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Nigeria, Germany sign agreement on return of 1,130 Benin bronzes

Nigeria, Germany sign agreement on return of 1,130 Benin bronzes

Nigeria and Germany have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the repatriation of hundreds of Benin bronzes from 2022. Nigeria is expecting about 1,130 pieces of artifacts from the world power. On Wednesday, Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, received a German government delegation in Abuja. Mohammed said a team of experts will leave Nigeria soon to engage with stakeholders in Germany on the return of the artifacts. The minister said though the country acquired them through global trading, it agreed to voluntarily relinquish them to further strengthen bilateral ties. “The return of the artifacts will further cementrelationship between Nigeria and…
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