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

    Hmm...lost Joey.

    April 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey

    @ L64:
    I did get two calls.
    Now, I'm "from" New York, NY. I was born in Mississippi; I left at eighteen.
    L64: you?

    April 10, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey

    I went to college in Chicago–the end of the City of New Orleans escape route–played recitals with a violinist for a year to save money for New York, and then came here to study more.
    They tell me that I am now one hundred eleven years of age, but I can no longer remember.

    April 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. L64

    Wow! Really 111 or yanking my chain?

    April 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. L64

    I was born in Tx, moved to Ar at 11 and have been here ever since, barring a short jaunt into Tn long enough to have my son.

    April 10, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey

    L64, here in NYC, as well as earlier in Chicago, I studied with some of the most famous piano teachers of the twentieth century.
    They are currently dead.

    April 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. L64

    Wow! What a life story you must have!

    April 10, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey

    Yes–just pulling chains.
    I love the SW, TX, tacos...spent two summers in Santa Fe to work.

    April 10, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. L64

    Umm so are you or aren't you? Lol

    April 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey

    It's not so much tacos that I love, but hot sauce in general, and guacamole.
    If you live there and eat all that, you need your alcohol really cold and slushy! I see.

    April 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. L64

    Lol you are a nut!

    April 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joey

    Am I what, or not?
    111? That's the opus number of the last Beethoven piano sonata–a subliminal choice, probably.
    I am a nut.

    April 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. L64

    Ahh gotcha! I am not 111 either.

    April 10, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey

    I could tell that.

    April 10, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. L64

    Really? How so?

    April 10, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
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