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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This type of subterfuge was carried out with many of our ancestors. The ICJ delivered its judgment on 10 Octoberfinding based principally on the Bakawsi agreements that sovereignty over Bakassi did indeed rest with Cameroon. It is governed by Cameroonfollowing the transfer of sovereignty from neighbouring Nigeria as a result of a judgment by the International Court of Justice. 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 Nigeria, Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

When there is fish, the children come. Will Nigeria Appeal the Bakassi Ruling?

VOA Newscasts Latest program. One factor complicating the resolution was the ppeninsula that Nigeria has been extracting from Bakassi; under the Greentree Agreement, Nigeria can continue to take out oil provided it keeps paying taxes on it bakxssi Cameroon. Bakassi is a peninsula on the Gulf of Guinea. The remainder stayed under Nigerian civil authority for two more years.


These two ocean currents interact, creating huge foamy breakers which constantly advance towards the shore, and bakkassi submarine shoals rich in fish, shrimps, and a wide variety of other marine life forms. Retrieved 18 January Among the Nigerian troops and carriers fighting for Britain were natives of Nigeria, including some from present Cross- River State. It was thought the waters held the promise of fantastic returns on investment, but this has not been borne out.

August 19, 1: Retrieved 31 March A further summit was held on 31 January When they are there, they will keep safe those structures. Most of the population make their living through fishing.

The First World War broke out in Retrieved 5 November Home United States U. The court claims over Bakassi began inwith Nigeria and Cameroon each claiming an arc of water extending out from the peninsulx in its respective favor.

Torn in Bakassi: Cameroonian on Paper, Nigerian at Heart

The old border was retained. Matters arisingNigeriaworld. Another issue was the status of Nigerians living on the peninsula. Bamassi spite of the investments, schools in Bakassi look deserted.

Who Owns Bakassi – Cameroon or Nigeria?

Cameroon Takes Control of Bakassi Peninsula Cameroon has finally taken full control of the oil-rich peninsula of Bakassi, peninsuula has long been at the center of a territorial dispute with neighboring Nigeria. The transition Bakassi started out as part of Cameroon but it attracted so many Nigerians that Nigeria placed it under the administration of Cross River State. AllAfrica publishes around reports a day from more than news organizations and over other institutions and individuals pennsula, representing a diversity of positions on every topic.


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Despite speculation of vast crude reserves offshore, several existing oil wells in the waters impacted by the decision appear to be non-producing and there is little expectation of significant production from the disputed region in peninsu,a near future. This was all conducted between metropolitan powers and they understood what they were doing.

Bakassi Peninsula

After the war, the British and French League of Nations mandates over the Southern and Northern Cameroons and Cameroun were replaced by trusteeship agreements under the new United Nations — approved by the General Assembly on December 13, To address comments or complaints, please Contact us. Nation Takes Control of Disputed Bakassi.

Archived from the original on bakkassi August The Federal Government, yesterday, rebuffed criticisms against the introduction of N5, note in the country, insisting that there was no going back on the decision. The Security Council has now praised pneinsula work of the U.

Although “oil-rich” is the modifier placed in front of virtually every mention of the word “Bakassi” in the Nigerian media, pundits do not pfninsula on resources or access to the Cross River’s deepwater channel. Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.

He stated, “[t]he identity of a people is not always the same as the identity of the territory they live on.