Southern Cameroons Urges Nigeria To Take Case To UN

March 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

The Nigerian Government has been given a 30-day ultimatum to respect an Abuja High Court judgement on the restoration of Southern Cameroons statehood with the United Nations, UN.

The peoples of the Southern Cameroons have, through their Counsel, Okoi Obono-Obia, written a letter to the Attorney General of Nigeria and Minister of Justice, Mohamed Bello Adoke (SAN), urging the Federal Government to immediately comply with the Consent Judgement in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/30/2002, dated March 25, 2002.

The judgement was delivered by the former Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Hon. Justice Rosaline Ukeje, which is in their favour. The Consent Order directed the Federal Republic of Nigeria to take any measures as may be necessary to place the case of the peoples of the geographical entity known as at October 1, 1960, as Southern Cameroons, for self-determination before the UN General Assembly and any other relevant international organisation.

The letter, dated January 27, 2013, was served on the Attorney General on February 8, 2013, urged the Federal Government of Nigeria, in the spirit and adherence to the Rule of Law and Constitutionalism, especially the authority and integrity of the judicial branch of the of Government, to take immediate steps to ensure compliance by the Federal Government of Nigeria with the terms/directives in the said Consent Judgement/ Order.

Accordingly, the Federal Government of Nigeria was given an ultimatum of 30 days from the date of the receipt of the letter to take steps to ensure compliance with the said Consent Judgement/Order; failure of which they will instruct their Counsel to institute proceedings to compel the Federal Government of Nigeria to comply with the said Consent Judgement/Order. The Federal Government, theretofore, has until March 10, to comply.

The peoples of Southern Cameroons represented by Dr. Kevin Ngwang Ngumni, Augustine Feh Ndangam, Chief Ette Otun Ayamba, Professor Victor Mukwele, Dr. Martin Ngeka, Nfor Ngala Nfor, Hitler Mbinglo, Henry Dobgima K Mundam, Simon Ninpa, Shey Tafon, Paul Yiwir, and Isaac Sona had sued the Federal Government of Nigeria in the Federal High Court, Abuja, by Originating Summons seeking determination of the following questions:

Whether the Union envisaged  under the Southern Cameroons Plebiscite in 1961 between La République du Cameroun and Southern Cameroons legally took effect as contemplated by the relevant United Nations Resolutions, particularly the United Nations Resolution 1352 (XIV) of October 16, 1959 and United Nations Trusteeship Council Resolution 2013 (XXIV) of May 31, 1960?

Whether the termination by the Government of the United Kingdom of its Trusteeship over the Southern Cameroons on September 30, 1961, without ensuring prior Implementation of the Constitutional arrangements under which the Southern Cameroons and La République du Cameroun were to unite as one Federal State was not in breach of Articles 3 and 6 of the Trusteeship Agreement for the territory of the Cameroons under British Administration approved General Assembly of the United Nations on December 13, 1946, the United Nations General Assembly Resolutions 1352 of October 16, 1959 ; 1608 of April 2, 1961, the United Nations Trusteeship Council Resolution 2013 (XIV) of May 31, 1960 and Article 76 (b) of the Charter of the United Nations?

Was the Assumption of Sovereign Powers on October 1 1961 and the continued exercise of same by the Government of La République du Cameroun over the Southern Cameroons after the termination by the Government of the United Kingdom or its Trusteeship over the territory legal and valid when the Union between Southern Cameroons and La République du Cameroun contemplated by the Southern Cameroons Plebiscite 1961 had not legally taken effect?

Whether the peoples of Southern Cameroons are not entitled to self-determination within their clearly defined territory separate from La République du Cameroun? Whether it is the Southern Cameroons and not La République du Cameroun that shares a maritime boundary with the Federal Republic of Nigeria?

However, the Federal Government of Nigeria sued for a settlement of the case out of court which led to the delivery of the Consent Judgment dated March 25, 2002, based on the agreement reached by the parties. Today, almost 11 years after, the peoples of Southern Cameroons want the Federal Government of Nigeria to comply with the Consent Judgement/Order.
Bakassi Returnees Sue Federal Gov’t

In a related story, the Daily Independent recently posted a case in which returnees of the Uruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State extraction have sued the Federal Government of Nigeria before an Abuja High Court, claiming 30 billion Naira as damages over alleged acts of betrayal, leading to the loss of their ancestral home at the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon.

“In a writ of summons and statement of claim filed through their counsel, Ukeme Ekpenyong, the plaintiffs include Augustine Bassey Efiong, Sila Clement Etim, Efiong Bassey Ekanen and Imaobong Edem Efiong (suing for themselves and on behalf of Bakassi Returnees of Uruan Local Government Area Extraction),” reports the Daily Independent article signed by Joe Nwankwo in Abuja and Bassey Inyang in Calabar.

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Cameroon policemen on poll duty killed at a Polling Station

October 10, 2011 § 4 Comments

Two killed in unstable Bakassi region while securing presidential election expected to be won by incumbent Paul Biya.

Two military policemen were killed in the unstable southwestern Bakassi region of Cameroon while securing presidential elections there, the government has said.

They were killed on Sunday by “armed men who have not yet been identified” in Isanguele district, Marafa Hamidu Yaya, the interior minister, told reporters as votes were being counted across the country.

“These brave elements of our security forces were on a mission to secure the electoral process,” the minister said. “All steps are being taken to find and apprehend their killers.”

Several groups, often armed, operate in the coastal Bakassi peninsula, carrying out assaults and kidnappings the authorities blame on pirates.

About seven million Cameroonians were eligible to vote for a president on Sunday with incumbent Paul Biya almost assured of extending his 29-year rule amid signs of apathy in a ballot the opposition termed a “mess”.

Earlier in the day, voters faced delays and organisational shortfalls in parts of the country.

Biya, 78, is viewed as keeping his place among the clutch of African leaders in power for decades. And rivals had alleged the vote was skewed against them.

There were no official turnout figures but voting appeared sluggish in the capital Yaounde.

Foregone conclusion

Many Cameroonians appeared indifferent to the election campaign, feeling the vote was a foregone conclusion.

Results could take days to emerge.

Election observers said voting was peaceful but cited delays at some polling stations and irregularities such as some voters being allowed to jump the queue.

After voting ended, a Reuters reporter in Yaounde saw 19 polling stations where ballots were being counted without the required presence of candidates’ representatives.

“Some polling stations opened late, some appeared unclear on the rules about how votes are cast,” Commonwealth observer mission leader Frederick Mitchell said by telephone.

Biya’s main rival, John Fru Ndi of the Social Democratic Front (SDF), said a surplus of voting slips meant some had voted twice in certain parts of the country and said election body Elecam would be blamed for the “disorder and confusion”.

Casting his vote in Yaounde, Biya asked for patience.  “It [Elecam] is a young organisation … I’m just asking
that there should be indulgence in any eventual imperfection. There was no intention to fraud,” he said.

Biya faces 22 candidates including Fru Ndi, and Adamou Ndam Njoya of the Cameroon Democratic Union (UDC).

In the last election in 2004, Biya scored just over 70 per cent, while his closest rival Ndi took 17 per cent.

Source: Al Jazeera

Cameroonian Girls and their Funny Schemes.

February 28, 2011 § 4 Comments

This here is an apt example of how girls in Cameroon behave while out on a date. It bugs me so much to see that they really still keep-up such a practise whereas its been identified as a social bad. I’s funny however but not a good practise. That’s my opinion. What’s yours?

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Cameroonians in Pretoria (S.A) want an Action.

February 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

What do you think??

Cameroonians are called up to Rise!!!

February 24, 2011 § 9 Comments

I’m loving the speech in English. Damn!!!!

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