men got a satellite call from Nigeria saying that a group of pirates from that country had hijacked their ship and ...
JP Nadda To Sushma Swaraj: Ensure Release Of Indian Hostages In Nigeria ... Three Indians have been kidnapped in Nigeria. ... "I urged External Affairs Minister @SushmaSwaraj ji to ensure the early release of three young men of Himachal from the custody of Nigerian pirates," Mr Nadda, Union Minister ...
The three merchant navy employees, who belong to Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, have been held hostage by the Nigerian pirates since last 10-15 days. The ransom call was made to Vinay Kumar, brother of 37-year-old ship captain Sushil Kumar hailing from Nagrota Surian. Apart from him, Pankaj ...
Yoruba actors, led by UK-based thespian Mistura Asunramu are set to campaign against online piracy, whereby some YouTube channels promote fake movies with the posters of original movies. Tagged #Youtubepiracymuststop, Mistura called on her colleagues to support the campaign, and fight piracy.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and stakeholders in the maritime industry have decried the incessant attacks on vessels by pirates on the country's ... the narrow and shallow Bonny Channel did not help matters as it made Nigeria Liquefied Gas vessels passing through it susceptible to attacks by pirates.
Stepping-up efforts to release three Kangra youths held hostage by Nigerian pirates, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has written to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asking her to ensure the safety of youths in captivity. As per report sent to the center government by Deputy ...
Former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Shanta Kumar on Friday urged Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj to ensure the early release of three men serving in the Merchant Navy who Nigerian pirates are believed to have abducted, PTI reported. All three are residents of Kangra district, which ...
Nigeria: Herdsmen - President Buhari Inaugurates Food Security Council As Kogi Death Toll Rises ... rivers and other water bodies; oil spillage and its impact on Niger Delta fishing communities; piracy and banditry; agricultural research institutions and extension services and the problem of smuggling.
The Friday attack saw the suspected pirates attack a commercial boat at Okobotuo area, along Akassa-Yenagoa waterways. The Commissioner of Police in the State, Don Awunah, who spoke with Channels Television blamed the attacks on increased insecurity on the waterway and the riverine topography ...
The Egina oilfield project is a $16.354 billion facility that was initiated by Total Exploration & Production Nigeria and the federal government through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. Speaking at the PFSO monthly Forum held at Apapa, Lagos, PFSO Chairman, Mr. Ignatius Uche, said ...
Suspected Sea Pirates have killed two persons and injured three others in Ayama community, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa. ... Gibson, who described the incidents as senseless and barbaric, frowned at the constant occurrence of sea piracy and kidnapping along coastal communities in the ...
Pirates have targeted two commercial ships off the coast of Nigeria in two separate incidents less than five hours apart, according to authorities. Both incidents took place on Saturday and occurred between 40nm to 50nm south-south-west of Bonny Island, according to reports from the IMB Piracy Reporting ...
Ms Mitchell-Biggs said protection measures such as safe anchorages, escort vessels and co-ordinated response to incidents on the part of the Nigerian Navy had made ship-to-ship siphoning thefts more difficult for pirate gangs patrolling the region. The downturn in product theft, she said, had resulted in an ...
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, Mr Tony Attah paid a courtesy call on the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas on Thursday 22 February 2018. Mr Tony Attah was accompanied on the visit by the Deputy Managing Director (NLNG), ...
Two of the incidents took place within the same week of February, with both involving pirates firing upon the vessels while in speedboats. The latest incident confirmed by the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre stated that six pirates armed with AK-A7 rifles attacked a tanker 25 nautical miles off Brass, Nigeria, ...
Chirag Bari's merchant ship MT Marida Marguerite was nearing the Gulf of Aden when the vessel was boarded by Somali pirates. ... Figures from the International Maritime Bureau show the number of actual and attempted piracy attacks off the coast of Nigeria in 2016 and 2017 was more than double that of ...
The current surge in piracy has raised doubt over Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)'s ability to end piracy on Nigerian waters ... million to secure Nigerian waterways and ports, pirates are still operating in and off the coast of Nigeria targeting foreign shipping crews for ransom.
Four armed pirates boarded a vessel today in the Bight of Bonny off the coast of Nigeria, according to authorities. The Marine ... The International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) states that there were 180 piracy incidents worldwide in 2017, down from 191 in 2016. There have ...
Five persons on board a Ghanaian fishing vessel which was reported missing on Monday in an alleged hijack by pirates, have been taken hostage, but ... The five, including three Koreans, one Ghanaian and a Greek national, are believed to have been taken hostage by some alleged Nigerian hijackers, ...
It is a race against time to save three youths from Kangra, who are being held hostage by Nigerian pirates. The deadline set by the pirates for the families to pay the ransom of Rs 22 lakh is set to expire on Monday. The pirates reportedly called Vinay Kumar Dhiman, brother of Sushil Kumar (37), who hails ...
The Nigerian Navy and her counterparts from 24 other countries on Thursday commenced a multinational sea exercise against piracy, oil theft and other ... Flagging off Nigeria's phase of the exercise at Onne Port, Rivers State, Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, said the Nigeria Navy ...
It would also find solutions to oil spillage and its impact on Niger Delta fishing communities, piracy and banditry, agricultural research institutions and extension services and the problem of smuggling. The council will also take interest in regional and global policies and trends that bear implications for food ...
“The Nigerian movie industry is blossoming with a production rate of about 50 movies weekly, however the potential of the fast growing industry is hampered by impostors and pirates,'' Ibu told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Okafor said that the efforts put into writing and production of movies by ...


 

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