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1. The Federal High Court in Lagos has order the temporary forfeiture of 56 properties allegedly linked to Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, the former Minister of Petroleum Resources. According to report, the properties worth about $21.982,224million (N3.3billion) were acquired by the former minister between year 2011 and 2013.
2. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday said that 120 cut-off marks in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination will be the minimum score requirement required for candidate to gain admission into the University. Also, 100 is the cut-off mark required for candidates to gain admission into polytechnics and colleges of education. While Innovative enterprise institutions had 110 as the required cut-off point.
3. President Muhammadu Buhari, at a National Security Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, ordered the Chiefs of Staff to end all threats to national security and to ensure that Nigeria remains one united nation.
4. Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and the Chairman of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, has declared September 1, 2017 as Eid-el-Kabir day. Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council, in a statement said that; “The advisory committee in conjunction with the National Committee on Moon Sighting received various reports on moon sighting across the country confirming the sighting of new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017.’’
5. President Muhammadu Buhari will reportedly receive the report on the investigation concerning the allegations against the Mr. David Babachir Lawal, suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and Mr. Ayo Oke, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). This was disclosed in a statement issued by Mr. Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s aide. “President Muhammadu Buhari, will however, receive the Report of the investigation committee into the allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, at 12 noon, in his office,” Adesina stated.