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Nigeria is counting votes after polling day fraught with delays and frustrations and it's too close to call who will be the next president of Africa's biggest economic power the outcome hinges on which of the two main rivals Fotis trust to sort out an economy still struggling to recover from a twenty sixteen recession , combined president Bahama do Bahari a former military ruler who was later elected in sounded pretty confident about his chances of a second term from , as did his rifle Atiku Abubakar a former vice president who has pledged to boost the private sector , once people able to get into polling stations that often opened hours late , thirteen went off largely peacefully it had already been delayed by a week cooled off last Saturday hours before polls women to open to attacks were reported in the northeast Islamist insurgents Boko haram had warned people not to vote one occurred in the town of guy dumb but people fled and the army said there were no casualties under group called Islamic state West Africa province claimed it had carried out another attack in Maiduguri in a neighboring state off the blasts were heard Nigeria's army said that didn't happen putting the explosions down to exercises by the military , Jules said the voting was extended in areas where polling centers open late %HESITATION pilot machines had failed and that polling was transparent in the foss nation of seventy three million eligible voters