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Do you know anything about "Greater Port Harcourt City?"

There is this HUGE urban redevelopment project proposed for PH called the "Greater Port Harcourt City" project, and it's going to forever change the face of Port Harcourt. This project will further boost the economic importance to the east, and finally provide an appropriate environment for multinational corporations to operate (that are close to the fields). In the next decade, PH is going to be seeing some major changes.

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The masterplan on the website is also not clear. Can't read the lettering.

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greater Port Harcourt has a website - try and look there.

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Ok. Does anyone have a detailed map of the area? The ones posted here are not clear.

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The functional airport in quote has always been there and the stadium under construction is what we call a white elephant project because 2 other stadiums in Port Harcourt are not being used regularly so why build a 3rd?

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Any updates on this project? I heard there is a functional airport and a stadium under construction nearby right now.

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The Igbos that always talk about Port harcourt are not even from Rivers  state,  you can see how useless and silly they are. Rivers  state indigenes  do not have any problem . Ogoni, Ikwere, Okrika, Kalabari   have always been the people making port harcourt city and eventually the whole area is going to engulf their land to the envy of the imo and abia  IGBOS as usual,

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Do you know that the population of eastern Igbos is more than that of Ogoni, Okrika and Kalabari put together. Without Igbos port-hacourt won't be what it is today. Eastern Igbos have invested a lot in that city even more than the Rivers Igbo(Ikwerre).

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The Igbos that always talk about Port harcourt are not even from Rivers  state, you can see how useless and aimless they are. Rivers  state indigenes  do not have any problem . Ogoni, Ikwere, Okrika, Kalabari   have always been the people making port harcourt city and eventually the whole area is going to engulf their land to the envy of the imo and abia  IGBOS as usual,

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The Igbos that always talk about Port harcourt are not even from Rivers  state, you can see how useless and silly they are. Rivers  state indigenes  do not have any problem . Ogoni, Ikwere, Okrika, Kalabari   have always been the people making port harcourt city and eventually the whole area is going to engulf their land to the envy of the imo and abia  IGBOS as usual,

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Eya. Sorry bros. I understand you pain.Why not go hug that friggin tranformer close to Shell Cam in rumukrushi if it makes you feel better. Take it or take port-hacourt(Igwe-Ocha) is a semi Igbo land.

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Port Harcourt today comprises of many towns. The Original Port Harcourt which is now called Fimieama is an Okrika town, Abuloma is an Okrika town, Borokiri is an Okrika town, Amadi ama is an Okrika town, Parts of Diobu is an Ikwere town, The whole of Obio Akpo is made up of Ikwere villages, Woji is an Ikwere town, Right now Port harcourt includes Eleme which is an Ogoni town, Onne which is also an Ogoni town, Okrika mainland itself is now a part of Port harcourt and it is home to the Refineries. That is Port harcourt today, Greater PH is a ploy by the Etche group to develop their land and make it part of the Port harcourt. Etche is obviously Igboid. who knows pretty soon development would cross the Imo river and the entire IGBO LAND WOULD BE PORT HARCOURT,

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Hijack? The Igbo own Port Harcourt, no ones taking it anywhere, it's Igboland, get over it. And you're seriously paranoid. Greater Port Harcourt, FULL SPEED AHEAD!

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The GREATER PORT hARCOURT PROJECT IS NOTHING BUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMMUNITIES AND VILLAGES at the Northern side of the Port harcourt city. There are close to 100 or more communities including Igwurita, Oyigbo and co at that end. Rivers state government intend to construct link roads to this area and to have a planned settlement for developers. This would favor the Igbos who are sharing border with such communities. Rivers state government has chosen to do this for reasons best known to it but it is seen by the other Rivers indigenes asn Ohaneze PLAN using the Igboid rulers of Rivers state at this to bring Rivers wealth closer to the Igbo front since their struggle to hyjack Port Harcourt city from the Okrikas over the years failed.

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Igbos talk more about Port Harcourt than even the Rivers people, Why is that so ?

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i have a land before the port harcourt international airport. please can someone tell me if the land has been map out for the greater port harcourt city?

I will really appreciate if i can get a clear master plan for the greater port harcourt city

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Aba road. From Abali park to Eleme junction.

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They have been compared because some want them to be compared as they do not know anything out of the little world they live in. BTW how is Port Harcourt a 'one-road city'? And what does that even mean?

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One is a one-road city developed by the state government. The other is a city-state developed by the Federal government and currently being expanded by the state government.

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Some confused minds on the prowl in NL.

Why compare Lagos with PHC?

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;DAll of una na jonkie, why dont you come and see the new lagos the state withone of teh longest bridge in the world the 3rd mainland bridge ok so what is that in crime and disease even in london paris newyork japan, there is crime. and disease ok PH is just a shanty city ion my eyees, them fit boast of a common sky skrapper, abeg make una talk well jor, Lagos is the commercial heart of Nigeria and boast of 13million people and over,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Mainland_Bridge

The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland, the other two being the Eko and Carter bridges. It is the longest bridge in Africa. The bridge starts from Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi express way and Lagos-Ibadan express way, and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island. There is also a link midway through the bridge that leads to the Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba. The Bridge was built by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC and opened by President Ibrahim Babangida in 1990: it measures about 11.8km in length.

However, there are recent reports that the Third Mainland Bridge is now vibrating, indicating that it needs urgent attention[1].

Remedial work has commenced on the failed portions of the bridge

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Nice one. . . . the town planners know nothing about traffic management. . . . UST has been in a state of disrepair, no be today. . . .

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@Ezeagu

Don't know about Rebisi or Diobu maybe an Ikwerre or Igbo person that understands the dialect can tell us. However, Bekinama means Town of White people while Igoniwari-ama means 'Town with homes belonging to strangers' which is what PH is today anyway.

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Hmm. . . .

'I'm traveling to Igwe Ocha'

'I'm traveling to Diobi'

'I'm traveling to Diobu'

'I'm traveling to Rebisi'

'I'm traveling to Bekinama'

'I'm traveling to Igoniwariama'

'The great city of Igwe Ocha'

'The great city of Diobi'

'The great city of Diobu'

'The great city of Rebisi'

'The great city of Bekinama'

'The great city of Igoniwariama'

Diobu, Rebisi and Bekinama are the best in my opinion, what do they mean?

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Why don't you give it an Ikwerre name like Rebisi or Okrika name like Bekina-ama/ Igoniwari-ama

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PH and Lagos are on two completely different levels of development. One has about twice the population of the other. . .

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Then your relying on hearsay and you cannot make any comment about the city.

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Ol boy ,i know know wetin i dey find go port sef,people that have been there about all the people i know never say good thing about it.

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Port Harcourt is actually a nice city, have you been there?

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Na so dem go talk so tay so tay so tay so tay so tay so tay, Another 30yrs go reach PH go still full of tout and junks abadoned projects every governor want turn their city to dubai over night,see dem mouth like puccy own.PH is a very useless and insecure place to live.wat a waste of fund

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very concise and meaningful contribution.

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i guess dis not another avenue for embezzle our resources, everyman dey claim jobman

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I think Amaechi is trying to hard to do everything all at once and that, to me, is folly.

How and why should most major roads be under construction at the SAME time?

Imagine Rumuola and Mgbuoba Roads being "constructed" at the same time

And in the same vein, bikes have been banned so every tom, dick and jane claim to be cab drivers these days.

Too many cars with few roads which are incredibly bad which results in nightmarish traffic that can compete with Lagos traffic

And like someone rightly said, the quality of work some of these contractors have is downright scary.

A good example is the bridge being built across Agip Junction/Mile 3. The contractor looks like he's doing trial and error.

I have promised myself not to ever be caught dead on that bridge when or if it ever reaches completion stage.

Amaechi should just concentrate on what needs to be done rather than trying to do everythin all at once just in the name of getting ready for another term. Thats just blind zeal.

On d other hand, the primary schools being built across the state is commendable. Coming from the govt, they look like solid structures that would last another good number of years. Another commendable point is the training of the primary school teachers in the state. I like that education is finally being given some attention. I can only wish the attention is spread to the tertiary institutions. The Rivers State University of Science & Technology is a rot. ANd thats putting it very very mildly!

And oh, the increase in the number of doctors is also commendable.

But biko, we need roads. I hear Gov Amaechi has formed "Operation Zero Pot-holes". And I whole-heartedly agree with him because what we have in Ph arent pot-holes. They are freaking valleys!

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The hold up in the Port Harcourt metropolis is simply unbelievable and the slow rate of work on the various road projects is quite a feat. Now they say they are waiting for dry season when then know fully well that Port Harcourt is a town where rain falls every month of the year.

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i dont get why everyone is mad at odi|i.he tried.why must we not remember how ph was before 1999.no road from s|aughter to woji.no bridge at airforce junction.no road from airforce junction to rupokwu.no befitting house of assemb|y.it goes on and on.

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Anyways let us see what will happen in the next 1 year.

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You are right about him been part of the Odili admin, but most of the projcet is not Odili's,

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Its either you have a very short memory and you just came to PH. Odili's list of 'achievements' is as long as my arm and we all know how that administration panned out.

Amaechi is no different from Odili. Too much press and too little work done to match the noise. Most the projects carried out at the moment were signed during Odili's tenure which Amaechi was a prominent member of. He should leave the noise and do serious work like sorting our public water supply for example and stop of all this noise about greater PH when the 'littler' PH is fast turning into Lagos (our favourite giant slum)

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@mbulela

Uv said it all.

My favourite "forget the Greater PHC nd sort out first the present PHC."

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gosh,

Nobody should compare Amechi's Gov with dat od ODILI,

Gov ODILI took Rivers peep back by 20yrs,

What Amechi has archive in 1yr, Odili could not do in his 8yr rule,

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@mbulela, God bless you, Amen.

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This is all i ask of public officials, at present.

anybody asking for saints in the present circumstances is dreaming.

let them work first.

if they truly work,by work i mean putting the needs o the people first, fashioning out ways of meeting those needs and implementing those plans, then there will be less to steal.

if every governor restricts his stealing to the unaccountable security vote they get every month (which runs into up to 100 of millions for ND states) then naija will be a better place.

we need to start from somewhere first.

give your friends contract but let them be qualified for the contracts you award to them.

let them execute it effectively and if they do not,let the law take effect without your interference.

if Annenih fixed lagos-sagamu, benin-ore road and fixed it well,who will be most worried if he was given a 20million naira kick back?

the truth is that millions have been voted for road maintainence, roads have gotten worse than ever,lives are still been lost on those roads and the money is no where to be seen and the thieves parade their wealth while attributing it to hard work and God's grace.

to answer the question, my own governor is not performing.

The curse of rivers state is governors who love publicity and sycophancy.

Amaechi is not as bad as Odili in that regard but he is bad all the same.

most of this projects are not even thought through and most of them end up being done in the name of 'job for the boys'.

There is so much going on in the city at once, that you wonder if it is being thought through at all.

forget greater PH city, sort out the present PH city first.

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What u will get of 8 years of Amechi are a few brick work here and there and the ruffle of cement grains scattered all over the place, by then it wil be too late to ask questions because the baton would have being passed to the person who wil stir the ship from year 9 to year 16.

I have seen it happen b4, the central business district of Ibadan comprising of, Cocoa House, Aje House, Co-op building,Kingsway buiding and the Union Bank round Buiding were constructed between 1960 and 1965 by awolowo, there has not being any additional building except Femi Johnson's buiding built in the late 80's to what was buit by Awolowo.

I am sure when all the above aformentioned buildings were buit the planners then envisaged and dreamt that Ibdan in 50 years time will be a mini New York City. Today we are 49 years from the construction of those historic buidings the city has being left in a time warp. 

I see the same happening in PHC

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Sorry to digress but has anyone paid attention to the work progress of the contractors handling Artillery-Rumubiakani-First Bank and Rumubiakani-Slaughter, that is Zerock and RCC respectively? While it is glaring that Zerock is grossly incompetent mischief, RCC has continued to display technical competence (Infact the piling equipment hired by Zerock looks so old and worn out that it was mistaken for junk and marked 'REMOVE' with red paint by government officials) I am told the Governor personally monitors the operation of these contractors, I am surprised he is allowing this madness to continue.

WHY CAN'T HE KICK OUT ZEROCK AND ALLOW RCC COMPLETE THE PROJECT?

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the governor shld make the present PH (where there are bad road, flooding every where even GRA, incomplete road projects etc) great first before planning a greater one. We are tired of plans, we need execution of previous plans b4 u start planning new ones.

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Fantasy? What would you rather do, live in filth and go around with an age old pessimistic attitude? Work has already begun; I think it is you who is living in a fantasy. . .

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@Obyann

I hope u got the message. Lets not live in fantasy.

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The governor is trying,but i ve been living in port harcourt for 3 years and all i can say is that money is not everything,the quality of jobs contractors are doing here is bad.With these contractors, the best u can get is a mediocre city.Those pics are actually from existing buildings abroad and i have seen some renderings for the buildings in the new city and as an architect i m not impressed.But i know it  ll be a good project if the roads can be perfectly done and there s electricity with some landmark buildings.With these,all other things ll be secondary.

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Amaechi is doing a great work in Rivers state, the young man is trying, he has built new skools in Rivers state, new hospitals, roads, empowered people with soft loans to start business etc, what about other state's were nothing is hapening at all, ?

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