Third Mainland Bridge to be shut down on Friday – FG | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

The Federal Government has announced that there will be a partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, from Friday night to ensure that the crucial structure does not collapse completely.

Rehabilitation of the infrastructure slated to last from July 2020 to January 23, 2021 is expected to be done on a stretch of 3.5 kilometres out of the 11.8 kilometre length and will include the replacement of damaged bars, hydro-demolition of all non-firm parts as well the lifting of two of the bridge spans.

According to a statement by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; “The construction of the bridge spanned three decades and we cannot afford to rebuild it if we allow it to totally collapse. Infrastructure must be maintained. After the work is done, we will have a better driving experience on the bridge.”

Oyo Government announces school resumption date

The Government of Oyo has released a new academic calendar ahead of its proposed school resumption and has cancelled the third term for 2019/2020 academic session in all primary and secondary schools in the state.

According to the Commissioner for Education, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, the decisions reached at the State Executive Council meeting on Tuesday indicates that measures that would guide a safe resumption of educational activities have also been approved and communicated, while class promotion for the students is to be determined by the first and second term continuous assessment results.

Based on the approved calendar, Primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 students are slated to go on holiday from July 30 and resume for their examinations in some weeks’ time. The first term of the 2020/21 academic session would hold between September 21 and December 18, second term holds January 11 and April 9 while third term will be between May 3 and July 30.

Super Eagles player, Samuel Kalu tests positive for coronavirus

Super Eagles forward, Samuel Kalu, has tested positive for coronavirus, being the second national team player to contract this deadly virus.

The 22-year-old Kalu who plays for Ligue 1 side Bordeaux is reported to have been placed in quarantine in France since returning from holidays in Nigeria and is expected to rejoin the squad on July 27 if his test eventually returns negative.

His teammate, Paul Onuachu, had tested positive for coronavirus on July 8 but has since been confirmed negative.

Season 3 of “The Men’s Club” is set to premiere on RedTV

The thrilling third season of the Nigerian series, “The Men’s Club” is set to premiere on Wednesday, July 22 on RedTV.

Directed by Tola Odunsi and written by Dami Elebe, the series tells the story of the adventures of four Nigerian men and the dramatic way they navigate their love lives.

Starring in the series are talented actors; Ayo Ola, Etim Effiong, Efa Iwara, Sharon Ooja Egwurube, Baaj Adebule, amongst many others. 

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