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.

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

Risk Based Supervision: Four Nigerian insurance firms at sea over N14.8bn capital short fall.

As the Nigerian insurance sector awaits the commencement of Risk Based Supervision, RBS, this year, four insurance companies are in dilemma over a N14.8 billion shortfall in their shareholders’ funds, which are far below regulatory requirement. The companies are Royal Exchange Prudential Life, International Energy Insurance Plc, Guinea Insurance Plc and Goldlink Insurance. In 2007,… Continue reading Risk Based Supervision: Four Nigerian insurance firms at sea over N14.8bn capital short fall.

Nigerian Insurers seek additional capital in preparation for Risk Based Supervision (RBS)

Nigerian Insurance firms with inadequate shareholders’ funds have commenced moves to raise additional capital in preparation for the next phase of implementation of the Risk Based Supervision (RBS) by the National Insurance Commission, NAICOM. NAICOM plans to move to the next phase of implementation of the RBS which is determining the capital requirements for underwriting… Continue reading Nigerian Insurers seek additional capital in preparation for Risk Based Supervision (RBS)