Category Archives: NATURAL RESOURCES

JSTF KILL TWO SUSPECTED GUNMEN, ARREST FOUR OTHERS IN BOTCHED ATTACK ON A KANO CHECKPOINT

An Otokar Cobra APC on urban counterterrorism counterinsurgency patrols NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA February 24, 2013 Kano The Joint Security Task Force (JTF) on Saturday shot dead two suspected gunmen and arrested four others in the Kano metropolis. An eyewitness … Continue reading

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NNPC, CHINESE PROSPECTORS DISCOVER OIL IN FAR NORTH EASTERN LAKE CHAD REGION

THE GUARDIAN Saturday, 08 September 2012 Abuja THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Friday announced the discovery of crude oil in about 3350 square metres in the Lake Chad Basin with Vice President Namadi Sambo directing the commencement of steps … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA, ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, BORDER SECURITY, NATURAL RESOURCES, NIGERIA, OIL & GAS, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

DR CONGO REJECTS PROPOSAL TO EXCLUDE ANGOLA, ZIMBABWE, NAMIBIA FROM INTERNATIONAL NEUTRAL FORCE…TANZANIA, KENYA AND ZAMBIA TO PROVIDE TROOPS

Indian MONUSCO peacekeepers and BMP-2 IFV at Kibumba, defend the DR Congo city of Goma from 20km out KINSHASA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) The Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has rejected the proposal by the African Association for the Defense … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, BORDER SECURITY, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, DR CONGO, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, KENYA, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NATURAL RESOURCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, UGANDA, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, ZIMBABWE DEFENCE FORCES | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

NIMASA DG RAISES ALARM OVER ARMS, AMMUNITION ON WATERWAYS..RECEIVE FOUR 1,200HP PATROL BOATS FOR MARITIME GUARD COMMAND OPERATIONS

THISDAY 10 August, 2012 Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety (NIMASA), Mr. Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi, has raised the alarm over the proliferation of arms and ammunition in Nigeria’s territorial waters.Following the development, he said the Federal Government would not fold … Continue reading

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ATTENTION SSS: FORMER MERCENARY SIGNS $850 MILLION NIGERIAN OIL DEAL

Colonel(rtd)Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser THE GUARDIAN Sunday, 15 July 2012 MAJOR oil industry players in Nigeria have expressed concerns over the recent $850 million acquisition of 45 per cent participating interest in a producing oil-mining lease in Nigerian OML … Continue reading

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‘NGOLA KILUANGE’ AND ‘NZINGA MBANDI’, ANGOLA’S 62 METRE FISHERIES INSPECTION AND SURVEILLANCE VESSELS

NGOLA KILUANGE, one of two Angolan 62m Fisheries Inspection Vessels built by Damen Built for Angola’s Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries. A similar ministry in Ghana acquired two 46.8 metre Chinese-built Shanghai II-type patrol ships for fisheries inspection and surveillance … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, BORDER SECURITY, DEFENCE INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NATURAL RESOURCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

MUST READ: FEDERAL ALLOCATION AND OUR FUTURE – THIS DAY(SIMON KOLAWOLE LIVE)

President Goodluck Jonathan THIS DAY Simon Kolawole Live! Email: simon.kolawole@thisdaylive.com Did you know? If oil money were to dry up today (maybe crude prices drop to uneconomic levels or we are unable to export), only one state in the entire … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA, ECONOMICS, GULF OF GUINEA, NATURAL RESOURCES, NIGERIA, OIL & GAS, POLITICS, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, STATE SECURITY SERVICE | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

RIVERS STATE GOVT, ISRAELI FIRM TO ESTABLISH US$140 MILLION 3,000 HECTARE FARM SETTLEMENT

Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State THE GUARDIAN 6 March, 2012 RIVERS State government has entered into a Public/Private Partnership with the LR Group of Israel, to develop a $140 million (N20 billion) 3000-hectare farm settlement. The project will be … Continue reading

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NIGERIA’S CRUDE PRODUCTION PEAKS AT 2.68M BPD…GIANT OFFSHORE 180,000BPD USAN FIELD COMES ONSTREAM

President Goodluck Jonathan VANGUARD February 27, 2012 LAGOS Nigeria’s crude oil production got a boost, weekend, with the coming on stream of French oil giant’s 180,000 barrels per day, Usan field, offshore in Nigeria. Accordingly, Nigeria crude oil production now … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA, ECONOMICS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, NATURAL RESOURCES, NIGERIA, OIL & GAS, STATE SECURITY SERVICE | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

NEW DISCOVERIES IN LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE RAISE WEST AFRICA OIL HOPES

REUTERS Tuesday, February 21 By Alphonso Toweh and Simon Akam MONROVIA/FREETOWN Energy companies African Petroleum Corp and Anadarko said they struck oil off the coasts of Liberia and Sierra Leone, raising hopes for an energy bonanza in the war-scarred West … Continue reading

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