• Homosexuality
    Male illegal, female uncertain
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Nigeria ranks #39 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(98%) No
Yes (1%)

History

Homosexual activity in Nigeria

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Jun 1, 1916–Sep 16, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
10-14 years in prison. Not enforced. decriminalization proposed by one presidential candidate.
Current status
(since Jun 1, 1916)
Male illegal, female uncertain
Article 217 punishes male homosexuality for up to 3 years in prison. Although female is not directly stated, article 214 (regarding unnatural carnal knowledge) can apply.
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Same-sex marriage in Nigeria

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Current status
(since Jan 7, 2014)
Not legal
The newly enacted regulation against same sex marriage implies such act is punishable by fourteen-year term of imprisonment.
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Jan 7, 2014–Sep 9, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Dec 31, 1914–Jan 7, 2014
Not legal
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Right to change legal gender in Nigeria

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Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Same-sex adoption in Nigeria

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Current status
Single only
No laws for same sex couples.
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LGBT discrimination in Nigeria

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Current status
(since May 29, 1999)
No protections
Although the discrimination protection clause protect citizens against all forms of discrimination, there are also provisions within the protection against discrimination that encourages "the evolution and promotion of family life" with a family having a "traditional" family connotation.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Nigeria

?
Current status
(since May 29, 1999)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Nigeria

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Current status
(since May 29, 1999)
No protections
Homosexuality is still illegal there.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Nigeria

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Current status
Legal
No discrimination protection exist in the criminal code.
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Equal age of consent in Nigeria

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Current status
Unequal
No
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Nigeria

?
Current status
Legal
No
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Conversion therapy in Nigeria

?
Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
No
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