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Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by farem: 7:56am On Feb 20
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, had expressed readiness for his country to be part of Nigeria.

Onyeama, who stated this shortly after a close door meeting with Beninoise Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Aurélien Agbenonci, said the Beninoise president gave the offer when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari, a few weeks back.

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“The President of Benin said as far as they are concerned, they want (not just saying it like that) but in reality, Benin should be the 37th state of Nigeria,” he said.

“We should really be one. They charged us to come together at ministerial level, to work out a framework for a sustainable relationship.”

Onyeama said, at the visit, both presidents discussed agreements between the two countries on how to put the issue of smuggling to an end, once and for all, as a follow up to the presidents’ meeting.

https://dailytrust.com/benin-republic-ready-to-be-nigerias-37th-state-minister

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by illicit(m): 8:02am On Feb 20
We are at 37 already....

We have a State of Emergency

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by EzzyCarter: 8:04am On Feb 20
This Benin president needs a brain check. You want Benin to be the 37th Nigerian state? When most Nigerians want out of the unholy matrimony called Nigeria? This is similar to Bangladesh saying they want to merge with Pakistan ...This must be an expensive joke grin

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by Ideadoctor(m): 8:08am On Feb 20
won't it be fair if those Yorubas in Benin republic start migrating to Nigeria for settlement, after all Nigeria is for all,according to some northern governors, abeg make border open for our sabe and popo brothers to come in.

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by RuddyFusion(m): 8:10am On Feb 20
Next will be Niger republic...... Wahala be like Buhari...taking Nigeria to the place of no return

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by Juliusmalema: 8:11am On Feb 20
Welcome development.
We have been advocating for such since but before they Join those that wants to leave will be allow to leave so that their will be space for them to join.
Niger republic is already part of Nigeria now and Benin republic willing to join....they should wait so that those that wants out will leave before they can join and be fully integrated back with their fellow Yorubas in Nigeria.

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by youngeagle(m): 8:11am On Feb 20
Is this meant to be a joke or what?

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by Nobody: 8:12am On Feb 20
youngeagle:
Is this meant to be a joke or what?
Honestly.
That country will be making a big mistake

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by psucc(m): 8:33am On Feb 20
Already, bandits from there made the 37th State. After all, they are collecting their monthly "allocation" from the FG through kidnapping.

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by kettykin: 8:37am On Feb 20
Isn't this hypocrisy, you want to take in more states but don't want states that are tired to opt out.
Niger delta money to the rescue

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by flamingREED(m): 8:39am On Feb 20
Because of oyel.

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by ThatFairGuy: 8:44am On Feb 20
You're warmly welcome back to your origin.


I wish South Western Governors associates with them just like my Leader and role model does during his Governorship tenure.

God bless The Hon Minister for Interior, Ogbeni Abdur Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola Oranmiyan 1, a leader per excellence.

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by Chatflick(m): 8:56am On Feb 20
Wonderful
Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by Karemarealty288(m): 8:57am On Feb 20
French speaking Nigerians....37th independent problem...

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by WonderManly(m): 9:00am On Feb 20
I just dey observe...

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by Tolexander: 9:05am On Feb 20
EzzyCarter:
This Benin president needs a brain check. You want Benin to be the 37th Nigerian state? When most Nigerians want out of the unholy matrimony called Nigeria? This is similar to Bangladesh saying they want to merge with Pakistan ...This must be an expensive joke grin
How does this analogy correlate with the issue on ground?

Bangladesh (form. Eastern Pakistan) broke away from Pakistan. Did Benin Republic break away from Nigeria?

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by yenereal(m): 9:22am On Feb 20
grin

It's funny. What about Niger State already? How would we differentiate them? Asking for my baby.

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by zedegit: 9:53am On Feb 20
Karemarealty288:
French speaking Nigerians....37th independent problem...

Nigeria should look at the crises in Cameroun between English speaking parts and French speaking parts.

It's a disaster waiting to happen.

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by EzzyCarter: 10:00am On Feb 20
Tolexander:
How does this analogy correlate with the issue on ground?

Bangladesh (form. Eastern Pakistan) broke away from Pakistan. Did Benin Republic break away from Nigeria?


No they didn't break away from Nigeria. Whether Bangladesh broke away or not, Bangladesh shares boundaries with Pakistan right? that's what I was inferring in this discourse... thanks

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by byinks(f): 10:03am On Feb 20
imhotep:

Honestly.
That country will be making a big mistake

Herdsmen currently cannot stay in Benin republic...too hostile.
But if they join the zoo....

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by SmartPolician: 10:05am On Feb 20
I'm sure the country wouldn't want to be part of Nigeria if Nigeria was run like the United States, where states pay taxes to the centre. Benin republic is interested in Niger Delta petrodollars!

Anyways, I believe this news is false because no other mainstream media house is carrying it.

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by bjdon: 10:07am On Feb 20
Why not? As long as we restructure first to reduce the power at the centre and devolve more power to the states . I've got no problem with Niger, Benin and the English speaking part of Cameroon joining Nigeria

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by Tolexander: 10:14am On Feb 20
EzzyCarter:



No they didn't break away from Nigeria. Whether Bangladesh broke away or not, Bangladesh shares boundaries with Pakistan right? that's what I was inferring in this discourse... thanks
Bangladesh shares no boundary with Pakistan sir.

Bangladesh is far from Pakistan. Though the two countries were just a country, Pakistan pre 70s

India divides the two countries.

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by jimi4us: 10:15am On Feb 20
NO thank you. we dont even want hausa fulani talkless of french people.
Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by nelsonebby(m): 10:23am On Feb 20
Nonsense and ingredient

Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by ordainbuzz(m): 10:24am On Feb 20
Tolexander:
Bangladesh shares no boundary with Pakistan sir.

Bangladesh is far from Pakistan. Though the two countries were just a country, Pakistan pre 70s

India divides the two countries.
True bro, ur right

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by EMMY76: 10:27am On Feb 20
They are obviously targeting monthly federal allocations from oil resources from the niger delta. undecided

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by GeneralPula: 10:30am On Feb 20
About 65 of them speaks Yoruba..

But how’s this gonna be possible? France still controls Benin till date. I heard France is still behind how they check and balance everything in Benin...

Benin election is coming soon. I smell another political scam, just to make the yorubas in Benin to vote for him, cuz the man is kinda heartless and they don’t like him..

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by slawormiir: 10:30am On Feb 20
Damnnn niggarrrr
I will just pretend as if I didn't see this news

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by FalseProphet1(m): 10:31am On Feb 20
I see trailer load of problems in the coming years for both countries should this alliance be allowed to stand. This I have seen.

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Re: Geofrey Onyeama: Benin Republic Ready To Be Nigeria’s ‘37th State’ by chieveboy(m): 10:31am On Feb 20
More African countries, Europe and Asia will join Nigeria.

Contrary to popular believe and current events suggesting Nigeria's disintegration, Nigeria will actually grow in boundary and become one of the major powers in the world. We will have a female president and more as foretold in the book "Nigeria I Prophecy" by Tosin James.

https://www.nairaland.com/5808027/one-book-tells-nigerias-future#88698895

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