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Nigeria steps in to bring back stranded football fans from Russia

NIGERIA’S government has stepped in to repatriate scores of its nationals who were tricked into buying football World Cup passes to travel to Russia, the president’s spokesperson said on Monday. Some of the visitors spent days sleeping at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport while others were forced to stay outside in front of the country’s embassy in

Fraudsters scam Nigerians with Russia World Cup passes

FRAUDSTERS have tricked scores of Nigerians by selling them football World Cup fan passes to travel to Russia, leaving many stranded and penniless, victims and anti-trafficking campaigners say. Some Nigerians told AFP they used the official Fan IDs to come to Russia with the promise of finding work or even playing professional football themselves. Others

French president Macron urges Nigerians to support France at the World Cup

FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron has urged Nigerians to support his country’s national football team at the World Cup, arguing that Les Bleus avenged Nigeria’s exit at the tournament by eliminating the West African nation’s nemesis, Argentina. Nigeria’s Super Eagles have met Argentina a record five times at the World Cup, and they have lost to