Nigeria’s Federal Government targets insurance firms, others to fund national shipping fleet.

THE Nigerian Federal Government is targeting banks and insurance companies to finance the national shipping carrier, following the withdrawal of a Singaporean liner, Pacific International Lines (PIL), from the initiative. The Singaporean shipping company, with over a hundred ships in its fleet world-wide, had said that it would not be able to cope with the… Continue reading Nigeria’s Federal Government targets insurance firms, others to fund national shipping fleet.

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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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

Failures of Nigeria’s Health Insurance Scheme: the way forward

Nigeria’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has been in operation for over ten years but it seems to have failed in the realization of the objectives for which it was established. Key among its failures is the non-realization of the objective of making health care available to Nigerians at affordable costs. As at today, many… Continue reading Failures of Nigeria’s Health Insurance Scheme: the way forward

Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission sets N600m capital base for national micro-insurance licence.

Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, yesterday unveiled the revised guidelines for micro-insurance operations, which stipulates N600 million minimum capital base for national micro-insurance license. The Commission defined micro-insurance as ‘insurance developed for low income populations, low valued policies, micro and small scale enterprises provided by licensed institutions, run in accordance with generally accepted insurance principles,… Continue reading Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission sets N600m capital base for national micro-insurance licence.

Nigeria’s Ibom Deepsea Port to handle four million TEUs in 2040.

Nigeria’s Ibom Deepsea Port will accommodate up to 13 New Panamax Class container vessels and two very large feeder vessels upon completion and is estimated to grow from about 1.2 million (Ten Equivalent Units) TEUs in 2021 to about four million TEUs in 2040. This was contained in a statement issued by the promoters of… Continue reading Nigeria’s Ibom Deepsea Port to handle four million TEUs in 2040.