Nigeria has commenced fresh talks with the republic of cameroon on the fate of nigerians in the ceded bakassi peninsula senate president david mark made this known at the ongoing 127th. Bakassi is governed by cameroon, following the transfer of sovereignty from nigeria as a result of a judgment in 2002 by the international court of justice which transferred the territory to cameroon on 14 august 2008. Bakassi region with nigeria9 following the incident of february 1996, the southern cameroons information bulletin of march 8, 1996, stated that the bakassi war between cameroun and nigeria escalated when cameroun soldiers who presently occupy ambazonia (southern cameroons), shot. Bakassi boys story this group was established in 1999 on the basis of several ethnic associations of the igbo people, such as the onitsha traders association it consists of people from the state who are engaged in business.
The bakassi peninsular is an area of some 1,000 km of mangrove swamp and half submerged islands protruding into the bight of bonny, (previously known as the bight of biafra. The presidents of nigeria and cameroon today signed an agreement settling a decades-old, sometimes violent, border dispute over the oil-rich bakassi peninsula, following intensive mediation over. Ofonagoro said that he has in his possession, 1822 documents which vested ownership of the bakassi peninsula to the old calabar chiefs, by extension to nigeria, and debunked claims that the 1913 anglo-german treaty was the first recognised treaty on the land and maritime boundary between nigeria and cameroon.
Nowa omoigui undertakes an historical excursion into the agreements on bakassi dispute and asserts that the obong of calabar voluntary signed a treaty of protection with the british in 1884 who. Nigeria and cameroon try to settle bakassi peninsula dispute by yoko yasuhara culled from un chronicle un secretary-general kofi annan hosted talks on 31 january 2004 in geneva between the presidents of nigeria and cameroon to settle the dispute over the sovereignty of the oil-rich bakassi peninsula. Nigeria‘s claim to the bakassi peninsula was based on four main points first, they pointed to the original title in the 1884 treaty with the kings and chiefs of old calabar. Prince bola ajibola (san), former nigerian minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, was on the panel of judges, at the international court of justice (icj), which decided on the.
He promised me that he would not go to war with nigeria over bakassi “all he wanted nigeria to do was allow cameroon to participate in the development of the hydrocarbon resources in the area. Trafficking nigeria is a major center of human trafficking the us state department's 2010 human trafficking report identified nigeria as a source, transit, and destination country for women and children trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation. Nigeria got assurances from cameroun that the bakassi peninsula - which nigeria had acknowledged as far back as 1962 was in cameroun and, therefore, outside its control - would not be used by hostile elements. Bakassi (bäkä`sē), peninsula, c400 sq mi (1,000 sq km), e cameroon, on the cameroon-nigeria border, at the se end of the gulf of guineathe swampy peninsula and associated small islands are strategically located, controlling access to the nigerian port of calabar calabar, city (1991 est pop 154,000), se nigeria, a port on an estuary of the gulf of guinea. The people of bakassi have said that they may split from nigeria if the restructuring of the country that is expected to address their predicaments and other issues in the south-south are treated.
Nigeria will not hand over the disputed and potentially oil-rich bakassi pensinsula to cameroon on 15 september, the date previously agreed with un mediators, nigerian officials said on monday. Governor ben ayade of cross river state has said that there was no legal procedure followed when bakassi was ceded to cameroon by federal government of nigeria. Nigeria relinquished control of the oil-rich bakassi peninsula to its neighbor cameroon on thursday despite fears the handover will provoke attacks from local armed groups who oppose it. As southern nigeria, of which bakassi was a part of at the time, was a protectorate and not a colony “in 1981, there was a skirmish which cost the lives of three nigerian soldiers leaving in its wake a simmering cauldron however, in 1994, all this came to a head when the government of gen.
The truth about bakassi, nigeria and cameroun – bola ajibola on september 29, 2012 in special report 4:09 am by bashir adefaka prince bola ajibola (san), former nigerian minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, was on the panel of judges, at the international court of justice (icj), which decided on the issue of bakassi between nigeria and cameroun. The bakassi peninsula has been a disputed piece of territory between nigeria and cameroon for decades and the source of several conflicts in 1981 and the early 1990s the discovery of potential oil reserves in the waters surrounding the peninsula has only heightened tensions between the two countries. The ceremony was held in the capital of northern bakassi, the fishing town of archibong, and was witnessed by african union, british, french, german un and us officials, as well as the nigeria's. Having had success in reducing crime in aba, the bakassi boys became in high demand (journal of democracy and development 2002, 4), and their activities spread to other cities in eastern nigeria (ibid, 4 hrw and cleen may 2002, 9.
Although the dispute was over the entire boundary between nigeria and cameroon, stretching from lake chad in the desert to bakassi on the coast, the oil rich peninsula was the main bone of contention for obvious reasons. The protracted bakassi conflict can be blamed on the nature and undynamic pattern of nigeria foreign policy, especially the failure of the country‘s foreign policy to adequately articulate the country’s strategic national interest. Vanguard news a nigerian newspaper and online version of the vanguard, a daily publication in nigeria covering nigeria news, niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports.