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Gulf of Guinea Focus: Week 15


NSCDC dismantles illegal oil bunkering site, impounds boats in Abia
NSCDC dismantles illegal oil bunkering site, impounds boats in Abia

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismantled an illegal oil bunkering site at Inhandu Community of Ukwa East Local Government Area in Abia State. The Corps Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Mr Babawale Afolabi made this known in a statement in Abuja. Afolabi said that a large local pour-put boat for conveying locally refined petroleum products and a loading point were dismantled, with 9000 litres of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) seized. He said that the Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad (CGs SIS) carried out the operation following credible intelligence, and remained determined to salvage the nation from economic saboteurs.


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Edo Refinery Receives 15,000 Barrels Of Crude
Edo Refinery Receives 15,000 Barrels Of Crude

Edo Refinery has received a total of 15,000 barrels of crude oil in 2024 for production from the Oza Oil Field operated by Decklar Resources Inc. and its co-venturer, Millennium Oil & Gas Company Limited. The Chief Executive Officer of Decklar Resources, Sanmi Famuyide, who disclosed this in a statement, noted that the company has continued ongoing crude oil injection volumes into the Trans Niger Pipeline for transport to and export from the Bonny Export Terminal. The refinery was developed by the Edo Refinery and Petrochemical Company Limited (ERPC) and was facilitated through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led State Government and AIPCC. It is a 6,000bpd capacity plant, which is being expanded to 21,000bpd.


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Akwa Ibom Govt. Renews Commitment To Partner Navy On Maritime Security
Akwa Ibom Govt. Renews Commitment To Partner Navy On Maritime Security

Gov. Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom, in Uyo said the state would partner security agencies operating within the maritime sector, to enhance development of the blue economy. Eno said this when he played host to the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command, Nigerian Navy, Rear Adm. Saheed Akinwande, at the Government House in Uyo. He emphasised the importance of a fortified security network for development, stressing that his administration would continue to support and collaborate with security agencies for the purpose of development. “It is good to have you back, you have been here in Ibaka and Cross River State before, so see how destiny brought you back. It is home coming for you, and we welcome you.


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Maritime Security: Nigeria, Spain To Deepen Cooperation
Maritime Security: Nigeria, Spain To Deepen Cooperation

The Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Ambassador Juan Ignacio Sell has declared that the Spanish Government is desirous to deepen cooperation with Nigeria through further collaboration with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA. Ambassador Juan made this declaration while inspecting the two new Bulletproof Security boats, built for NIMASA by a Spanish Company, Aresa. This is just as the Director General of NIMASA Dr. Dayo Mobereola says deploying the vessels is priority Ambassador Juan said, “This is one more milestone in the cooperation between Spain and Nigeria for maritime security. The Spanish government sees Nigeria as prime in attaining security in the Gulf of Guinea. We also have a naval ship present in the Gulf of Guinea to enhance security. The message from our President back home is for the Embassy to seek more partnership with Nigeria in the Maritime Sector.


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APM Terminals Apapa Invests 9,696 Man-Hours Annually In Employees’ Development
APM Terminals Apapa Invests 9,696 Man-Hours Annually In Employees’ Development

APM Terminals Apapa said it spent a total of 9,696 man-hours in 2023, investing in employees’ learning and development. This is said to cut across 20 different trainings in various functions. Senior People Business Partner of APM Terminals Apapa, Omolara Olatunbosun said, “Every year, a training calendar is designed towards the training and professional development of our employees. “Our employees are one of our core values; ensuring that we have the right person with the right skills for each job is integral to the success of our operations, so we understand the importance of investing in Learning and Development to enhance their skills, efficiency, productivity and overall wellbeing.


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Navy Hands Over Eight Suspected Oil Thieves To EFCC
Navy Hands Over Eight Suspected Oil Thieves To EFCC

The Nigerian Navy has handed over eight suspected crude oil thieves and a vessel, MV Jasmine, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital for prosecution. The suspects are, Pere Ebiye (Captain), Okon David (DeckMan), Enuwa Wilson (Cook), Wesley Okon (DeckMan), Ade Ojo Idowu (Asst. Engineer), Oluwadamire Abraham (DeckMan), Oluwole Azuzu (Asst. Captain) and Taiwo Adebanwo (Chief Engineer). According to the Navy, they were arrested on February 23, 2024, onboard a wooden boat, MV Jasmine, laden with 30,000 litres of petroleum products suspected to be crude, bunkered in a cellophane-sealed compartment of the boat and in four Geepee tanks.


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