Posts Tagged ‘Navy’

Nigerian Government, INTERPOL in Search of Sailors Kidnapped by Pirates

The Nigerian navy reported today that it works jointly with the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) to track and rescue 12 crew members kidnapped from a Swiss cargo ship that sails in Nigerian waters. Navy spokesman Ayo Olugbode said several agencies are working on a joint search operation to locate the crew, which has been […]

FCT High Court admits evidence by Navy in an EFCC Case.

  A  FCT High Court on Tuesday admitted as evidence a letter from the Nigerian Navy to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission claiming ownership of a property located at 2717 Cadastral Zone A06, Maitama district, Abuja, a property that is meant to be a safe house for the Nigerian Navy in line with international […]

Navy Deploys 13 Ships, 80 Gunboats For N/Delta Exercise

A total of 13 warships, 80 patrol crafts are expected to partici­pate in this year’s Chief of Naval Staff Annual Sea Ex­ercise code-named ‘Exer­cise Eagle Eye’ in the Niger Delta area. In a press briefing to kick start activities scheduled to commence from 1st- 5th December, 2016 at the Na­val Headquarters Abuja, the Chief of […]

Killing of Unarmed Pro-Biafra Supporters Must Be Investigated – Amnesty International

An on-the-ground investigation by Amnesty International has confirmed that the Nigerian army gunned down unarmed people ahead of last month’s planned pro-Biafran commemoration events in Onitsha, Anambra state. Evidence gathered from eyewitnesses, morgues and hospitals confirms that between 29-30 May 2016, the Nigerian military opened fire on members of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), […]

Navy Urges Officers To Vote In 2015 Polls

Rear Admiral Charles Medani, the outgoing Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy, has urged officers and ratings of the command to vote in general elections in 2015. Medani gave the advice in Calabar on Monday during the handover of the leadership of the Command to his successor, Rear Admiral Henry […]

Joe Biden’s Son Thrown Out of Navy Over Cocaine

The US vice-president’s son Hunter Biden has been discharged from the US navy reserve after testing positive for cocaine. Biden failed a drug test administered in June 2013, sources said. The son of Joe Biden issued a statement confirming his discharge and expressing regret and embarrassment for his actions. Navy spokesman Commander Ryan Perry confirmed […]