Nigeria: Fifty-seven suspected homosexuals arrested

6 September 2018

Lagos state police in Nigeria arrested 57 men, including a dancer, for alleged homosexual activities including gay initiation.

  Lagos state police in Nigeria arrested 57 men, including a dancer preparing to perform at a party, for alleged homosexual activities on 26 August 2018, reported News Agency of Nigeria. Imohimi Edgal, the state police commissioner, said officers stormed the Kelly Ann Event Centre in Egbeda at 2am after …

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8 February 2017

ART UNDER THREAT IN 2016: NIGERIA SERIOUS VIOLATIONS: 15 ACTS OF CENSORSHIP: 3 The cases of violations of artistic freedom of expression seen in Nigeria in 2016 reflect the complex political and religious systems in the country. Violations are implemented by the government, local state authorities, religious institutions, families, artistic …

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Nigeria: Performance artists cleared of charges

9 August 2016

The Ejigbo Magistrate Court cleared performance artist Jelili Atiku and five other artists on 18 July 2016 of all the criminal charges against them stemming from a public performance piece staged in Lagos in January 2016, reported civil society organisation Arterial Network on 22 July 2016. “We are very pleased …

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