Tag: Anti-Gay LAw

“Stay Away From Benue State” – Governor Ortom Warns That He Will Not Spare Homosexuals

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has cautioned gays to stay away from the state, warning that his administration would not spare anyone caught practising homosexuality in the state. The governor gave the warning when he hosted the Prelate of the Anglican Communion of Nigeria, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, in Makurdi,[Read More…]

Disu Kamor: Homosexuality Campaign, A New Form of Western Imperialism

In a recent article in the UK’s The Guardian newspaper, Martin Plaut, the senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, branded President Yoweri Museveni “an international pariah” for recently signing a bill into law that imposes harsh penalties for homosexuality. The Ugandan decision to criminalise homosexuality has also[Read More…]

Tough Anti-Gay Law, World Bank Suspends $90m Loan To Uganda

The World Bank has postponed a $90m (£54m) loan to Uganda over its tough anti-gay law, which has drawn criticism from around the world. World Bank officials said they wanted to guarantee the projects the loan was destined to support were not going to be adversely affected by the law.[Read More…]

Eseoghene Ohwojeheri: [rejoinder] Chimamanda, are our differences not enough already?

by Eseoghene Ohwojeheri I read Chimamanda Adichie’s article, titled “Why Can’t He just be like Everyone Else?”, where in she made a case for homosexuality and condemned the law prohibiting it on the basis that we are different. I read the said article with that painful smile on my face.[Read More…]

Anti-Gay Law: Netherlands Confirms Asylum Applications by Nigerians

The Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in Nigeria has confirmed that it has received some applications for asylum by some Nigerians who fear persecution and a backlash following the signing into law the anti-gay bill by President Goodluck Jonathan. The embassy in an email newsmen, said it was neither involved[Read More…]

God’s Punishment Awaits Those Against Anti-Gay Law- Anglican Primate

The Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Revd. Nicholas Okoh has said that those canvassing same-sex marriages in the country would face the punishment of God. He was speaking in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital during the 70th birthday of his predecessor, Dr, Peter Akinola, held at the Cathedral[Read More…]

Nigerian Christians Hail President Jonathan Over Same-Sex Marriage Law

Some religious leaders in Omu-Aran, Kwara, have commended President Goodluck Jonathan, for signing into law the same-sex marriage prohibition bill recently passed by the National Assembly. The religious leaders, who gave the commendation in Omu-Aran, Kwara, on Sunday in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the[Read More…]

Prohibition Of Same-Sex Marriage: Matters Arising

News Analysis by Chijioke Okoronkwo, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Support for President Goodluck Jonathan for signing the Same -Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill into law cuts across religious and ethnic boundaries. Dissenting voices however came from the western countries, the international community and groups in the forefront of protecting gay[Read More…]

Saatah Nubari: It’s Just 14 years, You Can Do It

By Saatah Nubari This is probably the third time I’ve opened my PC to share my opinion on the anti-gay bill; and two times I’ve had put it back after starring at the blank Word screen for minutes. But today is different; I’ve done the more difficult task of reading[Read More…]

Kenyan Author, Binyavanga Wainaina Reveals He Is Gay, Challenges Anti-Gay Law

Kenyan author and one of Africa’s finest writers, Binyavanga Wainaina has come out to say he is gay, making him one of the most high-profile Africans to do so. He made the disclosure in an article entitled: I am a homosexual, mum, coinciding with his 43rd birthday on 18 January.[Read More…]