Niger Delta Militants rescind threat against oil majors

A coalition of militants in the Niger Delta who had previously vowed to attack Nigerian oil and gas pipelines if their demands were not met by October 1st, has agreed to rescind their threats on the fossil fuel infrastructure in the delta.

Abuja held several closed-door meetings with the coalition on Thursday, after which the group declared its loyalty to the Pan Niger Delta Forum, which is negotiating with the federal government to increase the proportion of oil revenues used to develop the oil-rich delta.

Maritime Security: 'Homeland' takes delivery of Damen patrol vessel 'GUARDIAN 3'

A Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel has been delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, taking their fleet of these award-winning craft up to three in number. A fourth is also currently under construction.
Guardian 3 along with its sister ships Guardian 1 and Guardian 2 is now providing security and other support services to the international offshore oil companies active off the coast of Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea, in cooperation with the Nigerian Navy.

NIMASA target 100% ISPS Code compliance with IMO drills

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that the Agency would not rest on its oars until 100% compliance of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code is achieved in all port facilities across the country. 

NIMASA pledges to implement new maritime security system

Going by efforts being made in the area of security, through the integrated maritime security infrastructure and waterways surveillance system, Nigerian Shippers have been assured of government's zero tolerance of all forms of criminalities on the nation’s waterways.

Navy intercepts 1.1m litres of alleged stolen diesel in Rivers

The Nigerian Navy has intercepted 1.1 million litres of diesel allegedly stolen from pipelines belonging to multinational oil companies in Rivers. No fewer than 13 suspects have also been arrested on account of their alleged role in illegal shipment of petroleum products to undisclosed locations in the state. 
Capt. Victor Choji, the Executive Officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder (NNS), Port Harcourt, disclosed this to journalist on Sunday in Port Harcourt.

NNPC, IOCs launch mechanism to secure oil & gas infrastructure

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is working closely with the international oil companies (IOCs) to deploy a structured and holistic security apparatus to tackle incidence of oil and gas infrastructure sabotage in the country.
This was disclosed in Abuja by the General Manager, Group Security Department of the NNPC, Mr. Sam Otoboeze, who added that this will complement the efforts of the Federal Government in security operations.

NNPC, Presidential Committee to collaborate against oil theft, piracy

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has pledged support to the Presidential Committee on Harmonised Standard Operating Procedures (HSOP) on Arrest, Detention and Prosecution of Vessels and Persons in Nigeria’s Maritime Environment to tackle the menace of oil theft and other criminal activities in the nation’s waters.

Nigerian Navy plans $1.3 billion hardware acquisition programme

At a time when a substantial part of Nigeria's resources come from offshore sources, the Nigerian Navy needs $1.3 billion to acquire new hardware to secure its territorial waters, according to Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Vice-Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, who is seeking the acquisition of at least five new ships.

Shell decries occupation of Belema Flow Station

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has decried what it described as illegal occupation of its Belema Flow Station by indigenes of Belema.
It would be recalled that the residents of the community, in the early hours of Friday had barricaded the Shell Flow Station at Belema, over what they called neglect by organization.
Shell spokesman, Joseph Ollor Obari, in a press statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday said: “Some persons illegally occupied SPDC’s Belema Flow Station.”

Protesters storm Shell oil facility in Niger Delta

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