Tag "Navy"

    Navy seizes 1,831 bags of rice smuggled by sea from Cameroon

Navy seizes 1,831 bags of rice smuggled by sea from Cameroon

The Nigeria Navy forward operating base (FOB) at Ibaka in Mbo local government area of Akwa Ibom has arrested 24 suspects with 1,831 bags of smuggled rice. Peter Yilme, the commanding officer of the FOB, disclosed this to journalists in Ibaka, on Sunday. Yilme said five wooden boats used in smuggling the rice from Cameroon to Nigeria were also seized, and that the arrest [...]

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    Falana: Navy has transferred 67 detainees to EFCC

Falana: Navy has transferred 67 detainees to EFCC

The Nigerian navy has transferred the case files of 67 Nigerians in its custody to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for possible release or arraignment in court. In a statement on Friday, Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, said this followed a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari. The 67 detainees have been held by the navy since last year when they [...]

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    Falana: 57 detainees are on hunger strike at naval facility in Lagos

Falana: 57 detainees are on hunger strike at naval facility in Lagos

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says 57 detainees at the Nigerian navy facility in Apapa, Lagos, have begun a hunger strike to protest their incarceration without trial. Falana said the detainees began the strike on Monday after the navy failed to obey court orders to release them. In May, Falana accused the navy of flouting the order of President Muhammadu Buhari to [...]

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    Falana to FG: Direct police, navy to publish names of all detainees

Falana to FG: Direct police, navy to publish names of all detainees

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to direct all security agencies in Nigeria to publish the names of all detainees and their places of detention. He also asked that the police and other security forces be prohibited from subjecting Nigerians to any form of incommunicado detention. Falana had earlier threatened to sue the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for failing [...]

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    Falana writes AGF: Navy detaining 10 more Nigerians without trial

Falana writes AGF: Navy detaining 10 more Nigerians without trial

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has raised the alarm over the alleged unlawful detention of ten more Nigerians by the Nigerian navy. In a letter addressed to Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Falana said the citizens have been in detention since October, 2018. This comes amid the criticism trailing similar detention of 15 other Nigerians by the [...]

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    Oil marketers, truck drivers laud navy for easing Apapa gridlock

Oil marketers, truck drivers laud navy for easing Apapa gridlock

Major oil marketers, tanker drivers and transport owners have lauded the efforts of the western navy command of the Nigerian navy through the joint security task force for their intervention in clearing the Apapa gridlock. The force is said to be led by the Sag Abbah, a rear admiral, and Okon Eyo, the commander of Nigerian navy ship (NNS) Beecroft. The gridlock [...]

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    Dickson: Politicians sponsoring killings are criminals

Dickson: Politicians sponsoring killings are criminals

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor, has called for the arrest of politicians who are allegedly sponsoring killings in various parts of the country. Dickson made call when Abubakar Alhassan, flag officer commanding the central naval command, visited him in Yenagoa, the state capital. In a statement by Fidelis Soriwei, the governor's spokesman, Dickson was quoted as saying such politicians should be treated [...]

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    Navy rescues four Chinese men from Ondo militants

Navy rescues four Chinese men from Ondo militants

The Nigerian Navy says it has rescued four Chinese men from kidnappers in the Igbokoda area of Ondo state. Sylvanus Abbah, flag officer commanding (FOC), western naval command, disclosed this to journalists in Lagos on Thursday. He said the four victims were abducted on board a fishing trawler within the Lagos waters on December 14. According to him, operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship [...]

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    Navy gets 20 gunboats to combat ‘increased threat’ in Delta

Navy gets 20 gunboats to combat ‘increased threat’ in Delta

Abayomi Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, on Saturday inaugurated 20 gunboats in Delta state in a bid to further boost security in the region. At the inaugiuration, Olonisakin said the recent threat by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to resume hostilities in the region was a sad commentary on the collective security of the environment. He expressed regret at the continued threat [...]

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    Nigerian navy currently recruiting graduates

Nigerian navy currently recruiting graduates

Nigerian navy is currently recruiting “suitably qualified” graduates. Suleman Dahun, navy's acting director of information, who disclosed this in a statement, advised interested persons to visit the navy enlistment portal, www.joinnigeriannavy.com. He said applicants must be Nigerians by birth, should possess a minimum of second class upper division for first degree holders and upper credit for HND holders. “Male applicants must not be [...]

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    Angry naval officers ‘burn three policemen alive’ in Calabar

Angry naval officers ‘burn three policemen alive’ in Calabar

Three policemen were reportedly burnt to death, following a clash between the  police and some officers of Nigerian navy in Calabar, Cross River state capital, on Tuesday. Channels TV quoted a police source as saying the naval officers set the deceased ablaze in their station. He said the misunderstanding between the two parties had started at a police checkpoint, opposite the Navy barracks in Akim [...]

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    Indian warship arrives Lagos next week

Indian warship arrives Lagos next week

The chancery of the high commission of India in Lagos, on Monday announced that INS Tarkash, an Indian Naval Warship, will arrive Lagos by the end of this month. Jagdeep Kapoor, head of the chancery, said the visit of the warship would coincide with the celebration of the Nigerian navy day, scheduled for June 1. “The Indian Naval Warship, INS Tarkash, is arriving [...]

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    Police arrest fake naval officer in Cross River

Police arrest fake naval officer in Cross River

The Cross River state police command on Friday said it had arrested one Jeremiah Ogar for the possession of a naval cap and alleged impersonation. Hafiz Inuwa, the state commissioner of police, made this known while presenting the suspect to journalists in Calabar. He said Ogar was arrested on April 26 at Utukwang village in Obudu local government area of the state. He [...]

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    Navy arrests ‘4 sea pirates’ in Niger Delta

Navy arrests ‘4 sea pirates’ in Niger Delta

The Nigerian Navy says it has arrested four suspected sea pirates in the ongoing operation in the Niger Delta region. Ibok-Ete Ibas, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), launched Exercise Eagle Eye, a sea inspection operation, in Warri, Delta state, earlier in the week. He said the operation is aimed at enhancing maritime security in Nigerian territorial waters. The arrest was effected by the [...]

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    We pray for political solution to Niger Delta militancy, says Navy

We pray for political solution to Niger Delta militancy, says Navy

The Nigerian Navy has indicated that it is more inclined to a political solution to the resurgence of militancy in Nigeria's Niger Delta region. Christian Ezekobe, a commodore and director of information on Wednesday, stressed that the Navy is prepared to take military option if need be but it would be preferable if political intervention saves the day. Ezekobe said this while featuring [...]

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    Navy arrests ‘supplier’ of explosives to Niger Delta Avengers

Navy arrests ‘supplier’ of explosives to Niger Delta Avengers

The Nigerian Navy says it has arrested a suspected member of the Niger Delta Avengers who supplies explosives that the group uses to attack facilities. Christian Ezekobe, naval director of information, disclosed this in a statement made available to reporters in Abuja on Tuesday. According to Ezekobe, the suspect was picked up on July 11. He is believed to be a major logistics [...]

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