Did You Know Port Harcourt The Oil Capital and Pride of Rivers State

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Port Harcourt was founded in 1912 by Frederick Lugard, governor of both the Northern Nigeria Protectorate and the Southern Nigeria Protectorate.Its purpose was to export the coal that geologist Albert Ernest Kitson had discovered in Enugu in 1909.


The colonial government caused the people of Diobu to cede their land, and in 1912 the building of a port-town was started. Other villages that were later absorbed into the city included Oroworukwo, Nkpogu, and Rumuomasi; In the creeks to the south of the original port were the fishing camps and grounds of the Okrika-Ijaw group.
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