Tag Archive: bakassi

People of Bakassi may become stateless soon – UNHCR

Published: 5/Oct/2016
Source: The Daily Trust (Abuja)

By Joshua Odeyemi Persons living in Bakassi, a peninsula on the Gulf of Guinea, may become stateless soon, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Angele Dikongue-Atangana has warned. While speaking with the media after…

Nigeria Should Have Declined ICJ Jurisdiction on Bakassi

Published: 22/Dec/2015
Source: This Day (Abuja)

Mrs. Nella Andem-Rabana SAN Apart from being the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Cross River State from 1999 – 2003, Mrs. Nella Andem-Rabana SAN had the rare privilege of being on the team of counsel that represented Nigeria in…

Nigeria: Army provides free medical service to 300 Bakassi IDPs

Published: 2/Oct/2015
Source: The Guardian (Abuja)

No fewer than 300 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bakassi local government area of Cross River on Friday benefited from the free medical outreach conducted by the 13 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Calabar. Brig.-Gen. Sani Mohammed, Commander of the Brigade, said…

Nigeria: Bakassi returnees ask for permanent resettlement

Published: 25/Jun/2015
Source: Premium Times (Abuja)

Bakassi returnees in Cross River state have called for permanent resettlement and intervention to improve their welfare. The leaders of the returnees made the demand in interviews in Akpabuyo, Cross River.  The leaders are Etim Ene, Okon Etim Effiom and…

Buhari promises to revisit Bakassi issue

Published: 6/May/2015
Source: Frontier News

The president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) has promised to revisit the controversial issue surrounding the ceding of Bakassi Peninsula to the Cameroonian government. Buhari said this when a group of nonpartisan Cross River State indigenes paid him a courtesy visit…

Nigeria: The Many Plights Of Bakassi Returnees

Published: 26/Apr/2015
Source: Leadership (Abuja)

The story of Bakassi returnees continues to resonate in many unpleasant forms ranging from sheer abandonment to the non provision of basic amenities in the camps where they are kept. LANRE AROTIMI writes Several years after a forceful ejection from…

Nigerian government has abandoned Bakassi indigenes – Monarch

Published: 15/Feb/2015
Source: Premium Times (Abuja)

The Paramount Ruler of Bakassi in Cross River State, Etim Okon-Edet, has accused the federal government of abandoning indigenes of the community. He also appealed to the Federal Government to ensure proper resettlement of Bakassi indigenes who were displaced from…

VOA: Cameroon cracks down on taxes

Published: 26/Dec/2014
Source: Voice of America

Moki Edwin Kindzeka Cameroon gained total control of West Africa’s Bakassi pensinsula in August 2013, following a prescribed five-year transition from Nigeria. But most of the oil-rich area’s 300,000 inhabitants still are Nigerians. Now, Cameroon’s military has begun cracking down…

Cameroon and Nigeria take on task of laying down a border

Published: 12/Feb/2014
Source: IRIN

DAKAR, 12 February 2014 (IRIN) – Twelve years after an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling demarcated the Cameroon-Nigeria border, the UN and the governments of Cameroon and Nigeria are making headway in physically laying down the border and helping…