Navy strengthens war against oil theft, piracy, launches Operation Cold Waters
The Nigerian Navy has unveiled Operation Cold Waters (AMI JIJI 2021) to tackle maritime insecurity, especially crude oil theft and piracy in its Central Naval Command (CNC) area of operations.
'Nigeria needs multifaceted approach to tackle oil theft
The Federal Government has been urged to adopt multifaceted approaches towards halting cases of crude oil theft, which has caused the country about N15.83 trillion economic losses from 2015 to 2018.
Is Nigeria subsidising fuel consumption in West Africa?
Boasting a population of 25 million, the markets of Cameroon are full to bursting. Along with dirt roads vermillion, turquoise and saffron handwoven mats are spread out as far as the eye can see, every empty space between them dotted with bowls towering with tomatoes, pepper, onions and garlic. Peppery smoke from suya stands billows over…
Stakeholders urge action as oil theft claims N995b
Stakeholders comprising oil and gas experts, civil society organisations and Niger Delta leaders yesterday sought immediate action on crude theft, stating that the country had lost $12 billion to the menace. They accused security agencies, politicians and host communities of aiding the illicit business with its accompanying negative effects on the national economy, environment and…
Niger Delta youths laud JTF’s strategies in combating oil theft
Youths in the Niger Delta have commended the Joint Task Force (JTF) for the strategies deployed in fighting oil theft in the region. The youths, under the auspices of Niger Delta Youth Coalition for Peace and Progress (NDYCPP), said the strategies saved the nation economic losses that would have run into billions on naira. NDYCPP…
Rivers communities demand refinery to back move against oil theft
The chiefs of Bille kingdom in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State, have promised to support the Federal Government to stamp out illegal oil bunkering in their domain. The support, according to the community leaders, is hinged on the government’s ability to fulfil its promise to grant the locals licence to operate modular refinery.…
‘Journalist Abiri’ arrested for pipeline vandalism, oil theft
Mr. Jones Abiri, the man said to have been arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, is not a journalist and does not belong to any chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journlists, Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity clarified Thursday night. Shehu said Abiri was…
Court remands two Ghanaians, others in prison over alleged oil theft
A federal High Court in Lagos yesterday remanded in prison custody, two Ghanaians and three others, over alleged theft of 250 metric tonnes of petroleum products. The two suspected oil thieves from Ghana are John Kwane Amissah and Jonathan Kumah Tetteh. The Nigerians involved are Shadrack Eneogwu, Ojo Olagoke Christopher, Atolagbe Hakeem and Daniel Noan…
Nations seek end to oil theft, sea piracy
This came yesterday as Nigeria emerged the Chairman of the GGC with a call by President Muhammadu Buhari on members to urgently address the socio-economic and security challenges facing the commission.
Security agents suspended over alleged oil theft
Okeh said the management of the Corps condemned the alleged possession of illegal petroleum products suspected to be diesel (AGO) by two officers of the Corps who were recently arrested and presented to newsmen by the Police.