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Gov Douye Diri Clarifies his Position On Pipeline Surveillance Contracts

Gov Douye Diri Clarifies his Position On Pipeline Surveillance Contracts

News Feature
Bayelsa State Government has faulted media reports that it called for cancellation of oil pipeline surveillance contracts awarded by the federal government to some private security firms in the country. The government said its position, as stated by the Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, during the visit of the Chief Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, on Monday to Government House, Yenagoa, remains that the Nigerian Navy should be strengthened to perform its constitutional role of tackling the country’s security challenges and protecting of its maritime assets. Governor Douye Diri, who made the clarification in a press release issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, on Tuesday, said the state government had never been against engaging non-state ac...
Jamoh takes campaign for inter Agency cooperation to Immigration boss.

Jamoh takes campaign for inter Agency cooperation to Immigration boss.

Breaking News, Maritime
Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh The quest for inter agency cooperation among relevant governmentl agencies as a panacea to secure Nigeria’s maritime domain last weekend took Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, to the door step of the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammed Babandede. Jamoh, who was at the NIS headquarters on a working visit, said the immigration service was a critical stakeholder in the security apparatus of the country. He said the service was also key in the implementation of the Cabotage law, which seeks to empower Nigerians in the maritime sector.   Jamoh said, “We need to interface and synerg...
ANTI PIRACY WAR: BASHIR JAMOH BREAKS JINX AS COURT JAILS PIRATES

ANTI PIRACY WAR: BASHIR JAMOH BREAKS JINX AS COURT JAILS PIRATES

Breaking News, Maritime
Director General of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency,  Bashir Jamoh may written his name in gold. The Federal High Court in Port Harcourt Tuesday convicted three persons accused of involvement in the hijack of an Equatorial Guinean flagged vessel named, MV ELOBEY VI, off Equatorial Guinea's coast on March 21. This is the first test of the anti-piracy law which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari last year. Delivering judgement, Justice Mohammed Sani summarily convicted Binaebi Johnson, Daniel Lemmar and Ghane Gordon on Counts 1 and 2, and  were ordered to pay a fine of N20 million each under the new Antipiracy Act 2019. The Nigerian Navy had arrested nine persons, namely, Binaebi Johnson, Daniel Lemmar, Ghane Gordon, Hassan Hakeem, Gregory Sm...
Stakeholders Oppose Amendment to NIMASA Act Seeking 1% Contribution to Navy

Stakeholders Oppose Amendment to NIMASA Act Seeking 1% Contribution to Navy

Breaking News, Law, Maritime
Stakeholders in the Nigerian maritime industry have opposed moves by the Nigerian Navy seeking amendment to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety (NIMASA) Act to contribute 1% of its revenue to the Nigerian Navy. The move was condemned by industry players during a One-Day Public Hearing on “A bill for an Act to Amend the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency Act, No. 17 2017 to increase the functions of the Agency; and for related matters (HB; 1131 & 1178), before the House of Representative Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration. Speaking at the event, the President, African Ship owners Association and a former Director General of NIMASA, Mr. Temisan Omatseye pointed out clearly that it will be against all international conventions of t...
Military Operation in N’Delta: Seven Ships, 37 Gunboats to be Deployed

Military Operation in N’Delta: Seven Ships, 37 Gunboats to be Deployed

Breaking News, Law, Politics
The Nigerian Navy will deploy seven ships and 37 gunboats during a military exercise known as ‘Operation Octopus Grip’ in the Niger Delta creeks and waterways. This was disclosed by the Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral Bello Al-Hassan, who said this was a riverine and sea exercise in the Niger Delta. He told newsmen in Yenagoa, that the exercise will begin from October 30 to November 1. Following fears from residents, the Navy assured them not to worry as the command has a task of ensuring security throughout the exercise. AL-Hassan said “so far, the operation has recorded huge success in reducing crude oil theft, pipeline vandalism and other maritime crimes. “Between May and September this year, the command seized and destroyed about 870,000 MT of illegal...