Four major building collapses claimed 199 lives – Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute.

Four major building collapses that occurred in the country between 2014 and 2016 claimed 199 lives, the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) has said. The Director-General, NBRRI, Prof Danladi Matawal, said this in a keynote address at the 2018 Annual National Conference and Exhibition of the Nigerian Institute of Metallurgical, Mining and Materials… Continue reading Four major building collapses claimed 199 lives – Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute.

Nigerian Banks Lose N12.30bn To Fraud In 4 Years.

The Nigerian Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), yesterday said the Nigerian banking industry lost the sum of N12.30 billion to frauds between 2014 and 2017. Managing director, NIBBS, Mr Adebisi Shonubi, disclosed this at the third annual Banking Security Summit organised by MAXUT Consulting in partnership with OneSpan, a global data security company in Lagos, Nigeria.… Continue reading Nigerian Banks Lose N12.30bn To Fraud In 4 Years.

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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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.

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.