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Piracy 2.0: The Net-Centric Evolution

Network-Centric Warfare derives its power from the strong networking of a well-informed but geographically dispersed force. – VADM Arthur Cebrowski, Proceedings 1998 Continue reading

Oil thieves retreat as Navy smashes 78 illegal refineries

By Jimitota Onoyume, Port Harcourt

This certainly is not the best of times for operators of illegal refineries in Rivers State as men of the Nigerian Navy Ship, Pathfinder, are already making good their threat of putting them permanently out of business. In fact, in the last two months, 78 illegal refineries have been smashed in various creeks in the State. Continue reading

Nigeria: Navy adopts fresh strategies against oil theft

By Chido Okafor (Warri) and Ann Godwin (Port Harcourt)

Niger Delta group explains persistence of menace 

IN a renewed bid to drastically reduce oil theft, piracy and attacks on oil and gas installations on the waterways and maritime environment, the Nigerian Navy said it has adopted fresh strategies to check the menace and boost the economy. Continue reading

Chief of Naval Staff vows to end oil theft

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Ibok-Ette Ibas, said on Sunday that oil thieves will no longer have the capacity to transport stolen petroleum products. Continue reading

Niger Delta: Army arrests six after ‘pirate attack’ kills soldiers

The Nigerian military has made six arrests after four soldiers and a policeman were killed in an attack by suspected pirates in the oil-rich Niger Delta on Friday. Continue reading

Buhari effect: No piracy in Nigerian waters in June

Pirates on Nigerian waters went to sleep in June, in the first month after President Muhammadu Buhari took over the reins of power from Goodluck Jonathan. Continue reading

Why Buhari Fired Controversial NIMASA DG Akpobolokemi

BY AYORINDE OLUOKUN/ABUJA

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday terminated the appointment of Mr. Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi as Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The termination of Mr. Akpobolokemi’s appointment takes immediate effect, Femi Adesina, spokesperson for the President said in a statement. Continue reading