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.
April 10, 2011 § 2 Comments
Really as bad as this:
Highly respected evangelical pastor John Piper made a startling yet insightful comment Tuesday when he compared the burning of the Islamic holy book to crucifying Christ.His comment comes amid reports that at least 24 people have died, including seven United Nations employees, in Afghanistan since Friday over the burning of the Koran by a fringe Florida pastor in March.
It wasn’t a burning of the Quran, it was the burning of a Quran. There are millions like it. Paper with ink printed on it. Easily duplicated and replaced. Unlike the life of a human being.
Pastor Piper will make a splendid dhimmi.
Source: Jawa Report
- 2 of 11 Killed in Deadly Attack on U.N. Office at Koran-Burning Protest Were Beheaded (lebs295.wordpress.com)
- Welsh politician arrested for Quran burning (cbsnews.com)
- Send Pastor Terry Jones to Afghanistan to Burn a Quran (secularnewsdaily.com)
- John Piper: ‘Koran-burning is parallel to Christ-crucifying’ (frstephensmuts.wordpress.com)
- Guess What Happens If You Burn A Koran In The UK (businessinsider.com)
- Afghan riots, killings over Quran-burning continue (secularnewsdaily.com)
- Pastor Burns Quran, 8 UN Workers Die As A Result? (michellegilstrap.wordpress.com)
- Qur’an burning – What I think (thestudentreview.co.uk)
April 4, 2011 § 1 Comment
Afghan insurgent eyed as ringleader
An Afghan insurgent from one of the country’s hotbeds of militancy is thought to be the ringleader of a bloody attack Friday on a United Nations compound as hundreds protested the purported burning of a Koran by a Florida pastor.
At least 11 people, including seven foreigners, were killed in the storming of the U.N. compound in the northern Afghanistan city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Two of the foreigners were beheaded, Reuters reported[Emphasis mine..ed]
The demonstration in Mazar-i-Sharif turned violent when some protesters grabbed weapons from the U.N. guards and opened fire, then mobbed buildings and set fires on the compound, officials said. Demonstrators also massed in Kabul and the western city of Herat for peaceful demonstrations.
Afghan authorities announced the arrest of more than 20 people, including a militant from Kapisa province who they suspect was the ringleader of the assault, said Rawof Taj, deputy provincial police chief. Further information about the suspects wasn’t immediately available.[…]
U.N. peacekeeping chief Alain LeRoy said the top U.N. envoy in Afghanistan, Staffan De Mistura, who is in Mazar-i-Sharif, believes “the U.N. was not the target.”
“They wanted to find an international target and the U.N. was the one there in Mazar-i-Sharif,” LeRoy told reporters at U.N. headquarters in New York.ROPMA
Source: Jawa Report.
I will admit that Islam is becoming something else in the World. Beheading non-Islamic!?!? hmm there’s something seriously going wrong.
- Afghan Riots Spread Over Quran Burning (online.wsj.com)
- UN envoy describes deadly attack on Afghan compound (ctv.ca)
- UN Envoy Details How Employees Were Killed During Quran Burning Protest In Afghanistan (huffingtonpost.com)
- Taliban uses burned Quran as weapon (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- U.N. Workers Hid to Escape Afghan Protestors (foxnews.com)
- UN envoy: Workers killed running from bunker (boston.com)
- UN envoy: UN workers killed running from bunker (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- UN envoy: UN workers killed running from bunker (sfgate.com)
- You: UN envoy in Afghanistan gives harrowing account of how 7 UN workers killed (washingtonpost.com)
- UN envoy: UN workers killed running from bunker (foxnews.com)
March 23, 2011 § 4 Comments
WOW!…Wonder what’s gonna happen here? What if the US say NO!
So many questions:
Latest…And now for ABC News:
China calls for immediate cease-fire in Libya
All parties must “immediately cease-fire and resolve issues through peaceful means,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said at a regularly scheduled news conference, citing unconfirmed reports that the airstrikes had caused civilian deaths.
During Gates’s Visit, Russian Defense Minister Calls for Immediate Cease-Fire
“Unfortunately, recent developments in the country demonstrate that it is experiencing real hostilities, destroying civilian facilities, and the killing of civilians,” Serdyukov said. “This shouldn’t have been let to happen and we informed our U.S. counterparts of our opposition.”
And here’s another interesting development:
“North Korea also Tuesday urged an immediate halt to the airstrikes. An unidentified Foreign Ministry spokesman said they were “a wanton violation of Libya’s sovereignty and a hideous crime against humanity.” ”
Now we can question:
No need to panic over Chinese warship off coast of Libya!
One of the most ironic developments in the Libyan crisis is the reaction of American military pundits to China dispatching a warship to the Mediterranean Sea.
The warship Xuzhou, which media outlets described as a “4,000-ton frigate, fully armed with air defence missiles,” or simply as a “Chinese missile ship,” would appear to a layperson to be both massive and powerful. The rationale that American analysts give for the Chinese deploying the Xuzhou is “projecting China’s power off the coast of Libya.”
- China calls for immediate cease-fire, end of airstrikes in Libya – The Canadian Press (news.google.com)
- US jet crashes in Libya, but pilots safe; Gates sees airstrikes slowing soon – Washington Post (news.google.com)
- Libya: China Calls for Immediate Cease-Fire (time.com)
- China calls for immediate cease-fire in Libya (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- China calls for immediate cease fire in Libya, after abstaining on the UN resolution authorizing military action (americablog.com)
- China calls for immediate cease-fire in Libya (foxnews.com)
- Moscow calls for cease-fire in Libya as Gates visits – CNN International (news.google.com)
- Russia rebukes Gates, demands “immediate cease fire” in Libya (hotair.com)
- Colonel Gaddafi orders a cease-fire in Libya (rt.com)
- China Steps Up Denunciations of Bombing Campaign Against Libyan Military (nytimes.com)