April 9th, 2011
05:14 PM ET

'Serious casualties' from blast at Nigerian voting station

A bomb blast ripped through a voting station in northeastern Nigeria Saturday evening, causing "serious casualties," a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency said.

It was the third such explosion in the country since Friday.

Human Rights Watch estimates that at least 85 people have been killed in political violence in the run-up to the delayed national elections, being held over three days:  Saturday, April 16 and April 26.

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  1. L64

    Works for me!

    April 10, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey

    I'm baaaack, too, briefly.
    L64 et banasy.
    One of my favorite films, too, as was the book. b.: good reference.
    Cursed with almost total recall, I don't know what one writer–Philip. I think–meant linking banasy to "FB," so I'm now fantasizing banasy in the FBI or football.
    I am one curious m-
    F, which, Censor, stands for "half-loud" in musical notation.
    banasy, anything else you would like to add to your statement?
    Probably the closest friend of my father was a FBI agent. He didn't want it known.
    banasy has enhanced her mystique.

    April 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey

    "An" FBI agent, Joey!
    Not "a" FBI agent!
    We can't take you anywhere!
    Lord 'a' mercy!
    "With honors," indeed.

    April 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. L64

    Umm c- hehehe

    April 10, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey

    It's all just Pass/Fail now, isn't it?
    Why don't we just grade every exam as "NCLB?"
    Polish my editing skills...polish my editing skills...
    Step on a crack, break your...

    April 10, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    OT
    @Joey: Philip actually meant Facebook, although I like your scenario much, much better. I'll leave it up to you to decide which one-the F.B.I. Agent, or the football reference.

    April 10, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chinwe ,

    i need to speak to a speak to a reporter concerning abuse of judiciary power to the poor

    April 13, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chinwe ,

    i need to speak to a reporter concerning abuse of judiciary power to the poor in nigeria

    April 13, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
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