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LGBT Rights in Nigeria


ADDED ON: 12/06/2018

Presidential Candidate, Oby Ezekwesili Promises Equal Treatment Of The LGBTI Community

The 2019 presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Obiageli Ezekwesili, has taken a stance on issues concerning the LGBT community in Nigeria.  She said, yesterday, during an interactive session in the…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2018

The West exported homophobia, not homosexuality

Tanzania's recent intensified efforts to clamp down on the country's queer community highlights the risk of statements by Africa's political, business and social elites normalizing hate and discriminatory actions against sexual minorities.…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2018

Blackmailers force Nigerian student to come out to family

Chigozie (names changed), a student in his early 20s, told NoStringsNG that his troubles began when Obi, a coursemate, started making advances at him. Chigozie turned him down, but it became obvious that Obi…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

LGBTI Refugees Explain Why They Fled to the US

Over the past year, LGBT+ refugees have faced a two-pronged attack from the Trump administration’s hardline immigration stances and regressive policies on LGBT+ rights. After fleeing their homes to seek a new…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2018

Married Gay Couple Become the First Ever Interviewed on Nigerian Television

High profile LGBT activist Bisi Alimi and his husband have just become the first gay couple interviewed on Nigerian television. Alimi has actively campaigned for LGBTI rights since bravely coming out on Nigerian TV…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2018

LGBTI Activist Reacts to Arrest of 57 Alleged Homosexual Men in Lagos

The Nigerian Police Force is in the news for arresting 57 alleged homosexual men in Lagos. The news has not caught the attention of foremost LGBT rights activist Bisi Alimi. He has made…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

Police Arrest 57 Suspected Homosexuals in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command on Monday said it had arrested 57 persons suspected to be involved in homosexual activities in the Egbeda area of the state. The Lagos State Commissioner of…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

Presidential Aspirant Vows to Protect Gay Nigerians, but Doesn’t Want Them to Display Love in Public

Aspirant for the 2019 presidential election, Donald Duke, says even though he would protect homosexual people, he is not comfortable with the idea of them showing love in public. The former Cross River…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2018

The Government’s Treatment of Gay Refugees Shames Britain

"My neighbours will put a tyre around my neck and set it on fire.” That is what Rosemary fears will happen if she, a lesbian, is deported by Britain back to Nigeria. She…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2018

Advocates Call for Release of Gay Nigerian Asylum Seeker

Udoka Nweke arrived in the United States in late 2016 seeking asylum, telling authorities that as an openly gay man in his homeland of Nigeria he could be punished with a long…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2018

Nigeria: Traditional Chiefs Curse Gays, Help Anti-gay Police

Traditional rulers in the Egor local government area of Edo State have rained down curses on homosexuals and are helping police on anti-LGBTI raids. According to the Nigerian newspaper Leadership, Chief Nathaniel Enyeula…

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