Month: January 2016

Governor Wike shuts down Port Harcourt in Victory Parade [SEE PHOTOS]

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday, January 29, had a street parade in some parts of Port Harcourt, the state capital, and Obio-Akpor local Government area after his victory at  the Supreme Court as a means to ‘meet’ with the ordinary  people of the state during  a “Meet the people victory  parade” across the major residential areas.

Where to hangout in Port Harcourt on a Saturday

So, tomorrow is Saturday (TGIF!!!!!) and hopefully you are not a workaholic, so you would be spending sometime with friends or family. Taking time out after a busy week at the office or at school is definitely necessary for your productivity trust me. You could chill at home with a cool drink and watch the weekend’s games, or you could step out to that new place or any of the several places where you can hangout in Port Harcourt on a Saturday. This post lists some of the favourite places where Pitakwa people love to hangout closest to you so you can be sure to have a lot of fun wherever you are coming from. (Click here to pay for your copy of Good to Go and save your copy)

Where to buy and repair gadgets in Port Harcourt

The very moment you decide to buy or repair an electronic device in Port Harcourt, a warning sound beeps in the mind of the average hustler at Garrison [or so the legends say]. If you are looking for where to buy or repair your electronic gadgets in Port Harcourt, the very first place in your mind should be the tech cluster at Garrison. Basically, if Computer Village in Lagos had a first cousin in Port Harcourt, her name would be the Garrison Tech Cluster. But first of all, here are simple directions on how to get to this tech cluster from anywhere in Pitakwa.

PIRATE BUSTERS: The Nigerian Navy and The Men of the NNS Pathfinder

Recently on the 24th of January, 2016, the men of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder under the command of Commodore Sanusi Ibrahim uncovered an illegal bunkering operation happening right within the government owned Ship Builders Yard located in the Port Harcourt Port Complex. This operation which concluded in the arrest of five suspects is only the latest in a long line of NNS Pathfinder efforts at busting, smashing and literally blowing up illegal refineries, jetties, tank farms and the like in and around the Niger Delta area in Rivers state.

CORRUPTION IN THE PRESIDENCY: How true?

Before the immediate past presidential elections, various degrees of political promises were made to Nigerians. When the promises were too frivolous and unreal, the spokesman for the PDP presidential media campaign CHIEF FEMI FANI KAYODE called on the APC to come out plainly and tell Nigerians how they intend to achieve these and fulfill such promises. Well, with such mouth watering promises and change mantra, Nigerians gave the mandate to President M. Buhari to lead the country out of corruption. Is hunting opposition loyalists for alleged corrupt practices and embezzlement fighting corruption? CORRUPTION IN THE PRESIDENCY: How true? Let’s briefly remember some promises:

5 Ridiculous Things People Said About The deadly Lassa Fever

Only a few days ago, Port Harcourt residents were hit with the shocking news of the death of Dr Levi Njamala, of the BMH specialist hospital, located at Old GRA, who had reportedly died from the now deadly and dreaded Lassa fever virus (a virus carried by rats) he contracted from a patient. Since then more than 40 more persons have been reportedly killed by Lassa fever across the country after contact with the virus through fluids (blood and urine) of carrier rats and infected persons. Only a few months ago, Nigeria had fought and contained the spread of the deadly Ebola virus which killed thousands of people in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia and it seems like Nigeria may be poised for another war yet. Nevertheless, in characteristic Nigerian fashion, here are 5 ridiculous things that people have said about the Lassa Fever Virus since the outreak and reported deaths. NOTE: This is not funny!

Is Port Harcourt really a Garden City?

Do you live in Port Harcourt or are you planning on visiting Pitakwa city? If your answer is yes to any of the questions, then this next question is for you. Do you agree or disagree that Port Harcourt is a Garden City? For many years Port Harcourt City has been fondly called the Garden City by her residents and many of her visitors. In recent times however, some people have come to doubt whether the city should retain this moniker. This post identifies the meaning of a garden city and puts to rest the question of if Port Harcourt is really a Garden city or not.