Entry #12633: Homosexual activity in Nigeria

Current Version

RegionNigeria
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (other penalty)
Start DateJun 1, 1916
End Date(none)
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 History (6)

edited by Pizzaslices412653. Northern Nigeria only punishes homosexuality with the death penalty

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueIllegal (death penalty as punishment)Illegal (other penalty)

edited by Unknownmiles. Because one of the regions has the death penalty, the status is death penalty.

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ValueIllegal (other penalty)Illegal (death penalty as punishment)

edited by morgan_08b. statut correction

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (death penalty as punishment)Illegal (other penalty)

edited by Doomdorm64. Accurate to description

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (other penalty)Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "The death penalty for homosexuality is only applied in the northern part of the country"

edited by Pizzaslices412653. Criminalizes both

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

created by l_hrz

Original entry
StatusMale illegal, female uncertain
Start DateJun 1, 1916
End Date(none)
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
Reports (1)
  • Duplicate entry