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.

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 Insurance Stakeholders target Q1-2018 for Industry rebranding project

The Insurance industry rebranding proramme aimed at creating more awareness, and deepening insurance penetration in Nigeria is expected to kick off this first quarter of 2018. The Managing Director, Custodian and Allied Insurance, Toye Odunsi, said the rebranding, also supported by industry regulator, NAICOM, and other stakeholders aims to change the perception of the public… Continue reading Nigerian Insurance Stakeholders target Q1-2018 for Industry rebranding project

Nigeria’s Pension Commission (PenCom) clears 83 firms for Federal Government contracts

Nigeria’s National Pension Commission (PenCom) has issued compliance certificates to 83 companies which serve as approval to bid for Federal Government contracts this year. This was against 13,592 issued in 2017. PenCom noted that the reduction in number is due to the reluctance of federal government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, MDAs, to cooperate with it.… Continue reading Nigeria’s Pension Commission (PenCom) clears 83 firms for Federal Government contracts

2018 National Budget: Nigeria’s Federal Government Plans Group Life Insurance For 89,000 Workers

The federal government of Nigeria has made budgetary provision to the tune of N5.4 billion as 2018 Group Life Insurance cover for its 89,000 workforce, in the 2018 national budget currently before the National Assembly (NASS). To this end, all Federal government workers who die or suffer accidents while in active service will have access… Continue reading 2018 National Budget: Nigeria’s Federal Government Plans Group Life Insurance For 89,000 Workers