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Today's Headlines: Nigerians Appreciated Close Of Land Borders – Buhari, Imo PDP Rep Joins APC

Nigerians appreciated close of land borders – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigerians who initially criticised him for closing land borders eventually appreciated it.

He said the country’s land borders were closed to encourage Nigerians to produce food for their consumption.

Buhari said this on Tuesday while inaugurating the new customs headquarters located in the Maitama district of the federal capital territory (FCT).

“Please note that from Lake Chad to Benin Republic is more than 1,600 kilometres, only God can effectively guard the borders.

“So you need a person who has the energy and the competence to supervise. I deliberately closed the borders because knowing Nigerians, they order rice, give some to Niger and the rest, and then they bring the rice here.

Imo PDP Rep Joins APC

The member representing Orlu/Oru East/Orsu Federal Constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives, Hon Jerry Alagbaoso, has defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He made his decision known in a letter presented to the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, at plenary, on Tuesday.

Alagbaoso who later read the letter said he defected because he wants to work with Governor, Hope Uzodinma, to take the state to the mainstream of Nigerian politics and “bring more dividends of democracy to the people”.

Gbajabiamila described Alagbaoso’s defection as an “earthquake moment” because of his political stature.

He said that was why he was allowed to read his defection letter by himself instead of the usual practice when the speaker reads the letters submitted by defecting lawmakers.

Former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair visits Tinubu

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Former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has paid a visit to the President-elect of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

The meeting between the two leaders was made known in a short statement by Tinubu’s spokesman, Tunde Rahman on Tuesday.

Rahman, who shared photos of the meeting on Twitter, wrote, “President-elect Bola Tinubu and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair after a meeting this Tuesday afternoon at Defence House, Abuja.”

May 29 Is Only Swearing-In Ceremony—Atiku

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Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, said he is hopeful that he would reclaim his mandate in court.

Speaking through his lawyer, Atiku asserted that the May 29 swearing-in was only a ceremony that did not in any way tie the hands of the court.

He added that he was not worried that the “President-elect”, Bola Tinubu, would be sworn in on May 29, before the conclusion of petitions seeking to nullify his election victory.

He made this known through his lead counsel, Chief Chris Uche, SAN, after the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting in Abuja, consolidated his petition with the ones that were filed by candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi and the Allied Peoples Movement, APM.

Atiku, maintained that the court had the powers to sack Tinubu from office, even after the swearing in ceremony.

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