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          MDAT - GoG Increased Threat of Piracy

          MDAT-GOG is aware that the piracy threat remains high in the area defined by the following points:

          NPA, ICPC Inaugurate Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit

          The Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA) in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) has inaugurated the NPA Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit.

          Chinese trawlers jeopardise India's maritime security

          The presence of Chinese trawlers in the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal jeopardises India's maritime security by fishing in India's EEZ.

          How illegal fishing off Cameroon’s coast worsens maritime security

          In Cameroon there is growing awareness that there’s a direct relationship between illegal and unregulated activity in the fisheries sector, and maritime security in the waters off the country’s coast.

          Gulf of Guinea Piracy: UN praises NIMASA effort in combating piracy

          The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), praised efforts made by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in the battle against maritime piracy in the Gulf of..

          U.S. Coast Guard train with Nigerian Navy on Maritime Law Enforcement

          Twenty-four officers of the Nigerian Navy are participating in a four-week intensive U.S. Coast Guard Boarding Officer training program.

          Sailor recounts pirate attack on MV Tampen at Gabon port

          Deepak Udayaraj, the second officer of the Indian merchant shipping vessel MV Tampen which came under attack by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea, off Gabon in West Africa recounts the attack.

          Indian Military Base in Mauritius: why Africa should worry

          Even the notion of an Indian military facility on Mauritius’s Agaléga island deserves regional and AU attention.

          Why Nigeria quit maritime organisation

          REGIONAL collaborations are vital to Africa’s growth. It is for this reason that they are formed. But when they do not meet their core objectives, member states may decide to opt out, in spite of the..

          Don lists threats against NIMASA’s $195m Deep Blue Project

          A Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Freedom Onuoha, has identified likely pitfalls that the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency must avoid..