News - Navy

Navy Nabs Seven Suspected Fake Naval Officers

15 hours 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

3 days 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

6 days 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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...

Sri Lanka Floods Leave 600,000 People Displaced

1 month ago /
International News 

Foreign aid begins to trickle into Sri Lanka where the worst floods in more than a decade have killed 202 people.

New Infrastructural Development Has Attracted Investment To Rivers – Wike

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that his administration has over the last two years made unprecedented investments in the development of infrastructure in the state.  In a state address at a town hall meeting and accountability forum to mark the second year anniversary of his administration on Monday,...

North Korea Warns Of 'Bigger Gift Package' For U.S. After Latest Test

1 month ago /
International News 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, the North's official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday. The missile launched on Monday was equipped with an advanced automated pre-launch sequence...

Nigeria And Cameroon Navies To Combat Threats On Maritime Domain

2 months ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian Navy is seeking closer working relationship with the Cameroonian counterpart to check piracy, sea robberies and other maritime crimes within the Gulf of Guinea. Flag officer commanding (FOC), eastern naval command, Rear Admiral James Oluwole, gave the indication when he received the commanding officer of the Cameroonian navy ship (CNS) lt...

Gov. Ayade Relocates Anti-Crime Security Outfit To Calabar South

3 months ago /
Security 

In a proactive effort at checkmating cult-related activities in Calabar metropolis, Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, at the weekend relocated the state’s anti-crime security outfit, popularly called ‘Operation Skolombo’ to Calabar South Local Government Area. Addressing the outfit which comprising the army, navy, air force, police and civil defence...

China Navy Says It Foiled Pirate Attack On Ship Off Somalia

3 months ago /
International News  Security 

China’s naval forces foiled an attack by pirates on a freighter in the Gulf of Aden, the navy said, but gave no word on arrests or other contact with suspects. The statement said 16 members of the Chinese special forces were lowered onto the Tuvalu-flagged ship OS35 by helicopter at dawn...

President Buhari Approves Naval Base For Lake Chad Basin

3 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has given approval for the establishment of a naval base at the Lake Chad basin to boost security in the north-east. The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Monday after meeting with the President. Vice Admiral Ibas explained that...

JOINT SECURITY OPERATIONS TRAINING

4 months ago /
Security 

The British military advisory and training team has commenced training for Nigerian military personnel on joint operations planning. The training is said to have become crucial following the identified inadequate cooperation among different military services in the security operations they have to conduct jointly. The British team will share strategy...

Robert Harward Turns Down Trump's National Security Adviser Offer

5 months ago /
International News 

US President Donald Trump's choice for national security adviser has turned down the job offer. Retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward was widely tipped for the post after Mr Trump fired Michael Flynn on Monday. A White House official said Mr Harward cited family and financial commitments, but US media said the sticking point...

Wike Lauds Nigerian Navy’s Professionalism

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has lauded the Nigerian Navy for being professional while performing their duties. The governor commended the Naval High Command for tracking down Rivers State Fishing Commercial Fishing Trawler, which he said would boost the revenue base of the state. He made this known when he received the Flag...

Navy Vows To Rid N/Delta Of Criminal Elements

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Navy has vowed to intensify its ‘Operation River Sweep’ in the Niger Delta, in order to rid the region of criminal elements within the maritime environment. The Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral Mohammed Garba, stated this  during the command’s medical outreach to Okunbiri community in Sagbama...

Reps Indict Ex-Ministers Over $470m CCTV Scam

5 months ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee’s report has indicted three former ministers over the $470 million Lagos and Abuja CCTV contract. The ministers are Alhaji Adamu Waziri, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade (retd) and Alhaji Jelili Adesiyan as well as a former Permanent Secretary of the defunct ministry of Police Affairs,...

 

Washington Braces For Massive Protests As Trump Becomes U.S. President

6 months ago /
International News 

Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and miles of barriers were in place in Washington on Friday, as officials braced for hundreds of thousands of people planning to celebrate or protest Donald Trump's inauguration as president of the United States. About 900,000 people were expected to pack central Washington, including...

Nigerian Troops Head For Gambia

6 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has confirmed that a warship is heading towards The Gambia as a "training" exercise as regional countries prepared for a possible military intervention, the Associated Press new agency reports. President-elect Adama Barrow, currently in Senegal, is due to be sworn in tomorrow, but President Yahya Jammeh wants the results of...


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