Port Harcourt

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construction activities

;nbsp;mi.) are officially paved, but many remain in poor shape. Extensive road repairs and new construction activities are gradually being implemented as state governments, in particular, spend their portions of enhanced government revenue allocations. The government implementation of 100% destination inspection of all goods entering Nigeria has resulted in long delays in clearing goods for importers and created new sources of corruption, since the ports lack adequate facilities to carry out

shape. Extensive road repairs and new construction activities are gradually being implemented as state governments, in particular, spend their portions of enhanced government revenue allocations. The government implementation of 100% destination inspection of all goods entering Nigeria has resulted in long delays in clearing goods for importers and created new sources of corruption, since the ports lack adequate facilities to carry out the inspection. Four of Nigeria's airports—Lagos, Kano


publications news

Ministry of Information and Communications is responsible for overseeing the entire broadcasting system, as well as promoting competition, and ensuring the provision of qualitative services throughout the city. Since English (English language) is much more popular in the country's urban areas, media content such as publications, news, radio and television programmes are available mostly in the English language.


development year

Cities first C.V. last Izeogu page 60 publisher International Institute for Environment & Development year 1989 isbn 1-84369-072-1 url http: books.google.com books?id btR1TIsEEpgC&pg PA60 Geography thumb alt:A picture of the Port Harcourt City centre from a highway with traffic and high rises in the distance Port Harcourt City Centre (File:PortHacourt1.jpg) The main city of Port Harcourt is the Port Harcourt city in the Port Harcourt Local Government Area


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in the Blessing Udefe-directed movie ''The Green Eyed''. The movie also premiered in the city. *''Girls Hostel'', a Nollywood movie filmed in Port Harcourt helped catapult


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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-10-18 accessdate 2014-03-03 In movies *In the film ''Blood And Oil'', which tells the tale of two British women and their unusual journey to the hinterland of the Niger Delta, the main character Alice Omuka travels to Port Harcourt, where


recurring theme

; and Dorcas Adolae Oruene Addo an Ijaw (Ijaw people) drama enthusiast. He was born in Sapele (Sapele, Delta), Nigeria.; Olarotimi Foundation cultural diversity was a recurring theme in his work. He attended St. Cyprians School in Port Harcourt from 1945 to 1949, St Jude's School, Lagos from 1951 to 1952 and the Methodist Boys High School in Lagos before traveling to the United States in 1959 to study


title medical

Harcourt Port Harcourt is the leading hub for medical services in Rivers State. Many healthcare facilities including hospitals and research facilities are located in Port Harcourt.


annual run

Book Festival Retains Book Fair last first date 2013-09-01 work AllAfrica.com publisher AllAfrica Global Media accessdate 2014-03-03 Throughout its annual run, Port Harcourt Book Festival has hosted renowned publishers such as Heinemann (Heinemann (publisher)), Learn Africa Plc, Africana First Publishers and EPP Books Services. The festival currently continues to draw writers, literary connoisseurs, booksellers and publishers from every walk of life to the city.<


research studies

, University of Nigeria format PDF url http: repository.unn.edu.ng index.php Download-document 8785-Eastern-Nigeria-Under-British-Rule.html ''Iguocha''

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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