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.
But May said she and the government would press on and deliver the Brexit that the country voted for in a June 2016 referendum. They express horror at the way antisemitism has eaten into the party like gangrene and demand surgical intervention.
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., it has gotten some lip service from presidential hopefuls in the Senate, including Sens. Independent Senator Bernie Sanders co-sponsored the deal but has not said definitively whether he will run in 2020.
In January, President Hassan Rouhani said his country was experiencing its worst economic crisis since the overthrow of the Shah. The demonstrations posed the most serious challenge to its clerical leadership since a 2009 uprising over disputed elections.
The NWS warned that there could be a "corridor of copious rainfall" that develops and lasts through Thursday morning. A second round of snow will be developing to our south during the evening, and will spread into the metro after 9pm.
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It promises to be a gripping occasion and the Wembley attendance will not be capped, meaning Spurs can hope for a huge crowd. Lloris calls for total concentration of the players and the presence of fans at Wembley to ensure victory.
The French striker has 18 goals , six more than he had in all of last season. "We are expecting them at their best". The semi-final second leg will is scheduled for February 27, while a La Liga fixture follows soon after on March 2.
Provided lawmakers vote for the motion, Greece's foreign ministry will promptly notify the FYROM government of the result. Despite strong misgivings from opposition parties and public opinion, both ratified it in parliament.
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 .
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