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.
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.
Given the increasing prevalence of expensive household goods, cars and consumer electronics, insurance has become an unavoidable and often necessary cost in modern life. Mobile phones and smartphones in particular, are no exception to this trend. Report has it that most major mobile operators, insurance specialists, retailers and even banks now offer insurance plans that… Continue reading Global telephony insurance market to hit $ 20.5 billion
From next year, reinsurance companies will no longer accept risks that are priced below the standard threshold of risk pricing by insurance companies. Investigations reveal that this move was prompted by sharp increases in industry claims ratio which has continued to outpace premium income, leading to dwindling profits. Accordingly, Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, is… Continue reading Nigerian Reinsurers to reject under-priced risks in 2018.
The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, on Monday in Kano, launched the first Islamic insurance Company in Nigeria, tagged ‘Jaiz Takaful Insurance’. The Emir said at the event that the introduction of the system in Nigeria was a welcome development, especially as it would contribute towards boosting the country’s economy. According to him,… Continue reading Emir Sanusi launches Nigeria’s first Islamic insurance Company.