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Healthy indoor air is a fundamental human right, and in unventilated rooms is affected by outdoor air quality. Studies are on-going on the effect of the presence of the current ‘strange black soot’ in Port Harcourt, Nigeria on microbial air quality, but it is of essence to have baseline data for comparison. This study presents such data from two sources; work carried out in our laboratory and a snapshot of all published literature on microbial air quality in Port Harcourt, prior to date. Bacterial load was determined using the passive natural sedimentation method and results presented as CFU/m3. A comprehensive review of the literature was then carried out using the search terms “(air) AND (quality) AND (Nigeria)”. Inclusion criteria included determination of bacterial load and a study site of Port Harcourt. Bacterial counts ranged from 200 to 11850 CFU/m3. The assessment of the literature revealed that these results were similar to previously reported studies carried out in the Port Harcourt area with a range of 1230 – 12540 CFU/m3. This study presents information on microbial air quality in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, which could serve as baseline data particularly with respect to the current environmental situation in Port Harcourt.