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Binance CEO Reveals $150 Million Bribe Amid Rising Tensions with Nigerian Government

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Binance Faces Alleged $150 Million Bribery Demand from Nigerian Government

**Title: Nigerian Government Demands $150 Million in Bribes from Binance Executives**

In a shocking turn of events, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has revealed that Nigerian government authorities requested a staggering $150 million in bribes to avoid legal actions against its executives. The alleged bribery scandal has sparked a heated dispute between the exchange and the government, raising concerns about corruption and integrity in the cryptocurrency industry.

According to reports, Nigerian officials approached Binance with demands for the hefty sum to settle tax evasion and money laundering allegations against executives Tigran Gambaryan and Nadeem Anjarwalla. The government allegedly insisted on the payment being made in cryptocurrency through an account on the Binance exchange, a request that the executives vehemently denied.

Binance CEO Richard Teng disclosed that the Nigerian government’s administration, led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, pressured the exchange to make the payment to resolve the allegations. Despite attempts to engage with Nigerian authorities and address the issues, Binance found itself embroiled in a contentious situation where officials allegedly solicited bribes to make the allegations disappear.

The turmoil escalated further when Binance executives Tigran Gambaryan and Nadeem Anjarwalla were detained by Nigerian authorities in February. Anjarwalla managed to escape custody, reportedly using cryptocurrency to bribe officials and flee to Kenya. The Nigerian government has charged Binance and its compliance officer with tax evasion and money laundering, blaming cryptocurrency, particularly Binance, for the devaluation of the country’s Naira currency.

As the legal battle continues, Binance CEO Richard Teng has called for the release of executive Tigran Gambaryan, emphasizing the importance of fairness and business integrity. The trial of Gambaryan has been postponed until May 17, adding to the uncertainty surrounding the situation.

The alleged bribery scandal involving Nigerian government officials and Binance executives has raised serious concerns about corruption and ethical practices in the cryptocurrency industry. The outcome of this dispute will have far-reaching implications for both Binance and the Nigerian government, highlighting the need for transparency and accountability in the digital asset space.

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