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Publications: Nigeria’s Private Army–A Perception Study Of PMSC’s In The War Against Boko Haram

Thu, 19 May 2016 07:17:02 +0000

As soon as I found this, I had to share. I have never seen anyone do an analysis like this about our industry and it needs to be put out there for consumption. These folks attempted to get actual public perception about PMSC’s fighting Boko Haram in Nigeria. And even though they do not mention […]

Industry Talk: STTEP and Relentless Pursuit In Nigeria

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 01:09:48 +0000

I have been away from the blog for awhile and now I am trying to play catch up. Over the last couple of months, probably the most significant story that stood out to me was the news from Eeben Barlow’s company called STTEP. Apparently they were on contract in Nigeria to help the Goodluck Jonathan […]

Nigeria: Survey Report Creates ‘Wall Of Shame’ For PSC’s

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 19:26:37 +0000

What is interesting here is the idea of creating a wall of shame for companies. To actually analyze and determine who the good companies are and who the bad companies are, and publish those results. This process is great, if everyone respects the group doing the survey and agrees upon what the industry best practices […]

Maritime Security: Piracy Off Africa Has Plunged, With A ‘Great Deal Of Credit’ Towards Armed Guards

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:24:39 +0000

The decrease in attacks appears to be a result of increased security measures taken by commercial vessels and of sustained antipiracy patrols by the navies of more than a dozen nations, including the United States. Admiral Fox said the shipping industry “can take a great deal of credit” for the trend. More commercial vessels are […]

Industry Talk: Shell Spent Close To $1 Billion On Worldwide Security Between 2007-2009!

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:35:05 +0000

But the scale of Shell’s spending, revealed by the data for the first time, raises questions about the effectiveness of its security policies. “What is striking about the amount being spent in Nigeria is its ineffectiveness,” said Amunwa. “Shell spent many millions of dollars each year on government forces who failed to provide the company […]

Al Qaeda: Boko Haram, Al Shabaab And AQIM Are Linking Up

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:59:28 +0000

“It’s one of the main depots of the Malian army,” a security source told AFP, adding that it had been built in case of “a long and difficult war.”A regional security source confirmed the seizure, saying the vast cache of weapons will “really boost AQIM’s striking power”, and adding: “It is really impressive what AQIM […]