News - Navy

House Seeks Completion Of Second Niger Bridge

1 week ago /
Nation 

The contracts for construction of the second Niger Bridge and reconstruction features in the nation’s annual budget without any sign of completion or the amount needed to do so. This uncertainty has prompted the House of Representatives to investigate the nature of the contracts and the concession arrangements. The completion of the...

CDS Assures Of Maritime Security

1 week ago /
Security 

Nigeria’s chief of Defence Staff, general Abayomi Olonisakin says the military remains committed to providing adequate security along the nation’s waterways with a view to boosting the country’s economy. General Olonisakin gave the assurance during the official inauguration of  locally constructed 20 gun boats for the Nigerian  navy for maritime crime patrol...

Presidential Investigation Panel On Human Rights Concludes Sitting

2 weeks ago /

The presidential investigation panel reviewing compliance of the armed forces with human rights obligations and rules of engagement has concluded its sittings in all six geo- political zones in Nigeria including the FCT.  The nine-member panel chaired by justice Georgewill Biobele had in the last three months been reviewing over hundreds...

We Are Ready To Contain Niger Delta Avengers’ Threats – Navy

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, says the Nigerian Navy has the responsibility and capacity to contain the threat made by the Niger Delta Avengers as well as other criminal acts in the waterways. Ibas said this during the annual inspection exercise at the NNS Delta Command...

House Wants Destruction Of Illegal Refineries

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian House of Representatives plans to interface with security agencies to ensure that officials of relevant ministries, departments and agencies are involved in the process of destroying illegal refineries. The house which took this position to get experts involved in the exercise, retrieve stolen crude and avoid oil spillage, has...

Calabar Court Directs Navy To Pay N75 Million To Bricklayer

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court in Calabar, on Monday awarded N75million cost against the Nigerian  navy for illegal use of military weapon, shooting and torturing of one Asuquo Etim ,a bricklayer by one of its personnel attached to quick intervention squad during operation "papa five". Delivering the judgement, justice Inyangekwo directed that...

Bakassi Deep Seaport: Governor Ayade Presents Twenty Patrol Vans To Security Operatives

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

As the construction of the Bakassi deep seaport and it's evacuation corridor,the super highway  is about to commence , Governor Ben Ayade has donated twenty pick up vans to the security agencies to provide adequate, secured atmosphere at the project sites and  within its routes. Speaking during the presentation of the...

Court Orders Navy To Pay Man Illegally Tortured, Shot N75m

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court sitting in Calabar has ordered the Nigerian Navy to pay the sum of N75m to a 39-year-old, Mr Etim Asuquo Akpan, as damages after illegally shooting, torturing and holding him hostage. The court also ordered the Navy to tender an apology to Akpan in a national daily. Delivering...

Calabar Police/Navy Clash: Government Hands Over N2m Compensation To Families

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

In fulfillment of the promise made when he visited the scene of the clash between the Nigerian Navy and Police in may this year, Cross River state Governor Ben Ayade  has handed over two million naira cash to be shared for the  three affected families during the fracas. Cross-river state commissioner...

Defence Headquarters Assures On Medical Outreaches By The Armed Forces

1 month ago /
Nation  Security 

Nigeria's Defence headquarters says the campaign of calumny against the Nigerian army regarding the outbreak of monkey pox should be disregarded. The director of Defence information, major General John Enenche said in a statement that the armed forces often conduct quick impact medical outreaches during deliberate operations such as the war...

South Africa Navy To Partner With Nigeria On Maritime Security

1 month ago /
Security 

The South African government says it is ready to partner with Nigeria to combat maritime security challenges. Chief of the south African navy, vice admiral moshwashilongwane, said this in abuja when he led a delegation to the Nigerian navy headquarters. He was received by his Nigerian counterpart, vice admiral Ibok-Eteibas, who noted...

Oil Bunkering: Navy Nabs Operators Along Calabar Water Channel

2 months ago /
Nation 

Some Nigerians and foreign nationals operating illegal oil deal have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy Ship, (NNS) for allegedly diverting 22 metric tones of diesel in an illegal Ship To Ship (STS) transfer along the Calabar water channel.   The vessel, NV Princess Oge, according to the Navy brought the product...

Police Service Commission Invites Senator Misau Over Authenticity Of Retirement Letters

2 months ago /
Nation 

The police service commission has invited Senator Isah Hamma Misau, chairman senate committee on navy to appear before its special panel investigating allegations surrounding the now rested recommendations on special promotions in the Nigeria police force on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. The commission in a letter signed by the chairman of...

US Navy Commander Sacked

3 months ago /
International News 

The US Navy has dismissed vice admiral Joseph Aucoin as commander of the seventh fleet following a string of collisions involving warships in asia. Ten sailors are still missing after the USS john s McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday. Navy officials say human remains have since been...

Navy Nabs Seven Suspected Fake Naval Officers

4 months ago /
Nation 

Seven persons alleged to be fake naval officers under the name Merchant Navy have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy Shipyard Pathfinder. According to the Navy, the fake officers had allegedly defrauded unsuspecting citizens. The base Intelligence Officer, NNS Pathfinder, Commander Mamman Aluchi, made this known while parading them at the base...

Maritime Security: “Operation Tsare Teku” Extended Till January 2018

4 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian navy has extended the duration of the ongoing anti-piracy operation, tagged “operation Tsare Teku”, till January 2018. The operation was activated in April 2016 in response to the surge in illegalities in the nation’s waters and mandated to contain these illegalities.  Against this background and the need to sustain the...

House Of Reps Takes Concrete Steps To Strengthen Maritime Laws

4 months ago /
Nation  Security 

Stiffer penalties for those engaged in piracy and other forms of criminal activities on Nigerian waterways are coming soon The House of Representatives is already taking concrete steps to strengthen the nation’s maritime laws and its full enforcement. This indication emerged as the house joint committee on maritime safety and navy began...

Navy Approves Appointment Of 5 New Flag Officers

5 months ago /
Nation  Security 

The chief of the naval staff, vice admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas has approved the appointment of 5 new flag officers commanding for the 5 commands of the Nigerian navy. A statement by the acting director of information of the service, navy captain Suleiman Dahun said  the new flag officer commanding western naval...

DHQ Setup Committee To Investigate Clash Between Personnel Of The Nigerian Navy And Police In Calabar

5 months ago /
Security 

The Nigeria’s defence headquarters has setup a high profile committee to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the recent clash between personnel of the Nigerian navy and police in Calabar, Cross river state, that led to loss of lives and destruction of properties. A statement by the director, defence information,...

IGP Orders Investigative Panel To Probe Navy, Police Clash

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered an independent panel to investigate the recent clash between the Nigeria Police and Navy clash. Following the clash, two officers were reported dead while others wounded are currently receiving treatment. According to the IG, the recommendations of the report will be followed and...


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