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WORLD CUP 2018: Nigeria flying home 152 citizens stranded in Russia after World Cup

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ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria has made arrangements for 152 of its citizens who were stranded in Russia following the end of the soccer World Cup to be flown home, a foreign affairs spokesman said on Friday.

The month-long tournament, which attracted fans from all over the world, ended on Sunday with a victory for France.

Nigeria’s government said many of its nationals were stranded due to a lack of funds.

The foreign ministry said late on Thursday people would be flown home on an Ethiopian Airlines flight.

President Muhammadu Buhari said earlier this week that all stranded Nigerians would be returned home. —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: July 20, 2018 at 01:37PM

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