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    UN to Cameroon: Stop turning back Nigerian refugees fleeing from Boko Haram

UN to Cameroon: Stop turning back Nigerian refugees fleeing from Boko Haram

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Cameroonian authorities not to send Nigerian refugees back to the Boko Haram violence they fled from.Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers who fled Boko Haram violence have been “forced” to return to the country, despite previous warnings against such.At least 385 Nigerians refugees and asylum-seekers had been “forcibly returned” from Cameroon since [...]

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    Uruguay 2018: Cameroon qualify at Nigeria’s expense

Uruguay 2018: Cameroon qualify at Nigeria’s expense

Cameroon women's football team have booked their place at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup at the expense of Nigeria.The hosts played out a 1-1 draw with the Flamingoes at the Ahmaduo Ahidjo Stadium, Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, on Sunday.The first leg in Benin City ended 2-2.The young Lionesses qualified on away goal rule with an aggregate of 3-3.Nigeria [...]

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    Senate summons defence minister over Cameroonian troops’ ‘incursion’ into Nigeria

Senate summons defence minister over Cameroonian troops’ ‘incursion’ into Nigeria

The senate has summoned Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, over the alleged incursion of the Cameroonian army into Nigeria.The resolution of the senate was sequel to a motion sponsored by John Enoh, senator representing Cross River central, and two other lawmakers.Enoh said on January 25, more than 80 Cameroonian soldiers allegedly crossed the border of the Danare-Daddi/Danare-Bodom axis and abducted [...]

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    US knocks Nigeria, Cameroon over extradition of separatist leaders

US knocks Nigeria, Cameroon over extradition of separatist leaders

The US has condemned the repatriation of 47 Anglophone detainees from Nigeria to Cameroon.Heather Nauert, the US department of state spokesperson, in a statement, said Nigeria and Cameroon have violated the rights of the detainees by forcibly repatriating them back to their countries of origin.It urged both countries to respect the human rights of the detainees and follow due process [...]

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    Falana writes Buhari: Extradition of Cameroon separatist leaders could attract UN sanction

Falana writes Buhari: Extradition of Cameroon separatist leaders could attract UN sanction

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the extradition of some Cameroonian sepratist leaders could attract sanction from the United Nations.On January 26, the federal government extradited separatist leaders, who were arrested at a hotel in Abuja.In a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, Falana said the deportees were not illegal immigrants.The lawyer said they were gathered at the Abuja hotel to [...]

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    Cameroon hold Nigeria to goalless draw in CHAN warm-up

Cameroon hold Nigeria to goalless draw in CHAN warm-up

Cameroon held Nigeria to a goalless draw in a warm-up friendly ahead of the 2018 African Nations Championship.A full-strength Nigerian side, which included Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Rabiu Ali and Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, were unable to break down the determined and physical Indomitable Lions.The Cameronians almost won it in injury time but substitute goalkeeper Oladele Ajiboye produced a world-class save to earn Nigeria a [...]

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    Falana speaks on arrests of separatist leaders, asks FG not to declare war on South Cameroonians

Falana speaks on arrests of separatist leaders, asks FG not to declare war on South Cameroonians

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to release the Cameroonian leaders arrested in Abuja.On Friday, security forces arrested leaders of Ambazonia separatist movement, a Cameroonian group seeking independence from the Francophone country.The Cameroonians, numbering about 10, were picked when the group was having a meeting at Nera Hotel in Abuja.In a statement over the weekend, Falana [...]

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    Cameroon separatist leaders arrested in Abuja

Cameroon separatist leaders arrested in Abuja

Security forces have arrested leaders of Ambazonia separatist movement, a Cameroonian group seeking independence from the Francophone country.French is the official language in the country but English is spoken in two regions.It is not clear those who are behind the arrest which happened when the group was having a meeting at Nera Hotel in Abuja, on Friday.When contacted, Sani Usman, [...]

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    People expect Joshua to beat me but I believe I can win, says Takam

People expect Joshua to beat me but I believe I can win, says Takam

Carlos Takam says he can defeat Anthony Joshua when they square up against each other in Cardiff on Saturday.Takam told Mirror UK that the fight will be an extension of the football supremacy battle between Nigeria and Cameroon.The Cameroonian-French boxer who is a late replacement for the injured Kubrat Pulev said: "In Africa, Cameroon against Nigeria is a big derby because we [...]

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    Six shot as Cameroonians invade Cross River village

Six shot as Cameroonians invade Cross River village

Gendarmes from Bodam community in Cameroon have allegedly shot six residents of Danare, a village in Boki local government area of Cross River state.Hafiz Inuwa, commissioner of police in the state, who confirmed this, said it happened during an invasion of the village.Speaking with NAN after visiting Danare, Inuwa said the residents told him that they were preparing to retaliate [...]

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    Nigeria up to 41st in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria up to 41st in latest FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved three steps up from 44th to 41st in the latest FIFA world rankings published on Thursday.Tunisia, seeking to qualify for the World Cup, has upstaged Egypt as the number one country on the continent.Egypt is now ranked second while Senegal is in third place. The West African country needs to win just one of [...]

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    Ambazonia, Biya’s intolerance and internet democracy

Ambazonia, Biya’s intolerance and internet democracy

A Biafra-like agitation for independence has been unfolding in neighbouring Republic of Cameroon since November 2016. The people of Northern and Southern Cameroons under the  umbrella of the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Consortium United Front (SCACUF) finally decided to affirm the independence of the English-speaking sections of Cameroon from the Republic. Like the Indigenous People of Biafra, the Ambazonians as they have [...]

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    FIFA fines Nigeria for pitch invasion during World Cup qualifier

FIFA fines Nigeria for pitch invasion during World Cup qualifier

World soccer ruling body FIFA has fined Nigeria 30,000 Swiss Francs (N11,049,557) for its fans' breach of security during a World Cup qualifying match.The game took place on September 1 at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom where Nigeria defeated Cameroon 4-0.According to the information on the FIFA website, Nigeria violated article 65 and 67 of the FBC FIFA [...]

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    Fear of Boko Haram: Cameroon ‘deports 100,000 Nigerians’

Fear of Boko Haram: Cameroon ‘deports 100,000 Nigerians’

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Cameroon has deported 100,000 Nigerian refugees in the hope of stemming the spread of Boko Haram.In a report on Wednesday, HRW)said the deportation defied a plea by UN refugee agency to not return anyone to north-eastern Nigeria, where Boko Haram killed thousands of people, "until security and human rights situation improved considerably”.The HRW report [...]

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    Afrobasket 2017: D’Tigers defeat Cameroon to qualify for semi-final

Afrobasket 2017: D’Tigers defeat Cameroon to qualify for semi-final

Nigeria’s male basketball national team, D’Tigers, defeated Cameroon to qualify for the semi-final of the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket championship in Tunisia.The reigning champions won three of the four quarters but lost the last.In the first quarter, D'Tigers won 25 to 18, and also edged the Cameroonian side 27 to 25 in the second quarter but fell 23 to 27 in [...]

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    FIFA world rankings: Nigeria drop six places to 44th

FIFA world rankings: Nigeria drop six places to 44th

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped six spots from 38th to 44th in the latest FIFA world rankings published on Thursday.But the Eagles moved up two spots on the continent, going from sixth to fourth.Egypt, who remain first in Africa, dropped from 25th position to 30th in the world. The North African country remains the highest ranked African team.Cameroon, whom [...]

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