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