Nigeria Central Bank directs banks to close Crypto related accounts

Nigeria Central Bank directs banks to close Crypto-related accounts

The bank bans all Crypto-related accounts The Central Bank of Nigeria has notified Deposit Money Banks, Non-Financial Institutions, other financial institutions against doing business in Crypto and other digital assets. In a circular dated 5th February 2021 and distributed to regulated financial firms, the apex bank of Africa’s largest economy warned and reminded local financial institutions against having any transactions in crypto or facilitating payments for crypto exchanges. In addition, the apex bank instructed the financial institutions to immediately close the accounts of such persons or entities transacting in or…

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WTO DG: Okonjo-Iweala remains only candidate as Myung-hee withdraws

Okonjo-Iweala fate of being the DG of WTO is known today

South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee withdrew her bid to lead the World Trade Organization, leaving former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the only remaining candidate for the job and setting up a key decision by WTO members to approve her appointment. Yoo decided after discussions with the U.S. and other major nations, and took various issues into account including the need to revitalize the multilateral organization, according to a statement from Korea’s trade ministry on Friday. “There was no consensus,” Yoo said. “So we needed enough time for…

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