By NOWA OMOIGUI Nowa Omoigui undertakes an historical excursion into the agreements on Bakassi dispute and asserts that the Obong of. Bakassi Peninsula: Cameroon: Consolidation and challenge: with Nigeria over the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula came to a head in late and early Bakassi Peninsula. Although “oil-rich” is the modifier placed in front of virtually every mention of the word “Bakassi” in the Nigerian media.

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Most of the population make their living through fishing. The Bakassi struggle is taking another twist, as Efik Kingdom is said to be making plans to join forces with Southern Cameroon to form an independent nation. The Day in Photos.

Cameroon began exploring and developing oil fields in the Bight of Bonny in the s. Publishers named peninsulq each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct. It was thought the waters held the promise of fantastic returns on investment, but this has not been borne out. Bakassi Belongs to Nigeria – Claim. The first of these agreements was signed in London on March 11, titled: The population ba,assi Bakassi is the subject of some dispute, but is generally put at betweenandpeople.

Likewise, existing peninzula between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, and between Nigeria and Sao Tome and Principe should not be affected by the ruling, although renewed attention was being paid to each for strategic and development reasons. On November 15,Britain and Germany defined their boundaries in Africa, supplemented by another agreement on March 19, pennsula I am a Nigerian.


Secretary General’s Special Representative at the U. Enter Your Email Address. It lies between the Cross River estuary, near the city of Calabar in the west of the Bight of Biafra, and the Rio del Ray estuary on the east.

This secession was announced on 9 Julyas the “Democratic Republic of Bakassi”. The psninsula ceding of the territory occurred inand since that year there has been a transitional plan in effect. VOA Newscasts Latest program. When they are there, they will keep safe those structures. Bakassi Campas accompanied by another picture of Mika playing a baby grand piano with Joe in a tux splayed out on top, chin resting in his hands as he adoringly witnesses Mika’s musical genius.

The League of Nations placed them under British or French mandate. This was all conducted between metropolitan powers and they understood what they were doing.

Who Owns Bakassi – Cameroon or Nigeria? –

The verdict caused consternation in Nigeria. The Second World War broke out in The First World War broke out in Agbor Innocent teaches at the government school Kombo Abedim. Bakassi Group Wants Independence. General Gowon had not yet joined the Nigerian Army. What it is and how it Works. Because of the remoteness of the region and the direction of the offshore boundary drawn by the ICJ, the ruling should have no effect on shipping lanes or any port access for either country.

About 30 percent of residents have since taken Cameroonian nationality, according to the government. The case was extremely complex, requiring the court to review diplomatic exchanges dating back over years.

Why Bakassi Belongs to Nigeria – Experts. Rather, journalists emphasized on the sufferings of individuals at the hands of Cameroonian gendarmes and the essential principle of national integrity and indivisibility.


Cameroon Takes Control of Bakassi Peninsula

Despite the formal handover of Bakassi by Nigeria to Cameroon inthe territory of Bakassi is still reflected as part of the local governments in Nigeria as embodied in the First Schedule, Part I of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Penunsula, However, Nigeria never ratified the agreement, while Cameroon regarded it as being in force. Nigeria officially handed Bakassi over to Cameroon in Bakassi is a peninsula on the Gulf of Guinea.

This enabled the British Empire to exercise control over the entire territory around Calabar, including Bakassi.

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Cameroon Takes Control of Bakassi Peninsula –

A further summit was held on 31 January Sign In Sign Peninaula. An additional ten wells exist in other waters claimed by Cameroon and one Cameroonian well now falls within Nigerian territory, but it too appears to be non-producing.

These two ocean currents interact, creating huge foamy breakers which constantly advance towards the shore, and building submarine shoals rich in fish, shrimps, and a wide variety of other marine life forms.

Nigeria and Cameroon have disputed the possession of Bakassi for some years, leading to considerable tension between the two countries. Bakassi – Final Showdown.