Newspaper headlines: Nigerians stranded in Ukraine send SOS to Buhari and demand evacuation

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the growing number of casualties appeared on the front pages of Nigerian newspapers.

The Punch reports that Nasir el-Rufai revealed that the APC is working on zoning the 2023 presidency to the south. The newspaper also reports that President Muhammadu Buhari said he would not stay in power beyond 2023 because he had sworn to Al Quran.

La Nation reports that the national assembly is seeking a power that will grant it the power to invite governors and presidents. The newspaper also reports Bola Tinubu’s visit to the palaces of Ooni of Ife and Owa of Obòkun to seek the monarchs’ blessing for his 2023 presidential bid.

The Guardian reports that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has confirmed the payment of $273.6 million by MTN and Mafab for a 5G license. The newspaper also reports that Delta State Polytechnic refuses female students for not wearing underwear.

Daily Trust reports that 12,000 Nigerians are trapped in Ukraine amid the Russian invasion. The newspaper also reports that el-Rufai said investigations have linked police and military personnel to terrorist financing.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that a court has ordered the provisional seizure of two Abuja properties linked to Rochas Okorocha. The newspaper also reports that seven people were killed when armed robbers raided four banks in Edo.