Tag Archives: OIL AND GAS

NIGERIAN MILITARY SEIZES SHIP WITH 5,000 TONNES OF STOLEN OIL

(AFP) YENAGOA, Nigeria Nigeria’s military said Monday it has seized a ship laden with 5,000 tonnes of stolen oil and 30 barges amid rising cases of crude theft in one of the world’s main oil producing regions. The spokesman of … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN MILITARY ARREST OIL THIEVES, SEIZE VESSEL, FOURTEEN BOATS

  23 October, 2011   Nigeria’s military said Sunday it had arrested 46 suspects and seized a vessel laden with stolen refined petroleum products in the oil-producing Niger Delta. “These suspects, who were nabbed by our patrol teams at River … Continue reading

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US COAST GUARD TRAINS WITH CREW OF “NEW” NIGERIAN NAVY FRIGATE, “NNS THUNDER F90″

Coast Guard trains with Nigerian Navy COAST GUARD COMPASS Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Posted by: LT Stephanie Young Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Paul Thomas, Training Team West. The Coast Guard’s Special Emergency Operations and Procedures Team trains with … Continue reading

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GHANAIAN PARLIAMENT APPROVE LOANS FOR ACQUISITION OF MILITARY TRANSPORT PLANES, SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT.

  The fortunes of the Ghana Airforce seem set to receive a further boost with the induction of new airframes. Rising from a high-octane session which held on the 20th day of July 2001 which recorded dissenting opinions by members … Continue reading

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ON RIVERLINE WARFARE COMBATANTS OF THE NIGERIAN MILITARY

The Nigerian Armed Forces are thought to retain, in the service of regular naval and amphibious forces’ service (army and naval special forces as well), a fleet of 350-400 river gunboats and inshore patrol craft, landing craft, gun-armed fast launches, … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN NAVY SET TO ACQUIRE NEW PORTUGUESE-BUILT WARSHIPS?

According to an article published online on 2 January 2011 by the “Portuguese Aerospace and Defence Update”, the burgeoning fortunes of the hitherto long-neglected Nigerian Navy look set to receive an additional massive boost with talks said to have reached … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN AIRFORCE LAUNCH 207 SPECIAL MOBILITY GROUP IN CALABAR, EXPECTING FRESH BATCH OF SIX Mi-17 CHOPPERS

To effectively address the security situation in the Niger Delta region, the Nigerian Airforce has upgraded its Forwarding Operating Base in Calabar to the 207 Special Mobility Group. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Umar stated this in … Continue reading

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