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Today's Headlines: PDP Lawmakers Defect To APC; Nigeria’s Unity Important Than 2023 Elections -Kalu

Two PDP lawmakers defect to APC in Anambra

Two Anambra House of Assembly members have defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Onyebuchi Offor (Ekwusigo Constituency) and Douglas Egbuna (Onitsha North l Constituency) announced their defection in plenary on Wednesday in Awka.

Mr Offor, who was also the Minority Leader of the House, said that he consulted widely with his family and mentor on his decision to move from PDP to the APC.

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Nigeria’s unity important than 2023 elections – Senator Kalu

Ahead of 2023 general elections, the Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has called on Nigerians to give more priority to the unity of the country rather than the ongoing intrigues and strategies over the future polls.

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Senator Kalu, who represents Abia North District in the Senate, made the call on Wednesday in Abuja after receiving the traditional title of Kibiya (Arrow) of Argungu Emirate in Kebbi State from the Emir, Alhaji Mohammed Mera.

Responding to a question on whether he would run for presidency in 2023, the lawmaker said he prefers to return to the Senate and not contest for the position of President, but stressed that what should be of interest to all Nigerians now is unity of the country and not politics of 2023.

Customs promotes 2,707 senior officers

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has promoted 2,707 senior officers to various ranks.

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The Customs Comptroller General, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd), said the elevation was based solely on merit while decorating some of the newly promoted officers in Abuja on Wednesday.

He explained that those promoted worked hard as service has “no halfway measures for promotion“, adding that he had set a standard that was now a culture in the organisation.

Buhari, Jonathan meet in Aso Rock

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari and former President Goodluck Jonathan met at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday.

Photo Credit: Vanguard Newspapers

The former president came into the premises at about 4pm.

It was not clear why he visited President Buhari as he did not speak to the media afterwards.

However, Jonathan had been active as ECOWAS special envoy to Mali, a position that has brought him in more regular touch with President Buhari in recent times.

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