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May 20, 2013
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A three-day international meeting of African countries and the Franc zone is underway here in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to discuss regional single currency regimes on the continent.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has finally decided not to seek a review of the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which transferred the controversial Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon in 2002.
The Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke, explained that the country had considered the merits and the demerits of the case and finally decided not to press for a review of the ICJ decision.
With two days left for Nigeria to appeal the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) granting the Bakassi Peninsula to neighbouring Cameroon, anxiety is growing among Nigerians over whether their government will meet the deadline to appeal against the judgment.
Ahead of the 10 October deadline for Nigeria to seek review of the case, President Goodluck Jonathan last week set up a committee to advise the government on the way to pursue the review of the ICJ decision.
Nigeria and Cameroon have signed an agreement on establishing a trans-border security committee to crack down on crimes along both countries’ land and maritime borders.
Six new Commissioners of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have assumed duty at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.
They replace some of the pioneer Commissioners whose four-year tenure ended on 31 January 2012. The tenure of the pioneer seventh Commissioner, Dr. Adrienne Diop, will end in June 2012.
Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has been declared winner of the October 9 election, winning nearly 78% of the vote in a polls that recorded low turn out.
Cameroon’s Supreme Court, which is currently serving as the country’s constitutional Council, has rejected an opposition plea for the cancellation of the October 9 presidential election.
As Cameroonians await the results of the October 9 presidential election, opposition parties are not happy with the way the polls were conducted and they are calling for its annulment.
Votes are being counted after Sunday’s Presidential election in Cameroon, but turnout was said to be low.
One of the 23 presidential candidates in Cameroon’s election Daniel Soh Fone of the PSU party has pulled out of the race, asking his supporters to instead vote for President Paul Biya.Meanwhile, as voting continues, incumbent Biya is appealing to his citizens to be patient and understanding with the electoral commission.