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Nigerian president not seeking apology

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2016 | 5:00 AMLONDON (AP):

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said he won't demand an apology after British Prime Minister David Cameron called his country one of the world's most corrupt nations.

Cameron is hosting an international anti-corruption summit in London today. At a Buckingham Palace reception on Tuesday, a television microphone caught Cameron saying "leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries" were coming.

Cameron referred to "Nigeria and Afghanistan, possibly two of the most corrupt countries in the world".

Buhari, who is due to attend, said yesterday that "I am not going to demand any apology from anybody".

Speaking at an anti-corruption meeting ahead of the summit, Buhari said he was demanding "return of assets" held in British banks.

He said, "I need something tangible", rather than an apology.