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Violence reported in Maiduguri as polls open in election expected to be won by incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.
Goodluck Jonathan, the current incumbent, expected to win as opposition leaders fail to unite.
Africa's most populous country has had a chequered history since gaining independence from Britain in 1960.
Nigeria's main opposition parties fail in efforts to forge alliance aimed at unseating president Goodluck Jonathan.
Emerging poll results show party of President Goodluck Jonathan with weakened grip on parliament.
Voters say voting in parliamentary polls went generally well despite initial fears of violence and logistical problems.
Official says bomb went off near the city of Maiduguri and caused casualties hours after a deadly blast on election eve.
Vote now scheduled to take place on April 9, electoral commission says, following logistical problems.
Officials say decision to postpone election to Monday taken after materials failed to reach some polling stations.
Votes for legislature, state governors and presidency seen as crucial democratic test for Africa's most populous nation.
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