Cameroon: Bakassi Group Wants Independence

Bakassi Self-determination Front, one of the groups leading the agitation for an independent Bakassi state has hoisted the national flag of the proposed country in the oil-rich island.

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Bakassi indegenes in protest

  • Nigeria:  Bakassi - Final Showdown

    Vanguard, 17 August 2012

    With days running out for Nigeria to initiate a possible reversal of its surrender of the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon, aggrieved indigenes of the former Bakassi have commenced a ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Bakassi - House Probes Reports On Human Rights Violations

    This Day, 14 August 2012

    The House of Representatives has commenced investigation into various cases of sexual abuse, organised killings and disruption of commercial activities, which it said the people of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Bakassi - Why I Don't Want to See Imoke - Monarch

    Vanguard, 14 August 2012

    PARAMOUNT Ruler of the displaced Bakassi Peninsula, HRM Etinyin Okon-Edet, has said that he deliberately refused to see Cross River State governor, Mr. Liyel Imoke, to avoid ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Bakassi Group Declares Independence

    This Day, 12 August 2012

    Despite the alleged declaration of independence, hoisting of flag and coat of arms by the Bakassi people in Cross River State, the federal government appears unperturbed, keeping ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Bakassi Declaration - Civil Rights Groups Want Govt to Dialogue With People

    Leadership, 11 August 2012

    Civil Rights groups in the country have urged the Federal Government to dialogue with the Bakassi people over their recent declaration of self independence. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Bakassi Front Hoists National Flag, Sets Up Radio Station

    Vanguard, 10 August 2012

    A group of displaced Bakassi youths has threatened to form its own nation following alleged abandonment by the Federal Government and the ceding of their ancestral land to the ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  Bakassi Group Launches Bid for Self-Rule

    This Day, 10 August 2012

    Bakassi Self-determination Front, one of the groups leading the agitation for an independent Bakassi state has hoisted the national flag of the proposed country in the oil-rich ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  Bakassi People Seek Negotiated Settlement

    This Day, 5 August 2012

    Ahead of the October 10 expiration of the Green Tree Agreement on Bakassi peninsula, the people of Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State have called for negotiation on ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Bakassi Killings - Rep Wants UN to Call Cameroon to Order

    Daily Trust, 3 August 2012

    A House of Representatives member from Cross River State, Ambassador Nkoyo Toyo, has raised alarm that Nigerians eking out a living are being killed and maimed in the disputed ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Presidential Committee Meets Bakassi Monarch

    Daily Trust, 2 August 2012

    A presidential committee has met with the paramount ruler of Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State, Dr Etim Okon Edet, over the threat by Bakassi youths to unleash ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Senate Hasn't Started Discussion On Bakassi - Senator Enang

    Daily Trust, 31 July 2012

    A senator from Akwa Ibom State, Senator Ita Solomon Enang, yesterday said the senate has not commenced discussing the Bakassi issue because it has not received any formal ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Bakassi - Thank God We Are All Now On the Same Page (opinion)

    Vanguard, 26 July 2012

    IN the last 15 years I have assumed the position of Political Leader of the people of Bakassi. On the account of my advocacy for the creation of the Bakassi Local Government, I was ... read more »

Some Nigerian residents on the Cameroonian side of the Bakassi peninsula.

  • Nigeria:  Bakassi Indigenes Threaten to Reclaim Ceded Peninsula to Cameroon

    Vanguard, 23 July 2012

    DISPLACED Bakassi indigenes, have threatened to return to the oil-rich Peninsula ceded by International Court of Justice to the Republic of Cameroon, claiming that United Nations ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Reps Ask FG to Appeal Bakassi Judgment

    Daily Trust, 19 July 2012

    The House of Representatives yesterday called on the Federal Government to seek review of the 2002 International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgment that ceded the Bakassi Peninsula to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigeria's Territory Loss Over Bakassi Dispute (opinion)

    Vanguard, 12 July 2012

    In the next few days the territory of Nigeria which President Goodluck Jonathan swore as Commander-in-Chief to defend may shrink by several hundreds of square kilometres; almost ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Bakassi - Why Behave Like a Big Blind Nation? (opinion)

    Vanguard, 10 July 2012

    DOES the Green Tree agreement between Nigeria and Cameroon which ceded the Bakassi Peninsula to the to the latter have the force of law if it has not been ratified by the National ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Cross River Elders Wants FG to Revisit ICJ Ruling On Bakassi

    This Day, 10 July 2012

    The Cross River Elders Forum rose from a meeting in Calabar at the weekend with a request that the Federal Government should revisit the judgment of the International Court of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Bakassi Returnees Allege Neglect, Flay Oil Wells' Pursuit

    This Day, 6 July 2012

    Bakassi returnees in Cross River State and Akwa Ibom State, under the aegis of Amalgamated Bakassi Returnees Association (ABRA), have condemned the subjugation of their interest ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  76 Oil Wells - Nigeria Risks Ceding More to Cameroon

    This Day, 5 July 2012

    As Cross River and Akwa Ibom States await the Supreme Court judgement on the disputed 76 oil wells, the Cross River Forum of Local Government Chairmen Wednesday in Abuja warned ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Bakassi - South Court Rules July 10 Over Ownership of 76 Oil Wells

    Vanguard, 22 June 2012

    TEN years after the International Court of Justice sitting in The Hague, The Netherlands, awarded oil rich disputed Bakassi Peninsula to the Republic of Cameroon, indigenes of ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  Bakassi - Nigerians Dominate Fishing (interview)

    Cameroon Tribune, 21 May 2012

    Interview of the Mayor of Isangele Council in bakassi, Cameroon, Caroline Offiom. read more »