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New Import Duties on Cars and other Items in Nigeria

Do you know that the New tariffs on imported cars has commenced since January 2017? So, here below are the new Import duties Cars/vehicles and other Items in Nigeria.

New import duty cars in Nigeria 2017

  • Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) attracts an import duty of 70%
  • Tokunbo Cars attracts 35% duty

Importation of vehicles through land borders has been banned. There are now new import duties for vehicles and some goods imported in Nigeria.
Brand new Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and second-hand cars’ import duties are change. The import duties for food items, like salt, rice and others, which are produced in the country, are also change.

Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs), sports cars, yachts and boats now attract 70 per cent duties. Second-hand vehicles, on the other hand, attract 35 per cent duty.

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The import duty of salt and sugarcane rose from 10 per cent to 70 per cent.

The duty on alcoholic spirit, beverages and tobacco also rose from 20 per cent to 60 per cent, while rice attracts 60 per cent duty, from 10 per cent

In the new tariff regime, duty on cement was increased from 10 per cent to 50 per cent, while a cotton / fabrics material attracts 45 per cent duty, from 35 per cent.

Anti-malarial and antibiotics drugs, tomatoes paste, cassava products, crude palm oil and wheat flour whose duty was reviewed upwards.

The items such as bolt, industrial oil and other equipment are reviewed downwards.

President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the new tariff regime.

The new policy is in line with the new Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) Common External Tariff (CET) regime.

According to the finance minister’s circular on the new tariff, “This is to confirm that Mr. President has approved the 2016 fiscal policy measures made up of the Supplementary Protection Measures (SPM) for implementation together with the ECOWAS CET 2015 – 2019 with effect from 17th October, 2016.”

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JAMB 2017 updates: syllabus, registration, closing & Exam date

Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for admission to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria for the 2017/18 academic session.

JAMB 2017 NEWS AND SYLLABUSJamb 2017 Registration Period

The period of sale /registration for UTME is from Monday 20th march to Wednesday 19th April, 2017.

Jamb 2017 registration fee:  Registration fee for the 2017 unified tertiary matriculation examination or direct entries is five thousand naira (N5000 only).  Candidates are also as usual to pay five hundred (N500 only) to obtain the ready text –“In dependence” for UTME candidates and “The last Days at Forcando High school” for direct entry candidates. Candidates should note that E-pins being purchase are tied to individual profile and not transferable. Candidates are advice to keep as confidential their security details such as registration number, password/numbers of ATM cards, email address and E-pins.

Jamb 2017 closing date

The registration closes on Saturday 22nd April, 2017. For direct entry, the application will be on sale from Sunday 23rd April, 2017.

Jamb 2017 examination dates and venues

The date and the venue for the 2012 unified Tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) will commence on 6th may, 2017 (excluding 12, 2017) because of candidate sitting for WAEC Further mathematics examination. The venue for the examination will be at any centre in the candidates chosen examination town.

2017 UTME Mock Examination (Optional)

The board will mount a mock examination in all the accredited CBT centres to prepare CBT candidates and familiarize them with the CBT environment. Interested candidates are advised to indicate their interest in the mock examination during the registration process. CBT centres are allow to collect through their CBT centres bank account, a separate seven hundred naira (N700) only for this exercise after notification of centres has been received by the candidate.

No Association or body is permitted to run any mock examination on behalf of Jamb.

Check out this: 2016/2017 UNN Nsukka Admission Cut-off Mark – complete list!

JAMB 2017 SYLLABUS AND BROCHURE

Jamb 2017 will be hard compared to JAMB written so far. The new JAMB syllabus will be approved this year. Any aspirant reading JAMB past questions should stop and purchase JAMB’s new brochure. It was also announced that each candidate will put a good passport photograph not black and white and thumb print before entering examination centres. It was also announced that result will be sent to each candidate 9 hours after exam via e-mail. Ensure to register with a correct e-mail during registration. 2017 JAMB registration will last for one month, starting from the 20th of March till the 19th of April. Direct entry registration begins shortly after.

Examination questions will vary per candidate.

Candidates who score above 250 will gain merit admission by JAMB into the institution of choice.

2017 JAMB CBT will last 3 years for candidates with a score of 200 and above

Scholarship may be awarded to candidates with a score of 280 and above in various institutions for a 4-year degree program.

NEW POST UTME SCREENING SYSTEM

O Level Result- 40%

Breakdown

A1-8%

B2-7%

B3-6%

C4-5%

C5-4%

C6-3%

Five A1-40%

Five B2-35%

Five B3-30%

Five C4-25%

Five C5-20%

Five C6-15%

 

UTME Scores-60%

180-189 = 10%

190-199 = 20%

200-209 = 30%

210-219 = 40%

220-229 = 50%

230 & Above = 60%

Important Notice: All candidates seeking for admission into University through JAMB should take note that English Language is compulsory for all and is already an automatic part of the subject combinations:

2016/2017 JAMB Subject Combinations for All Courses

JAMB Subject Combinations for Sciences:

  1. Medicine and Surgery: Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry
  2. Agricultural Engineering: Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  3. Computer Science: Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography
  4. Biochemistry: Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry
  5. Biological Sciences: Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.
  6. Physics: Use of English, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry or Biology.
  7. Mathematics: Use of English, Mathematics and any two of Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Biology and Agricultural Science.
  8. Chemistry: Use of English, Chemistry and two of Physics, Biology and Mathematics.
  9. Nursing: Use of English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry
  10. Food, Science and Technology: Use of English, Chemistry, Mathematics / Physics and Agric Science
  11. Pharmacy: Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry
  12. Industrial Chemistry: Use of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and any of Physics/Biology/Agricultural Science.
  13. Fisheries: Use of English, Chemistry, Biology/ Agricultural Science and any other Science subject.
  14. Geology: Use of English and any three Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology and Geography.
  15. Geography: Use of English, Geography and any two of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Agricultural Science.
  16. Surveying and Geoinformatics: Use of English, Physics, Mathematics, and any of Chemistry, Geography, Art, Biology and Economics.
  17. Statistics: Use of English, Mathematics and any two of Physics, chemistry, agricultural science and economics.
  18. Building: Use of English, Physics, Mathematics, and any of Chemistry, Geography, Art, Biology and Economics.
  19. Microbiology: Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Mathematics.
  20. Botany: Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and any other Science subject.
  21. Zoology: Use of English, Biology and any two of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  22. Pure and Applied Mathematics: Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Biology or Agric Science or Chemistry or Geography.
  23. Agriculture: English, Chemistry, Biology/Agriculture and any one of Physics and Mathematics.
  24. Agricultural Economics: English Language, Chemistry, Biology/ Agricultural Science and Mathematics.
  25. Agric-Extension: English, Chemistry, Biology/ Agricultural Science plus Mathematics or Physics.
  26. Agronomy: English, Chemistry, Biology or Agriculture and Physics or Mathematics.
  27. Animal Production and Science: Use of English, Chemistry, Biology/Agric Science and Physics/Mathematics.
  28. Crop Production and Science: English, Chemistry, Biology/Agriculture and Mathematics or Physics.
  29. Soil Science: English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science plus Mathematics or Physics.
  30. Veterinary Science: English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  31. Forestry: Use of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agriculture and Physics or Mathematics.
  32. Civil Engineering: Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  33. Chemical Engineering: Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  34. Computer Engineering: Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  35. Electrical Engineering: Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  36. Electronic Engineering: Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  37. Marine Engineering: Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  38. Mechanical Engineering: Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  39. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  40. Petroleum and Gas Engineering: Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  41. Systems Engineering: Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  42. Structural Engineering: Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  43. Production and Industrial Engineering: Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  44. Architecture: English, Physics, Mathematics, and any of chemistry, geography, art , Biology and Economics.
  45. Quantity Surveying: Use of English, Physics, Mathematics, and any of Chemistry, Geography, Art, Biology and Economics.
  46. Urban and Regional Planning: English, Mathematics, Geography and one of Economics, Physics, and Chemistry.
  47. Estate Management: Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and one other subject
  48. Anatomy: English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry or Physics.
  49. Dentistry: Use of English, Chemistry, Biology and one Science subject.
  50. Medical Laboratory Science: English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  51. Medical Rehabilitation: Use of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  52. Physiology: Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry
  53. Physiotherapy: Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry
  54. Radiography: Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry
  55. Veterinary Medicine: Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry

JAMB Subject Combinations for Social Sciences:

  1. Accountancy: Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject
  2. Business Administration: Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject
  3. Public Administration: Use of English, Government, Economics and any other subject
  4. Banking and Finance: Use of English, Mathematics, one Social Science subject and any other subject
  5. Economics: Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any of Government, History, Geography, Literature in English, French and CRK/IRK.
  6. Demography and Social Statistics: Use of English, Mathematics, Economics/ Geography and any other subject.
  7. Geography: Use of English, Geography and two other Arts or Social Science subjects
  8. Library Science: Use of English and Any three Arts or Social Science subjects
  9. Mass Communication: Use of English and any three from Arts or Social Science subjects.
  10. Sociology: Use of English, Three Social Science or Arts subjects.
  11. Political Science: Use of English, Government or History plus two other Social Science/Arts subjects.
  12. Philosophy: Use of English, Government and any other two subjects
  13. Psychology: Use of English, Any three subjects from Arts or Social Science
  14. Religious Studies: Use of English Language, CRK/IRS and any two other subjects.
  15. Social Works: Use of English Language, Mathematics, Economics/ Geography and any other subject
  16. Sociology and Anthropology: Use of English, Three Social Science or Arts Subjects
  17. Industrial Relations: Use of English, Mathematics, Economics plus one other relevant subject
  18. Human Resources Management: Use of English, Economics, Government and any other relevant subjects.
  19. International Relations: Use of English, Economics, Literature- in English and Geography/Government / History.
  20. Business Management: Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.
  21. Cooperative and Rural Development: Use of English, Mathematics, Economics plus one other subject.
  22. Tourism: English, Mathematics, Economics and any other subject.
  23. Marketing: Use of English, Mathematics, Economics plus one other relevant Subject.
  24. Insurance: English, Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.

JAMB Subject Combinations for Arts:

  1. Arabic and Islamic Studies: Use of English, Arabic and Two subjects from Arts and/or Social Sciences.
  2. Christian Religious Studies: Use of English, Two Arts subjects including Christian Religious Knowledge and any other subject.
  3. Fine and Applied Arts: Use of English Language, Fine Art and two other Arts subjects or Social Science subject.
  4. Theatre Arts: Use of English, Lit. in English and two other relevant subjects.
  5. Linguistics: English, Two relevant Arts subjects and any other subject.
  6. English and International Studies: Use of English, Literature in English, Government or History or any other Arts subjects.
  7. French: English, French and any other two subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.
  8. English Language: Use of English, Lit.-in-English, one other Arts subject and another Arts or Social Science subject.
  9. Hausa: English, Hausa, Lit in English and any of Economics, Government, History and Arabic.
  10. History and International Studies: Use of English, History/Government and any other two subjects from Arts & Social Science.
  11. Islamic Studies: English, Islamic Religious Studies plus two other Arts subjects.
  12. Igbo: English, Igbo and two subjects from Arts and social Sciences.
  13. Mass Communication: Use of English, Any three Arts and Social Science subjects.
  14. Music: Use of English, Music, one other Arts subject plus any other subject.
  15. Philosophy: Use of English, Any three subjects.
  16. Religious Studies: English, CRK/IRS and any two other subjects.
  17. Yoruba: Use of English, Yoruba and two other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences.
  18. Anthropology: Use of English, Any three of History, CRK/IRK, Geography, Economics, Literature in English and French
  19. Criminology and Security Studies: English, Economics, Government, and any one of the following: History, Geography, Literature in English,‎ French, IRK, Hausa.
  20. Law: English, Literature, Economics and any other Art Subject
  21. Civil Law: English Language and Any three Arts or Social Science subjects
  22. Islamic / Sharia Law: Use of English Language and Any three Art or social science subjects including Arabic or Islamic

I wish all 2017/18 UTME Candidates success!

 For further information, you can visit the official jamb website or you can use the comment box below to ask any questions.