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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Port Harcourt International Airport

Port Harcourt International Airport (IATA: PHC, ICAO: DNPO) is an international airport located in Omagwa, a suburb of Port Harcourt city in Rivers State, Nigeria. The airport consists of a single terminal with separate facilities for international and domestic flights. In 2009, the airport served 1,081,587 passengers, making it the third busiest airport in Nigeria. (Full article)

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Duncan Mighty

Duncan Wene Mighty Okechukwu (born 28 October 1983), simply known as Duncan Mighty, is a Nigerian musician, singer, and music producer who rose to international fame with the singles "Obianuju" and "Port Harcourt son". Though his musical style demonstrates a high-level of genre versatility, it is also heavily influenced by the sounds and culture of his people as most of his songs are sung in his native Ikwerre tongue. (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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