NSCDC inaugurates gunboats to tackle Pipeline Vandalism

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), yesterday, inaugurated gunboats in Bayelsa State to tackle pipeline vandalism and other maritime crimes.

The gunboats were sent to the state command of NSCDC by the Federal Government a few days after suspected vandals attacked pipelines belonging to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in Brass, Brass Local Government Area.

Nigerian Navy foils ship hijack, rescues 25 foreigners

Nigerian Navy

About twenty five foreigners including Britons, South Africans, Indians, Filipinos and Thais were rescued as the Nigerian Navy foiled an attempt by suspected sea pirates to hijack and abduct them aboard a Maersk merchant ship.

The ship was carrying general cargo to Nigeria at the time of the attack.

Executive Officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder Navy Capt. Olusegun Soyemi, stated that the vessel arrived safely with the rescued crew members yesterday at Onne Port in Rivers State.

3 Russians on trial in Nigeria for ‘illegal crude oil trade’ skip bail

Illegal Crude Oil Trade

Three Russians who are among 14 foreigners accused of dealing in crude oil without licence have jumped bail, the Federal High Court in Lagos heard on Monday.

Justice Ibrahim Buba issued a bench warrant for their arrest.

He also revoked the bail granted to other accused persons.

The judge ordered Zenith Bank Plc, which provided a bank guarantee for the bail granted the accused persons for N50million each, to appear and explain why the sum will not be forfeited.