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Nigeria Warns: Don't Travel to U.S., Valid Visa Holders Barred

Mar 6
Nigeria warned citizens Monday not to travel to the United States unless it's urgent, saying some Nigerians with valid U.S. visas have been refused entry.

Nigerian Court Postpones Ruling on Anti-Gay Measure for 2nd Time

By Jason St. Amand | Sep 29
A Nigerian court last week delayed its ruling, for the second time, on a case that aims to repeal the country's anti-gay law.

Nigeria Says 'Gay Cross-Dresser' Led Bombing Attack That Kills 80

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 28
Nigeria's State Security Service arrested a "clearly homosexual cross-dresser" as the suspected mastermind behind the attempted suicide bombing attack on former dictator Major General Muhammadu Buhari.

2 Freed of Gay Charges in Nigerian Shariah Court

Apr 1
A Nigerian Shariah court has freed two men accused of gay sex and belonging to a homosexual club, saying the prosecution failed to prove its case.

Gay Men Will All Need Diapers, Says Nigerian Columnist

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 25
Nigerian columnist Benedict Hart publicly voiced his support for the country’s new anti-gay law, saying that too much gay sex will have gay men wearing diapers.

UN: Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Law May Harm Public Health

Mar 14
The U.N. human rights chief says Nigeria’s new anti-gay law may have "negative consequences" for public health.

ACT UP Protests Anti-Gay Laws at NYC’s Ugandan Consulate

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 6
Approximately 50 LGBTI activists protested outside the Ugandan Consulate on March 5 for over an hour decrying President Yoweri Museveni’s passage of three anti-gay measures.

4 Accused Gays Whipped in North Nigerian Court

Mar 6
A human rights network says four young men convicted of having gay sex have been whipped publicly in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria.

’Sweeney Todd’ in Nigeria: Eleven Arrested For Selling Human Meat

By EDGE | Feb 16
Furious over the newly adopted "jail the gays" bill recently signed into law by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan? You might want to think twice before yelling "eat me!" there in protest.

Mob Attacks Alleged Gays in Nigerian Capital

By Michelle Faul | Feb 15
A mob armed with wooden clubs and iron bars, screaming that they were going to "cleanse" their neighborhood of gay people, dragged 14 young men from their beds and assaulted them, human rights activists said Saturday. s

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