Entry #12633: Homosexual activity in Nigeria

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RegionNigeria
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (other penalty)
Start DateJun 1, 1916
End Datenow
DescriptionMale Homosexuality is punishable by 14 years in prison under the Nigerian Penal Code. Laws is unclear about female Homosexuality in the Nigerian Penal code , in which the southern part of Nigeria rules . However in the Northern Nigeria, where things are ruled by Sharia Law the punishment are different . In some states in Northern Nigeria, consenting and adult Gays and Lesbians could be punished with the death penalty .
Sourceshttp://www.nigeria-law.org/Criminal%20Code%20Act-PartIII-IV.htm#Chapter


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Revision by Pizzaslices412653. Criminalizes both

Old Value (Original) New Value (Current)
ValueMale illegal, female uncertainIllegal (other penalty)

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