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Lord Lewis Vernon Harcourt

Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State derived its name from a British rapist and paedophile, Lord Lewis Vernon Harcourt.

Although, this was disclosed by controversial former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, who asked for the change of the name, search showed that he was right.

History records that Harcourt enjoyed to have sexual liasons with both underage girls and boys.

Harcourt was born at Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, on 31 January 1863, the only surviving son of politician Sir William Vernon Harcourt and his first wife, Theresa Lister. He was originally christened with the name Reginald, in honour of his father’s university friend Reginald Cholmondeley, but when George Cornewall Lewis died just over two months after, he was rechristened with the name Lewis.

According to Wikipedia, Harcourt never knew his mother, who died only a day after giving birth to him. His elder brother, Julian Harcourt, had died the previous year. He was educated at Eton.

Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State in southern Nigeria, is named after him. When the port was established in 1912, there was much controversy about the name it should receive. In August 1913, the Governor-General of Nigeria, Sir Frederick Lugard wrote to Harcourt, then Secretary of State for the Colonies, that “in the absence of any convenient local name, I would respectfully ask your permission to call this Port Harcourt”.

 

The Secretary of State replied, “It gives me pleasure to accede to your suggestion that my name should be associated with the new Port”

Harcourt was known in London Society a sexual predator of the young of both genders. He attempted to sexually assault Dorothy Brett, the daughter of Viscount Esher, when she was about 15.

Dorothy Brett wrote of him that “It is so tiresome that Loulou is such an old roué. He is as bad with boys as with girls… he is simply a sex maniac. It isn’t that he is in love. It is just ungovernable sex desire for both sexes.”

In 1922, Harcourt committed suicide via potassium bromide, following an attempt to seduce Edward James, a young Etonian, who later became a important collector of surrealist and other contemporary art. James’s mother spread the story throughout Society. However, the accusations remained unknown by the wider public for fifty years.

Harcourt died in his sleep at his London townhouse at 69, Brook Street (now Savile Club) in the early hours of 24 February 1922, aged 59. An inquest was held as to the cause of death, which was ruled accidental; the underlying cause being given as heart failure and sudden oedema of the lungs brought on by a dose of Bromidia, which he had been prescribed as a sleep aid.

According to the coroner, who found extensive heart disease, the amount of Bromidia he had taken would not have caused death in a healthy person. According to his valet, there was only a very small amount of Bromidia left in the bottle the prior evening, which Harcourt did not take regularly.

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ALL SET AS SIJU ILUYOMADE PLAYS HOST TO THOUSANS OF PROMINENT NIGERIA WOMEN AT 2019 ARISE WOMEN CONFERENCE

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All is set as the highest convergence of prominent, technocrats, icons of business women in Nigeria will berth this weekend at the 11th edition of  Arise Women’s Conference put together by quintessential lawyer, Dr [Mrs] Siju Iluyomade, Convener and Founder of Arise Women Initiative, a faith-based Non-Governmental Organization. The annual event which is strategically designed to educate, empower majorly the women folk in the society will be held inside the popular RCCG, City of David, in Victoria Island, Lagos.
With huge momentum and great anticipation already gathering ahead of this year’s Conference which hold on Saturday 26th October 2019, the organizer led by Dr Iluyomade, wife of Shepherd in the Lord at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David Parish, Dr Idowu Iluyomade, has invited top female dignitaries across the country as speakers and special guests to grace this years edition which is tagged #BLOOM.

 Leading the pack is the First Lady of Host State, Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and wife of Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Others include First Lady of Ekiti State, Mrs Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, her Edo State counterpart, Mrs Besty Obaseki and that of Ogun-State, Mrs Bamdele Abiodun. Also on the list to grace the event is present and former First Lady of Kwara State Mrs Olufolake Abdulrasaq and Mrs Omolara Omolewa Ahmed.

Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, Mrs Salamotu Gbajabiamila, wife of Speaker of House of Representative will also be joined by distinguished Businesswomen and Boardroom gurus, Ibukun Awosika, Chairman of FirstBank ,Dr Stella Okoli of Emzor Pharmaceutical Ltd among others

This year’s Conference which is coming after the successful empowerment programme for over 1000 individuals, Arise Women Health walk by the NGO will also attract thousands of participant, with free shuttle buses provided in strategic location in the state as well as free medical checkups.

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Men staring at women’s boobs 10 minutes daily will live longer: Scientists

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•A woman shows her boobs partly at an audition for contestants at the BBA in Lagos,in 2012.

Men who stare at women’s breasts for 10 minutes daily will live longer and will also be healthier, a study done by a German scientist, Karen Weatherby, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine said.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the study, which was carried out over a period of five years, involved 500 men, half of whom were instructed to stare at women’s breasts in a lustful manner for no less than 10 minutes every day.

The other half were instructed to abstain from doing such.

It concluded that men who stared at breasts, more often, showed lower rates of heart problems, slower resting heart rate and lower blood pressure, all of which enable a healthy living and long life.

The study said men should stare at breasts for 10 minutes a day to improve the wellness of their hearts and live longer.

“Just 10 minutes of staring at the charms of a well-endowed female every day is roughly equivalent to a 30-minute aerobics work-out,” the study revealed.

When the two groups of men were tested, men that stared at breasts daily had lower blood pressure, slower resting pulse rates, as well as fewer instances of coronary artery disease.

“Sexual excitement gets the heart pumping and improves blood circulation. Gazing at breasts makes men healthier and engaging in this activity a few minutes daily cuts the risk of stroke and heart attack by half.

“We believe that by doing so consistently, the average man can extend his life for four to five years,’’ he added.
(NAN)

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Zenith Carax Boss, Olamilekan Adelana To Chair 14th Lagos Ikeja City Award

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As the forthcoming Lagos Ikeja City Award gathers momentum  come 8th Sunday, December, 2019 the epoch making annual event will hold.
Contrary to the normal ritual of giving awards, there will be a seminar like discourse that will focus on housing; one of the major problems being faced by Lagosians.
To make it unique,  Hon. Toke Benson Awoyinka Special Adviser to Executive Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu on housing will be the guest speaker, stakeholders in Real Estate and Housing range from individuals and Government experts will be there to educate and enlighten people.
The theme for this year edition; REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IDENTIFYING KEY STAKEHOLDERS: How Can Government Be Involved, is basically to educate participants on Housing and its rudiments.
According to the Convener ; Sola Olugbemiro, “Aims and objectives of an award ceremony shouldn’t be basically profit making. Avenue should be created to educate participants and let them gain one or two things. This is the reason why we bring in this new concept.
However top on the list of distinguished personalities to witness the 2019 edition of Lagos Ikeja City Award are; His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Executive Governor of Lagos State who is the Host. Hon. Francis Babatunde Oke, Chairman, Onigbongbo LCDA Co-host, Hon. Moruf Akindero Fatai, Commissioner for Housing Lagos State, Special guests of honor.
Undisputable big player in haulage business and reknown philanthropist, Mr. Olamilekan Adelana, CEO Zenith Carex Int’l Ltd, is chosen as the Chairman of the event, he will also been picking award as Outstanding Philanthropist of The Year Humanity.
Mr. Julius Oyedemi, MD, PWAN Plus, the Key Note Speaker.
The event will take place at Presken And Resorts located at 17 Alayande Avenue, Obafemi Awolowo Way, opposite Airport Hotel, Ikeja Lagos.

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