Nigeria: Fact Check – Did the Media Really Misquote Foreign Affairs Minister On Benin Republic’s ’37th State’ Remark?

On Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the leadership of Geoffrey Onyeama, accused the media of misquoting the minister on a report of Benin Republic willing to be “Nigeria’s 37th state”.

The newspapers that reported Onyeama’s meeting with Aurélien Agbenonci, his Beninois counterpart captured what took place between the two ministers, particularly what Mr Onyeama had said in regard to the willingness of Benin Republic to be part of Nigeria.

When the video got to the public, it generated…


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