23rd April 2014
Petition for lesbian asylum seeker to stay in UK reaches 165,000 signatures 8
6:49 PM — A petition to stop a lesbian asylum seeker in the UK from being sent back to a death sentence in Nigeria has passed 165,000 signatures.
8th April 2014
Home Office protest to take place over deportation of Nigerian lesbian asylum seeker 1
5:27 PM — A protest against the deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Nigeria will take place on Friday outside the Home Office in central London.
28th March 2014
Nigeria: Islamic courts bail 7 men charged with breaking anti-gay laws 1
1:48 PM — Two Islamic courts in northern Nigeria have secretly released on bail seven men on trial for allegedly breaking anti-gay laws, officials say.
27th March 2014
Video: Lesbian asylum seeker faces ‘death sentence’ if deported to Nigeria 5
2:01 PM — More than 23,000 people have signed a petition against the deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Nigeria who says that her girlfriend was murdered in the country and fears the same fate.
18th March 2014
African leaders may shun EU summit over sanctions imposed on Uganda and Nigeria for their anti-gay laws 11
2:53 PM — An organisation representing African nations says leaders from the continent may pull out of an upcoming European summit over efforts to impose sanctions on Uganda and Nigeria.
14th March 2014
UN Human Rights Chief: Nigeria’s anti-gay law ‘violates international law’ 11
8:32 PM — The UN human rights chief has warned Nigeria that the country's new anti-gay law is in violation of international law.
US suspends some aid to Uganda over anti-gay law 2
12:53 PM — The United States has suspended some aid to Uganda's ministry of health as a response to the country's passing of anti-gay laws.
Nigerian Justice Minister: Anti-gay law ‘prevents citizens from taking the law into their own hands’ 8
11:11 AM — Nigerian Justice Minister Mohammed Adoke has described a law banning same-sex marriage and further criminalising homosexuality in the country as a "win-win situation," saying it protects gay people from mob violence.
13th March 2014
European Parliament calls for sanctions against Uganda and Nigeria over anti-gay laws 6
5:35 PM — The European Parliament has adopted a resolution condemning homophobic laws in Nigeria and Uganda.
6th March 2014
Nigeria: 4 men charged with breaking anti-gay laws whipped in Islamic court 18
1:46 PM — A human rights group says four men convicted of breaking anti-gay laws have been whipped publicly in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria.
1st March 2014
Whoopi Goldberg: ‘Uganda and Nigeria’s presidents are on the wrong side of history’ 32
2:01 PM — Speaking out against harsh new anti-gay laws passed in Uganda and in Nigeria, Hollywood star Whoopi Goldberg has described the presidents of the countries as being on the "wrong side of history" when it comes to LGBT rights.
27th February 2014
Nigerian authors blast Ugandan anti-gay law as ‘un-African’ 9
5:44 PM — Two leading authors, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Jackie Kay have spoken about their concern for the new anti-gay law in Uganda.
18th February 2014
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh: Gays are ‘vermin’ and should be treated worse than mosquitoes 109
8:07 PM — Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has referred to gay people as "vermin", saying they should be dealt with in the same way as mosquitoes which "cause" malaria.
15th February 2014
Armed mob aiming to ‘cleanse’ Nigeria beats men with iron bars, telling gays to ‘pack and leave’ 45
10:23 PM — Aiming to "cleanse" their community of gays, a gang armed with wooden clubs and iron bars in Nigeria dragged fourteen men from their homes and assaulted them.
12th February 2014
Labour MP urges UK to halt prisoner transfer agreement with Nigeria over anti-gay laws 2
4:04 PM — Labour MP John McDonnell says the UK should suspend its prisoner transfer agreement with Nigeria because of the country’s anti-gay laws.
30th January 2014
African traditionalist group rejects ‘troubling’ Archbishops’ request for anti-gay laws to be dropped 9
6:44 PM — An African traditionalist group has rejected calls from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to scrap anti-gay laws in Uganda and Nigeria.
Archbishops of Canterbury and York urge Nigeria and Uganda to drop anti-gay laws 29
10:59 AM — The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda in protest at the countries anti-gay laws.
29th January 2014
Nigeria: Trial of men accused of being gay suspended due to ‘mob justice’ fears 12
12:06 PM — Two Islamic courts in Nigeria have suspended the trials of 10 men accused of breaking laws against homosexuality over fears stones will once again be thrown at the defendants.
24th January 2014
Nigerian newspaper claims that woman ‘publicly disowned her cat’ because she declared it was gay 28
7:21 PM — Reports from a newspaper in Nigeria claim that a woman in the country disowned her cat which she suspected was gay.
Goldie Hawn ‘embarrassed’ after calling calling Nigerian President ‘wonderful’, unaware of anti-gay law 17
4:22 PM — US actress Goldie Hawn has apologised after she called Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan "wonderful" in a tweet, saying she didn't know about the country's new anti-gay law.