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Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by NorthSharp(m): 12:07am On Jul 25, 2012
Jonathan Gives ‘Tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy

By SaharaReporters, New York

A company, Global West Specialist Agency, believed to be owned by a former Delta militant, Chief Government Ekpemukpolo, a.k.a Tompolo, has been given a huge contract, with the influence of President Goodluck Jonathan, to supply 20 patrol vessels for the use of Nigeria’s military authorities in securing the country’s coastline.

The Minister of Transport, Senator Abdullahi Idris Umar, revealed this to the BBC Hausa service, monitored in Abuja.

The Minister, who did not mention Tompolo’s name but that of the company, added that the company has already supplied eight vessels of the 20 vessels included in the contract agreement.

Although the Federal Government has always declared that the security of Nigeria’s coastline is ultimately the prerogative of her Navy, ex-militant Tompolo's company continues to enjoy the patronage of multimillion-dollar contracts from the Nigerian presidency.

Mr. Umar did not mention the cost of the contract, either. But he said that Global West Specialist Agency will also consult for the government in securing the Nigerian coastline, thereby rendering the Nigerian navy secondary to the firm.

He also said, “We did not say that the company will take over responsibility of the Nigerian Navy, the company’s job is to just buy the vessels and other components needed in securing the coastline. And the partnership reached has nothing to do with them taking over functions of the navy.

As if anticipating popular criticism in the country, the Minister said, “There is nothing like navy has failed; the issue is not that. The partnership is legal but not taking official functions of the navy. If we guard this coastline it will boost our revenue, and the reforms meeting we are doing is to bring change.

The link: http://saharareporters.com/news-page/jonathan-gives-%E2%80%98tompolo%E2%80%99-contract-supply-20-marine-patrol-vessels-navy
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by Nobody: 1:07am On Jul 25, 2012
Mods...Frontpage this Travesty abeg...
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by Kobojunkie: 1:17am On Jul 25, 2012
Travesty ke?
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by kunlekunle: 4:31am On Jul 25, 2012
this guy is breeding a high profile, intelligent terrorist group with sophisticated knowledge of heavy weapon.
this guys would be trained on how to handle the vessels but they will procure it for the navy.

saved knowlegde for the future.
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by ebamma(m): 5:43am On Jul 25, 2012
una think say jonathan na fool,he is daring the house of reps to impeach him so that he will unleash this ex-militants on them.
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by femmy2010(m): 5:56am On Jul 25, 2012
If this is true then gbege dey ooo.
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by Acidosis(m): 5:59am On Jul 25, 2012
This is a big threat to our nation.
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by Afam4eva(m): 6:01am On Jul 25, 2012
Hmmm
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by inspirenet: 6:26am On Jul 25, 2012
femmy2010: If this is true then gbege dey ooo.





smiley
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by Dhelake: 7:11am On Jul 25, 2012
Tell me who dey should giv it to, Foreignerz?
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by adino(m): 7:18am On Jul 25, 2012
This is what we are talking about. All oil thieves and parasites don begin dey fear.
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by Murphy7h4: 7:54am On Jul 25, 2012
Well
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by Zikkyy(m): 8:30am On Jul 25, 2012
Dhelake: Tell me who dey should giv it to, Foreignerz?

I believe the Navy should be able to source their equipment, through the FG. Don't tell me the consultant is more knowledgeable when it comes to sourcing armaments for the military.
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by Nobody: 8:33am On Jul 25, 2012
Niger delta republic on course! Йą naija sabi!
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by dasparrow: 8:35am On Jul 25, 2012
Hmmmmmm. Whatever!
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by hardywaltz(m): 10:38am On Jul 25, 2012
Someday in the near future; Abudul Qaqa (Boko Boyz their Spokesman) will be given contracts to secure our Airways.
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by Nobody: 11:25am On Jul 25, 2012
I'll set up a committee to investigate the veracity of this claim.
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by Nobody: 11:35am On Jul 25, 2012
Global West Vessels Specialist Nigeria Limited

Nigeria: Threats To Oil In Nigeria And The Role Of Private Security On Land And Sea

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Posted by Matt in Africa, Maritime Security, Nigeria | 0 Comments

Given the region’s location on the Atlantic, allowing direct supplies to the United States without the dangers plaguing Middle Eastern exports, the region is expected to provide the United States with about one-quarter of its crude imports by 2015.

Most of the attacks involve theft, particularly large amounts of oil, rather than hijackings for ransom, the primary tactic used by the Somali pirates.

“Gulf of Guinea attacks have been targeted almost solely against oil- and diesel-carrying vessels,” Oxford Analytica noted in a recent report.
So any serious threat to supplies could have an impact in the United States.

Lately I have been focused on oil related stories. The reason for that is there are a lot of factors in play right now that could severely impact the world oil markets. So it pays to take a look at where we get oil, and the stability of this source.

Also, where there is a security issue and private interests at stake, then usually you will see private security involved in some capacity. From managing a guard force, to security assessments, to protecting assets and individuals, private security is very much involved. Security contractors are extremely important to the world wide effort of securing these oil related efforts, and the world is not getting any safer.

The focus here is on oil imports to the US, and there are a few imports out there that deserve some attention. I focus on the US because I am citizen there, but it is also important to follow what impacts the US because often times news there impacts the rest of the world. For the record, here are our top import sources.

Canada (25%)

Saudi Arabia (12%)

Nigeria (11%)

Venezuela (10%)

Mexico (9%)

Looking at this list, you can see exactly what I am talking about. Saudi Arabia is located in a region that is certainly threatened by the aspect of war and revolution (Iran or Arab Spring comes to mind). We depend on Saudi Arabia’s security apparatus to protect this oil production. Just imagine if Iran bombed refineries there for some kind of retaliatory attack against the west, if Israel bombs Iran? Other import sources would all of sudden become very important.

Or look at Venezuela where the leader there actively promotes his hatred of all things US, and goes out of his way to make partnerships with countries like Iran, just to thumb their nose at the US. Amazing that we are still doing business with this country. But they have oil.

Then look at Mexico with the drug war and constant attacks on their nationalized oil company called Pemex? What would happen if cartels started attacking oil rigs or Pemex as a retaliation against the US drug war effort? Or terrorists targeted these assets as a way of hurting the US?

Luckily imports from Canada are stable and secure, but that is about it. Now let’s put this into perspective. Imagine if any one of these top importers had their oil infrastructure attacked and disrupted by a nation or a group? The shock wave to the world oil markets would be severe, and the pain would definitely be felt economically in the US. That is why I follow this stuff. In my view, the more we can shore up energy independence, the better. But let’s keep this focused on the reality that we have, and not the one we wished we had.

So the importer that I want to focus on today is Nigeria. There are a few things to look at here for system disruptions. The first is piracy. Off the western coast of Africa, things are now getting bad enough to raise some alarms. Lloyds Market Association puts the waterways near Nigeria in the same risk category as Somalia’s.

Lloyd’s Market Association, a London umbrella for a group of insurers, listed Nigeria, Benin and nearby waters in the same risk category as lawless Somalia. That could signal higher insurance rates for shipping, including oil traffic, off West Africa.

Both the coastal region and the deltas/waterways are all hunting grounds of pirates seeking to capture oil tankers or hostages, and there is an upward trend for this activity.
Below, I posted a story that talked about a private public partnership that Nigeria is taking on in order to deal with this issue. The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has recently contracted with a company called Global West Vessels Specialist Nigeria Limited. Here is the basics of this deal, which is valued at $103 million.

“What the government has done is simply address issues of maintenance bureaucracy that had crippled the patrol arm of NIMASA. By the partnership agreement NIMASA has asked a private firm to supply patrol boats, surveillance equipment and also maintain them. NIMASA and the NAVY will use these facilities to protect the nation’s maritime domain”, he explained.

I don’t know anything about this company or public private partnership. So I couldn’t even say if this group is an honest partner in the deal, or if it will be effective. We will see….

The second thing to look at are these militant groups who target the oil as part of their strategy. Groups like MEND did a number on oil infrastructure there. Shell has also invested much into security in order to protect their investments and operations there, and from the sounds of it, MEND is wanting to get back into the game of system disruptions.

You also have the Islamist extremist angle. Boko Haram comes to mind as just such a group that could increase their systems disruption attacks as a strategy to coincide with the increased demand for oil throughout the world. Meaning if the west depends upon the oil coming from Nigeria, then what better way to hurt the west and Nigerian government by attacking the oil. This is not a new idea and I discussed how Al Shabab is targeting western oil interests in Somalia as another example of this kind of thing. (notice that private security is a necessity to counter the threat in both countries)

Finally, I picked up on this little part of an article below and this is interesting to me. Liberia and Sierra Leone could turn into another source of oil. Check it out.
U.S. company Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and oil companies have reported new discoveries off Liberia and Sierra Leone in recent weeks, heightening expectations that the war-scarred region is heading for a major bonanza.

So with that said, will we see Royal Dutch Shell and similar companies respond with setting up security that looks more like a private military force? Will we see a drive to promote armed guards on all boats operating off the west coast of Africa? Who knows and it is something to watch as events unfold in this region of the world. -Matt





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Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by Nobody: 11:39am On Jul 25, 2012
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Look at them in their f**ked up canoes. Look at the homes they live in. Do they even look like they got $2/day to live on? Yet, when it comes down to it, they'll defend GEJ because na our son and na our oyel, whilst forgetting that GEJ's meals per day cost $30,000.

LMAO smh

Theres no greater affliction than ignorance.
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by henzly(m): 12:00pm On Jul 25, 2012
ebamma: una think say jonathan na fool,he is daring the house of reps to impeach him so that he will unleash this ex-militants on them.










tompolo na business guy,wetin u xpect
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by duality(m): 12:36pm On Jul 25, 2012
Good. the oil thieves are gona get it hot. they leave in lagos and abuja. we know them. soon it ill be game over.

you ask a silly young man what he does and he says "i'm into oil and gas". we shall put a stop to this robbery of the common wealth of Nigerians and the Niger deltans in particular.
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by bubadaniel13: 12:40pm On Jul 25, 2012
I could remember vividly when Nasir El-Rufai allocated plots of land to his family members,cronies,girlfriends e.t.c,when he was asked why?his simple was Are they not Nigerians?Tompolo is repentant militant from the Niger Delta,abeg make them allow d guy chop.....
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by KingGeorge1: 12:59pm On Jul 25, 2012
Why is it that Nigerian always find it very difficult 2 see anything good in govt programmes or policies? what does buying of vessels 4 the navy got 2 do with Tompolo? or there r fact that is directly related 2 tompolo n the company,then sum1 should b able 2 substantiate it cos r tired of baseless stories n rumors spread by pple i dont knw,,,,haba!
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by KingGeorge1: 1:06pm On Jul 25, 2012
kunlekunle: this guy is breeding a high profile, intelligent terrorist group with sophisticated knowledge of heavy weapon.
this guys would be trained on how to handle the vessels but they will procure it for the navy.

saved knowlegde for the future.
Wao!!!! bro u must be an expert in the field 2 knw that the guy was trained in heavy weapon handling,,plz tell us where n when he was train so we knw wat 2 do and if u can even the proof that the company in question is own by the so called tompolo,since the reporters could not give us the full insight of the report they r telling us oooh..
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by FrankC3: 1:57pm On Jul 25, 2012
To really get the real reason for this complaint against Global West, can somebody kindly furnish us with the coy has handled Navy and NIMASA consulting and procurement contracts over the last 20 years. This information may just reveal that we are looking at a comprehensive list of govt 'critics' and their sponsors.
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by HammedSodiqq: 3:57pm On Jul 25, 2012
The most important thing is that the company is owned by a nigerian, certified registered by Corporate Affairs and qualifies to be awarded contract. Thank God he has procured 8 already, unlike some that will pocket the money and tell us stories.
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by kunlekunle: 4:26pm On Jul 25, 2012
King George:
Wao!!!! bro u must be an expert in the field 2 knw that the guy was trained in heavy weapon handling,,plz tell us where n when he was train so we knw wat 2 do and if u can even the proof that the company in question is own by the so called tompolo,since the reporters could not give us the full insight of the report they r telling us oooh..


so the the guy that bought these vessels would not be shown or trained on it functions?
After training that knowledge would be discarded. Abi.
GEJ and his village headmaster democracy
Re: Jonathan Gives ‘tompolo’ Contract To Supply 20 Marine Patrol Vessels To Navy by Maleeq(m): 9:54am On Jul 27, 2012
Imagine!! SMH!

GEJ is now giving ex-militants/oil thieves multi million dollar to buy ships and equipment for the Nigerian Navy?? I won't be surprised "if" re-elected, he gives boko haram the contract to supply the airforce with bomb strapped to human stinger missiles or MRAPs/bomb disposal kits to the poilce!!! angry

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