Nigerians vote for powerful governors in state elections

April 11, 2015 12:14 PM

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LAGOS, (Reuters) - The final stage of Nigeria's election began on Saturday with voting for powerful state governors, two weeks after a presidential poll saw an incumbent leader unseated at the ballot box for the first time.

The 36 governors are among the most influential politicians in Africa's biggest oil producer and top economy, controlling budgets larger than those of small African nations and wielding influence that can decide who goes on presidential tickets.

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