Port Harcourt


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Port Har·court

 (här′kərt)
A city of southern Nigeria in the Niger River delta southeast of Ibadan.

Port Harcourt

(ˈhɑːkət; -kɔːt)
n
(Placename) a port in S Nigeria, capital of Rivers state on the Niger delta: the nation's second largest port; industrial centre. Pop: 942 000 (2005 est)

Port` Har′court

(ˈhɑr kərt, -kɔrt, -koʊrt)
n.
a seaport in S Nigeria. 362,000.
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As well as the dubious global honour, Port Harcourt, Nigeria's oil hub, was called "the dirtiest and most corrupt airport in Africa".
Like the South Africans with the campaigns against Cecil Rhodes and other symbols of the apartheid system, Nigerians have a dilemma over one of their most important cities, the oil city of Port Harcourt, named after a notorious paedophile.
Delays in production by these plants in the 1990s were also caused by damage to the NGL extraction facility at Port Harcourt from an explosion.
Homes in the gated community will be marketed to both local buyers and the many expatriates who call Port Harcourt home.
We would like to thank everyone who has made this project possible, from the Government of Nigeria to the authorities of Port Harcourt, with special appreciation to the lead lenders IFC, Stanbic, and Standard Chartered," Lohia added.
Port Harcourt is located in the restive Niger Delta region, the heart of one of the world's largest oil industries.
For the first time in a long while, the nation's three refineries Warri, Kaduna and Port Harcourt are operating simultaneously," said Austen Oniwon, NNPC's group managing director.
On March 31, a local employee of French oil group Total was abducted on his way to work in Port Harcourt.
He and 25 other people were seized last September at Port Harcourt, Nigeria, by gunmen from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta.
He's recovering at a hotel in the oil city of Port Harcourt.
The Usan development will be operated by Elf Petroleum, Total's main subsidiary in Nigeria, and is located some 60 miles off Port Harcourt in 750-900 meters of water.
The project involves the laying of a highway around the volatile city of Port Harcourt.