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 ...Wike specifically advised the officers and men of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt on the need to be apolitical in the discharge of their duties, saying the call was for the interest of the country’s democratisation process.
Speaking during the testing event carried out at their Centre of Excellence facility in Port Harcourt, GroupManaging Director of PE Energy, Mr. Daere Akobo, expressed delight that the company has achieved this significant milestone as the first in-country facility that can carry out the HIPPS recertification programme ... .
Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt ...The TeamLead of the Practice Sub-Committee of CIPMN, Mr Inimi Stephen, disclose this during their annual general meeting, investiture, induction, DUCAP training and award in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Welcoming the attendees, the Director of EnterpriseBusiness, 9mobile, Olalekan Fatusa, expressed joy at the impressive turnout of the entrepreneurs for ‘The Hack’ Port Harcourt edition, especially the women.
Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt ... Bassey spoke yesterday, during an interview at a-one-day workshop on “Poetry as a Tool for Advocacy,” which was organised by the group for young people in Port Harcourt ... One of the participants at the workshop and a student of University of Port ...
Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt ... Speaking to journalists outside the courtroom, counsel to Lulu-Briggs and his running mate, Abiodun Owonikoko, (a Senior Advocate of Nigeria) expressed concern over recent conflicting position of Port Harcourt division of federal High Court in political suit.
Before coming to Lagos, the group had gathered at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt during the inauguration of the PDP state-level campaign in Port Harcourt, where they expressed their unrelenting opposition to Atiku’s aspiration.
GUEST COLUMNIST BY EKE AGBAI ... This preceding paragraph from Viktor E ... The Lagos- Ibadan express road has taken many years and galloping billions, yet finishing it is not in sight. Same is Enugu- Port Harcourt express way, Abuja-Lokoja express way. Port Harcourt through Warri express road just collapsed because of corruption related poor construction ... .