Tag Archives: Nigeria

Omarosa Confirms “Shithole Countries” Comment By Trump In Tweet To Nigerian President: “FYI He Said It”

The New York Daily News reports: She may be out of the “Big Brother” house, but Omarosa is keeping the White House gossip coming. President Trump’s former aide lent her two cents to the discussion over the President’s infamous “s–thole countries” remark by tweeting directly to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. “President @MBuhari FYI he said it. #Naija,” she wrote on ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Presser With Nigerian President

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump is hosting President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Monday. After a working lunch, the pair will take questions from reporters during a joint press conference at 1:30 p.m. ET in the White House Rose Garden. They are expected to discuss the economy and national security. Buhari is the first leader ...

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NIGERIA: 53 Charged With Attending Gay Wedding

The BBC reports: Prosecutors in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna have charged a group of 53 people with conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding. The accused, arrested last Saturday, have denied the allegations, with their lawyers saying they were illegally detained. The court released the group on bail and the case was remanded to 8 May. Homosexual acts are ...

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Feel The Power Of The Holy Ghost!

Watch below as Nigerian Pastor Chris Oyakhilome slays hundreds with the invisible power of the Holy Ghost. Oyakhilome has been denounced by African HIV/AIDS groups for claiming that he can faith-heal away all diseases. Christ Embassy’s website claims that Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the proprietor of this church, can faith-heal HIV. ETV’s 3rd Degree has been outspoken against AIDS quackery and ...

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NIGERIA: Multimillionaire Pastor Sends Planeload Of “Holy Water” To Cure Ebola

Multimillionaire faith-healer T.B. Joshua has sent a planeload of “holy water” to Sierra Leone because it will cure ebola. Via Vocative: Sierra Leone just got a big gift from a strange man. To help the West African country fight the escalating Ebola crisis, Nigerian Christian preacher Temitope Joshua says he has sent the Sierra Leone government 4,000 bottles of his ...

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NIGERIA: Four Men Lashed In Court After Sharia Conviction Of Homosexuality

The Associated Press reports that four men were lashed in a Nigeria courtroom today after a Sharia tribunal convicted them of homosexual acts. The four were among dozens caught in a wave of arrests after Nigeria strengthened its criminal penalties for homosexuality with the new Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act in January. The men could face further violence in prison ...

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Human Rights Campaign: Recall US Ambassadors To Uganda And Nigeria

Via press release: Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to recall the nation’s ambassadors to Uganda and Nigeria. HRC argued that urgent consultation is required before regular diplomacy can proceed with nations that recently enacted some of the world’s most ...

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Op-Ed Of The Day

From an opinion column in Nigeria’s PM News: If US or any other pro-gay country sends us an openly gay ambassador what is the Nigerian government going to do? If your brother or sister is a homosexual, will you hand him or her to the law? Your kids praise their teacher to the high heavens; you find him or her ...

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NIGERIA: Mob Attacks 14 Gay Men

A mob armed with clubs invaded the homes of fourteen “suspected homosexuals” in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, and dragged them into the streets where they were beaten. The walls of the victims’ homes were painted with the phrase, “Homosexuals, pack and leave.” Four of the victims were marched to a police station, where they allegedly were kicked and punched by police ...

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HRC Head Chad Griffin On Nigeria

Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin joined HuffPost Live today to talk about the situation in Nigeria and Goldie Hawn, who yesterday issued a mortified apology after posting a photo of Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan with the caption, “Met the wonderful president of Nigeria.” In the clip below, Griffin blasts NOM’s Brian Brown and other American Christians for exporting their ...

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NIGERIA: Catholic Cardinal Promoted By Pope Francis Praises Anti-Gay Laws

“The church accepts people as they are, we condemn homosexuality, Nigeria is an independent country and we do not beg for food. We have every right to order our social life in any way we think it should go. Our social life should not be organised on the basis of what others think. On this note, I commend our National ...

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Catholic Archbishop: We Thank God For Nigeria’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Nigerian Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama was appointed by Pope John Paul II in 1995. Yesterday New York City-based Sahara TV interviewed him about Nigeria’s super-criminalization of homosexuality. Here’s how they recap the clip below: Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, joined SaharaTV’s Rudolf Okonkwo to explain his reasons for supporting Nigeria’s recently enacted Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. “We thank God that this bill ...

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Christopher Doyle: Western Gays Are The Reason Other Gays Face Stoning To Death

“Anti-gay laws in countries like Uganda, Nigeria, India, and Russia are not being created in a vacuum. I would argue that they are also not in direct response to indigenous gay rights movements. These countries are enacting laws as a response to gay activists’ intolerance towards traditional views on marriage and sexuality, and their attempts to silence the speech and ...

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NIGERIA: Thousands Throw Stones Into Sharia Court Demanding The Executions Of Eleven Gay Men

You wouldn’t think it possible, but it’s getting even worse in Nigeria. Via the Associated Press: Thousands of protesters threw stones into the Shariah court in a north Nigerian city Wednesday, urging the speedy convictions and executions of 11 men arrested for belonging to gay organizations. Security officials fired into the air to disperse protesters in Bauchi city so the ...

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NIGERIA: US Ambassador Says There Will Be No Cut To HIV/AIDS Relief Money

The US ambassador to Nigeria says the United States will not be cutting aid to that nation despite this month’s super-criminalization of homosexuality. The ambassador went on to express concern about how US funds might be dispersed without violating the new laws. Via the Nigerian newspaper Leadership: Fielding questions from newsmen on whether the US would withdraw its financial aid ...

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NIGERIA: Gay Man Lashed 20 Times

The BBC reports: A Nigerian man has received 20 lashes after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicted him of homosexual offences. Under Islamic law, courts can punish homosexual acts by stoning to death. But the judge said he took into account that the Muslim man, Mubarak Ibrahim, 20, carried out the acts seven years ago, and ...

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NIGERIA: Dozens More Arrested

Via the Associated Press: Activists say that dozens more people have been rounded up, arrested and questioned across Nigeria for being perceived to be gay just over a week after the president signed a law criminalizing gay organizations and meetings as well as same-sex marriage. Ifeanyi Kelly Orazulike, Executive Director of the Nigeria-based International Center for Advocacy on Right to ...

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HRC Demands US Action On Nigeria

The Human Rights Campaign has written to Secretary of State John Kerry, demanding a “strong and proactive American response to the humanitarian crisis” in Nigeria. From the list of suggested actions: Directing the U.S. Embassy in Abuja to perform in-country refugee processing for LGBT Nigerians who are being targeted for arrest under the newly passed law. Recommending that President Obama ...

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NIGERIA: Eleven Muslim Men On Trial, Face Stoning To Death For Homosexuality

The BBC reports: An Islamic court in Nigeria’s northern state of Bauchi has put on trial 11 Muslim men accused of being homosexuals in violation of their religion, a religious leader has told the BBC. A 12th person arrested – a Christian – would be tried under secular law, a BBC reporter says. Under Islamic law, a person can be ...

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NIGERIA: Islamic Enforcers Vow To Hunt Down Gays “In Every Nook And Corner”

Emboldened by Monday’s passage of a bill that super-criminalized homosexuality, Sharia enforcers in Nigeria’s largest northern city of Kano (population 2.8M) have vowed to hunt down gay people. The Hisbah has in recent months cracked down on prostitution and drug addiction in the majority Muslim city and pledged to do the same against homosexuality. “Obviously, we will embark on similar ...

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