Harcourt Must Fall? #HistoryIsImportant

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Did you know that the popular oil city of Port-Harcourt (my birth place) was named after a notorious pedophile?

Lewis Vernon Harcourt, was a British politician and government minister.

In order to appease his boss, then Governor-General of Nigeria, Frederick Lugard (the 1914 amalgamation guy) decided to call the new “port” he had “discovered” … I mean established “Port-Harcourt.”

… Mr. Harcourt committed suicide in 1922 after the threat of exposure by the mother of a 12 year old boy he attempted to rape. #HistoryIsImportant

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Source: Onyekachi Wambu’s article title “Harcourt Must Fall” New African November 2015 Edition.

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  1. Funnily enough, I learnt this from listening to Nnamdi Kanu months ago when I was curious about RadioBiafra and what the ‘noise’ was all about. Apparently, Port-Harcourt’s original name is Igwe-Ocha. It’s funny what you learn when you listen without prejudice. Hmm…

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