Entry #507: 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 21


Revision History (8)

Revision by Pizzaslices412653

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ValueMale illegal, female uncertainIllegal (other penalty)

Revision by CHR0LL0PH0BICCC

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ValueIllegal (other penalty)Male illegal, female uncertain

Revision by LGBT_southeastasian

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

Revision by Hearts4Al

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ValueIllegal (other penalty)Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

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ValueMale illegal, female uncertainIllegal (other penalty)

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

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ValueIllegal (up to life in prison as punishment)Male illegal, female uncertain

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

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NoteMale 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 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 .Male 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 .

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueMale illegal, female uncertainIllegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
NoteArticle 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.Male 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 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 .
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "Both Female and Male Homosexuality is illegal In Nigeria and has been since 1901"

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