Rio – The Ultimate City

by Ben Igiebor



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/30/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781728354477

About the Book

RIO - THE ULTIMATE CITY is a sequel to Rio - Halfway to Paradise and it’s intention is to debunk the often - held view in the Western media of Rio De Janeiro as an unsafe and run - down city, paint a truer picture of what the city and country are really like, all to encourage more visitors and tourists to travel to this lovely city and enjoy all the beauty it has to offer, thereby promoting tourism. It is a photo-book, meant to make it more attractive to readers.

About the Author

Ben Igiebor comes from Edo State, Nigeria, attended Mater Dei Grammar School, Ashaka, Delta State, then went on to King’s College, Lagos for his higher school and thereafter, worked for 5 years in banking. He then got sponsorship to train in shipping management in the head-office of the Danish East Asiatic Company, Copenhagen and after that, with Escombe McGrath, Liverpool and London, before going on to study shipping and international trade at the London School of Foreign Trade. Thereafter, he went on sea-training as part of a programme to understudy port operations in European and West African ports, travelling for 6 months on 3 roundtrip voyages to Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg, Rouen, Tilbury [Europe] and Abidjan, Tema, Freetown, Lagos and Port Harcourt [West Africa], on 3 EAC/NNSL vessels. He then worked as Container Operations Manager for Alraine Nigeria Ltd, Apapa in the Apapa and Tin-can Island ports in Lagos [1981-85] after which he returned to the UK for an MSc degree course at the University of Wales in Cardiff. He also sat for and obtained professional qualifications of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He taught shipping on the professional course at the then London Guildhall University [now part of London Metropolitan University] between 1990 and 1994.