The Nigerian Navy operational centres connected to YARIS

The Nigerian Navy operational centres connected to YARIS

The Nigerian Navy, first Navy in the Gulf of Guinea The Nigerian Navy is structured into five commands, three of which are operationally oriented. Each of these three major operational commands is headed by a Flag Officer whose responsibilities extend specifically to...
Pirates of the Niger Delta: between brown and blue waters

Pirates of the Niger Delta: between brown and blue waters

[Source: UNODC] A study on maritime piracy has been carried out by the Global Maritime Crime Programme of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The study was funded by the Government of Denmark through the Danish Maritime Security Programme for the...
Anti-piracy: NIMASA triumphs against 10 pirates

Anti-piracy: NIMASA triumphs against 10 pirates

[Source: Leadership, 22 May 2020] Last week Thursday, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in collaboration with the Nigerian Navy, foiled a pirate attack on a Chinese fishing trawler and arrested 10 pirates. Yusuf Babalola reports. One of...
Countering Gulf of Guinea Piracy Towards 2025

Countering Gulf of Guinea Piracy Towards 2025

[Source: Maritime Executive] By François Morizur. In a recent article, I tried to foresee the form that piracy in the Gulf of Guinea could take over the next few years. Now, I propose what responses could counter these threats. Developing maritime activities along...
Nigeria hosts the global maritime security conference

Nigeria hosts the global maritime security conference

The maritime domain of the Gulf of Guinea is of major geostrategic, economic and social importance. The insecurity is still very strong and endangers the economies and societies of the region. With this in mind, the Nigerian authorities have decided to organize a...
Maritime safety: President Buhari assents to anti-piracy bill

Maritime safety: President Buhari assents to anti-piracy bill

(NIMASA, 3 July 2019) – President Muhammadu Buhari has given his assent to the Suppression of Piracy and other Maritime Offences Bill, 2019, in an unprecedented move billed to bring a dramatic improvement in security on the country’s territorial waters and...