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Senate confirms Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff. The confirmation on Tuesday is followed by the consideration of the report of its joint committee on Defence and Army led by senators Aliyu...

Maritime Security: Improved Regional Navy Cooperation in focus at Gulf of Guinea Forum

The Gulf of Guinea Maritime Collaboration Forum and Shared Awareness and De-confliction conference (GOG-MCF/SHADE) has identified cooperation at sea between regional and international Navies as the focus at its inaugural plenary meeting scheduled to take place in...

Deep blue project: Shipowners optimistic of improved maritime security

As the Federal Government prepares to inaugurate its much touted Integrated National Security and Waterways otherwise named the Deep Blue Project, indigenous shipowners have expressed optimism of an improved security in the nation’s waters. President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to...

Niger Delta militants vow to cripple oil installations

A coalition of militant groups from the nine states of the Niger Delta led by the Supreme Egbesu Freedom Fighters (SEFF) has backed a former Niger Delta warlord, Government Ekpemupolo popularly known Tompolo, on his threat to shut down...

Nigeria moves to reform NYSC amid proposed law to scrap scheme

The Nigerian government said it has commenced moves to reform the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Nigeria’s youth and sports minister Sunday Dare Wednesday said the NYSC remains one of the country’s greatest tools for youth development. “The NYSC scheme remains...

Reps flay Customs for mismanaging 22 scanners

The House of Representatives has expressed anger over $120 million 22 cargo scanners purchased by the Federal Government but were mishandled after take over by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS). The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, expressed...

EXCLUSIVE: Customs says ALL containers must be physically examined at port

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it has abolished “homogenous examination” of containers, and therefore, all containers must be physically examined before exiting the ports. Homogenous examination of containers is a practice where bulk containers are randomly selected for examination...

Navy launches fresh offensive against oil thieves

The Nigerian Navy said it has intercepted about 128,612 barrels of crude oil valued at about N2,598,219,624 and 15,317,150 litres of AGO valued at over N3 Million between January and May this year. Also seized from the oil thieves within...

NIMASA, Shippers’ Council collaborate to curb delay, corruption at ports

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) are to implement joint measures to curb delay and corrupt practices at the ports. The Director General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this in a...

Customs hinders 227 smuggling assaults on Kebbi

Operatives of Nigeria Customs Service, Kebbi state, seized N320 million worth of contraband between January and December 2020. Speaking to Journalists on Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi, the Customs Area Comptroller, Hafiz Kalla, revealed that the activities of the command in...

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NPA MD calls for review of established systems to curb sexual...

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, has called for a review of established systems for checking molestation and other...

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