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WorldStage Newsonline-- The Nigerian navy (NN) on Wednesday blamed foreigners for responsible for most of piracy, illegal bunkering and other sea crimes committed in the nation's maritime domain.
``We are, therefore, going to be working closely with the Nigerian navy in ensuring that challenges of insecurity in the gulf of Guinea are checked.

The wave of abduction and sea pirates menace in barely two weeks had interrupted the acclaimed peace in Yenagoa and it had left Bayelsa people in doubt over the security situation in the oil and gas rich state.
A Kiribati-flagged tanker carrying marine gas oil (MGO) is missing after a Friday attack by 10 heavily armed pirates south of Ghana, Singapore's straits Times reports.
WorldStage Newsonline-- The Nigerian navy (NN) on Wednesday blamed foreigners for responsible for most of piracy, illegal bunkering and other sea crimes committed in the nation's maritime domain.
``We are, therefore, going to be working closely with the Nigerian navy in ensuring that challenges of insecurity in the gulf of Guinea are checked.

"A big reason to do a ship-to-ship transfer in Lome is because of safety reasons due to piracy," the broker said.
There was pandemonium in the Ondewari Community of Southern Ijaw Local government Area of Bayelsa, following a deadly invasion by suspected sea pirates, making away with two speedboats. The community, which is occupied by fishermen and farmers, ...
The sea pirates, it was learnt, has been operating on the waterways with the sole aim of maiming, killing, and robbing passengers boats.
Angola produced 1.73 million bpd on average last year, while Nigerian output averaged 1.9 million. FEMI ASU OPEC1 Angola could potentially regain the top oil producer spot by the end of 2014 with the start of oil ... With rising security problems ...
It noted that Nigerian pirates moved further afield last year and ventured far into waters off Gabon, Ivory Coast and Togo, where they were linked with at least five of the region's seven reported vessel hijackings.
The sea pirates, it was learnt, has been operating on the waterways with the sole aim of maiming, killing, and robbing passengers boats.
As each does so, each becomes more independent, to the extent that operational decisions are now more often made in Mogadishu or Nigerian city Maiduguri than they are in al-Qaeda hide-outs in Pakistan or Afghanistan. Where new militant .... By the time ...
The Kiribati-flagged tanker, MT Hai Soon 6 (IMO 9062697), owned by HaiSoon Pacific Pte Ltd. and operated by Hai Soon Ship Management Pte Ltd.
It is known that non-state Actors have captured such weapons, or have acquired them from suppliers, as groups including Hamas, Hezbollah, al Qaeda in the Magrheb, Boko Haram in Nigeria, and several Syrian insurgent factions have advertised their ...
The Iranian navy dispatched its 30th flotilla to the Gulf of Aden and the high seas in early April to protect the country's cargo ships and oil tankers against pirates. The Iranian Navy has been conducting anti-piracy patrols in the gulf of Aden since ...
Emmanuel Atewe, said in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State at the weekend while briefing members of the Nigerian army Officers' Wife Association (NAOWA) led by their National President and wife of the Chief of Army Staff, Mrs. Felly Minamah, that the command also ...

Tragedy struck at the early hours of Monday, as unknown gunmen abducted former Bayelsa State governor, Chief Timipre Sylva's uncle, Chief Benson Ayerite Adigio-Eseni ,at his Okpoama resident in Brass Local government Area of the state.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has assured stakeholders in the maritime sector of safety on Nigeria's waterways with the take-off of its 24-hour satellite surveillance Centre in Lagos, which will help curb piracy ...
Authorities of the Nigerian navy at the weekend confirmed the arrest of 25 persons and seizure of two vessels suspected to have been involved in illegal bunkering and crude oil theft along the waterways of Brass In Bayelsa State.
NCC launches e-registration to check piracy. By Prince Okedinachi ... Nigeria cannot afford to carry the toga of a nation of pirates as it grapples with the arduous task of transforming the fortunes of its citizenry," he said. Launching the ... "I am ...
Emmanuel Atewe, said in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State at the weekend while briefing members of the Nigerian army Officers' Wife Association (NAOWA) led by their National President and wife of the Chief of Army Staff, Mrs. Felly Minamah, that the command also ...
NCC launches e-registration to check piracy. By Prince Okedinachi ... Nigeria cannot afford to carry the toga of a nation of pirates as it grapples with the arduous task of transforming the fortunes of its citizenry," he said. Launching the ... "I am ...
Manager, Cyber Risk Services Unit of Deloitte Nigeria, Funmilola Odumuboni, in her presentation in one of the sessions, said although data drives knowledge-economy, but there are security issues around data that must be addressed.
Speaking with the Niggerian Tribune at the weekend at the launch of NeCRS, the Director-General (DG) of the Nigerian copyright Commission (NCC), Mr Afam Ezekude, stated that Nigeria could not afford to carry the toga of a nation of pirates as it ...
Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Nigeria made the top five on the list which logs, analyses and plots all reported incidents of terrorism, piracy, political violence and human rights abuses by security forces. The countries chosen also showed ...
On the contrary, when a weak government allowed foreign vessels to decimate the fisheries on the coast of Somalia, it turned former fishermen into pirates. That scenario is now being replayed in the West African nations of Benin, Senegal, and Nigeria.
In Southeast Asia, at least six known cases of coastal tankers being hijacked for their cargoes of diesel or gas oil have been reported since April this year, sparking fears of a new trend in pirate attacks in the area. Until then, the majority of ...
Amongst the key themes investors are grappling with are the mounting threats of Islamic extremism, the prospects of destabilising election-related violence, the growing issue of piracy as well as the potential spill over of ethnic, religious tensions ...
In Southeast Asia, at least six known cases of coastal tankers being hijacked for their cargoes of diesel or gas oil have been reported since April this year, sparking fears of a new trend in pirate attacks in the area. Until then, the majority of ...
In Southeast Asia, at least six known cases of coastal tankers being hijacked for their cargoes of diesel or gas oil have been reported since April this year, sparking fears of a new trend in pirate attacks in the area. Until then, the majority of ...
Overall, piracy and armed robbery incidents fell to 116 in the first half of 2014 from 138 in the same period last year, but Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore straits, Bangladesh, and Nigeria accounted for 70 percent of all attacks this year. Only 10 ...
Even the small percentage of people who are aware of the importance of shipping can't imagine the dangers that hundreds of ships and crew face from piracy. Between 2008 and ... that piracy will return. Their networks remain intact and attempts by ...
Another flashpoint is the gulf of Guinea where piracy was particularly violent, with one person being killed when armed pirates boarded a vessel off the coast of Nigeria in end April, Mukundan said. The number of piracy incidents near Somalia have been ...
Hewlett Packard (HP) Nigeria has revealed that businesses worldwide lose in excess of $550 billion, about N88 trillion each year due to counterfeiting and piracy. The company, which recently conducted a global research on intellectual property theft ...
The Nigerian navy Ship (NNS) Ibusa, yesterday handed over a seized vessel, MT Itiri, it arrested for maritime illegalities to the International police of the Nigerian Police Force. Confirming the handover, the Commanding Officer, NNS Beecroft ...
Poor coordination among government agencies to enforce laws on plagiarism, piracy and counterfeiting is to blame for losses in the creative industry in Kenya, a forum on how to address the problem was told yesterday.
The firm used a new security monitoring service known as terrorism and Security Dashboard (MTSD) which "logs, analyses and plots all reported incidents of terrorism, piracy, political violence and human rights abuses by security forces." Iraq was rated ...
It also emerged that poor coordination among government agencies to enforce laws on plagiarism, piracy and counterfeiting is to blame for losses in the creative industry in Kenya.
The firm used a new security monitoring service known as terrorism and Security Dashboard (MTSD) which "logs, analyses and plots all reported incidents of terrorism, piracy, political violence and human rights abuses by security forces." Iraq was rated ...
ONITSHA - (Anambra) The Nigerian copyright Commission (NCC) said yesterday it had planned to amend its enabling Act to tackle technological forms of piracy. The Zonal Manager of the commission, Mr Emeka Ogbonna, told newsmen in Onitsha, Anambra ...
In view of the high rate of abandoned vessels within the territorial and internal waters of Nigeria and other states in GoG, it will be highly appropriate for the Nigerian authorities to rely on Article 3 of the convention to extend its application to ...
Niger Delta militants Tife Owolabi An investment forum organized by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State hit a snag on Friday when news filtered into the state capital, Yenagoa, that pirates had killed two persons, including an aide to a former ...
The 32 film companies that passed the interview included Minek Entertainment and Films Limited, Denziot Integrated and logistics Limited, Alternative cinema, Zealview Nigeria Limited, Greenville Production International Limited, Akins Squared Limited ...
The investment forum organized by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State hit a snag during the weekend when news filtered into the state capital, Yenagoa, that pirates had killed two persons, including an aide to a former state commissioner. ... had ...
gunmen suspected to be sea pirates, on Sunday, attacked a passenger boat on the Ogbia-Nembe waterways, killing two persons.
In terms of Nigerian history, the Biafran war is still an open wound, and the film allows for more dialogue with a view to clearing out the bad energy.
"This raid is part of our nationwide anti piracy activity which followed the complaints and petitions lodged with the commission by aggrieved groups who are mainly the Bible Society of Nigeria. "Our Commission is now bent more than ever before to stop ...
While some persons claim the armed men were suspected pirates, others claimed the gunmen were laying ambush for the boat conveying the deceased and his friend, Alfred, who is a popular contenders for the State House of Assembly election.
gunmen suspected to be sea pirates on Sunday attacked a passenger boat on the Ogbia-Nembe waterways and killed two persons.


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