IT IS FRANCE: RUSSIA 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP CHAMPION.

IT IS FRANCE: RUSSIA 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP CHAMPION.

ICHEOKU says they did it, deservedly and rightly earned; the boys from Paris. ICHEOKU says congratulations.

KAVANAUGH IS THE ONE: CONGRATULATIONS

KAVANAUGH IS THE ONE: CONGRATULATIONS.

ICHEOKU says he is coming with a clear-eyed view of what the United States of America constitution provides and will not legislate from the bench. ICHEOKU says definitely the right pick, so CONFIRM him now and right away and without any delay or much ado. Congratulation.

DEEP STATE IS REAL.


Lisa Page: “Trump is not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”


Peter Strzok: “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”


ICHEOKU says if this is not corruption of the worst type, what else so qualifies? So sad the length these guys went to truncate the will of the American people; yet they will turn around and accuse other countries of corruption and you wonder is it only when money exchanges hands that there is corruption. Pitifully SAD.

OBSTRUCTION 101: THE VERDICT.

“The only obstruction President Trump committed was in obstructing Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton from the White House.” - Jesse Watters, Watters World.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: THE PROMISE KEEPER

“The United States no longer makes empty threats. When I make promises, I keep them.” - President Donald John Trump.

ICHEOKU says exactly why he is now fondly nicknamed the Promise Keeper and he keeps his promises, one promise at a time.

NUCLEAR BLACKMAIL IS UNACCEPTABLE.

America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail. We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction. And we will not allow a regime that chants “Death to America” to gain access to the most deadly weapons on Earth." - President Donald John Trump.


AG JEFF SESSIONS: WHAT DO THEY HAVE ON HIM?

ICHEOKU says what does the Deep State have on AG Jeff Sessions that has purchased his quiet and inaction over the excesses of the Russian Collusion witch hunt? Something definitely does not look right and apparently seems awry that the Attorney General appears so constricted to do anything to bring the never ending "investigation" to a conclusion. How much longer will the American people wait to have the matter concluded and what will it take. As a member of Team MAGA, from the basket of deplorables, who defended him when the president was threatening to fire him, ICHEOKU is not particularly satisfied with the "playing it safe" attitude which Jeff has adopted thus far and urge him to find any possible way to make the investigators finish their job immediately and without any further delay.


TONY ELUMELU: LETS MAKE HIM PRESIDENT.

ICHEOKU says he has all it takes to turn Nigeria around and Make Nigeria Great Again. He is highly cerebral; he is well traveled and is highly exposed internationally; he is a doer with a can-do spirit and attitude which translates to impossible is nothing as it does not exists in his dictionary; he is fully accomplished person who turned around the nearly moribund behemoth UBA and created thousands of jobs both in Nigeria and overseas; and above all, he is youthful and has age on his side and you ask yourself, what else is anyone looking for in a leader for Nigeria that is on bended knees and begging for leadership other than a man with his proven record. If he can do this in the private sector, he can also mission accomplish such in the public sector and resuscitate a Nigeria that is in distress. CHEOKU is emphatic that Tony Elumelu is a highly qualified, fit and proper person to lead Nigeria out of its present woods of near comatose and under performing achievements. Lets go to work Nigerians and make his candidature both viable and achievable. We can do this fellas; so lets urge Tony to run, run Tony run and together lets Make Nigeria Great Again. If Trump can do it, so can Tony.


SYRIA WARNED TO DESIST OR BE BOMBED AGAIN.

"If the Syria regime uses this poisonous gas again on its people, it will be bombed again. The United States of America is locked and loaded. When our president draws a redline, our president enforces the redline." - Nikki Haley, United States of America Ambassador to the United Nations.


VLADIMIR PUTIN: WHENEVER HE IS READY!

VLADIMIR PUTIN: WHENEVER HE IS READY!

ICHEOKU says Russia's Vladimir Putin has one good opportunity to finally move back into the comity of civilized nations and stop his despotic mentality which always sees him flocking amidst his fellow dictators. But if he choses to remain in the cold and remain in Kremlin where he has been holed in since 1999, too bad. His too long stay in power is only damaging Russia but not helping it; and gradually turning Russia into a third world country where only one man dictates what goes on in the country. Putin, change your ways; let true democracy reign in Russia. Salute

JOHN BOLTON: THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER.

JOHN BOLTON: THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER.

ICHEOKU says you cannot get a more American American and he is a hardcore America First nationalist as they come. President Donald John Trump's pick to succeeded fired National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is the real deal. He is a hard-nosed American First protagonist, who does not shy away from projecting America's power through strength and who is not afraid to have America go it alone if need be. ICHEOKU says hopefully the president has found the very person who will help him achieve and implement his policy objectives in John Bolton. But as far as MAGA and AF agendas are concerned, Ambassador John Bolton is one heck of a good pick and a right fit for the job. He will help President Donald John Trump with doing his job for the American people. ICHEOKU says congratulations to the Mustachioed One. Let the governance of MAGA now really begin.


A FACEBOOK CENSORED WORLD: LIMITING FREE SPEECH

A FACEBOOK CENSORED WORLD: LIMITING FREE SPEECH

ICHEOKU says they pretend to be guardians of free speech but wants to tele-guide other peoples thinking by limiting what they can freely say; especially if you are a conservative and holds opinions which are favorable of President Donald John Trump and critical of Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately, they will not succeed but can only force people to opt out of the live wasting exercise of gluing one's eyeballs to the platform. An exercise which does not add anything of value to users, nor pays them anything for helping them bring more eyeballs to the portal. Instead of being grateful that people are helping them bilk advertisers of billions of dollars with their riveted eyeballs, they now want to micromanage everyone's thought as if they are doing one a favor by letting them waste their time using Facebook. ICHEOKU says will not be cowered nor intimidated; they can block ICHEOKU all the heck they want but ICHEOKU will not bow to Facebook's attempt to control ICHEOKU's thoughts and would rather permanently part ways with the Mark Zuckerberg globalist weapon of mass control than kowtow to a group thinking. To hell with this attempt to exact undue control and turn everyone into a herd mind.


THE RUSSIAN COLLUSION: DEALT A FATAL BLOW.


"There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is also no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election." - Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General of the United States of America.

ICHEOKU says this determination, for every intent and purpose, now lays to rest the "Collusion with the Russians" hogwash; as nobody can be guilty of an offense which requires awareness to ground when he or she is not aware of it. Collusion is a conspiracy and requires a proactive participation coupled with a guilty knowledge to bring about the purpose of the conspiracy. Therefore, when will the Special Counsel address the nation and tell Americans that there is no there, there, in the Russian Collusion investigation and save America further bleeding both in resources, time and unity. Enough of the sore loser antics of the Democratic Party which does not know how to take a loss and learn to work to fix what went wrong, instead of continuously pointing a finger at a mirage that is the Russian Collusion, in its bid to find something to blame for its ineptitude that led to the epochal loss of November 8th, 2016.

FBI MEMO SCANDAL: OBAMA WAS IN THE LOOP


"POTUS WANTS TO KNOW EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING." - Lisa Page to boyfriend Peter Strzok, two FBI officials.


ICHEOKU says the POTUS then was President Barack Hussein Obama, who had previously denied and lied to the American people that he does not dabble into any FBI's investigative matter. Really?


AMERICA IS HERE TO STAY - PDJT

AMERICA IS HERE TO STAY - PDJT

"Americans fill the world with art and music. They push the bounds of science and discovery. And they forever remind us of what we should never ever forget: The people dreamed this country. The people built this country. And it's the people who are making America great again. As long as we are proud of who we are, and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve. As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will not fail. Our families will thrive. Our people will prosper. And our Nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free." - President Donald John Trump.


IT IS ONE YEAR TODAY, HURRAY!

IT IS ONE YEAR TODAY, HURRAY!
ICHEOKU says congratulations to President Donald John Trump for successfully steering America's ship of States for a full year. What the naysayers said will not happen is a reality which they are finding extremely difficult to live with. But their preferences notwithstanding, Make America Great Again is on course and nobody will torpedo it. Once again, congratulations to the leader of Team MAGA on the anniversary of his being sworn in as the 45th POTUS.

ICHEOKU'S MAN OF THE YEAR 2017: PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP

ICHEOKU says following an examination of so many nominated individuals, we have determined that this year 2017's man of the year is President Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. He came into office shooting on both hips and as the year draws to an end, his both guns are still firing and smoking. For standing up to the world and starring down American detractors and being the cheerleader and champion in chief of America, the leader of Team Make America Great Again has earned ICHEOKU's man of the year award 2017. Congratulations to President Donald John Trump.

JERUSALEM IS ISRAEL'S ETERNAL CAPITAL - PDJT

JERUSALEM IS ISRAEL'S ETERNAL CAPITAL - PDJT
ICHEOKU says a wisdom of Solomon come to judgment; it is about time the child is given to the rightful mother. Salute to the courage of President Donald John Trump.

AMERICA STRONG!

"Together with our allies, America's warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities. No one — no dictator, no regime and no nation — should underestimate, ever, American resolve."


RUSSIAN COLLUSION: EVIDENCE FOUND!

RUSSIAN COLLUSION: EVIDENCE EMERGES!

ICHEOKU says Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton was caught pants down colluding with the Russians and she has been trying so hard to pull the wool over the eyes of American people over whodunnit. What a lying, contriving, manipulative woman she is, who lies so easily that you wonder whether truth actually exists in her lexicon. Pitiful.

RUSSIAN DOSSIER: PAID FOR BY HILLARY CLINTON

RUSSIAN DOSSIER: PAID FOR BY CLINTON

ICHEOKU says finally the circle is about being completed and American people and the world at large will come to know who in fact did the collusion. Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Congress paid Fusion GPS to produce the fake Russian dossier which former CIA chief James Clapper said was the basis for the Trump investigation. Yet, the investigation is still ongoing, despite the now established fact that the basis of it was a manufactured phony. But hey, we shall see.


ICHEOKU says still wondering WHAT HAPPENED and the reason 33,000 emails were deleted and bleach washed? Hopefully American people will soon confirm their suspicion that those shouting themselves hoax with Russian Collusion might indeed be the ones who actually colluded with the Russians. So much for the Russian Reset button. Queen Crooked Hillary Clinton, simply too crooked.


GLAD TO BE CARRIED TO FULL TERM.

GRATEFUL TO BE CARRIED FULL TERM

ICHEOKU says another lucky one that survived the abortionist's pincers from the over 360,000 unlucky ones that get flushed out each year. May God help us all have a better resolution about unwanted pregnancies.


JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.

JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.
ICHEOKU says from being disrespectful to the flag to being unappreciative of the services of the military to overall being anti America; NFL players must learn to check their political activism outside the stadiums. They must not kneel on our dime. ICHEOKU supports the president 1000% on this and hereby calls on every player to respect the sensibilities of the many differently opined fans who paid to watch a game and not to be made mad by their personal political agenda.

IPOB: NOT A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION - USA


“The United States Government is strongly committed to Nigeria’s unity. Important political and economic issues affecting the Nigerian people, such as the allocation of resources, are worthwhile topics for respectful debate in a democracy. Within the context of unity, we encourage all Nigerians to support a de-escalation of tensions and peaceful resolution of grievances. The Indigenous People of Biafra is not a terrorist organization under US law.” - Russell Brooks, United States of America.

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

"When you lose to somebody who has a 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself. So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that." - Senator Charles Schumer, Senior Senator from the State of New York and Democratic Minority Leader in the Senate. ICHEOKU says the statement spoke volume and it spoke for itself. Finally it seems the Democrats have finally turned the corner and are now ready to face up to their abysmal performance in the last presidential election by acknowledging that the American people indeed choose Trump over their Hillary Clinton. Thankfully, they will also now rest their "Russians Did It" cockamamie and find a message they can present to the people and for the good of the country.. Time to move the process forward is now as American people did not buy into the crap of a Russian collusion which they tried unsuccessfully to sell to them.

North Korea PUT ON NOTICE

NORTH KOREA  PUT ON NOTICE: DON'T PUSH ME.
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. As I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power." - President Donald John Trump. ICHEOKU says the Michelin Tire midget at Pyongyang is definitely courting trouble and messing with the wrong man. He probably thinks Barack Obama the redline president is still in office; but unbeknownst to him there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Donald John Trump and he does not mess around. Hopefully China can rein in the little man before he commits mass suicide with his North Korean people.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

ICHEOKU says once again the diminutive midget of Pyongyang has been advised to heed the resolution of the United Nations firm stand against his continuing provocations; and that the total wiping out of his North Korea is now an option should he force the hands of the United States of American military. In a statement by the Defense Secretary Jim Maddog Mattis over its latest nuclear test, the secretary said “Our commitment among the allies are ironclad. Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming. We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as I said, we have many options to do so.” ICHEOKU says does not really know the joker that guy has, but whatever it is will likely very soon be forced out. The world including ICHEOKU is waiting and watching.

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY
ICHEOKU says the time has come and the time is now for the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra to be allowed to choose their self governance and exit from Nigeria going forward.. A referendum on the future of Biafra is a legitimate demand of the people and it is their right to so do. The people of the Nation of Biafra want to go their own way because of the hostilities from other member nations of Nigeria. Let the United Nations order a referendum and let the people decide their own Biafraexit.

PDJT ISSUES A VERDICT ON ISLAMIST TERRORISTS


"There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it. Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith. Terrorists do not worship God; they worship death. If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen and what will be the end result. Terrorism's devastation of life will continue to spread, peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence, and the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered. If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God." - President Donald John Trump.


BBOB: BRING BACK OUR BIAFRA

ICHEOKU says it is worth fighting for, self determination and it is not a crime for a people to aspire for self governance. Indigenous Peoples of Biafra are marching forward and hopefully they will soon get to the promised land. Viva Biafra.
#BringBackOurBiafra.





"When two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury. Though little fire grows great with little wind, yet extreme gusts do blow out fire." - William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew


WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE - STEVE JOBS

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. Memories precipitated by love is the only true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. The most expensive bed in the world is the sick bed. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” - SJ

EVIL CANNOT BE TRULY DESTROYED.

"The threat of evil is ever present. We can contain it as long as we stay vigilant, but it can never truly be destroyed. - Lorraine Warren (Annabelle, the movie)


ONLY THE POOR WISH THEY HAD STUFF?

“I’m not that interested in material things. As long as I find a good bed that I can sleep in, that’s enough.” - Nicolas Berggruem, the homeless billionaire.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

LOSS OF BAKASSI, THE CULPRITS!

Nigerians Icheoku says that certain Nigerians should be held responsible for the ignoble loss of a Nigerian territory of Bakassi to the Cameroons. It will be noted that the conflict which began in 1994 over the oil-rich 1000-square land called Bakassi was finally resolved in favor of Cameroon by ICJ headed by a Frenchman Justice Gilbert Guillanme, President of the International Court of Justice in Hague on the 10th of October 2002. (Why did Nigeria not object to a Frenchman as head of the panel on the ground of possible bias; afterall Cameroon was formerly a French colony) They should be regarded as denigrate Nigerians who worked against Nigeria security interest in exchange for the privileges of hob-nobbling with foreign dignitaries in various world capitals. Nigerians should therefore treat them as pariahs deserving of their odium and ridicule. These saboteurs are Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo and Umaru Yar"Adua.

Yakubu Gowon: It was Gowon while he was Head of state of Nigeria that pawned away Bakassi in exchange for Cameroons assistance with blockading Biafra. It is called the The Maroua Declaration which was signed between Nigeria's Yakubu Gowon and Ahmadu Ahidjo of Cameroon. During the meeting held at Maroua from May 30 to June 1 1975, the Heads of State of CAMEROON and NIGERIA agreed to extend the delineation of the maritime boundary between the two Countries from Point 12 to Point G on the Admiralty Chart No. 3433 annexed to this Declaration. They further reaffirmed their commitment to freedom and security of navigation in the Calabar/Cross River channel of ships of the two countries as defined by International Treaties and Conventions
This Maroua meetings led to conceding of the sovereignty of Bakassi to Cameroon by Yakubu Gowon done as a gesture of gratitude for the support which Cameroon gave to Nigeria during the Nigeria/Biafra civil war. Cameroon did not allow war and relief materials to filtrate through Cameroon to Biafrans in Eastern Nigeria. Now the chicken of Gowon's youthful recklessness has come home to roost and Nigeria has lost a part of her territory, Bakassi. Icheoku therefore designates Yakubu Gowown a very denigrate person for waging a war of attrition against the peoples of Biafra and nearly starving them to death. It shall not be well with Yakubu Gowon! Even the late Murtala Mohammed denounced the Maroua Agreement and questioned its validity on the basis that it was not ratified by the then Supreme Military Council, (which stood in place of the Nigerian legislature) and which consent under the then existing constitution was necessary for a treaty or agreement of that nature between Nigeria and a foreign state to be valid. It was not ratified when it was made and the present Green tea Agreement was not ratified either before or after its signing by the National Assembly; which shows the manner of men who preside over Nigeria.

Olusegun Obasanjo - This medicine man of Otta, Babalawo Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo signed the Green Tea Agreement in New York, USA which finally conceded Bakassi to Cameroon without any input from any of Nigeria's security agencies nor the people. If this is not dictatorial arrogance, then Icheoku says nothing else so qualifies. It will be recalled that the ICJ handed down their decision ceding Bakassi to Cameroon during the iron-clad regime of Olusegun Obasanjo, which case was taken to the ICJ by Cameroon during ABacha's regime; whom despite advise not to enter representation at the court, did it anyway! This shows the emptiness of the people who have ran Nigeria aground all these years - daft and nincompoops!

Umaru Yar"Adua :
this sick weakling from Katsina who was imposed on Nigeria as president by Olusegun Obasanjo has shown the feebleness of his heart! He finally and formally handed over Bakassi to Cameroon on August 14th, 2008 in a secretive ceremony in Calabar. Nigerians have never been blessed with patriotic men of courage as their leaders. Were Bakassi to be a "little" town in Katsina State, will Umaru Yar"Adua give it away to Cameroon? Were Umaru Yar"Adua to come from Bakassi, will he throw it away in the Cameroon? It is pitiful as it is regrettable that this unpatriotic Fulani man had the temerity to just throw away what is rightfully Nigerian and yet he preaches rule of Law.
Where was the required ratification by the National Assembly, Umaru Yar"Adua before your formal handover or is Bakassi matter not within your parochial definition of what rule of law covers? It shall not be well with you and being very sick does not help your case. Umaru Yar'Adua, you did this in a hurry in order to curry recognition of your moribund presidency which was stolen from the Nigerian people and handed over to you as a keepsake. However you can only hold what does not belong to you for so long before the rightful owner takes it over. Take a look at the drama of Pakistan and the "strongman" Musharraf.

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Anonymous said...

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DOALOS/OLA - UNITED NATIONS
The Maroua Declaration (1 June 1975)
During the meeting held at MAROUA from May 30th to June 1st 1975, the two Heads of State of CAMEROON and
NIGERIA agreed to extend the delineation of the maritime boundary between the two Countries from Point 12 to Point G on the
Admiralty Chart No. 3433 annexed to this Declaration.
The delineated boundary adopted by the two Heads of State is defined as follows:
From Point 12 (Longitude 08° 24' 38" E and Latitude 04° 31' 26" N) situated at the end of the line of the maritime
boundary adopted by the two Heads of State on April 4, 1971, the boundary line runs due West along a line parallel to and three
miles from the straight line joining Tom Shot Point and Sandy Point up to a Point A Longitude 08° 24' 24" E and Latitude
04°31'30"N. Thence from Point A along a straight line to Point A1 Longitude 08° 24' 24" and Latitude 04° 31' 20" N which is
one kilometre East of Buoy No. 3. The maritime boundary then continues along the same straight line to a Point B Longitude 08°
26' 32" Latitude 04° 24' 10" N one kilometre East of Buoy No. 2. Then from Point B the maritime boundary continues due South
through Point C Longitude 08° 23' 42" E Latitude 04° 23' 28" N one kilometre East of Buoy No. 1 to a Point D Longitude 08° 22'
41" E Latitude 04°20' 00" N where it intersects Latitude 04° 20'.
From Point D the maritime boundary runs in a South-Westerly direction to a Point E Longitude 08° 22' 17" E Latitude
04° 19' 32" N which is 550 metres from the straight line joining the Fairway Buoy and Buoy No. 1. From Point E the maritime
boundary runs in a South-Easterly direction to a Point F Longitude 08° 22' 19" E Latitude 04° 18' 46" N one kilometre East of
Fairway Buoy.
Then from Point F Longitude 08° 22' 19" E Latitude 04° 18' 46" N the maritime boundary runs Southerly parallel to the
Meridian 08° 25' 00" to Point G Longitude 08° 22' 19" E Latitude 04° 17' 00" N as shown on the Admiralty Chart No. 3433.
The two Heads of State further reaffirmed their commitment to freedom and security of navigation in the Calabar/Cross
River channel of ships of the two countries as defined by International Treaties and Conventions.
ANNEXES
Mr. President and Dear Brother,
I have the honour of drawing your esteemed attention to an error which slipped in the definition of the co-ordinates of
point B on the line drawn with mutual agreement on chart 3433 and described in the Maroua Declaration.
In fact, the real co-ordinates of point B placed on the Maroua line are as follows:
B. Longitude: 8° 24' 10" E
Latitude: 4° 26' 32" N
and not 8° 26' 32" E and 4° 24, 10" N as mentioned in the Maroua Declaration.
The error results from the fact that at point B our experts inadvertently recorded the last 2 figures (minutes and
seconds) of the latitude for the longitude and vice versa.
On my part I believe that your reply, recognizing the existence of this error and confirming that the real co-ordinates of
point B are correct could be considered, on the same grounds as this letter, as valid annexes to the Maroua Declaration.
However, I am ready to examine any other suggestion which Your Excellency may advance with a view to correcting
this error.
STATE HOUSE
DODAN BARRACKS
LAGOS, NIGERIA
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Anonymous said...

Bakassi: It's Not Over Yet Until It's Over
Yunus A. Tijani
Nigerians have started reaping from the seeds of atrocities planted by Olusegun Obasanjo administration. Part of it was the ceding of Bakassi land to Cameroon.

I am equally disenchanted with the likes of Ita Giwa, a former member of the Senate and all the indigene of Bakassi in both senate and National Assembly who cannot say no to Obasanjo's action at that time or write the International Court of Justice in Hague that they were not consulted. At least, they have the freedom to decide where they want to belong. They can tell the International Court of Justice boldly that they belong to Nigeria and that they are not going anywhere. Are those in International Court of Justice not human beings they can go there directly to press it upon them that they are not going any where and that they are Nigerians therefore should not be relocated. I don't know what the Nigerian and Cameroonian governments mean by resettlement or relocation. How can you relocate a whole community to another land away from their ancestral home? For God's sake, these people are mainly fishermen. Where they are being relocated to, do we equally have water there to meet their economic needs? How do you now subject them to learning another trade? Definitely, this will cause unnecessary hardship to these people.

In the olden days people leave one community for another as a result of war. Conflicts are common between one community and another. As a result of this, a community that is defeated may decide to relocate to a safer place. Is this a war situation in case of Bakassi? Though, it is good that it was not allowed to degenerate to war but that cannot be to our own lost.

Another factor that may necessitate relocation is lust for supremacy. A section of a people may feel cheated and oppressed by another group and may therefore decide to leave that environment.

Another factor is a search for fertile land. In those days, most of our ancient father's work is agrarian. They may decide to leave in search of fertile land. All these took place out of their own volition.

I do not blame Obasanjo nor the Cameroonian government. The people I blame were the Bakassi people themselves who are so unwise that they allowed themselves to be cheated. How I wish I am from Bakassi, I will never allow my people and me to be cheated in that way. It will be a "do or die" affair. I will lead my people to resist any attempt to dislodge us. The worst that can happen is that, if both country cannot settle their differences, we are going to form our own country, no matter how small we are. We have the freedom to decide our fate. But now, throughout the whole exercise, the people kept quiet as if they don't know what was going on until their destiny was changed. It is pathetic and painful.

It is not yet over. A proverb has it that the white man that produced pencil is the one that equally produced eraser. All the relocation and resettlement were done in paper. Let the people of Bakassi themselves rise up now and said NO to what has happened. Let them sue the Federal Government for selling them to Cameroon. Let them file the suit at the International Court of Justice that they want to go back to Nigeria. Let them begin the agitation again. Tell the International Court of Justice that, no referendum or plebiscite was conducted before the handover. There was never a time their opinion was sought nor contacted made before the whole process that led to the handover.

If the people of Bakassi know that they have enlightened citizens, let them begin this agitation now, if not I underrate all the dignitaries from that area as being unqualified to be a leader. If they cannot begin this agitation with immediate effect, senator Ita Giwa and the likes should simply find a place to hide.

Nigerians! Why do we always pay eye service? Who are those people accusing Obasanjo of taking unilateral decision on Bakassi issue? Don't we have representative in Senate at the time when Obasanjo was going to Hague about this matter? Even if Obasanjo did not tell them, didn't they hear it in the news about where he was going? As an ordinary Nigerian, I was following all the process in the news. Though I cannot say whether the Senate at that time was not consulted or not, but the issue remains: why did they keep quite? Can't they call him to order? If Obasanjo proved stubborn, why can't they impeach him? This is the only way through which they can check the excesses of a leader as legislators. More so this is an issue that touches the life of every Nigerian. It has to be taken seriously.

Why are the military complaining this time around too? Didn't we have the soldiers at the time for them to be telling us now that they were not consulted? I do not want to concur to that. People in high places are representing the masses. The ordinary citizens can do little or nothing.

The general public voted them to the place, to determine their fate to a large extent. If Obasanjo was acting outside the constitution, they had the right to impeach him. Obasanjo ended his first tenure successfully and he equally completed the second tenure successfully. They had the sword in their hand, why couldn't they use it on him. I do not blame Obasanjo for all the woes and atrocities he committed during his tenure, because the legislators were there with him. The people in high position should not toy with our life. They should be reminded that they will account for all their deeds to the Almighty Creator some day.

The enlightened citizens of Bakassi should rise to this challenge. All the agitation should be done peacefully as was done in the first instance. They should not allow themselves to be cheated just like that. They should have it in mind that if they die, their forefathers will ask them in heaven why they abandoned them in their graves and ran away. Likewise, their yet unborn generations will ask them what brought them to where they are currently staying. If they tell their forefathers that the agitation to go back to their ancestral home is still on course, they will not blame them much and likewise, if their yet unborn generation get to know that they are still willing to go back to their ancestral land. They will not blame them much. They should not be cowards. Did not a philosopher say: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands at the time of joy and comfort but where he stands at the time of crisis and tribulations."