Port Harcourt

What is Port Harcourt known for?


national sports

(Permanent Secretary) MI Tella, Director Public Affairs Kenneth Anga, Director Legal Dr. Justice Nwobike, Director Projects Edmund Altraide, Director Development Control Sir Ngozi Worgu. The Greater Port Harcourt city hosted several of the events at the 17th national sports festival tagged "Garden City Games". Notable people Sister cities Port Harcourt has the following sister city relationship, according to Sister Cities International


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she learns of the kidnapping of foreign oil workers.


beautiful+scenes

url http: www.africanheritagemagazine.de ?p 1226 title Duncan Mighty: The official 1st Son of Port Harcourt is in Hamburg publisher African Heritage date 2012-10-18 accessdate 2014-03-03 *Singer and actress Muma Gee highlights the city's beautiful scenes and rich culture in her song "Port Harcourt Is Back".


largest military

Prior to 2003, the epicenter of regional violence was Warri (Warri, Nigeria). However, after the violent convergence of the largest military groups in the region, the Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force ('''NDPVF''') led by Mujahid Dokubo-Asari and the Niger Delta Vigilante ('''NDV''') led by Ateke Tom (both of which are primarily made up of Ijaw (Ijaw people)s), conflict became focused on Port Harcourt and outlying towns. The two groups dwarf a plethora of smaller militias supposedly numbering more than one hundred. The Nigerian government classifies these groups as "cults", many of which began as local university fraternities. The groups have adopted names largely based on Western culture, some of which include Icelanders, Greenlanders, KKK, and Vultures. All of the groups are constituted mostly by disaffected young men from Warri, Port Harcourt, and their sub-urban areas. Although the smaller groups are autonomous from within, they have formed alliances with and are largely controlled from above by either Asari and his NDPDF or Tom's NDV who provided military support and instruction. - style "background:#DCDCDC" Port Harcourt


business related

number of multinational (Multinational corporation) firms as well as other industrial concerns, particularly business related to the petroleum industry. It is the chief oil-refining city in Nigeria and has two main oil refineries (Oil refinery) that process around 210,000 barrels of crude oil a day, both operated by the Port Harcourt Refining Company.


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last Walker issue 27 pages 28–29 publisher Her Majesty's Stationery Office (Office of Public Sector Information) year 1959 or ''Ugwuocha'';


news commentary

Atlantic Media, Globe Broadcasting and Communications and The Multimesh Company were already commercially licensed. Television


literary biography

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, bound for Port Harcourt from Abuja. On 10 December 2005 the airliner crashed during landing at Port Harcourt International Airport; Bimbo survived the initial impact and died from injuries on 11 December 2005. Pastor Bimbo's messages were so influential in Nigerian society that even in death her messages are still popular. '''Bonny Island''' is situated at the southern edge of Rivers State in the Niger Delta

Port Harcourt

'''Port Harcourt''' ( is the capital of Rivers State, Nigeria. It lies along the Bonny River and is located in the Niger Delta. According to the 2006 Nigerian census Port Harcourt has a population of 1,382,592. The port was built in 1912, but not given a name until August 1913, when the Governor of Nigeria, Sir Frederick Lugard (Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard), named it "Port Harcourt" in honour of Lewis Vernon Harcourt (Lewis Vernon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt), then the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

The area that became Port Harcourt in 1912 was before that part of the farmlands of the Diobu village group of the Ikwerre (Ikwerre people), an Igbo sub-group.

In 1956 crude oil was discovered in commercial quantities at Oloibiri, and Port Harcourt's economy turned to petroleum when the first shipment of Nigerian crude oil was exported through the city in 1958. Through the benefits of the Nigerian petroleum industry (Petroleum industry in Nigeria), Port Harcourt was further developed, with aspects of modernisation such as overpasses and city blocks (Urbanization). Oil firms that currently have offices in the city include Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron (Chevron Corporation).

Port Harcourt's primary airport is Port Harcourt International Airport, located on the outskirts of the city; the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) base is the location of the only other airport in the city and is used by commercial airlines Aero Contractors (Aero Contractors (Nigeria)) and Virgin Nigeria (now Air Nigeria) for domestic flights.

The main educational establishment in the city is the University of Port Harcourt, and the current Mayor of Port Harcourt is Chimbiko Akorolo.

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