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        Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea - New Legislation in Nigeria

        New Terrorism Prevention Act in Nigeria

        Nigeria outlaws ransom payments

        The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill imposing jail terms of at least 15 years for paying a ransom to free someone who has been kidnapped, and made the crime of abduction punishable by death in cases..

        Nigeria explosion: ‘More than 100 people killed’ in blast at illegal oil refinery

        An explosion at an illegal oil refining depot in Nigeria has left more than 100 people dead, local officials fear.

        Agents to shut down Lagos ports Monday over 15% levy

        The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) says they will embark on a one-day warning strike on April 25, over the introduction of 15 per cent National Automotive Council (NAC) levy.

        Nigerian Navy kicks against maritime security role for NIMASA

        The Nigerian Navy has raised alarm on the potential conflict over the planned expansion of the mandate of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to include the security of..

        Denmark's Anti-Piracy Effort in the GoG Ends

        Denmark will withdraw its frigate from the Gulf of Guinea due to the current situation in Ukraine.

        Nigerian Navy pledges continued security in Niger Delta

        The outgoing Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Eastern Naval Command, Rear Adm. S.K. Ibrahim says the Nigerian Navy will continue to provide adequate security to Critical National Assets (CNA) in the..

        NIMASA allege sabotage of territorial water by other GoG member states

        Nigeria seeks $1.4m to bring in security ship donated by South Korea to fight piracy amidst claims of continuous sabotage of Nigeria by member states in the Gulf of Guinea. 

        Increased Threat of Piracy

        MDAT-GOG has been made aware that there is an increased threat of piracy activity in the following area.

        Nigerian Government hires firm sacked over corruption in Congo

        The Nigerian government has approved the award of a major maritime project to a company immersed in high-level corruption in two other African countries, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.