Category Archives: MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY

NIGERIAN NAVY TO RECEIVE TWO EX-UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AND UNITED STATES NAVY SHIPS IN 2014, ‘USNS JOHN MCDONNELL’ AND ‘USCGC GALLATIN’ NETTED – CNS; NIGERIAN NAVY ANNOUNCE PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR 57TH ANNIVERSARY (NAVY WEEK 2013)

The USCGC Gallatin is a 115 metre 3,250 ton Hamilton-class ship. She is a sister ship to the NNS Thunder F90 which was transferred to the Nigerian Navy on May 13, 2011 and entered Nigerian service on January 23, 2012. … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, BORDER SECURITY, BUNKERING, DEFENCE INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN NAVY, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 96 Comments

FOCUS ON KEY AREAS AND SCOPE OF US-NIGERIA MILITARY COOPERATION; NIGERIAN NAVY SLATED TO INSPECT ANOTHER NAVAL VESSEL EARMARKED FOR TRANSFER

Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service commandos simulate board and search operations on the NNS Thunder F90 under the watchful eyes of a US trainer PHOTO CREDIT: Nigerian Navy THE GUARDIAN 13 May 2013 For long, Nigeria and United States have … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, OIL & GAS, PIRACY, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

UNITED STATES, BUHARI BACK AMNESTY FOR BOKO HARAM

DAILY PUNCH Thursday 11 April, 2013 The United States of America on Wednesday said it backed the Federal Government’s plan to grant amnesty to members of the violent Islamic sect,Boko Haram. The Political Counsellor at the Embassy of the USA, … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, BORDER SECURITY, BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, INFRASTRUCTURE, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, NIGER DELTA CONFLICT, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, OIL & GAS, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

BOKO HARAM AMNESTY CAN’T BE FUNDED WITH NIGER DELTA RESOURCES – DR EKIYOR

VANGUARD April 10, 2013 By SIMON EBEGBULEM BENIN FORMER President of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Dr. Chris Ekiyor, has said that any plan by the Federal Government to grant amnesty to members of Boko Haram sect will be a fraud, … Continue reading

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, NIGER DELTA CONFLICT, NIGERIA POLICE FORCE, NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN PARAMILITARY FORCES, OIL & GAS, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

FG PLAN MILITARY BASES IN BAKASSI; ARMY FOB PLANNED FO IKANG, NAVAL FOB TO BE SET UP ON DAYSPRING 1 ISLAND

Nigerian Army Amphibious Forces Suncraft landing craft exits Cameroon’s Bakassi Peninsula, Aug.2008 Marine base of Cameroon’s Rapid Intervention Battalion in the Bakassi Peninsula(Photo: XINHUA) DAILY PUNCH 2013-04-10 There are indications that the Federal Government is concluding arrangements to set up … Continue reading

Posted in BORDER SECURITY, CAMEROON, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

MEND CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE KILLING OF 15 COPS IN NIGER DELTA CREEKS; CLAIM DOUBTFUL…NEW MILITIA GROUP ALSO CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY; BAYELSA COMPOL CONFIRMS 2 INSPECTORS, 4 NCOs AND 6 RANK-AND-FILE COPS MISSING

Niger Delta rebels VANGUARD April 8, 2013 By Samuel Oyadongha Yenagoa Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, yesterday, claimed responsibility for the Azuzuama attack in the creek of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State,during which … Continue reading

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, NIGER DELTA CONFLICT, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, OIL & GAS, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

LACK OF PROSECUTION MAY THWART OIL THEFT CAMPAIGN IN THE NIGER DELTA – CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF

NNS Siri P181, a 58 metre Combattante III missile Fast Attack Craft on patrol THE GUARDIAN 2 April, 2013 The Federal Government’s apparent weakness in employing due diligence in the prosecution of arrested suspects will significantly hamper the campaign against … Continue reading

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGER DELTA CONFLICT, NIGERIA, NIGERIA POLICE FORCE, NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, OIL & GAS, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments