Nigerians Await Poll Results


Ballots are currently being counted in Nigeria following a very closely fought general election which included voting being extended to a second day in a handful of places.


Violence meant polls had to be pushed back in certain areas.


The two contenders are Muhammadu Buhari (76) seeking a second term, and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar (72).


The winner will be expected to address huge power shortages, corruption, security threats and an economic slowdown.


President Buhari cast his ballot in his hometown of Daura in the northern state of Katsina. Asked if he would congratulate his rival if he lost, he said: “I will congratulate myself.”


Mr Abubakar, a business tycoon, also said he was confident of victory.


Results are expected today.

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