Portal:Port Harcourt

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Port Harcourt (Ikwerre: Ígúọ́cha; Pidgin: Po-ta-kot) is the capital and largest city of Rivers State, Nigeria. It lies along the Bonny River and is located in the Niger Delta. As of 2016, the Port Harcourt urban area has an estimated population of 1,865,000 inhabitants, up from 1,382,592 as of 2006.

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 (151 mi) north of Port Harcourt, to which it was linked by a railway called the Eastern Line, also built by the British.

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Tuck Tyght Allstars

The music of Port Harcourt, a city of Rivers State located to the south of Nigeria is a thriving one encompassing both native African and foreign-influenced genres. Port Harcourt plays host to numerous radio stations, prominent recording studios, such as the Street Rhymes Studios and other music institutions. As a state capital, Port Harcourt boasts of one of the liveliest club scenes in the country as well as music venues, bars and restaurants. At present time, hip hop, highlife and reggae are most popular music styles among young people in the city.

Port Harcourt has given birth to many locally and internationally admired musicians including Duncan Mighty, Muma Gee, Timaya, Muna, M Trill, Slim Burna, Lyrikal, Mr. 2Kay, Waconzy and other stars.(Full article)

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Patience Faka Jonathan

Patience Faka Jonathan (born 25 October 1957) is the current First Lady of Nigeria and a permanent secretary in her native Bayelsa State. She is married to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Born in Port Harcourt, she earned her school certificate in 1976, and passed the West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) in 1980. In 1989, she obtained the National Certificate of Education (NCE) in Mathematics and Biology from the Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Rumuola. She then proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt and studied for a B.Ed in Biology and Psychology. (Full article)

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  • The Carniriv (English: Car-nee-rev) is an annual festival that starts few weeks before Christmas, and lasts for seven days. (See the website.)
  • Port Harcourt Book Festival, a literary event is organised each year by the Rainbow Book Club and continues to be endorsed by the Rivers State government.
  • Port Harcourt International Fashion Week (alternatively known as Native & Vogue) is held in September and provides emerging designers a platform to develop their creative expressions. (See the website.)

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