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(Pictures) Garden City Advancement Award and Summit 2016 Documentation

The third edition of Garden City  Advancement Award and Summit 2016 as conceptualized to celebrate and inspire excellence, passion, innovation and enterprise was indeed a celebration of performance from various captain of industries in Rivers State. This year’s theme, ‘Building a Prosperous Economy on the Pillars of Peace, Security and Human Capital Development seeks to provide secure and stable environment for residents, citizens, investors and all parties interested in Rivers State to enjoy . Our partner, Blackmenhype, empire of departments designed to serve humanity, creativity at its peak, covered the events.

Pictures from AY Live Port Harcourt 2016

It was a memorable galore, happiness and laugher ever in Port Harcourt on 2nd October 2016 as dignitaries and pitakwa people turned in mass to the show to laugh and have fun at AY Live Port Harcourt 2016 at Aztech Arcum along Stadium road. The crowd was trilled with laugher as comedians and musicians climb the stage. AY, Gordons, Akpororo, Acapella, Kenny Blaq, Ambassador Wahala, Danny Spry, Arinze Baba, Romeo, Adviser, Ko Baba,  Buckwild, Kessy Driz, Dj Chizi, Solid Star and many others performed live. Pitakwatimes.com was live to cover the event with our media partner, Wurt Africa for your entertainment.

AIESEC Port Harcourt ends Project PINK Cancer Awareness Campaign

AIESEC Port Harcourt, a student-run non-governmental organization (NGO) recently concluded its Project PINK Cancer Awareness Campaign for 2016. The campaign which is themed “Eliminating the myth about cancer to reduce cancer insurgence” this year, began on the 25th of June, 2016 and just concluded on the 2nd of July, 2016. It covered 2 communities, 5 secondary schools and 2 tertiary institutions in Rivers state.

The decadence that is the Port Harcourt Zoo

Since I came to Port Harcourt in 2012, I have been hearing lots of things about the Port Harcourt Zoo, especially from indigenes and residents who had been in the city before me. “Oh, have you been to the Port Harcourt Zoo? It is where the lion escaped one time and started dancing in the street” or my personal favourite, “In the Port Harcourt Zoo, the animals all know how to greet and laugh at your jokes even if they are not funny. It’s a very exciting place to visit”. Naturally, my interest and curiosity was piqued.  Who wouldn’t want to have alligators grinning to their jokes? I mean… So I asked them, “Where is the zoo? Where can I find this zoo with the dancing lions and happy snakes?” And almost immediately, the directions became very mysterious. “Oh, you can find it from Garrison side”, “Oh…if you are going to Trans Amadi, you will just see it”, “The zoo is somewhere in Tai Local Government”. Because, you see, none of these people had actually …

Why Silverbird Cinemas Port Harcourt failed

In the face of the widely publicized shutdown of Silverbird Group companies; Silverbird Cinemas, Silverbird Television and Rhythm FM, by the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), I decided to consider the reasons why the multi-billion naira entertainment company was owing up to 11 billion naira. One answer stood out: the cinemas and stations owned by the Silverbird Group were obviously not bringing in enough revenue. The question then loomed, why? Naturally, I examined as the sample case, the Silverbird cinema situated at former Obi Wali Cultural Centre, Abonnema wharf, Diobu, Port Harcourt. (Click here to pay for your copy of Good to Go and save your copy) This post is a review of the Silverbird cinemas Port Harcourt, an examination of why it has failed and suggestions on what to do next.

Uniport Protest: VC Finally Speaks

“UNIPORT students want to acquire degrees without writing exams.” “(Protesters) are in touch with some other people who for whatever reasons want me, the VC, out of office.” “This time it is standard practice that students must register to be bonafide members of a school; that is all we asked them to do.” The University of Port Harcourt ‎ Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof. Ndowa Lale has said the protest carried out by the students of the university on Monday was nothing but a means of attempting to avoid writing the first semester examination. The VC also stated that‎

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), River State chapter condemns the killing of Uniport Students

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), Rivers State chapter has condemned the killing of three (two is still unconfirmed) Uniport students during the demonstration carried out by the university students on Monday against the policy of “No school fees No exams” decreed by the University management. According to a statement signed by the TUC state chairman, Comrade Hyginus Chika Onuegbu FCA, JP, and which was obtained by Pitakwatimes.com, “The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) Rivers State condemns in its entirety the unwarranted killing today of three students of