• 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
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

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

?
Jun 1, 1916–Jul 20, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
10-14 years in prison. Not enforced. In one area it is legal
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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–Jul 16, 2018
Unrecognized
Not criminalized in Nigeria.
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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
A woman came back to work after a sex change. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Same-sex adoption in Nigeria

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

?
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

?
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

?
Current status
Legal
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Nigeria

?
Current status
Legal
No
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Equal age of consent in Nigeria

?
Current status
Unequal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Nigeria

?
Current status
Not banned
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Sources:
No
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