Nigeria: Job creation will curtail Delta crime rate –CP

BY OBARO ELELEWOR

Delta State Government’s efforts at combating and checkmating crime and other criminal activities, including violent armed robbery, hostage taking, kidnapping and oil pipeline vandalism, may not achieve much except the government  increases avenues for job creation as alternative means of engagement for the youth. (more…)

Nigeria: Ex-militants Threaten Attack on Oil Installations over Allowances

James Sowole

Some groups of ex-militants in Delta State have threatened to go back to the creeks and attack oil installations if the federal government and the Amnesty Office failed to pay the backlogs of allowances  allegedly owed them since 2010 within two weeks. (more…)

Nigeria: Arms cache intercepted in Bayelsa

From FEMI FOLARANMI, Yenagoa

The Naval component of Bayelsa State security outfit, ‘Operation Doo Akpoo’ and Bayelsa State police command have discovered a cache of arms in Koulama, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. (more…)

Uncertainty over whereabouts of kidnapped 17 foreign, Nigerian oil workers

From FEMI FOLARANMI, Yenagoa

There is a cloud of uncertainty over the whereabouts of 17 foreign and Nigerian oil workers kidnapped by suspected sea pirates in Bayelsa State. (more…)

Insurers Twitchy on Force

Lloyd’s Market Association’s Joint War Committee is set to review the new international standard on Rules for the use of Force at its next meeting. (more…)

Somalia: The Somali Are Not Born Pirates

BY K VIJAYAKUMARAN

OPINION

The greed of the rich to propagate their interest at the cost of fellowmen in other countries is the root cause of piracy in the Indian Ocean. In a sense, piracy is good for conservation of tuna and other African resources (more…)

Nigeria: Delta has the highest number of kidnappers already sentenced – Uduaghan

BY AUSTIN OGWUDA

Asaba—GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, has said  that the state will explore “every  available method to deal with kidnapping,”  just as he said that he was withholding giving staff of office to the traditional ruler of Kokori community until the wanted kidnap kingpin,  Kelvin was fished out. (more…)

EU NAVFOR Force Commander Visits FS Nivôse For Operational Update at Sea off the Somali Coast

Earlier this week EU NAVFOR Force Commander, Commodore Jorge Novo Palma and a delegation from the EU counter piracy flagship, NRP Alvares Cabral, ‘cross-decked’ to French warship FS Nivôse at sea to receive an operational update from the ship’s commanding officer, Captain Samuel Majou.  (more…)

Nigeria yet to properly implement ISPS code – NIMASA

By Godwin Oritse

THE Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said that Nigeria as a maritime nation has not satisfactorily implemented the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) code of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). (more…)

Nigeria: FG, UK, US on oil theft

Governments of the United Kingdom and the United States of America have expressed their readiness to help Nigeria curb the menace of oil theft, according to a report credited to the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke while in England recently. (more…)