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  •  The Nigerian Navy shipped military hardware and contingent to Guinea Bissau on Saturday on peace keeping mission on the auspices of ECOWAS Guinea Bissau has experienced four coups since independence from Portugal in 1974 and is currently in turmoil Nigeria s effort towards peace keeping and peace enforcement in Guinea Bissau becomes germane while the Armed Forces of Nigeria s synergy will become a hallmark as it continues to operate The role the Nigerian Navy is playing today by NNS KADA conveying military hardware is one of the roles assigned to the Nigerian Navy Constitutionally By moving this equipment we are supporting ECOWAS with the stabilisation support force that is established in Guinea Bissau he said The FOC also said that the movement of the equipment through NNS KADA showed that the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Armed Forces had come of age to conduct such operations successfully The Chief of Defence Staff Chief of Naval Staff Chief of Army Staff and Chief of Air Staff brought it together to show the manifestation under the leadership of the Minister of Defence At the end we will continue to showcase the capability capacity and competence of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to the whole world while keeping peace within our sub region This positions Nigeria as a regional power and continues to show that we are in the lead he stressed Wambai recalled that in 1990 the Nigerian Navy conducted a similar exercise using NNS AMBE and NNS DAMISA to convey equipment and personnel to help to stabilise Liberia The exercise was conducted on the platform of the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group ECOMOG ECOMOG is a West African peacekeeping force that began with approximately 3 000 troops and has grown to between 10 000 and 12 000 troops the vast majority being Nigerians ECOMOG included forces from five countries of ECOWAS Gambia Ghana Guinea Nigeria and Sierra Leone later joined by Mali According to Wambai we did the same thing in Sierra Leone three years ago in Gambia and now we are doing it in Guinea Bissau We will continue to showcase our role and big brotherliness by assisting and coming to the aid of these West African countries whenever there is the need the FOC declared He said that the ECOWAS standby force was still in existence and that the Nigerian Navy would use that umbrella to continue to work and function to support peace and stability within the West African sub region Wambai advised the contingent en route Guinea Bissau to adhere to integrity professionalism and team work in all their operations I must remind you that the rules of engagement in the mission area demands that you exhibit utmost professionalism in the discharge of your responsibilities Also I must urge you to respect religious and cultural sensitivity of the host nation in the course of discharging your duties the FOC told the departing contingent NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria ships hardware, contingent to Guinea Bissau on peace-keeping
     The Nigerian Navy shipped military hardware and contingent to Guinea Bissau on Saturday on peace keeping mission on the auspices of ECOWAS Guinea Bissau has experienced four coups since independence from Portugal in 1974 and is currently in turmoil Nigeria s effort towards peace keeping and peace enforcement in Guinea Bissau becomes germane while the Armed Forces of Nigeria s synergy will become a hallmark as it continues to operate The role the Nigerian Navy is playing today by NNS KADA conveying military hardware is one of the roles assigned to the Nigerian Navy Constitutionally By moving this equipment we are supporting ECOWAS with the stabilisation support force that is established in Guinea Bissau he said The FOC also said that the movement of the equipment through NNS KADA showed that the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Armed Forces had come of age to conduct such operations successfully The Chief of Defence Staff Chief of Naval Staff Chief of Army Staff and Chief of Air Staff brought it together to show the manifestation under the leadership of the Minister of Defence At the end we will continue to showcase the capability capacity and competence of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to the whole world while keeping peace within our sub region This positions Nigeria as a regional power and continues to show that we are in the lead he stressed Wambai recalled that in 1990 the Nigerian Navy conducted a similar exercise using NNS AMBE and NNS DAMISA to convey equipment and personnel to help to stabilise Liberia The exercise was conducted on the platform of the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group ECOMOG ECOMOG is a West African peacekeeping force that began with approximately 3 000 troops and has grown to between 10 000 and 12 000 troops the vast majority being Nigerians ECOMOG included forces from five countries of ECOWAS Gambia Ghana Guinea Nigeria and Sierra Leone later joined by Mali According to Wambai we did the same thing in Sierra Leone three years ago in Gambia and now we are doing it in Guinea Bissau We will continue to showcase our role and big brotherliness by assisting and coming to the aid of these West African countries whenever there is the need the FOC declared He said that the ECOWAS standby force was still in existence and that the Nigerian Navy would use that umbrella to continue to work and function to support peace and stability within the West African sub region Wambai advised the contingent en route Guinea Bissau to adhere to integrity professionalism and team work in all their operations I must remind you that the rules of engagement in the mission area demands that you exhibit utmost professionalism in the discharge of your responsibilities Also I must urge you to respect religious and cultural sensitivity of the host nation in the course of discharging your duties the FOC told the departing contingent NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nigeria ships hardware, contingent to Guinea Bissau on peace-keeping
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    Nigeria ships hardware, contingent to Guinea Bissau on peace-keeping

    The Nigerian Navy shipped military hardware and contingent to Guinea Bissau on Saturday on peace keeping mission on the auspices of ECOWAS.

    Guinea Bissau has experienced four coups since independence from Portugal in 1974 and is currently in turmoil.

    “Nigeria’s effort towards peace-keeping and peace enforcement in Guinea Bissau becomes germane while the Armed Forces of Nigeria’s synergy will become a hallmark as it continues to operate.

    “The role the Nigerian Navy is playing today by NNS KADA conveying military hardware is one of the roles assigned to the Nigerian Navy Constitutionally.

    “By moving this equipment, we are supporting ECOWAS with the stabilisation support force that is established in Guinea Bissau,’’ he said.

    The FOC also said that the movement of the equipment through NNS KADA showed that the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Armed Forces had come of age to conduct such operations successfully.

    “The Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of Army Staff and Chief of Air Staff brought it together to show the manifestation under the leadership of the Minister of Defence.

    “At the end, we will continue to showcase the capability, capacity and competence of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to the whole world while keeping peace within our sub-region.

    “This positions Nigeria as a regional power and continues to show that we are in the lead,’’ he stressed.

    Wambai recalled that in 1990, the Nigerian Navy conducted a similar exercise using NNS AMBE and NNS DAMISA to convey equipment and personnel to help to stabilise Liberia.

    The exercise was conducted on the platform of the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group (ECOMOG).

    ECOMOG is a West African peacekeeping force that began with approximately 3,000 troops and has grown to between 10,000 and 12,000 troops, the vast majority being Nigerians.

    ECOMOG included forces from five countries of ECOWAS: Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, later joined by Mali. According to Wambai, “we did the same thing in Sierra Leone; three years ago in Gambia and now we are doing it in Guinea Bissau.

    “We will continue to showcase our role and big brotherliness by assisting and coming to the aid of these West African countries whenever there is the need,’’ the FOC declared.

    He said that the ECOWAS standby force was still in existence and that the Nigerian Navy would use that umbrella to continue to work and function to support peace and stability within the West African sub-region.

    Wambai advised the contingent en route Guinea Bissau to adhere to integrity, professionalism and team work in all their operations.

    “I must remind you that the rules of engagement in the mission area demands that you exhibit utmost professionalism in the discharge of your responsibilities.

    “Also, I must urge you to respect religious and cultural sensitivity of the host nation in the course of discharging your duties,’’ the FOC told the departing contingent.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   The second round of Foreign Office FOC consultations between India and Mozambique was held in New Delhi on July 4 2022 The Indian side was led by Shri Puneet R Kundal Joint Secretary Eastern and Southern Africa and the Mozambican part was directed by Mr Ismael Valigy Director for Asia and Oceania of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique 1 During the FOC both delegations reviewed the multifaceted bilateral relationship which encompasses political exchanges partnership projects for development defense and security cooperation trade and economic affairs consular affairs and cooperation in areas such as agriculture sports health etc The two sides agreed to enhance people to people exchanges and cultural cooperation 2 The Indian side congratulated Mozambique on its election as a non permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period 2023 24 They also exchanged views on global developments and issues of common interest including cooperation in the United Nations the South African Development Cooperation SADC and the African Continental Free Trade Area AfCFTA 3 Both sides also agreed to continue high level political exchanges and regular meetings of joint institutional mechanisms to keep the partnership vibrant and mutually beneficial 4 The conversations took place in a friendly and cordial atmosphere Both parties agreed to hold the next round of Consultations on mutually convenient dates in Maputo
    2nd Foreign Office Consultations between India and Mozambique
      The second round of Foreign Office FOC consultations between India and Mozambique was held in New Delhi on July 4 2022 The Indian side was led by Shri Puneet R Kundal Joint Secretary Eastern and Southern Africa and the Mozambican part was directed by Mr Ismael Valigy Director for Asia and Oceania of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique 1 During the FOC both delegations reviewed the multifaceted bilateral relationship which encompasses political exchanges partnership projects for development defense and security cooperation trade and economic affairs consular affairs and cooperation in areas such as agriculture sports health etc The two sides agreed to enhance people to people exchanges and cultural cooperation 2 The Indian side congratulated Mozambique on its election as a non permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period 2023 24 They also exchanged views on global developments and issues of common interest including cooperation in the United Nations the South African Development Cooperation SADC and the African Continental Free Trade Area AfCFTA 3 Both sides also agreed to continue high level political exchanges and regular meetings of joint institutional mechanisms to keep the partnership vibrant and mutually beneficial 4 The conversations took place in a friendly and cordial atmosphere Both parties agreed to hold the next round of Consultations on mutually convenient dates in Maputo
    2nd Foreign Office Consultations between India and Mozambique
    Africa3 months ago

    2nd Foreign Office Consultations between India and Mozambique

    The second round of Foreign Office (FOC) consultations between India and Mozambique was held in New Delhi on July 4, 2022. The Indian side was led by Shri Puneet R. Kundal, Joint Secretary (Eastern and Southern Africa) and the Mozambican part was directed by Mr. Ismael Valigy, Director for Asia and Oceania of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique.

    1. During the FOC, both delegations reviewed the multifaceted bilateral relationship, which encompasses political exchanges, partnership projects for development, defense and security cooperation, trade and economic affairs, consular affairs, and cooperation in areas such as agriculture, sports, health , etc. The two sides agreed to enhance people-to-people exchanges and cultural cooperation.

    2. The Indian side congratulated Mozambique on its election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period 2023-24. They also exchanged views on global developments and issues of common interest, including cooperation in the United Nations, the South African Development Cooperation (SADC), and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

    3. Both sides also agreed to continue high-level political exchanges and regular meetings of joint institutional mechanisms to keep the partnership vibrant and mutually beneficial.

    4.​ The conversations took place in a friendly and cordial atmosphere. Both parties agreed to hold the next round of Consultations on mutually convenient dates in Maputo.

  •   As the size and number of merchant ships continue to increase the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA says it stands ready to collaborate with the Nigerian Navy NN to localize training and capacity building in hydrographic surveying NPA Managing Director Mohammed Bello Koko revealed this in Lagos on Saturday when he received the new Flag Officer Commanding FOC Western Naval Command Rear Admiral Yakubu Wambai who paid him a courtesy call In a statement NPA s General Manager of Corporate and Strategic Communications quoted the NPA helmsman as saying that the collaboration would enhance activities in the maritime sector and boost Nigeria s economy While acknowledging the cordial relationship between the two organizations for more than a century Bello Koko assured the new FOC of the NPA s unwavering cooperation in protecting nations waterways from coastal and inland threats to safe navigation The NPA will continue to provide the required assistance when the need arises he assured the FOC The head of the NPA appreciated the role played regarding the 360 Degree Security Exercise that was carried out recently to eliminate all physical contraptions and unscrupulous human elements identified as security threats around seaports of Lagos He informed the FOC that the exercise would be repeated in the near future adding that the NPA would continue to work in conjunction with the Command to keep the access corridors to the port safe from all types of threats Bello Koko applauded the Nigerian Navy for the delivery and inauguration of NNS LANA a purpose built modern hydrographic research vessel which would enable the NN to carry out missions such as oceanographic and hydrographic surveys Other missions include search and rescue fisheries reconnaissance and patrolling in Nigeria s exclusive economic zone He also praised the Navy for developing a quality hydrographic survey workforce for the country While he lamented the shortage of qualified hydrographers in the NPA he expressed optimism that partnering with the Nigerian Navy Hydrographic College would ensure high level manpower at a lower cost rather than sending staff abroad for such training Regarding the request for tugs to support the NN in its operations he explained that the options available to help would be considered although the NPA currently faces some limitations derived from its contractual relationships with a third party service provider On the issue of shipwrecks impeding access to the Defense Pier along Lagos Marina Bello Koko assured the FOC that the NPA would liaise with the Nigerian Maritime Administration NIMASA for support in removing the shipwrecks He added that the ANP will continue to provide docking spaces for vessels detained by the Court Previously the new FOC had described the courtesy visit to the ANP as usual and necessary to advance the strong partnership ties between the two institutions He expressed the deep appreciation of the Chief of the Naval Staff to the NPA for the tremendous support provided to the NN over the years in its quest to effectively safeguard the country s territorial waters Wambai said the support received from the NPA in promoting security within Nigerian waters led to Nigeria s recent declaration as a piracy free country by the International Maritime Bureau after no incidents were reported in the anchorage of the port of the nation He also thanked NPA for making an area of land in Takwa Bay available for the Command s operations Worthy to emulate the support provided under the leadership led by Bello Koko he declared
    NPA, Navy partner on local capacity building in hydrographic survey
      As the size and number of merchant ships continue to increase the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA says it stands ready to collaborate with the Nigerian Navy NN to localize training and capacity building in hydrographic surveying NPA Managing Director Mohammed Bello Koko revealed this in Lagos on Saturday when he received the new Flag Officer Commanding FOC Western Naval Command Rear Admiral Yakubu Wambai who paid him a courtesy call In a statement NPA s General Manager of Corporate and Strategic Communications quoted the NPA helmsman as saying that the collaboration would enhance activities in the maritime sector and boost Nigeria s economy While acknowledging the cordial relationship between the two organizations for more than a century Bello Koko assured the new FOC of the NPA s unwavering cooperation in protecting nations waterways from coastal and inland threats to safe navigation The NPA will continue to provide the required assistance when the need arises he assured the FOC The head of the NPA appreciated the role played regarding the 360 Degree Security Exercise that was carried out recently to eliminate all physical contraptions and unscrupulous human elements identified as security threats around seaports of Lagos He informed the FOC that the exercise would be repeated in the near future adding that the NPA would continue to work in conjunction with the Command to keep the access corridors to the port safe from all types of threats Bello Koko applauded the Nigerian Navy for the delivery and inauguration of NNS LANA a purpose built modern hydrographic research vessel which would enable the NN to carry out missions such as oceanographic and hydrographic surveys Other missions include search and rescue fisheries reconnaissance and patrolling in Nigeria s exclusive economic zone He also praised the Navy for developing a quality hydrographic survey workforce for the country While he lamented the shortage of qualified hydrographers in the NPA he expressed optimism that partnering with the Nigerian Navy Hydrographic College would ensure high level manpower at a lower cost rather than sending staff abroad for such training Regarding the request for tugs to support the NN in its operations he explained that the options available to help would be considered although the NPA currently faces some limitations derived from its contractual relationships with a third party service provider On the issue of shipwrecks impeding access to the Defense Pier along Lagos Marina Bello Koko assured the FOC that the NPA would liaise with the Nigerian Maritime Administration NIMASA for support in removing the shipwrecks He added that the ANP will continue to provide docking spaces for vessels detained by the Court Previously the new FOC had described the courtesy visit to the ANP as usual and necessary to advance the strong partnership ties between the two institutions He expressed the deep appreciation of the Chief of the Naval Staff to the NPA for the tremendous support provided to the NN over the years in its quest to effectively safeguard the country s territorial waters Wambai said the support received from the NPA in promoting security within Nigerian waters led to Nigeria s recent declaration as a piracy free country by the International Maritime Bureau after no incidents were reported in the anchorage of the port of the nation He also thanked NPA for making an area of land in Takwa Bay available for the Command s operations Worthy to emulate the support provided under the leadership led by Bello Koko he declared
    NPA, Navy partner on local capacity building in hydrographic survey
    Defence/Security6 months ago

    NPA, Navy partner on local capacity building in hydrographic survey

    As the size and number of merchant ships continue to increase, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it stands ready to collaborate with the Nigerian Navy (NN) to localize training and capacity building in hydrographic surveying.

    NPA Managing Director Mohammed Bello-Koko revealed this in Lagos on Saturday when he received the new Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Yakubu Wambai, who paid him a courtesy call.

    In a statement, NPA's General Manager of Corporate and Strategic Communications quoted the NPA helmsman as saying that the collaboration would enhance activities in the maritime sector and boost Nigeria's economy.

    While acknowledging the cordial relationship between the two organizations for more than a century, Bello-Koko assured the new FOC of the NPA's unwavering cooperation in protecting nations' waterways from coastal and inland threats to safe navigation. .

    "The NPA will continue to provide the required assistance when the need arises," he assured the FOC.

    The head of the NPA appreciated the role played regarding the “360 Degree Security Exercise” that was carried out recently to eliminate all physical contraptions and unscrupulous human elements identified as security threats around seaports. of Lagos.

    He informed the FOC that the exercise would be repeated in the near future, adding that the NPA would continue to work in conjunction with the Command to keep the access corridors to the port safe from all types of threats.

    Bello-Koko applauded the Nigerian Navy for the delivery and inauguration of "NNS LANA", a purpose-built modern hydrographic research vessel, which would enable the NN to carry out missions such as oceanographic and hydrographic surveys.

    Other missions include search and rescue, fisheries reconnaissance, and patrolling in Nigeria's exclusive economic zone.

    He also praised the Navy for developing a quality hydrographic survey workforce for the country.

    While he lamented the shortage of qualified hydrographers in the NPA, he expressed optimism that partnering with the Nigerian Navy Hydrographic College would ensure high-level manpower at a lower cost, rather than sending staff abroad for such training. .

    Regarding the request for tugs to support the NN in its operations, he explained that the options available to help would be considered, "although the NPA currently faces some limitations derived from its contractual relationships with a third party service provider."

    On the issue of shipwrecks impeding access to the Defense Pier along Lagos Marina, Bello-Koko assured the FOC that the NPA would liaise with the Nigerian Maritime Administration (NIMASA) for support in removing the shipwrecks. .

    He added that the ANP will continue to provide docking spaces for vessels detained by the Court.

    Previously, the new FOC had described the courtesy visit to the ANP as usual and necessary to advance the strong partnership ties between the two institutions.

    He expressed the deep appreciation of the Chief of the Naval Staff to the NPA for the tremendous support provided to the NN over the years in its quest to effectively safeguard the country's territorial waters.

    Wambai said the support received from the NPA in promoting security within Nigerian waters led to Nigeria's recent declaration as a piracy-free country by the International Maritime Bureau, after no incidents were reported in the anchorage of the port of the nation.

    He also thanked NPA for making an area of ​​land in Takwa Bay available for the Command's operations.

    "Worthy to emulate the support provided under the leadership led by Bello-Koko," he declared.

  •   The Nigerian Navy s Eastern Naval Command said on Friday that the command had disabled 175 illegal refining sites and arrested 27 vessels in 11 months The outgoing Flag Officer Commander FOC Naval Command East Rear Admiral Sanusi Ibrahim declared this in Calabar as he handed over leadership of the command to his successor Rear Admiral Ibrahim Dewu Ibrahim said the ships were arrested for engaging in illegal bunkering crude oil theft and other maritime illegalities He said that the achievements recorded were possible thanks to the command s sustained patrol in its area of responsibility as well as the conduct of various cleaning and buggy operations in the backwaters These operations resulted in a significant reduction in piracy in Nigeria s maritime domain as well as the arrest of 27 vessels involved in illegal bunkering crude oil theft and other maritime illegalities Other achievements include the deactivation of around 175 illegal refining sites the evacuation of around 35 384 718 metric tons of illegally refined diesel and the destruction of several pirate and hijacker hideouts The command also carried out and participated in some independent joint and combined exercises such as Operation Bekan Mmon 2 Ex Kafa Iko Ex Beni Kekere among others in line with the strategic guidelines of the Chief of the Naval General Staff Vice Admiral Auwal Gambo Of particular interest is the recent arrest of MT Preyor 1 on January 5 2022 while transporting no less than 2 458 350 liters of crude oil in its cargo tanks and an additional 10 000 liters of diesel in its service tanks without the required approval He said Ibrahim said there was also an ongoing Operation River Dominance started by the Nigerian Navy Pathfinder in conjunction with the Rivers government He said the operation helped step up patrols in riverside areas as well as set up lookout posts along bottlenecks He added that the commando also recorded major successes including the arrest of 13 suspects 14 large wooden boats loaded with illegally refined diesel and three barges each containing about a million liters of allegedly stolen crude oil This is in addition to the commando s anti smuggling efforts that led to the seizure of no fewer than 3 147 50kg bags of foreign parboiled rice and bags of fertilizer It should be noted that the command also recorded significant achievements in infrastructure developments in all the bases and establishments under its area of responsibility He also said that the command executed several projects within its headquarters He listed them to include the newly built remodeled FOC office remodeled gate visitor reception and observation post He implored the officers and men of the command to support the incoming FOC so that he can surpass his achievements during his time The Nigerian News Agency reports that Admiral Ibrahim had been posted to the Naval Headquarters in Abuja as Naval Secretary The new FOC Rear Admiral Ibrahim Dewu in his response after receiving the leadership flag praised the outgoing FOC for all the achievements recorded during his tenure He urged the officers and men of the command to provide him with the necessary support and encouragement with a view to moving the command forward YAYA
    Nigerian Navy destroys 175 illegal refining sites, arrests 27 vessels
      The Nigerian Navy s Eastern Naval Command said on Friday that the command had disabled 175 illegal refining sites and arrested 27 vessels in 11 months The outgoing Flag Officer Commander FOC Naval Command East Rear Admiral Sanusi Ibrahim declared this in Calabar as he handed over leadership of the command to his successor Rear Admiral Ibrahim Dewu Ibrahim said the ships were arrested for engaging in illegal bunkering crude oil theft and other maritime illegalities He said that the achievements recorded were possible thanks to the command s sustained patrol in its area of responsibility as well as the conduct of various cleaning and buggy operations in the backwaters These operations resulted in a significant reduction in piracy in Nigeria s maritime domain as well as the arrest of 27 vessels involved in illegal bunkering crude oil theft and other maritime illegalities Other achievements include the deactivation of around 175 illegal refining sites the evacuation of around 35 384 718 metric tons of illegally refined diesel and the destruction of several pirate and hijacker hideouts The command also carried out and participated in some independent joint and combined exercises such as Operation Bekan Mmon 2 Ex Kafa Iko Ex Beni Kekere among others in line with the strategic guidelines of the Chief of the Naval General Staff Vice Admiral Auwal Gambo Of particular interest is the recent arrest of MT Preyor 1 on January 5 2022 while transporting no less than 2 458 350 liters of crude oil in its cargo tanks and an additional 10 000 liters of diesel in its service tanks without the required approval He said Ibrahim said there was also an ongoing Operation River Dominance started by the Nigerian Navy Pathfinder in conjunction with the Rivers government He said the operation helped step up patrols in riverside areas as well as set up lookout posts along bottlenecks He added that the commando also recorded major successes including the arrest of 13 suspects 14 large wooden boats loaded with illegally refined diesel and three barges each containing about a million liters of allegedly stolen crude oil This is in addition to the commando s anti smuggling efforts that led to the seizure of no fewer than 3 147 50kg bags of foreign parboiled rice and bags of fertilizer It should be noted that the command also recorded significant achievements in infrastructure developments in all the bases and establishments under its area of responsibility He also said that the command executed several projects within its headquarters He listed them to include the newly built remodeled FOC office remodeled gate visitor reception and observation post He implored the officers and men of the command to support the incoming FOC so that he can surpass his achievements during his time The Nigerian News Agency reports that Admiral Ibrahim had been posted to the Naval Headquarters in Abuja as Naval Secretary The new FOC Rear Admiral Ibrahim Dewu in his response after receiving the leadership flag praised the outgoing FOC for all the achievements recorded during his tenure He urged the officers and men of the command to provide him with the necessary support and encouragement with a view to moving the command forward YAYA
    Nigerian Navy destroys 175 illegal refining sites, arrests 27 vessels
    Headlines8 months ago

    Nigerian Navy destroys 175 illegal refining sites, arrests 27 vessels

    The Nigerian Navy's Eastern Naval Command said on Friday that the command had disabled 175 illegal refining sites and arrested 27 vessels in 11 months.

    The outgoing Flag Officer Commander, FOC, Naval Command East, Rear Admiral Sanusi Ibrahim, declared this in Calabar as he handed over leadership of the command to his successor, Rear Admiral Ibrahim Dewu.

    Ibrahim said the ships were arrested for engaging in illegal bunkering, crude oil theft and other maritime illegalities.

    He said that the achievements recorded were possible thanks to the command's sustained patrol in its area of ​​responsibility, as well as the conduct of various cleaning and buggy operations in the backwaters.

    “These operations resulted in a significant reduction in piracy in Nigeria's maritime domain, as well as the arrest of 27 vessels involved in illegal bunkering, crude oil theft and other maritime illegalities.

    “Other achievements include: the deactivation of around 175 illegal refining sites, the evacuation of around 35,384,718 metric tons of illegally refined diesel, and the destruction of several pirate and hijacker hideouts.

    “The command also carried out and participated in some independent, joint and combined exercises such as: Operation Bekan Mmon 2, Ex Kafa Iko, Ex Beni Kekere among others, in line with the strategic guidelines of the Chief of the Naval General Staff, Vice Admiral Auwal Gambo.

    “Of particular interest is the recent arrest of MT Preyor 1 on January 5, 2022 while transporting no less than 2,458,350 liters of crude oil in its cargo tanks and an additional 10,000 liters of diesel in its service tanks without the required approval. ", He said. .

    Ibrahim said there was also an ongoing "Operation River Dominance" started by the Nigerian Navy Pathfinder in conjunction with the Rivers government.

    He said the operation helped step up patrols in riverside areas as well as set up lookout posts along bottlenecks.

    He added that the commando also recorded major successes including: the arrest of 13 suspects, 14 large wooden boats loaded with illegally refined diesel, and three barges, each containing about a million liters of allegedly stolen crude oil.

    “This is in addition to the commando's anti-smuggling efforts that led to the seizure of no fewer than 3,147 50kg bags of foreign parboiled rice and bags of fertilizer.

    "It should be noted that the command also recorded significant achievements in infrastructure developments in all the bases and establishments under its area of ​​responsibility."

    He also said that the command executed several projects within its headquarters.

    He listed them to include: the newly built remodeled FOC office, remodeled gate, visitor reception, and observation post.

    He implored the officers and men of the command to support the incoming FOC so that he can surpass his achievements during his time.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that Admiral Ibrahim had been posted to the Naval Headquarters in Abuja, as Naval Secretary.

    The new FOC, Rear Admiral Ibrahim Dewu, in his response after receiving the leadership flag praised the outgoing FOC for all the achievements recorded during his tenure.

    He urged the officers and men of the command to provide him with the necessary support and encouragement with a view to moving the command forward.

    YAYA


  •  The Flag Officer Commanding FOC Western Command Rear Adm Jason Gbassa has urged private bodies to partner with the Navy Sailing Club to promote water sports in the country Gbassa stated this at the 4th FOC West Boat Race held at the Navy Sailing Club in Ojo Lagos on Saturday Gbassa represented by Rear Adm Habila Zakaria the Chief Staff Officer of the command said the club needs more support to nurture budding talents in water sports The Navy Sailing Club remains the cradle of water sports in the country having produced athletes that have represented the country at national and international levels The cooperate world should partner the club by investing in their programmes to further promote water sports in the country he said He commended the club for organising the competition that has helped immensely in talent discovery since inception The FOC also reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Navy to continue to support the club We are proud to always associate with this club that has kept faith with the development of water sports in Nigeria We we have witnessed here today shows that the future is bright as we continue to catch them young Some of our men have also been trained in the club over the years and we remain committed to the growth of water sports he said Speaking earlier Tunde Giwa Daramola the Commodore of the club said that the club would continue to revive sailing in the country through its grassroots programme As the only indigenous sailing club in Nigeria we want both the government and corporate bodies to collaborate with us to revive sailing in the country We must not allow sailing to dwindle and that is why we are always coming up with activities to engage children as young as 7 years to participate in our activities We are hopeful that there will be a turn around in year 2022 and sailing will take its rightful place in water sports in the country he said In some of the events held Salah Hassan won the men s kayak event while Aminu Sadeeq and David Fidelis finished second and third In the women s swimming Nafisat Mohammed emerged winner while Deborah Iseliu and Serah Shawulu settled for the second and third positions respectively Also all participants aged 7 in the Open Water Children events were specially rewarded for participating in the competition
    Gbassa urges private bodies to support water sports as NSC holds 4th FOC race
     The Flag Officer Commanding FOC Western Command Rear Adm Jason Gbassa has urged private bodies to partner with the Navy Sailing Club to promote water sports in the country Gbassa stated this at the 4th FOC West Boat Race held at the Navy Sailing Club in Ojo Lagos on Saturday Gbassa represented by Rear Adm Habila Zakaria the Chief Staff Officer of the command said the club needs more support to nurture budding talents in water sports The Navy Sailing Club remains the cradle of water sports in the country having produced athletes that have represented the country at national and international levels The cooperate world should partner the club by investing in their programmes to further promote water sports in the country he said He commended the club for organising the competition that has helped immensely in talent discovery since inception The FOC also reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Navy to continue to support the club We are proud to always associate with this club that has kept faith with the development of water sports in Nigeria We we have witnessed here today shows that the future is bright as we continue to catch them young Some of our men have also been trained in the club over the years and we remain committed to the growth of water sports he said Speaking earlier Tunde Giwa Daramola the Commodore of the club said that the club would continue to revive sailing in the country through its grassroots programme As the only indigenous sailing club in Nigeria we want both the government and corporate bodies to collaborate with us to revive sailing in the country We must not allow sailing to dwindle and that is why we are always coming up with activities to engage children as young as 7 years to participate in our activities We are hopeful that there will be a turn around in year 2022 and sailing will take its rightful place in water sports in the country he said In some of the events held Salah Hassan won the men s kayak event while Aminu Sadeeq and David Fidelis finished second and third In the women s swimming Nafisat Mohammed emerged winner while Deborah Iseliu and Serah Shawulu settled for the second and third positions respectively Also all participants aged 7 in the Open Water Children events were specially rewarded for participating in the competition
    Gbassa urges private bodies to support water sports as NSC holds 4th FOC race
    Sport10 months ago

    Gbassa urges private bodies to support water sports as NSC holds 4th FOC race

    The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Western Command, Rear Adm. Jason Gbassa, has urged private bodies to partner with the Navy Sailing Club to promote water sports in the country.Gbassa stated this at the 4th FOC West Boat Race held at the Navy Sailing Club in Ojo, Lagos on Saturday.Gbassa, represented by Rear Adm. Habila Zakaria, the Chief Staff Officer of the command, said the club needs more support to nurture budding talents in water sports."The Navy Sailing Club remains the cradle of water sports in the country, having produced athletes that have represented the country at national and international levels."The cooperate world should partner the club by investing in their programmes to further promote water sports in the country," he said.He commended the club for organising the competition that has helped immensely in talent discovery since inception.The FOC also reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Navy to continue to support the club."We are proud to always associate with this club that has kept faith with the development of water sports in Nigeria."We we have witnessed here today shows that the future is bright as we continue to catch them young."Some of our men have also been trained in the club over the years and we remain committed to the growth of water sports," he said.Speaking earlier, Tunde Giwa-Daramola, the Commodore of the club, said that the club would continue to revive sailing in the country through its grassroots programme."As the only indigenous sailing club in Nigeria, we want both the government and corporate bodies to collaborate with us to revive sailing in the country."We must not allow sailing to dwindle and that is why we are always coming up with activities to engage children as young as 7 years to participate in our activities."We are hopeful that there will be a turn around in year 2022 and sailing will take its rightful place in water sports in the country," he said.In some of the events held, Salah Hassan won the men's kayak event while Aminu Sadeeq and David Fidelis finished second and third.In the women's swimming, Nafisat Mohammed emerged winner while Deborah Iseliu and Serah Shawulu settled for the second and third positions respectively.Also, all participants, aged 7 in the Open Water Children events, were specially rewarded for participating in the competition.

  •   The Chief of Defence Staff CDS Gen Lucky Irabor says the Nigerian the military is winning the fight against insurgency in the north eastern part of the country Irabor stated this on Tuesday at the Nigeria Navy Ship NNS Delta Naval Base in Warri He said that the massive surrendering of the terrorists was an indication of success of the military in the battle The CDS gave the assurance that insurgency would soon be a thing of the past in the country I am sure you know that truly we are winning the war You have seen reports of massive surrender of Boko Haram terrorists among other things so that s an indication that we are winning the war In no distant time we will see the totality of the end of such kind of criminality in that part of the country Irabor said Speaking on the purpose of the visit Irabor said that the visit was to enable him to see the troops as well as inspect all formations and units involved in ensuring peace and security in the Niger Delta region The defence chief commended the Commander NN Delta Commodore Abdulhamid Baba Inna and his officers for their focus and diligence They know what is right and they are able to take proactive actions against any form of criminality in this area I think that it is something to be applauded and I have encouraged them to sustain the tempo he said Irabor also visited the 3 battalion Nigerian Army Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area The CDS also visited the surveillance base at the Trans Forcados crude oil pipeline located in Burutu Local Government Area of the state He was accompanied on the visits Officer Commanding FOC Central Naval Command Rear Adm Kennedy Egbuchulam Commander Operation Delta Safe OPDS Rear Adm Aminu Hassan among other officers Source NAN
    Military winning fight against insurgency – Gen. Irabor
      The Chief of Defence Staff CDS Gen Lucky Irabor says the Nigerian the military is winning the fight against insurgency in the north eastern part of the country Irabor stated this on Tuesday at the Nigeria Navy Ship NNS Delta Naval Base in Warri He said that the massive surrendering of the terrorists was an indication of success of the military in the battle The CDS gave the assurance that insurgency would soon be a thing of the past in the country I am sure you know that truly we are winning the war You have seen reports of massive surrender of Boko Haram terrorists among other things so that s an indication that we are winning the war In no distant time we will see the totality of the end of such kind of criminality in that part of the country Irabor said Speaking on the purpose of the visit Irabor said that the visit was to enable him to see the troops as well as inspect all formations and units involved in ensuring peace and security in the Niger Delta region The defence chief commended the Commander NN Delta Commodore Abdulhamid Baba Inna and his officers for their focus and diligence They know what is right and they are able to take proactive actions against any form of criminality in this area I think that it is something to be applauded and I have encouraged them to sustain the tempo he said Irabor also visited the 3 battalion Nigerian Army Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area The CDS also visited the surveillance base at the Trans Forcados crude oil pipeline located in Burutu Local Government Area of the state He was accompanied on the visits Officer Commanding FOC Central Naval Command Rear Adm Kennedy Egbuchulam Commander Operation Delta Safe OPDS Rear Adm Aminu Hassan among other officers Source NAN
    Military winning fight against insurgency – Gen. Irabor
    Defence/Security10 months ago

    Military winning fight against insurgency – Gen. Irabor

    The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, says the Nigerian the military is winning the fight against insurgency in the north-eastern part of the country.

    Irabor stated this on Tuesday at the Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) Delta Naval Base in Warri.

    He said that the massive surrendering of the terrorists was an indication of success of the military in the battle.

    The CDS gave the assurance that insurgency would soon be a thing of the past in the country.

    “I am sure you know that truly we are winning the war. You have seen reports of massive surrender of Boko Haram terrorists among other things, so that’s an indication that we are winning the war.

    “In no distant time, we will see the totality of the end of such kind of criminality in that part of the country,” Irabor said.

    Speaking on the purpose of the visit, Irabor said that the visit was to enable him to see the troops as well as inspect all formations and units involved in ensuring peace and security in the Niger Delta region.

    The defence chief commended the Commander, NN Delta, Commodore Abdulhamid Baba-Inna and his officers for their focus and diligence.

    “They know what is right and they are able to take proactive actions against any form of criminality in this area.

    “I think that it is something to be applauded and I have encouraged them to sustain the tempo,” he said.

    Irabor also visited the 3 battalion, Nigerian Army, Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area .

    The CDS also visited the surveillance base at the Trans Forcados crude oil pipeline located in Burutu Local Government Area of the state

    He was accompanied on the visits Officer Commanding (FOC) Central Naval Command, Rear Adm. Kennedy Egbuchulam, Commander, Operation Delta Safe (OPDS), Rear Adm. Aminu Hassan among other officers.

    Source: NAN

  •   By Oladapo Udom The Western Naval Command on Friday confiscated four trucks used for illegal bunkering at Idimu area of Lagos State The Flag Officer Commanding FOC Western Naval Command Rear Adm Jason Gbassa said this while addressing newsmen during a visit to the site of the illegal operation Gbassa who said no arrest was made stated that the trucks would be forfeited to the Federal Government The culprits abandoned their trucks and appliances when they saw our men approaching The striking thing is that people have the effrontery to carryout such illegal activities against the mandate of Operation Awatse in a built up area where people reside We have the trucks with us and some of them are loaded We are going to move them back to base and follow up with further investigations and handing over to the appropriate agencies We will follow up on this case and ensure we conclude effectively to make sure that the trucks are forfeited to the Federal Government he said The FOC noted that four people who were involved in similar incident some weeks ago had been convicted We will continue to pursue the perpetrators in order to know those who are behind these illegal acts he said Gbassa added that such illegal activities had huge impact on the economy and negative consequences on the health of residents If we put together this four trucks with a combined capacity of over 90 000 litres multiplied against N165 it will be going into the range of about N15 million This is for just one night s operation for a group of people to reap the nation of such commodity free without any direct investment on it This invariably impact on the availability of the products to the economy and the fumes from this activity alone is a threat to the health of the residents he said The FOC said that such illegal activities required technical skills and enormous resources to muster assuring that the command would continue to crack down on syndicate carrying out such activity Gbassa commended the people of the community for providing the intelligence needed to halt the illegal activity and also appreciated other security agencies who collaborated in carrying out the operation I urge that we continue in this collaboration and synergy in going forward so we will get better and get more results in the pursuit of perpetrators of such crimes the FOC said Source NAN
    Navy confiscates 4 trucks used for illegal bunkering
      By Oladapo Udom The Western Naval Command on Friday confiscated four trucks used for illegal bunkering at Idimu area of Lagos State The Flag Officer Commanding FOC Western Naval Command Rear Adm Jason Gbassa said this while addressing newsmen during a visit to the site of the illegal operation Gbassa who said no arrest was made stated that the trucks would be forfeited to the Federal Government The culprits abandoned their trucks and appliances when they saw our men approaching The striking thing is that people have the effrontery to carryout such illegal activities against the mandate of Operation Awatse in a built up area where people reside We have the trucks with us and some of them are loaded We are going to move them back to base and follow up with further investigations and handing over to the appropriate agencies We will follow up on this case and ensure we conclude effectively to make sure that the trucks are forfeited to the Federal Government he said The FOC noted that four people who were involved in similar incident some weeks ago had been convicted We will continue to pursue the perpetrators in order to know those who are behind these illegal acts he said Gbassa added that such illegal activities had huge impact on the economy and negative consequences on the health of residents If we put together this four trucks with a combined capacity of over 90 000 litres multiplied against N165 it will be going into the range of about N15 million This is for just one night s operation for a group of people to reap the nation of such commodity free without any direct investment on it This invariably impact on the availability of the products to the economy and the fumes from this activity alone is a threat to the health of the residents he said The FOC said that such illegal activities required technical skills and enormous resources to muster assuring that the command would continue to crack down on syndicate carrying out such activity Gbassa commended the people of the community for providing the intelligence needed to halt the illegal activity and also appreciated other security agencies who collaborated in carrying out the operation I urge that we continue in this collaboration and synergy in going forward so we will get better and get more results in the pursuit of perpetrators of such crimes the FOC said Source NAN
    Navy confiscates 4 trucks used for illegal bunkering
    Defence/Security1 year ago

    Navy confiscates 4 trucks used for illegal bunkering

    By Oladapo Udom

    The Western Naval Command on Friday confiscated four trucks used for illegal bunkering at Idimu area of Lagos State.

    The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Rear Adm. Jason Gbassa, said this while addressing newsmen during a visit to the site of the illegal operation.

    Gbassa, who said no arrest was made, stated that the trucks would be forfeited to the Federal Government.

    “The culprits abandoned their trucks and appliances when they saw our men approaching.

    “The striking thing is that people have the effrontery to carryout such illegal activities against the mandate of Operation Awatse in a built up area where people reside.

    “We have the trucks with us and some of them are loaded.

    “We are going to move them back to base and follow-up with further investigations and handing over to the appropriate agencies.

    “We will follow up on this case and ensure we conclude effectively to make sure that the trucks are forfeited to the Federal Government,” he said.

    The FOC noted that four people who were involved in similar incident some weeks ago had been convicted.

    “We will continue to pursue the perpetrators in order to know those who are behind these illegal acts,” he said.

    Gbassa added that such illegal activities had huge impact on the economy and negative consequences on the health of residents.

    “If we put together this four trucks with a combined capacity of over 90,000 litres multiplied against N165; it will be going into the range of about N15 million.

    “This is for just one night’s operation for a group of people to reap the nation of such commodity free without any direct investment on it.

    “This invariably impact on the availability of the products to the economy and the fumes from this activity alone is a threat to the health of the residents,” he said.

    The FOC said that such illegal activities required technical skills and enormous resources to muster, assuring that the command would continue to crack down on syndicate carrying out such activity.

    Gbassa commended the people of the community for providing the intelligence needed to halt the illegal activity and also appreciated other security agencies who collaborated in carrying out the operation.

    “I urge that we continue in this collaboration and synergy in going forward so we will get better and get more results in the pursuit of perpetrators of such crimes,” the FOC said.

    Source: NAN

  •   By Oladapo Udom The Flag Officer Commanding FOC Western Naval Command Rear Admiral Jason Gbassa on Monday said that reliable hydrographic data and information from the Nigerian Navy NN would further guide maritime activities Gbassa made the assertion at a reception of Nigerian Navy Ship NNS LANA which held at NNS BEECROFT Jetty Parade Ground Apapa Lagos He said that the Hydrographic ship NNS LANA would help provide the data and information needed to help make the sea more better and safe place for maritime activities NN s capacity to conduct hydrographic survey that will assure safety of naval and merchant traffic over the sea is significantly impaired with the absence of a hydrographic ship in NN fleet With NNS LANA joining the fleet the maritime industry can be assured of getting improved and reliable hydrographic data and information from the NN to guide maritime activities he said According to the FOC in seafaring safety is key and can mean life All the potentials and prospects man stands to benefit from the sea and by traversing it amounts to nothing without safety Anything that will keep one away from danger in an unfriendly environment such as the sea is welcome Therefore NNS LANA is one such asset hence our joy at receiving the ship Gbassa said He said that the Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo s leadership reflected in his vision to re energise the NN and motivate its personnel Indeed the Command is grateful for this rare privilege to receive the brand new NNS LANA I have no doubt that the ship will contribute to safety in the maritime industry as well as to Nigeria s national security Gbassa said Also speaking the Commanding Officer CO NNS LANA Captain Abdullateef Mahmud said that the ship spent 30 days at sea from France on her voyage to Lagos Nigeria Based on the average speed of 10 knots the ship covered a total distance of 4 005 nautical miles and approximately spent 30 days on the voyage The ship stopped over at four countries which were Portugal Spain Gambia and Ghana The ship performed satisfactorily well during the voyage except for one oil operation unit that developed a problem which was rectified in Portugal Mahmud said The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the construction of NNS LANA commenced in France in Dec 2018 and was completed in July 2020 The ship was launched on September 2020 in France and was handed over to the Nigerian Navy on Jan 15 2021 NAN NAN
    Hydrographic data will guide maritime activities – Nigerian Navy
      By Oladapo Udom The Flag Officer Commanding FOC Western Naval Command Rear Admiral Jason Gbassa on Monday said that reliable hydrographic data and information from the Nigerian Navy NN would further guide maritime activities Gbassa made the assertion at a reception of Nigerian Navy Ship NNS LANA which held at NNS BEECROFT Jetty Parade Ground Apapa Lagos He said that the Hydrographic ship NNS LANA would help provide the data and information needed to help make the sea more better and safe place for maritime activities NN s capacity to conduct hydrographic survey that will assure safety of naval and merchant traffic over the sea is significantly impaired with the absence of a hydrographic ship in NN fleet With NNS LANA joining the fleet the maritime industry can be assured of getting improved and reliable hydrographic data and information from the NN to guide maritime activities he said According to the FOC in seafaring safety is key and can mean life All the potentials and prospects man stands to benefit from the sea and by traversing it amounts to nothing without safety Anything that will keep one away from danger in an unfriendly environment such as the sea is welcome Therefore NNS LANA is one such asset hence our joy at receiving the ship Gbassa said He said that the Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo s leadership reflected in his vision to re energise the NN and motivate its personnel Indeed the Command is grateful for this rare privilege to receive the brand new NNS LANA I have no doubt that the ship will contribute to safety in the maritime industry as well as to Nigeria s national security Gbassa said Also speaking the Commanding Officer CO NNS LANA Captain Abdullateef Mahmud said that the ship spent 30 days at sea from France on her voyage to Lagos Nigeria Based on the average speed of 10 knots the ship covered a total distance of 4 005 nautical miles and approximately spent 30 days on the voyage The ship stopped over at four countries which were Portugal Spain Gambia and Ghana The ship performed satisfactorily well during the voyage except for one oil operation unit that developed a problem which was rectified in Portugal Mahmud said The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the construction of NNS LANA commenced in France in Dec 2018 and was completed in July 2020 The ship was launched on September 2020 in France and was handed over to the Nigerian Navy on Jan 15 2021 NAN NAN
    Hydrographic data will guide maritime activities – Nigerian Navy
    Defence/Security1 year ago

    Hydrographic data will guide maritime activities – Nigerian Navy

    By Oladapo Udom

    The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Jason Gbassa, on Monday said that reliable hydrographic data and information from the Nigerian Navy (NN) would further guide maritime activities.

    Gbassa made the assertion at a reception of Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) LANA, which held at NNS BEECROFT Jetty/Parade Ground, Apapa, Lagos.

    He said that the Hydrographic ship, NNS LANA, would help provide the data and information needed to help make the sea more better and safe place for maritime activities.

    “NN’s capacity to conduct hydrographic survey that will assure safety of naval and merchant traffic over the sea is significantly impaired with the absence of a hydrographic ship in NN fleet.

    “With NNS LANA joining the fleet, the maritime industry can be assured of getting improved and reliable hydrographic data and information from the NN to guide maritime activities,’’ he said.

    According to the FOC, in seafaring, safety is key and can mean life. All the potentials and prospects man stands to benefit from the sea and by traversing it amounts to nothing without safety.

    “Anything that will keep one away from danger in an unfriendly environment such as the sea is welcome.

    “Therefore, NNS LANA is one such asset hence our joy at receiving the ship,’’ Gbassa said.

    He said that the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo’s leadership reflected in his vision to re-energise the NN and motivate its personnel.

    “Indeed, the Command is grateful for this rare privilege to receive the brand new NNS LANA.

    “I have no doubt that the ship will contribute to safety in the maritime industry as well as to Nigeria’s national security,’’ Gbassa said.

    Also speaking, the Commanding Officer (CO), NNS LANA, Captain Abdullateef Mahmud said that the ship spent 30 days at sea from France on her voyage to Lagos, Nigeria.

    “Based on the average speed of 10 knots, the ship covered a total distance of 4,005 nautical miles and approximately spent 30 days on the voyage.

    “The ship stopped over at four countries which were Portugal, Spain, Gambia and Ghana.

    “The ship performed satisfactorily well during the voyage except for one oil operation unit that developed a problem which was rectified in Portugal,’’ Mahmud said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the construction of NNS LANA commenced in France in Dec. 2018 and was completed in July 2020.

    The ship was launched on September 2020 in France and was handed over to the Nigerian Navy on Jan. 15, 2021. (NAN)

    (NAN)

  •   The Nigerian Navy NN on Tuesday unveiled new houses for the Chief Boatswain s Mates CBM of the Western Naval Command WNC and Naval Training Command NAVTRAC Rear Adm Oladele Daji the Flag Officer Commanding FOC WNC and Special Guest of Honour at the ceremony held at the Navy Town Ojo Lagos said that it was part of the naval authorities efforts to boost the morale of the personnel It is a unique opportunity to unveil the institutional houses as part of the going and consistent efforts by the NN to boost personnel s morale through various welfare programmes he said Daji said that the new institutional houses were in appreciation for the CBM s dedication to duty The CBMs as admirals of the lower deck are leaders and the backbone of every major shore establishment in the NN due to their rich experience by virtue of their long years of service The CBMs are a veritable link and moderating influence between the officers and the ratings cadres They train direct and supervise working parties and routine maintenance in the NN establishments he said The FOC expressed the hope that it would spur other ratings to aspire to attain the rank of Navy Warrant Officer NOW and the office of CBM Therefore these institutional houses being inaugurated today are symbolic of NN s appreciation for their dedication to duty and to spur other ratings to aspire to attain the rank of NWO and the office of CBM he said Daji said that the navy would continue to improve on the welfare of the officers and their families to ensure that they were comfortable in carrying out their constitutional duties This is a further testimony to the Chief of the Naval Staff s untiring efforts at upgrading the existing infrastructure and develop new ones across all commands units and establishments in the Nigerian navy he said He assured the chief of naval staff that the houses would be well maintained and that the command would continue to accord priority to improving the infrastructure provided by government in all the barracks and bases It is pertinent to mention that the NN would not have been able to accomplish the enormous infrastructural development witnessed over the past five years without the support of the Federal Government he said Edited By Gregg Mmaduakolam and Source NAN Wale Sadeeq
    Nigerian Navy unveils new houses built for lower cadres
      The Nigerian Navy NN on Tuesday unveiled new houses for the Chief Boatswain s Mates CBM of the Western Naval Command WNC and Naval Training Command NAVTRAC Rear Adm Oladele Daji the Flag Officer Commanding FOC WNC and Special Guest of Honour at the ceremony held at the Navy Town Ojo Lagos said that it was part of the naval authorities efforts to boost the morale of the personnel It is a unique opportunity to unveil the institutional houses as part of the going and consistent efforts by the NN to boost personnel s morale through various welfare programmes he said Daji said that the new institutional houses were in appreciation for the CBM s dedication to duty The CBMs as admirals of the lower deck are leaders and the backbone of every major shore establishment in the NN due to their rich experience by virtue of their long years of service The CBMs are a veritable link and moderating influence between the officers and the ratings cadres They train direct and supervise working parties and routine maintenance in the NN establishments he said The FOC expressed the hope that it would spur other ratings to aspire to attain the rank of Navy Warrant Officer NOW and the office of CBM Therefore these institutional houses being inaugurated today are symbolic of NN s appreciation for their dedication to duty and to spur other ratings to aspire to attain the rank of NWO and the office of CBM he said Daji said that the navy would continue to improve on the welfare of the officers and their families to ensure that they were comfortable in carrying out their constitutional duties This is a further testimony to the Chief of the Naval Staff s untiring efforts at upgrading the existing infrastructure and develop new ones across all commands units and establishments in the Nigerian navy he said He assured the chief of naval staff that the houses would be well maintained and that the command would continue to accord priority to improving the infrastructure provided by government in all the barracks and bases It is pertinent to mention that the NN would not have been able to accomplish the enormous infrastructural development witnessed over the past five years without the support of the Federal Government he said Edited By Gregg Mmaduakolam and Source NAN Wale Sadeeq
    Nigerian Navy unveils new houses built for lower cadres
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    Nigerian Navy unveils new houses built for lower cadres

    The Nigerian Navy (NN), on Tuesday, unveiled new houses for the Chief Boatswain’s Mates (CBM) of the Western Naval Command (WNC) and Naval Training Command (NAVTRAC).

    Rear Adm. Oladele Daji, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), WNC and Special Guest of Honour at the ceremony, held at the Navy Town, Ojo, Lagos, said that it was part of the naval authorities’ efforts to boost the morale of the personnel.

    “It is a unique opportunity to unveil the institutional houses, as part of the going and consistent efforts by the NN to boost personnel’s morale through various welfare programmes,” he said.

    Daji said that the new institutional houses were in appreciation for the CBM’s dedication to duty.

    “The CBMs as admirals of the lower deck are leaders and the backbone of every major shore establishment in the NN due to their rich experience by virtue of their long years of service.

    “The CBMs are a veritable link and moderating influence between the officers and the ratings’ cadres. They train, direct and supervise working parties and routine maintenance in the NN establishments,” he said.

    The FOC expressed the hope that it would spur other ratings to aspire to attain the rank of Navy Warrant Officer (NOW) and the office of CBM.

    “Therefore, these institutional houses being inaugurated today are symbolic of NN’s appreciation for their dedication to duty and to spur other ratings to aspire to attain the rank of NWO and the office of CBM,” he said.

    Daji said that the navy would continue to improve on the welfare of the officers and their families to ensure that they were comfortable in carrying out their constitutional duties.

    “This is a further testimony to the Chief of the Naval Staff’s untiring efforts at upgrading the existing infrastructure and develop new ones across all commands, units and establishments in the Nigerian navy,” he said.

    He assured the chief of naval staff that the houses would be well-maintained and that the command would continue to accord priority to improving the infrastructure provided by government in all the barracks and bases.

    “It is pertinent to mention that the NN would not have been able to accomplish the enormous infrastructural development witnessed over the past five years without the support of the Federal Government,” he said.


    Edited By: Gregg Mmaduakolam and
    Source: NAN‘Wale Sadeeq

  •  Tunde Giwa Daramola the Club Commodore of Navy Sailing Club of Ojo in Lagos on Friday said they have concluded arrangements to stage three races in November Giwa Daramola disclosed in a statement that the races were the third edition of the FOC West Open Boat Race Ojo Race and the P P Okpe Boat Race He said the races were quick follow ups to the Independence Day Commodore Boat Race held on Oct 1 The Oct 1 Race was the first for the club after the COVID 19 pandemic and we are glad it was a success As the foremost sailing club in Nigeria only constant competitions will help keep our athletes in top form ahead of the various national and international events Already all hands are on deck for the races with athlete sailors already perfecting their drills and strategies for the events Events like these are key to the goals of the club the club official said Giwa Daramola added that the FOC West Open Boat Race 2020 which is organised courtesy of the FOC Western Naval Command Rear Adm Oladele Daji would hold on Nov 7 He disclosed that the Ojo Race which is a collaboration between the club and the Lagos Yatch Club at Onikan would hold on Nov 14 The P P Okpe boat race will hold on Nov 28 he said Ebenezer Ukwunna Technical Director of the Nigeria Rowing Canoe and Sailing Federation while reacting to the line up of events commended the club s leadership for returning the club to sailing ways Ukwunna noted that such races would provide the federation the needed opportunity to scout for budding talents which could be groomed for competitions at the international stage The Navy Sailing Club is the bedrock of sailing in Nigeria and the club remains the foundation of the Nigeria Rowing Canoe and Sailing Federation They have in the past produced athletes who have represented Nigeria at international competitions including the African Games and the Olympics I am glad that the present executive committee of the Navy Sailing Club has revived races which will throw up young athletes he said Edited By Remi Koleoso and Olawale Alabi Source NAN
    Navy Sailing Club to stage 3 races in November
     Tunde Giwa Daramola the Club Commodore of Navy Sailing Club of Ojo in Lagos on Friday said they have concluded arrangements to stage three races in November Giwa Daramola disclosed in a statement that the races were the third edition of the FOC West Open Boat Race Ojo Race and the P P Okpe Boat Race He said the races were quick follow ups to the Independence Day Commodore Boat Race held on Oct 1 The Oct 1 Race was the first for the club after the COVID 19 pandemic and we are glad it was a success As the foremost sailing club in Nigeria only constant competitions will help keep our athletes in top form ahead of the various national and international events Already all hands are on deck for the races with athlete sailors already perfecting their drills and strategies for the events Events like these are key to the goals of the club the club official said Giwa Daramola added that the FOC West Open Boat Race 2020 which is organised courtesy of the FOC Western Naval Command Rear Adm Oladele Daji would hold on Nov 7 He disclosed that the Ojo Race which is a collaboration between the club and the Lagos Yatch Club at Onikan would hold on Nov 14 The P P Okpe boat race will hold on Nov 28 he said Ebenezer Ukwunna Technical Director of the Nigeria Rowing Canoe and Sailing Federation while reacting to the line up of events commended the club s leadership for returning the club to sailing ways Ukwunna noted that such races would provide the federation the needed opportunity to scout for budding talents which could be groomed for competitions at the international stage The Navy Sailing Club is the bedrock of sailing in Nigeria and the club remains the foundation of the Nigeria Rowing Canoe and Sailing Federation They have in the past produced athletes who have represented Nigeria at international competitions including the African Games and the Olympics I am glad that the present executive committee of the Navy Sailing Club has revived races which will throw up young athletes he said Edited By Remi Koleoso and Olawale Alabi Source NAN
    Navy Sailing Club to stage 3 races in November
    Sport2 years ago

    Navy Sailing Club to stage 3 races in November

    Tunde Giwa-Daramola, the Club Commodore of Navy Sailing Club of Ojo in Lagos, on Friday said they have concluded arrangements to stage three races in November.

    Giwa-Daramola disclosed in a statement that the races were the third edition of the FOC West Open Boat Race, Ojo Race and the P.P. Okpe Boat Race.

    He said the races were quick follow-ups to the Independence Day/Commodore Boat Race held on Oct. 1.

    “The Oct. 1 Race was the first for the club after the COVID-19 pandemic and we are glad it was a success.

    “As the foremost sailing club in Nigeria, only constant competitions will help keep our athletes in top form ahead of the various national and international events.

    “Already, all hands are on deck for the races with athlete sailors already perfecting their drills and strategies for the events.

    “Events like these are key to the goals of the club,” the club official said.

    Giwa-Daramola added that the FOC West Open Boat Race 2020, which is organised courtesy of the FOC Western Naval Command, Rear Adm. Oladele Daji, would hold on Nov. 7.

    He disclosed that the Ojo Race, which is a collaboration between the club and the Lagos Yatch Club at Onikan, would hold on Nov. 14.

    “The P.P. Okpe boat race will hold on Nov. 28,” he said.

    Ebenezer Ukwunna, Technical Director of the Nigeria Rowing, Canoe and Sailing Federation, while reacting to the line-up of events, commended the club’s leadership “for returning the club to sailing ways”.

    Ukwunna noted that such races would provide the federation the needed opportunity to scout for budding talents which could be groomed for competitions at the international stage.

    “The Navy Sailing Club is the bedrock of sailing in Nigeria and the club remains the foundation of the Nigeria Rowing, Canoe and Sailing Federation.

    “They have in the past produced athletes who have represented Nigeria at international competitions, including the African Games and the Olympics.

    “I am glad that the present executive committee of the Navy Sailing Club has revived races which will throw up young athletes,” he said.

    Edited By: Remi Koleoso and Olawale Alabi)
    Source: NAN