Here are the top ten things in the news you need to start off your day.
1) President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday said that he inherited an almost empty treasury from his predecessor, who he said also left behind huge debts, salary arrears and a badly managed economy.
2) Legislators in both chambers of the National Assembly would this morning resume plenary after a two-week recess, with strong indications that the lists of principal officers would emerge from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) main opposition caucuses. Ahead of the plenary, the two caucuses of the upper legislative chamber met separately for hours in Abuja on Monday to finalise the list of senators that would lead them in the 8th Senate. The controversy over whether the APC leaders should produce the four principal offices in the majority or leave the task to the Senate caucus was laid to rest, following a meeting between Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the arrowheads of the rival Bukola Saraki and Ahmad Lawan groups.
3) A former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Prof. Albert Adeoye Ilemobade, has been kidnapped.
4) Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met last night to fine tune strategy ahead of today’s enlarged meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over the prevailing cash crunch.
5) President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that there are cliques in the Super Eagles, adding that the players were not friends and they lacked discipline.
6) A civil rights activist, Dr. Olusegun Aderemi, has described as sheer mockery of Osun State workers’ plight, the offer being made by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce to donate half of his wardrobe allowance to them.
7) The Lagos State Police Command has arraigned a 52-year-old school teacher, Isaac Ikiabeke, for allegedly raping a five-year-old pupil in the Ikorodu area of the state.
8) Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday called on Nigerians to be patient and keep faith with the Federal Government to enable it bring about the desired permanent change in the country.
9) Rwanda’s intelligence chief Karenzi Karake, who is wanted in Spain for war crimes, has been arrested in London.
10) All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders are backing Ahmed Lawan, Femi Gbajabiamila, George Akume and five others as principal officers of the National Assembly.