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LAW OF THE SEA AND NIGERIA-CAMEROON RELATIONS: THE BAKASSI DISPUTE REVISITED

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page………………………………………………… i
Certification……………………………………………… ii
Approval page…………………………………………… iii
Dedication……………………………………………….. iv
Acknowledgement………………………………………. v
Table of Contents………………………………………… vii
List of Maps……………………………………………… ix
Abstract…………………………………………………… x
CHAPTER ONE:
1.1. Introduction…………………………………… 1
1.2. Statement of the Problem……………………… 9
1.3. Objective of the Study…………………………. 15
1.4. Significance of the Study……………………… 16
1.5. Scope of the Study……………………………. 17
1.6. Literature Review……………………………… 18
1.7. Theoretical Framework………………………… 31
1.8. Hypothesis……………………………………… 32
1.9. Methods of Data Collection and Analysis ……… 33
1.10. Operationalization of the Concept……………… 37
CHAPTER TWO: MAJOR ELEMENTS OF THE LAW OF THE SEA
AS APPLICABLE TO THE NIGERIA-CAMEROON BORDER
2.1. Origin and Essence of the Law of the Sea…………… 43
2.2. Imperialism and Geopolitics of the Law of the Sea…… 59
2.2. Nigeria and Cameroon in Inter-Imperialist Relations… 76
CHAPTER THREE: EVOLUTION OR THE BAKASSI DISPUTE
3.1. Origin of the Bakassi Dispute……………………. 93
3.2. Situation over the Years………………………… 96
3.3. Legal Questions Raised in the Bakassi Problem…… 108
3.4. Political Questions Raised in the Bakassi Problem… 111
3.5. Economic Questions Raised in the Bakassi Problem… 118
3.6. Socio-Cultural Questions Raised in the Bakassi Problem. 123
3.7. Arguments over History and Logic…………………… 12
CHAPTER FOUR: BAKASSI AND THE INTERNATIONAL COURT
OF JUSTICE (I.C.J.)
4.1. The International Court of Justice……… 137
4.2. Parties to the Case……………………………… 140
4.3. Issues at stake and Argument of the Parties……… 141
4.4. Reactions to the Ruling………………………… 158
4.5. Consequences of the Judgment…………………… 165
4.6. Critique of the Conduct of the Case………………… 166
4.7. Problems Faced by the International Court of Justice
in Bakassi…………………………………………… 172
4.8. Criticism of the International court of justice and the
green tree accord…………………………………… 175
CHAPTER FIVE: THE FUTURE OF THE BAKASSI PENINUSULA
AND NIGERIA CAMEROON RELATIONS
5.1. Findings………………………………………….. 177
5.2. Conclusion………………………………………… 192
5.3. Recommendation…………………………………… 200
5.4. Projections…………………………………………… 207
BIBLOGRAPHY………………………………………………….

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