Bori, Rivers

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Bori
City
Bori is located in Nigeria
Bori
Bori
Coordinates: 4°40′22″N 7°22′13″E / 4.67278°N 7.37028°E / 4.67278; 7.37028
Country  Nigeria
State Rivers State
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Bori is a city in Khana Local Government Area, Rivers State, southern Nigeria.[1] It is the birthplace of author and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa.[2]

Bori is the traditional headquarters of the Ogoni people. Bori serves as a commercial centre for the Ogoni, Andoni, Opobo Annang and other ethnic nationalities of the Niger Delta Benue Congo. Bori is the host of the Rivers State Polytechnic.

The Bori Urban Area has many adjoined communities including the Brave Bua Kaani, Yeghe and Bo-Ue people. The Kaani people built and donated the first community secondary school in Nigeria to the Government of the Old Rivers State of Nigeria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Impact of Local Government Corruption and Mismanagement on Primary Education and Primary Health Care in Rivers State". hrw.org. Human Rights Watch. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  2. ^ Hamilton, Janice (2003). Nigeria in Pictures. Twenty-First Century Books. p. 71. ISBN 0-8225-0373-5.