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.

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