News - Navy

Nigerian Military Empowers Its Women In Agriculture

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army says henceforth, its women will no longer be idle at home waiting for their husbands before they can play their supportive roles as housewives.

Lassa Fever: Cross River Deploys Protocols To Monitor Health Facilities In Rural Areas

2 months ago /
Health 

Following the death of a pregnant woman from suspected Lassa fever in Calabar, Cross River State, Government has sent protocols and monitoring teams to all the one thousand and thirteen health centres in the state for surveillance. 

IBB Seeks Political Rejigging

2 months ago /
Nation 

Former President Ibrahim Babangida has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to step down in 2019 to allow a generational shift that should reinvent the wheel of leadership and spur healing in the land.

Fuel Scarcity: NNPC Says Porous Borders Affecting Distribution

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has raised alarm over the sustained nefarious activities of some cross-border fuel smuggling syndicates and hoarders in the country. The Corporation also noted that such activities have so far impeded its efforts to sanitise the fuel supply and distribution matrix across Nigeria. NNPC Group Managing Director,...

Nigeria Navy Rues Poor Funding

3 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Navy says poor funding is hampering its operation. The chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ibas said this when he appeared before the house committee on navy to defend   its 2017 budget performance and the 2018 estimates. The navy chief explained that it has become difficult to meet key operational milestones like purchase of...

Nigeria Honours Fallen Heroes In Armed Forces Remembrance Day

3 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria is marking the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, an annual event to honour members of the military who fought and are still fighting in various theatres of conflict within Nigeria and across the world. It is also to celebrate the living among the Armed Forces who have suffered deprivations owing to...

BREAKING: Reps Adjourn Public Hearing On Ceding Of Waterways

4 months ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has adjourned the public hearing on the ceding of the nation’s waterways to some foreign companies till January 9, 2018. The hearing was adjourned after the proceedings which lasted for about 20 minutes on Thursday at the National Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The House Committee on Public...

Amaechi, Peterside Appear Before Reps Over Concession Of Waterways

4 months ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has begun a public hearing on the ceding of the nation’s waterways to some foreign companies. The House of Representatives Committee on Public petitions is probing the planned $195m concession of the nation’s waterways to foreign companies. In the course of its investigation, the committee plans to question...

Illegal Petroleum Deals: Appeal Court upholds Conviction of 14 Foreigners

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Court of Appeal Sitting in Lagos has dismissed the appeal filed by 14 foreigners who challenged their conviction by a Federal High Court for illegal dealing in petroleum products. In a unanimous judgment read by Justice Garba Haruna on Tuesday, the appeal court panel held that the appeal of the...

South Korea Boat Collision Kills 13

4 months ago /
International News 

At least 13 people have died after a fishing boat collided with a 336-tonne tanker and capsized off South Korea's west coast. Two others were missing, South Korea's coast guard said, as a search and rescue operation continued. The chartered fishing boat had been carrying 20 passengers and two crew during a...

U.S. Court Clears Benghazi Attack Suspect

4 months ago /
International News 

A federal jury in the United States has cleared a Libyan man of the most serious charges in connection with a deadly attack on a us diplomatic compound in Libya’s Benghazi five years ago. Ahmed Abu Khatallah was orchestrating the September 11, 2012, attack that killed Christopher Stevens, the us ambassador to Libya, and three...

Naval Chief Decorates 16 Newly Promoted Officers

4 months ago /
Security 

Senior naval officers in Nigeria have again been reminded to always strive at finding workable solutions to the myriad of maritime challenges and other social problems confronting the nation. Nigeria’s chiefs of naval staff, vice admiral, Itok-Ette Ibas gave the charge in Abuja during the decoration of sixteen senior officers recently...

Lagos To Acquire Surveillance Aircraft To Secure Creeks

4 months ago /
Nation 

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday said plans has been perfected to acquire Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform to secure creeks and riverine communities in the state. Ambode said the specialised light aircraft is aim to ensure the comfort and safety of residents and investors in Lagos state. Speaking...

Navy Chief Harps On Fitness Of Personnel

5 months ago /
Nation 

The chief of naval staff, Vice Admiral Ibok  Ette Ibas says physical fitness and mental alertness are critical elements for naval personnel especially in the face of current security challenges in the country. The chief of naval staff, made this known at the end of the fourth quarter route march in Abuja. Ibas...

House Seeks Completion Of Second Niger Bridge

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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...


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