Reports say ballots are being counted in Nigeria’s closely fought general election, although voting was extended to a second day on Sunday in some areas.

Due to logistical problems and some cases of violence, polls have been put back to a later date in other areas.

President Muhammadu Buhari (76) is seeking a second term.

His main challenger is former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar (72).

The election had been due last week but was delayed at the last minute.

Nigerians are anxious to find out the name of their new president

Whoever wins in Africa’s most populous nation and largest economy will have to address power shortages, corruption, security threats and an economic slowdown.

President Buhari cast his ballot in his hometown of Daura in the northern state of Katsina.

Asked if he would congratulate his rival if he lost, he said: “I will congratulate myself.”

Most of the country was calm but there were reports of attacks by the Boko Haram Islamist militant group in the north, and voter intimidation and attempts to steal ballot boxes from some polling stations, especially in the southern states of Rivers, Lagos and Anambra.

-BBC