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Nigeria's nuclear power 'mix-up'

Nigeria has pulled back from an earlier press statement that it had discussed acquiring nuclear power from Pakistan. The reference to nuclear weapons was a “typographical error,” said a defence ministry spokesman. The statement was released after talks between Pakistan’s chief of staff and Nigeria’s defence minister in Abuja. Pakistan has been at the centre of a storm since its top nuclear scientist AQ Khan last month admitted to passing secrets to Libya, Iran and North Korea. “There were no discussions at all on nuclear power, development and acquisition,” said defence ministry spokesman Nwachukwu Bellu. Pakistan has also denied offering nuclear technology to Nigeria. Full Story

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