News Headlines Apr 23. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers.

News Headlines Apr 23. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers.

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Patience Jonathan to quit as African First Ladies President
Suspect steals N3.2m during PDP campaign rally
NNPC has started refunding unremitted $1.48bn –Alison-Madueke
FG summons S’African High Commissioner over attacks
FG recants, says Jonathan will hand over May 29
Jonathan won’t contest in 2019 – Babatope
We’ll regain power in 2019 –PDP
Fayose vows to lead opposition against APC
Court dismisses two eligibility suits against Buhari
Emulate Myles Monroe, group tells Nigerian leaders
Speakership: S’South wants to succeed Tambuwal
Eatery worker jailed 266 years for stealing N8m
Utomi, others seek support for cancer clinics
Stay in your party, APC tells PDP members
New IG resumes, warns troublemakers
Enyimba grab first away win
Van Gaal tickled by fan’s transfer list
Fans unhappy with Keshi’s return
Osaze return thrills Stoke boss
Thoughts on the World Earth’s Day
Buhari’s green options (2)
Nothing justifies xenophobia
What will history say about Ayo Fayose?
Fuel tanker catches fire at Lagos airport
1,169 PHCN workers not yet paid benefits – BPE
Reduce charges on bank deposits, LCCI urges CBN
US embassy saves N20m on electricity charges
FG supports firm to generate 1,000MW electricity
Bode George worked for Tinubu – PDP Chief
Why we dumped our governorship candidate –UPN
Ebonyi gov-elect, Ashafa mourn Chukwumerije
PDP’ll regret giving Kashamu senatorial ticket –Keyamo
APC heads for tribunal to challenge Kashamu’s victory
Kidnapper shot dead while picking N3m ransom
Fire guts Kwara’s ministry of energy complex
Businessman faults assassination claim, says friend wooed wife
I rape women to fight boredom – Suspect
NLNG sets aside N199bn for local vendors
TCN seeks electricity tariff increase to expand network
Delayed subsidy payment increases marketers’ debt
Exploration worsens amid falling oil prices
Cultural embellishments of mental illness
Above 40? Screen regularly for cancer
How to handle the supply chain of retail business
Negotiating your way out of bad loans
How your business can survive in the digital age
Odinkalu seeks justice for IDP engaged during elections
Our seaport development one-sided — Folarin
We’re the biggest employer of seafarers –NLNG
IFC, MasterCard expand electronic payment agreement
Diabetes drug may not guard against pancreatic cancer
SEC to reduce transaction time
SEC confirms investigation of BGL
Seeking greener pastures with fear and tears
What will history say about Ayo Fayose?
APC heads for tribunal to challenge Kashamu’s victory
Editorial
South Africa must rein in its xenophobic beast

Vanguard
South Africans Attack Nigerians
APC challenges Kashamu’s victory at tribunal
Shortage of gas mars power generation
The untold secret of Nigeria’s economic rise
The ‘Booby traps’ in Keshi’s contract
South Africa’s xenophobic hysteria
Constitution amendments: What options left for National Assembly?
62-yr-old oil mogul rescued from kidnappers in Lagos
WAEC official killed in war-torn Agatu LGA in Benue
Why ex-minister, Kuforiji-Olubi is in court with foreign partners
With the people behind me I will win — Ikpeazu
BoI chief proposes reverse engineering for economy
Dagrin: “If I die, make you no cry for me”
The ‘Booby traps’ in Keshi’s contract
AYAC: Kenyan rescues Nigerian athletes
All set for Zenith Bank B/ball League
NFF to announce Keshi’s assistants
Okpekpe Road Race gets Ecobank as official banker
Chelsea offer Mikel to Southampton
62-yr-old oil mogul rescued from kidnappers in Lagos
Saraki, Akume split North-Central Senate caucus
FG pays N373bn to former PHCN workers
Abia supplementary poll: Ikpeazu calls for soldiers’ withdrawal
Xenophobia: FG may take Zulu King to ICC
I have stepped on many big toes, particularly the feet of cabals —Deziani

Leadership
African First Ladies Summit: Dame Patience Rigs Out Aisha Buhari
Seplat, FBN Capital, Others Seal $1.4bn Oil Facility Deal
Eligibility: Court Strikes Out Suits Against Buhari
Nigeria Summons South Africa’s High Commissioner
Jonathan Will Handover On May 29 – FG
Oil Cabals Persecuting Me For Stepping On Toes – Diezani
Boko Haram: Troops Invade Sambisa Forest
Post-election Fallout: PDP Moves To Reposition Party
Face Hard Reality Of Being In Opposition, APC Tells PDP
MTN’s Investments In Nigeria Hit $15bn
PenCom Sets N5bn Minimum Pension Fund Investment
Arik Air Unveils New Promo Fare On Domestic Routes
Barcelona Open: Nadal Avenges Almagro Defeat
Guardiola Charged For T-shirt Message
‘Reach S’final Of CHAN Or Face Sack,’ Keshi Contract Clause States
Oby Ezekwesili Tasks Obama On Rescue Of Abducted Girls
I Did My Best During General Polls – Former IGP
FG Asks Supreme Court To Nullify Amendments To Constitution
Sokoto To Sell Off Govt Houses Before May I’m Not Desperate To Be Abia Governor – Ikpeazu
Lagos Demolishes 41 Distressed Buildings
NAICOM And Building Collapse

Ekiti APC lawmakers withdraw suit against Fayose, others

Ekiti APC lawmakers withdraw suit against Fayose, others
By Joseph Onyekwere

THE 19 members of Ekiti State House of Assembly under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) have filed a notice of discontinuance against a suit they instituted at the Federal High Court in Lagos.
The lawmakers had filed the suit against the state governor, Ayo Fayose and others to challenge the purported impeachment of Adewale Omirin as Speaker, and the running of the House by only the seven members of the
House who are members of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP).
All the 19 lawmakers signed the notice of discontinuance which was dated April 7, 2015. It reads: “Take notice that the plaintiffs doth hereby wholly discontinue Suit No. FHC/L/CS/1823/14 against all the defendants.”
In the
past few days, Ekiti State has been in the news with fresh moves by the APC lawmakers to impeach Fayose.
Already, the notice of impeachment has been served on Fayose, while the governor is insisting that he had not been properly served.
The
surprise move to discontinue the suit was said to be connected with the fresh impeachment moves against Fayose.
The APC lawmakers had earlier fled the state after Omirin’s impeachment, and left the PDP members to be going on with legislative activities.
The APC lawmakers then filed the suit. The party directed them to go back to Ekiti State after the victory of the party at the March 28, 2015 presidential election.
But after the lawmakers returned to Ekiti State, Fayose had told them to await the determination of a suit which they filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos, before taking “laws into their hands.” The development was
said to have informed the decision of the APC lawmakers to discontinue the suit.
According to the suit, the plaintiffs (APC lawmakers) had specifically argued that by the provision of the constitution, the seven PDP
lawmakers lacked the legal right to take decision on behalf of the House.
Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, the Department of State Security Services (DSS), and the new “Speaker,” Dele Olugbemi, were among the respondents. Olugbemi’s loyalists, Samuel Ajibola, Adeojo Alexander, Adeloye Adeyinka,
Isreal Ajiboye, Fatunbi Olajide, Olayinka Abeni; and the Commissioner of Police in Ekiti are the other respondents.
The rest are three commissioners cleared by the House under Olugbemi – Owoseni Ajayi (Attorney-General), Kayode Eso (Commissioner for Works) and Toyin Ojo (Commissioner for Finance). The plaintiffs, in their originating summons, had prayed the court to declare that Omirin and his deputy are entitled to occupy
their offices except they are removed by the assembly’s two-third majority votes. They also sought a declaration that Fayose’s alleged attempt to force them to join the PDP and denounce the APC was against their constitutional rights to freedom of association.
They further prayed the court to hold that Olugbemi’s election as Speaker was illegal, and all deliberations and actions of the seven lawmakers were invalid.
But Fayose, in a preliminary objection filed by the three “commissioners” (12th to 14th
respondents), prayed for an order striking out or dismissing the suit in its entirety for lack of jurisdiction.
They argued that Fayose, being the governor of Ekiti State, cannot be sued outside the state where the “cause of action” took place. They further contended that the Federal High Court in Lagos lacked the “territorial jurisdiction” to decide the case

Source: The Guardian