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Nigeria’s presidential adviser denies asking Binance to pay $10 billion fine

A Binance executive stated that they have not heard of the Nigerian government's demand for a $10 billion fine and have no intention of paying the fine to restore services that were suspended or to release two Binance executives. Meanwhile, Bayo Onanuga, an adviser to the Nigerian president, stated that his statement to the BBC was distorted by the media and that he did not say he had informed Binance regulators of the decision to impose a fine. Yesterday, the Nigerian government demanded that Binance pay at least $1 billion in compensation, which was made in the context of Nigeria's crackdown on cryptocurrency exchanges and the devaluation of its currency. Nigeria accuses Binance of profiting from "illegal transactions" in the country. Currently, Binance is under investigation in Nigeria, and earlier this week, Binance executives were detained by Nigerian authorities.


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