• Military appoints new commander, Apochi Suleiman for Operation Against Niger Delta militancy

    Military appoints new commander, Apochi Suleiman for Operation Against Niger Delta militancy

    According to reports, the military has appointed Real Admiral Apochi Suleiman as the new commander for Operation Delta Safe, set up to fight militancy in the Niger Delta region.

    This is contained in a statement signed by Col. Kingsley Umoh, on behalf of the Acting Director, Defence Information, which explained that the change became necessary in order to inject new capability to contain the prevailing security threats and provide much needed stability in the region.

    Before his latest appointment which takes immediate […]

  • Nigerian Navy plans fresh strategies to counter militancy

    Nigerian Navy plans fresh strategies to counter militancy

    According to reports, the Nigerian Navy has formulated fresh strategies to flush out militants from the Niger Delta region and end ongoing attacks on oil installations.

    It was gathered that the strategies when fully implemented would enable the navy through their formations in the region to gather intelligence on planned attacks and stop their execution.

    The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral, Ibok-Ete Ibas, and his team of senior officers were in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Monday, to tour formations of the Central Naval […]

  • Nigeria lost N2 Trillion to militancy, pipeline vandalism – NNPC

    Nigeria lost N2 Trillion to militancy, pipeline vandalism – NNPC

    Renewed militancy in the Niger Delta and oil pipe vandalism have cost Nigeria about $7bn, ( equivalent of N2.1tn) this year alone, according to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

    NNPC Group Managing Director Maikanti Baru speaking at the 2016 Fiscal Liquidity Assessment Committee Retreat in Abuja put the total volume of crude oil thus lost to vandalism at 7000kpd.

    “Over 7000kpd of crude oil has been lost due to vandalism this year. A bulk of the loss is from JV assets,” […]

  • Operation Crocodile Smile reduced kidnapping, militancy in Cross River, says Buratai

    Operation Crocodile Smile reduced kidnapping, militancy in Cross River, says Buratai

    It was gathered that the joint military operation tagged: ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ has reduced incidents of kidnapping, militancy and armed robbery in Cross River.

    The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai, stated this on Thursday at the ground-breaking ceremony of the Nigerian Army Post Housing Scheme at Adiabo community in the state.

    NAN reports that the project that is located in Odukpani Local Government Area of the state, is a collaboration between the Nigerian Army and the state Ministry of […]

  • Agriculture is the only way out of recession, militancy – Minister

    Agriculture is the only way out of recession, militancy – Minister

    Minister of State for Agriculture, Heineken Lokpobiri, has posited that Agriculture and agribusiness remained the only sure way of getting out of the recent economic recession, warning of imminent danger if Nigerians refused to embrace farming.

    Lokpobiri, who made this known at a town hall meeting with stakeholders in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, said Nigeria spends about $22billion a year on importation of food into the country.

    The minister, who before the meeting visited many farms in the state as part of efforts […]

  • Militancy: Niger Delta politicians in Buhari’s cabinet blackmailing Jonathan – IYC

    Militancy: Niger Delta politicians in Buhari’s cabinet blackmailing Jonathan – IYC

    The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has condemned the desperation by some politicians to rope former President Goodluck Jonathan into the formation of the Niger Delta Avengers.

    The group, in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Eric Omare, said the desperation came to the pinnacle with the media report that said that intelligence report indicated that Jonathan was one of the persons behind the formation of the NDA.

    The IYC said, “The characters behind this desperate plan […]

  • Militancy: “How many people will you fight?” Gani Adams asks Buhari

    Militancy: “How many people will you fight?” Gani Adams asks Buhari

    Gani Adams, leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), says the use of force in the Niger Delta region can not stop attacks on oil assets.

    In an interview with newsmen, Adams advised the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to negotiate with militants based on restructuring.

    He said but for the fact that the Niger Delta is endowed with oil, Buhari would not have cared about the activities of the militants.

    “The government should negotiate with them on the basis of restructuring. You […]

  • IGP Mr. Ibrahim Idris Orders Policemen To Curb Kidnapping, Militancy

    IGP Mr. Ibrahim Idris Orders Policemen To Curb Kidnapping, Militancy

    The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has ordered policemen and officers especially those in the mobile unit to rise up and nip the security challenges in the country in bud.

    Idris said this at the passing out parade of squadron commanders seminar/combat operation course at the Police Mobile Force Training School, Ila Orangun on Saturday.

    Idris said, ” This training is coming at a very crucial time when the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to build […]