Nigeria’s Federal Government pays N23bn to pensioners in three months

Following recent verification exercises, Nigeria’s Federal Government has commenced the rapid payment of pensions to verified pensioners. This is very heartwarming news.
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Banks, tech firms combat N2.19bn e-fraud with cyber-insurance.

Exposure to cyber attacks in the financial services sector is creating a growing demand for cyber-insurance. Banks and financial technology firms are beginning to see a need to explore cyber-insurance as a means of alleviating the impact of electronic payment fraud in Nigeria. Industry statistics show that Nigeria is losing about N127bn to cyber-fraud every… Continue reading Banks, tech firms combat N2.19bn e-fraud with cyber-insurance.

38 Firms Raked in N54.1bn from Oil and Gas Insurance Businesses in 2016.

Thirty eight underwriting firms in Nigeria generated N54.130 billion as gross premium from oil and gas insurance businesses in 2016; but expended only a paltry N4.642 billion as claims to companies. Data obtained from the Nigeria Insurers Association (NIA), the umbrella body of insurance underwriters in the country, showed that a total of N38.8 billion… Continue reading 38 Firms Raked in N54.1bn from Oil and Gas Insurance Businesses in 2016.

Only four Nigerian states have insurance cover for workers.

Only four states in Nigeria have complied with the compulsory Group Life Insurance Policy (GLIP), which is stipulated in the country’s Pension Reform Act. According to the National Pension Commission, only Lagos, Niger, Osun and Rivers states have complied with the GLIP as of the end of September 2017. The commission added that the four… Continue reading Only four Nigerian states have insurance cover for workers.

Deceased workers’ relatives received N129bn pension, insurance settlements — Nigerian National Pension Commission.

A total of 42,851 relatives of deceased workers under Nigeria’s Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) have been paid pension and insurance benefits from the commencement of the CPS till September 2017.Figures obtained from the National Pension Commission (PenCom) on approval of death benefits revealed that the deceased workers were from the private, state and federal sectors.… Continue reading Deceased workers’ relatives received N129bn pension, insurance settlements — Nigerian National Pension Commission.

Index Based Insurance Scheme Kicks Off in Nigeria Soon

Farmers in Nigeria will henceforth have good access to insurance coverage as the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), is championing the course of a specialised and inclusive agric insurance scheme tagged Index based agric insurance(IBAI). The IBAI is an innovative and specialised insurance scheme that pays out benefits on the basis of a predetermined index (e.g.… Continue reading Index Based Insurance Scheme Kicks Off in Nigeria Soon

Nigeria’s Federal Government Orders Insurance Companies To Get Fresh Microinsurance Licence Within 18 Months

The Nigerian Federal Government has issued an 18 month ultimatum to 17 insurance companies selling microinsurance products to acquire fresh microinsurance licences or suspend the selling of these products. The Federal Government, which gave this deadline through its agency, the National Insurance Commission(NAICOM), added that, in a case where any of the concerned insurance firms… Continue reading Nigeria’s Federal Government Orders Insurance Companies To Get Fresh Microinsurance Licence Within 18 Months