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Last year, 10 incidents of kidnapping involving 65 crew members in or around Nigerian waters were reported. 36 cases of piracy with no vessels hijacked occurred in the gulf of Guinea. Globally, 16 vessels reported being fired upon last year -including seven in the Gulf of Guinea. The fact that Nigeria is ...
... pirates in January, but the crew, mostly Indians, was released six days later after a ransom was paid, it was reported by the Indian daily the Hindustan Times. Nigerian authorities have requested all vessels to report any sightings of the missing tanker to the international maritime bureau's (IMB) Anti-Piracy ...
Peterside also cited global maritime piracy statistics obtained from icc-css, which shows a decline in piracy attacks in Nigerian waters from 445 in ... Speaking further, he highlighted factors that make Nigeria strategic in the fight against maritime crimes in the region to include: "being the country with the ...
Nigeria: Envoy Raises the Alarm Over Upsurge in Smuggling, human trafficking, piracy At Seme Boarder ... The Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Oguntuase Kayode has called on security agencies at the Lagos-Seme boarder to be alive to their responsibilities, noting that the boarder is a ...
The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, recently hit the nail on the head when he said about 70percent of the earth resources are underneath the sea and that in most cases left untapped. According to him, almost all the cities of the ...

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 20 to January 26, 2018. This update ... These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker. ..... January 25: Nigerian gunmen attacked a border post in Ekok, Cameroon.
WorldStage Newsoline-- The Federal government of Nigeria has approved an Integrated National Security strategy (INSS) for the Nigerian maritime sector. The strategy which will be implemented in collaboration with other countries in the gulf of Guinea (GoG) is aimed to stem the tide of insecurity on the ...
Indications were rife on Friday that the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency's (NIMASA's) strategic satellite surveillance system have been out of ... The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) had in a recently released 2017 piracy report, described Nigerian waters as still unsafe for navigation.
"Although the number of attacks is down this year in comparison with last year, the gulf of Guinea and the waters around Nigeria remain a threat to seafarers. The Nigerian authorities have intervened in a number of incidents helping to prevent incidents from escalating," said Pottengal Mukundan, Director of ...
pirates have released the 22 crew of a tanker, the MT Barrett, which was hijacked by pirates while at anchor off Benin, West Africa. The vessel's owner, Union Maritime, confirmed late yesterday (January 17, 2018) that the ship was released with all crew safe after a gulf of Guinea piracy incident lasting six ...
Despite the increasing rate of piracy and kidnappings on Nigeria's waters, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has failed to deploy its search and rescue helicopter for aerial surveillance. Though the agency has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian ...
Benin - Barrister Pereotubo Oweilaemi, the President of the Ijaw youth Council (IYC), on Thursday charged the military to exercise some restraints in their recent fight against sea pirates in the creeks of Delta and Bayelsa states. The IYC president, who made the call in a statement made available to ...
Zikel Cosmetics Set to Empower Over 900 Nigerian Youths ... Speaking on piracy, Ezike kicked against piracy as he assured consumers of quality products of Zikel Cosmetics across the country, stating the organisation is taking drastic measures in ensuring there is illegal replica of Zikel Cosmetic products.
Nigeria's Bank of Industry (BoI), has thrown its weight behind the moves by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB)'s Special Task Force on ... According to Thomas, the agency's resolution for the new year is to reduce the illegal activities of pirates on unclassified and uncensored works to the ...
The pirates, unable to board the vessel due to the ship's evasive manoeuvring fired two RPG rockets, both of which missed, before retreating. Six Somali pirates were subsequently detained by European Union Naval Force, transferred to the Seychelles and charged with "committing an act of piracy" where ...
Julian-Unchendu spoke on this while appraising the movie industry in Nigeria, said her love for these dumped babies who are being raised by ... fight piracy as the Economic and Financial crimes Commission, EFCC, is fighting corruption, and that will save millions of Naira lost to activities of pirates and will ...

Issues of illegal bunkering, the vandalism of oil and gas installations, piracy, sea robbery, militancy and kidnapping all remain rife in Nigerian territorial waters. The escalation of these issues means that many companies that previously did not require security services are now actively seeking out ways to ...
IMB further stated that 39 of the 49 crew members kidnapped globally occurred off Nigerian waters in seven separate incidents. Other crew kidnappings in 2017 have been reported 60 nautical miles off the coast of Nigeria. "In total, 92 vessels were boarded, 13 were fired upon, there were 11 attempted ...
In a letter dated 29 December 2016 (S/2016/1129), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) until 31 December 2019 and requested me to submit a report every six months on the implementation of its mandate. The present report ...
Accordingly, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has commenced arrangements to ensure the intervention vessels are ... total spectrum maritime strategy in collaboration with the Agency's partners is a panacea to piracy and maritime crime within Nigerian territorial waters.
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Director-General Dr Dakuku Peterside has vowed to fight piracy, develop human capacity, ... community the obligation to ensure the safety of their vessels, crew and cargoes to foster shipping trade between Nigeria and other parts of the world.
30 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria is set to acquire strategic maritime safety and security assets, including vessels, a top official with the Nigerian Maritime ... of NIMASA's maritime strategy, in collaboration with the agency's partners, was a panacea to piracy and maritime crime within Nigerian territorial waters.
Guinea region experienced increase in the rate of criminality which are mostly in the Nigerian waters, including kidnapping, piracy/sea robbery, ... risk to GoG and the West and Central Africa as 'Nigeria pirates' and sea robbers were believed to be responsible for most of the attacks on ships in the region.
Persistent pirate attack on Nigerian waters seems not to be abating, with about 10 crew members of a bulk carrier reported missing after an attack that took place around 32 nautical miles south of Brass, Nigeria. The IMB piracy Reporting Centre, yesterday, said the unnamed bulker was boarded by six ...
pirates have kidnapped 10 sailors from a merchant ship off the coast of southern Nigeria in the latest attack in the restive region, the International ... The IMB has recorded more than 100 piracy incidents in international waters this year, including shootings, attempted kidnappings and hijackings of ships.
"It must be ensured that there is no relaxation or step back in the measures in place against piracy; moreover, efforts and necessary resources fighting piracy must be upgraded primarily in the most vulnerable regions, such as West Africa, the Gulf of Aden, and South East Asian sea corridors," Intercargo ...
The kidnapping happened around 32 nautical miles south of Brass last week in the volatile Niger Delta, a growing piracy hotspot in West Africa, it said. The number of reported attacks off the Niger delta has been increasing in recent weeks, according to the sea Guardian consultancy, with more than 15 ...
Earlier the same day, at a position some 13 nm to the north, the crew of a freighter managed to fend off another pirate attack. IMB reported that four to five suspected pirates in a wooden boat approached the vessel and attempted to board. The master increased speed and took unspecified "anti-piracy ...
The IMB has recorded more than 100 piracy incidents in international waters this year, including shootings, attempted kidnappings and hijackings of ships. It described in a recent report that the gulf of Guinea remained a "hot spot for attacks", despite a fall in the number of incidents elsewhere in the world.
Warri - A Nigerian military official says four abducted Chinese nationals have been rescued after a gun battle with sea pirates. army spokesperson Major Ojo Adelegan says the four expatriates were kidnapped on Friday while travelling from Lagos to Ondo State in the south. He says the military received a ...
Eight armed men are shown in the pirate skiff, but the container ship crew manage to thwart their attempt at boarding the vessel. Nigeria's Defence Minister Mansur Dan-Ali said this week that an Anti-Piracy Bill has been sent to the National Assembly. When passed, it will be the first in Africa to specifically ...
Omooba Yemisi Shyllon is the leading art collector in Nigeria and founder of Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF). ... do not have a one-stop preservation and conservation edifice for our art, which should not just be for traditional art but also for contemporary and modern Nigerian art.
Yenagoa -- As one of the measures to combat sea piracy and other crimes in the state, the Bayelsa State government said it has secured 100 patrol vehicles and 16 gunboats to Marine police and other security agencies to parade the water ways in the state. The Special Adviser to Governor Seriake ...
More recently, a new threat has emerged offshore: a series of pirate attacks in the gulf of Guinea off of Nigeria's coast. While not all of the attacks originated from Nigerian territory, many of them are connected to the very same criminal and militant groups who have long operated out of the Niger Delta, ...
Recently, the international maritime bureau (IMB) released a report naming Nigeria as one of the hotspots for sea piracy. The IMB in the report said: "Of the 27 seafarers kidnapped worldwide for ransom between January and March 2017, 63 per cent were in the gulf of Guinea. Nigeria is the main kidnap ...
The G7 Friends of the gulf of Guinea Group (G7++FOGG), met in Nigeria this week to join forces with regional stakeholders to tackle the issues of maritime ... Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas of the Nigerian navy, focused on the fight against piracy, illicit trafficking of narcotics, weapons, human beings and goods, ...
Following reports of piracy attacks and kidnap of mariners, the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency as well as the G7++ Friends of the gulf of Guinea met in ... The NIMASA DG listed four approaches that Nigeria had adopted to fight piracy including the use of legal framework such as anti-piracy bill, which ...
Eight armed men are shown in the pirate skiff, but the container ship crew manage to thwart their attempt at boarding the vessel. Nigeria's Defence Minister Mansur Dan-Ali said this week that an Anti-piracy Bill has been sent to the National Assembly. When passed, it will be the first in Africa to specifically ...
According to him, "In recent years, the gulf of Guinea region experienced increase in the rate of criminality mostly in the Nigerian waters, which include kidnapping, piracy, illegal unregulated and unreported fishing, smuggling, human and drug trafficking, illegal bunkering and crude oil theft among others.".
R-L: Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Executive Director, finance and ... is the first time outside Europe shows that they believe in the country's efforts to fight piracy and other criminal activities in the Nigeria and in the gulf of Guinea.
... sponsors of notorious pirate network terrorising costal waterways in Rivers State and its environs. The Executive Officer of Nigerian navy ship (NNS) Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, Capt. Victor Choji, spoke when he handed over five suspected pirates to DSS operatives. He said besides piracy, the suspects ...
Durban - Piracy continues to dominate the local film market causing the industry to lose out on millions of sales and profit. According to the ... A small amount was Nollywood (Nigerian), Bollywood and pornography. ... Those who buy pirate movies for their enjoyment do not realise the impact on the industry.".
The Nigerian navy has called on the Department of State Security ( DSS ) to go after the sponsors of notorious sea pirate network believed to be ... Victor Choji, the Executive Officer of the Nigerian Navy ship ( NNS ) Pathfinder, Port Harcourt made the call when he handed over five suspected sea pirates to ...
The defendants are David Chukwudi, Austin Igboukwu, Ugochukwu Ukwuagu, Uchechukwu Chukwuma and Ndu Celestine. They were charged with 11 counts bordering on copyright infringement and use of premises to promote piracy. Igboukwu and Ukwuagwu were charged with 13 counts of copyright ...
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Three Alaba traders, charged with copyright infringement on Thursday appeared in a Federal High Court in Lagos. The accused are David Chukwudi, Austin Igboukwu, Ugochukwu Ukwuagu. The news agency of Nigeria reported that Chukwudi was charged with 11 counts bordering on copyright ...
"As part of its test operation, the organisation recently discovered over 200 websites pirating Nigerian creative contents in the last 12 months with their Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) domiciled in Nigeria'' it said. ANOGA also said that some telecommunication companies had also conspired with some ...
Mbonge route In Meme Division, Mbonge is one of the Trade routes to neighbouring Nigeria and the rest of West Africa. ... Even part of Muyuka in Fako Division is supplied the various Nigerian-made goods much of which find their way in Cameroon through the Bakassi creeks without proper duties and tariff ...
He spoke in Lagos at a National Conference on Quality education: Access and rights Management in Nigeria, organised by Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria (REPRONIG) in collaboration with Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities. Banjo noted that government is not putting in ...


 

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