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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Note too that unlike agreements between metropolitan powers these so called protectorate agreements with African Kingdoms did not have precise definitions of boundaries.
The government took no action, and handed the final parts of Bakassi over to Cameroon on 14 August as planned, but a Federal High Court had stated this should be delayed until all accommodations for resettled Bakassians had been settled; the government did not seem to plan to heed this court order,  and set the necessary mechanisms peinsula motion to override it.
See What Everyone is Watching. The peninsula, which is rich in natural resources, was a long-time bone of contention between Cameroon and Nigeria until, in Junethe U. Most of the population make their living through fishing.
Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct. Cameroon took the matter to the International Court of Justice which ruled in its favor in Another issue was the status of Nigerians living on the peninsula. General Gowon had not yet joined the Nigerian Army. On August 15,the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the Bakassi Peninsula.
Torn in Bakassi: Cameroonian on Paper, Nigerian at Heart
After the war, the British and French League of Nations mandates over the Southern and Northern Cameroons and Cameroun bakasi replaced by trusteeship agreements under the new United Nations — approved by the General Assembly on December 13, In spite of the investments, schools in Bakassi look deserted. However, the area has aroused considerable interest from oil companies in the light of the discovery of rich reserves of high grade crude oil in Nigeria.
The decision was reportedly made at a meeting on 2 July and The Vanguard newspaper of Nigeria reported the decision to secede.
The Second World War broke out in Prior to the initiation of this border resolution process, there had been disputes between the two countries sincewith armed skirmishes resulting in loss of life in the s.
He stated, “[t]he identity of a people is not always the same as the identity of the territory they live on.
The Security Council has now praised the work of the U. It appears that Nigeria retained most of the offshore territory that it originally claimed, as only a relatively small, well-defined area of water near Bakassi was claimed by both parties.
Bakassi Indigenes Demand Resettlement.
Obasanjo agreed to withdraw Nigerian troops within 60 days and to leave the territory completely in Cameroonian control within the next two years. Bakassi must be Nigerian, the theme went, because its inhabitants always were, are and ever will be Nigerian, and it is the duty of a government to protect the interests of its citizens. Cameroon Takes Control of Bakassi Peninsula Cameroon has finally taken full control of the oil-rich peninsula of Bakassi, which has long been at the center of a territorial dispute with neighboring Nigeria.
The verdict caused consternation in Nigeria. Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.
Cameroon Takes Control of Bakassi Peninsula –
According to the maps published by the court, the ICJ ruling chose neither’s claimed offshore boundary, but rather drew a new boundary line. This has been his business for the past 25 years.
This has made significant progress, but the process has been complicated by the opposition of Bakassi’s inhabitants to being transferred to Cameroon. At least eight multinational oil companies have participated in the peninshla of the peninsula and its offshore waters.
AllAfrica publishes around reports a day from more than news organizations and over other institutions and individualsrepresenting a diversity of positions on every topic. Nigeria began to withdraw its forces, comprising some peninsulq, troops, beginning 1 Augustand a ceremony on 14 August abkassi the formal handover of the northern part of the peninsula.
The ruling delineates territorial waters offshore for each country.
They don’t stay in Cameroon. Nigeria and Cameroon have disputed the possession of Bakassi for some years, leading to considerable tension between the two countries. The court claims over Bakassi began inwith Nigeria and Cameroon each claiming an arc of water extending out from the peninsula in its respective favor.
The Obong agreed and promised to refrain from entering into any agreements or treaties with foreign nations or Powers without the prior approval of the British Government.