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.
While welcoming the team to Rivers State, BarrChris Green expressed delight that the final four championship was taking place in Port Harcourt and assured that necessary facilities and associated logistics have been put in place to enable hitch competition. .
Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt ... Speaking on the resumption of operation on the Port Harcourt refinery, the Minister expressed hope that by December this year, the first phase of the project would be completed ... There are three phases in the Port Harcourt refinery, from the presentation made to me, the first phase will be ready by December.”.
Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt ... Disu made the call yesterday during his median briefing with journalists on the assumption of office at the police headquarters in Port Harcourt. The police boss also expressed his dedication in implementing proactive policing strategies and ...
Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt ... Disu made the call yesterday during his median briefing with journalists on assumption of office at the Police Headquarters, Port Harcourt. The police boss also expressed his dedication in implementing proactive policing strategies and community-oriented approaches to ensure a safer and more secure Rivers State.
Life & Style .... Her new single, however, comes from a unique mind gushing out an unusual artistry, the mind of Naeomi, the lady from Abia State who grew up in the busy streets of Port-Harcourt. Naeomi’s latest song is the newest after “No Pressure.” It expresses Naeomi’s desire to be loved and spoiled with unrestrained affection ... .
Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt ... The traders who benefited from the medical outreach, held at the Fruits GardenMarket, Port Harcourt, expressed joy that the insurance firm recognised the need for their good healthcare, hence the free healthcare delivery.
The CEO of the company,AmadiHarryExcellent expressed his reasons for this noble gesture, stating, “We gifted WenePort Harcourt the plot of land not only to honor his hard work but also to convey a profound message to all young Nigerians – that relentless effort and determination lead to extraordinary outcomes.
Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt. As part of its effort to ensure that Nigeria remained a polio free country, the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Express, District 9141 in Rivers State has sensitised nursing mothers on the need to maintain personal hygiene at all times in order to prevent spread of the disease.
Nigeria . 11 mins ago. Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt. Teachers in Rivers State have expressed concerns over the poor conditions of schools in the rural communities, stressing that the development was affecting learning process. The teachers made the assertion yesterday, during the 2023 World Teachers’ Day ragged ... He said ... .
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 ...