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KuCoin Introduces 7.5% Tax on Fees for Nigerian Users

The leading cryptocurrency exchange, KuCoin, has implemented a 7.5% transaction fee tax on all trades executed on the platform for its Nigerian users. According to an official announcement, KuCoin will start collecting a value-added tax (VAT) of 7.5% on transaction fees from July 8 to align with recent regulatory developments. This update affects all users with their Know Your Customer information registered in Nigeria. KuCoin to Tax Nigerian Users To avoid misunderstandings...

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Nigeria Drops Tax Evasion Charges Against Binance Executives

Events in the saga between Nigeria and Binance continue to unfold. This time, the country dropped tax charges against the exchange’s executives. According to a tweet by Nigerian journalist Alexander Onukwue, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) of Nigeria has withdrawn the tax evasion charges against Tigran Gambaryan, Binance’s head of financial crime compliance, and Nadeem Anjarwalla, the exchange’s director for Africa operations. Binance Execs Free From Tax Charges In...

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US Lawmakers Urge Biden to Secure Release of Detained Binance Exec in Nigeria

A group of U.S. lawmakers has called on President Joe Biden to intervene in the detention of Tigran Gambaryan, a high-ranking executive at Binance, who has been held by Nigerian authorities for nearly three months. The appeal, led by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and supported by 11 other congressional leaders, demands that the situation be treated as a hostage crisis and that immediate action be taken to secure Gambaryan’s release. U.S....

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Nigerian Government Refutes $150M Bribery Claims by Binance CEO

The Nigerian government has denied the allegations made by Binance’s CEO, Richard Teng, claiming that its officials demanded a $150 million bribe to settle the criminal charges against the crypto exchange. In an official statement released on Wednesday, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Rabiu Ibrahim, dismissed the claims as baseless. A “Diversionary Tactic” Ibrahim stated that the allegations were part of a coordinated effort by...

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Binance CEO Exposes Nigerian Authorities: Demands Immediate Release of Detained Exec

Binance CEO Richard Teng has advocated for the release of Tigran Gambaryan, head of the crypto exchange’s Financial Crime Compliance team, who has been detained by the Nigerian government for over 70 days. Gambaryan reportedly flew to the country in February for talks on collaborative policy meetings, only to be detained later. This move by the Nigerian authorities has set a dangerous new precedent for all companies worldwide, Teng said in his statement. Arrest of Executives...

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Binance Executive’s Legal Battle in Nigeria Hits Another Roadblock as Appeal Stalls

Binance executive Tigran Gambaryan remained entangled in a legal battle with Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with his bail application hearing being postponed yet again. The Federal High Court in Abuja adjourned his case after the EFCC’s lawyer requested more time to respond to new issues Gambaryan’s defense team raised. Gambaryan’s Appeal Adjourned According to a local news report by Nairametrics, the presiding judge, Justice Emeka Nwite, consented...

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Nigeria Government Want Extradition for Binance Exec Found in Kenya: Report

Binance executive Nadeem Anjarwalla is facing extradition from Kenya following his escape from custody in Nigeria. He was spotted after a manhunt was launched from Nigeria that led the authorities to Kenya, where his whereabouts were discovered. Binance Executive Set to Be Extradited According to a local report, the Nigerian government is working on extraditing Anjarwalla back to Nigeria in collaboration with Interpol and Kenyan authorities. The Binance executive will face...

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Binance Executive Takes Legal Action Against Nigerian Authorities: Report

Tigran Gambaryan, a top executive at Binance, has taken legal action against the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Nigeria. According to a Reuters report, Gambaryan, an American citizen, has filed a Fundamental Rights suit alleging wrongful detention by Nigerian authorities. Unjust Detention and Court Orders Gambaryan’s lawyer, T.J. Krukrubo SAN, presented the case before the Federal High Court in Abuja,...

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Nigeria Slams Binance With Tax Evasion Charges as Detained Exec Escapes: Report

The Nigerian government has slammed the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, with four counts of tax evasion charges as the saga between the entities deepens. According to a report from local media Premium Times, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) filed the charges at a Federal High Court in the nation’s capital, Abuja, on March 22, the same day Nadeem Anjarwalla, one of the Binance executives detained since February, escaped from the custody of the...

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