The area that became Port Harcourt in 1912 was before that part of the farmlands of the Diobu village group of the Ikwerre, an Igbo sub-group. The colonial administration of Nigeria created the port to export coal from the collieries of Enugu located 243 kilometres (151mi) north of Port Harcourt, to which it was linked by a railway called the Eastern Line, also built by the British.
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, Port Harcourt was further developed, with aspects of modernisation such as overpasses and city blocks. Oil firms that currently have offices in the city include Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron.
Port Harcourt local government area is located 52 kilometres (32mi) southeast of Ahoada and about 40 kilometres (25mi) northwest of Bori. It is bounded to the south by Okrika, to the east by Eleme, to the north by Obio-Akpor and to the west by Degema. It has a total size of 109 square kilometres (42 sq mi).
The local government area is part of the Rivers East Senatorial district consisting 20 electoral wards. The Mayor, who is the highest-ranking official in the Port Harcourt local government is elected by popular vote and presides as both head of wards and head of the local government council.
Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt. The Minister of Transportation, Senator Said Alkali, has expressed anger over the slow work on the ongoing reconstruction of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Railway projects which was flagged off in March 2021 for construction ... So far even Port Harcourt to Aba is around 47 per cent.
Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt ... Ogbuku, who expressed the commitment yesterday, at the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, said talks were ongoing with local and international entities aimed at speedy development of the region. The NDDC boss also expressed gratitude ...
Whether through scientific breakthroughs, artistic expression, or personal growth, these individuals make a difference and inspire others to do the same ... He has established a restaurant in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, to express his undying love for whipping up good food.
Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt ... Speaking with journalists in Port Harcourt yesterday, Okolie stressed the need to return peace and security to Imo State, assuring the people of their support for Senator Anyanwu and his running mate.
The EP is an expression of his personal experiences growing up in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and the civil unrest and government corruption he faced in his youth ... is a more introspective track that delves into the struggles Pablo faced growing up in Port Harcourt.
Analysts who expressed delight over the government’s pledge to ensure the Port Harcourt Refinery comes alive again before the end of the year are optimistic that by doing so, Nigeria will be on the verge of tackling the current crises in its foreign exchange market.
Hired as a so-called tax collector by several influential families, Captain Nwokuha has a fearsome look as he walks around with a piece of wood to enforce his authority at a busy and chaotic road junction in the southern Nigerian city of Port Harcourt ... "Between Edo and Port Harcourt there are 15 such roadblocks," he adds.
Nigeria..Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt. Rivers StateGovernor, Mr Siminalayi Fubara has expressed empathy with injured victims of collapsed two-storey building in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state ... It was also gathered that many persons sustained serious injuries, but no death was recorded as at the time of filing this report ... .
Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt. A pressure group under the aegis of Niger Delta Rights Advocates (NDRA), has expressed strong belief ... The group expressed the belief yesterday in Port Harcourt, during a briefing with journalists on matters concerning the 10th National Assembly.