The press officer, EU Election Observation Mission, Sarah Fradgley, said this in a message from Abuja.
The wife of the president looks to have allowed him so to do with the entire episode drawing laughter among the people present at the booth.
Shortly before polls opened, a series of blasts rocked the northeastern city of Maiduguri, which has been repeatedly hit by Boko Haram Islamists.
"And we have to give this message to Nigerian people - to go and vote for the future".
"The government made the decision - in consultation with the security agencies - that it is better and more useful for the security agents, including soldiers, police, Civil Defence, DSS, etc to focus their attention on providing security for the election throughout the state".
"The gunfire was not targeted at members of the public but was for security objective", he added.
Maiduguri is the birthplace of Boko Haram and has been repeatedly attacked during their almost 10-year insurgency that has devastated the remote region.
Nigerians have begun voting in a presidential election one week after a surprise last-minute delay blamed on logistical challenges.
The army also confirmed a "futile" attack on a security outpost in Geidam in Yobe state.
The delay also could hurt the election's credibility, some said.
The early morning explosions in Maiduguri come after a Boko Haram attack late on Friday on Zabarmari village, 10 km outside the city.
The shipments have been meant in part to dramatize hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine gripping Venezuela. The position, in large part, is due to US sanctions against state-owned oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela SA.
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Meanwhile, imports are set to drop further as the USA slapped sanctions on Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA. President Donald Trump said in his State of the Union address that a trade deal with China was possible.
While many foreign fighters have laid down their arms, one group reportedly made a final stand in an orchard as the SDF closed in. Western-backed forces are preparing to evacuate civilians from the last Syrian town held by Islamic State as it nears collapse.
If the Pelicans do decide to hang onto Anthony Davis for the rest of the season, they'll have to figure out what to do with him. The Pelicans have lost seven of their past 10 games and slid to 13th in the west at 23-30, 5.5 games behind the Clippers.
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Hill said that the quantity of drugs that were intercepted proved that Australia is being targeted by Mexican drug cartels. The shipment was bound for Australia. "We have averted a tsunami of ice to Australia", Assistant Commissioner Hill said .
Those who continue to violate the human rights of ordinary Venezuelans under an illegitimate regime will be called to account. The Vatican didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on Maduro's appeal.
Unvaccinated children aged 5 and below are at highest risk of the disease, Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo earlier said. Healthcare providers and travel clinics all over BC are now accepting patients who are requesting the measles vaccination.
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