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CBN halts use of foreign draft and cheques for tax remittances

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it would no longer accept foreign draft and cheques as mode of inflows for customers as regards tax remittances.

Hackers steal ₽339.5 million from Russian banks

Unidentified hackers stole 339.5 million rubles ($6 million) in an attack on the SWIFT international payments messaging system in Russia last year, the Russian central bank said on Friday.

Hackers hit US, Russian banks in ATM robbery scam

Previously undetected group of Russian-language hackers silently stole nearly 10 million dollars from at least 18 mostly United States and Russian banks in recent years by targeting interbank transfer systems, a Moscow-based security firm said.

NiMet gets research grant from United Kingdom

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has received a research grant from the United Kingdom Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (SWIFT).

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