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There is no room for gay rights in Nigeria, says Buhari

OBAMA AND PMB 6President Muhammadu Buhari, currently in the United States of America on a 4-day official visit, has categorically ruled out any chance of Nigerian being pressured by the America into legalising homosexuality in the country.

According to the Special Adviser to the President of Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the issue of gay rights came up during a discussion the president had on Tuesday.

Adesina, in a Twitter post, revealed that President Buhari outrightly rejected the idea citing legal and cultural reasons.

Before he travelled to the Us on Sunday, Nigerians were apprehensive that President Buhari may be pressured into legalising homosexuality in Nigeria by the American president, Barack Obama. Their fears were heightened by the recent country-wide legalisation of homosexuality in America which Obama actively supported.

Homosexuality  was outlawed by the regime of Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria.

The Nigerian anti-gay law became effective on January 13, 2014. The law, which contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriage, same-sex “amorous relationships” and membership of gay rights groups, was passed by the national assembly int May of 2013.




  • Blonde Johnny Bass

    Hmmmm maybe there is still hope for the hopeless.

    • JOSHUA BADUNG

      Are you part of them “sodomy”? or what are your insinuations and who are the hopeless?

      • PSALA

        YOU FORNICATOR, FORNICATORS GO TO HADES ALSO

        • PSALA

          PIG MUHAMMED IS BURNING THERE,YOU WILL SOON JOIN THE AMOROUS POLYGAMIST VERY SOON

          • Ojiyovwi

            Lost in pervertion!!!!

          • PSALA

            LOST IN POLYGAMY AND FORNICATION. POLYGAMY AND FORNICATION IS PERVERSION SAYS THE BIBLE. SO WHEN YOU YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND YOU ARE A PERVERT

        • Ojiyovwi

          You’re finished because you have lost all sense of self and normality.

          • PSALA

            YOU ARE A PIG BECAUSE SATAN BLINDED YOUR HEART FROM KNOWING THE TRUTH. FORNICATION AND GAY ARE ONE

      • Blonde Johnny Bass

        We were the hopeless until he made our stand clear to them, that it is not our culture and will never ever be part of our culture. We were hopeless because he might have cow but did not, ONE NIGERIA

  • IskaCountryman

    nonsense…dandaudu is not an american word…let the men hump the men so that we would have a surfeit of virgins and fairly married used divorced wives…

  • Luan

    so sad. pray for Nigeria!

    • Ojiyovwi

      Pray for yourself nad see sense in the depravity of sodommy. It is difficult to think that any sane person will CHOSE to drink from the sewage pipie within sight of a clear spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • PSALA

        PIG WHAT ABOUT DEPRAVITY OF FORNICATION

        • Mike GT

          Let me tell u this my friend, fornication has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with being a gay or lesbian. No one is comparing sin with other sins here. It’s quite simple and clear that God hate that particular act of seeing a man having sexual urge for another man, likewise lesbianism. Look for a woman to mary okay.

          • PSALA

            THATS WHY YOU ARE POSSESED OF THE DEVIL WHO TOLD YOU FORNICATION IS NO SIN, THE BILE SAID THAT ALL FORNICATORS SHALL BE CAST INTO LAKE OF FIRE. 99 PERCENT OF NIGERIANS ARE LIVING IN FORNICATION AND ADULTERY INCLUDING YOU THE SERPENT. YOU THINK YOU ARE WISE, YOU ARE JUST A PIG FROM SATAN. YOU WILL END UP IN ETERNAL FIRE

          • Ojiyovwi

            Think you’re retarded from your language ability. You don’t seem to understand anything at all.

          • PSALA

            WHICH SCHOOL DID YOU ATTEND YOU MONKEY BOASTFUL NIGERIAN ALWAYS BRAGGING. NO ONE RECOGNISES YOUR CERTIFICATE FROM YOUR ROTTEN SCHOOLS EVEN BENIN REPUBLIC, NO WONDER YOU PEOPLE ARE RUSHING TO GHANA, EWU GAMBIA

          • Luke Dennis Odia

            O boy take am easy na. Wether you shout from now till tomorrow, you will still be an outlaw in Nigeria. Stay quiet.

          • PSALA

            PIG GAY IS IN NIGERIA SINCE .IT DID NOT START TODAY, THE ONLY THING IS THAT THEY COME TO ASK FOR THEIR RIGHTS WHICH MUST BE GIVEN TO THEM.YOU FORNICATOR HAVE YOUR OWN RIGHT ABI TO EAT TOTO OF MARRIED AND SINGLE GIRLS, YOU PERVERT

          • Olugbenga Ebenezer

            To be sincere, you lack manners

          • PSALA

            I DONT TALK TO DEMONS

          • john

            Hi why are you so mad…..YOU ARE GAY and CHANGE

          • PSALA

            PIG ARE YOU A FORNICATOR THEN REPENT OR PERISH

          • Effiong Obong

            Which side are you really on? I guess you are hiding something, please come out plain and stop the name calling.

          • PSALA

            PIG CAN YOU DENY NOT EVER COMMITING FORNICAION, YOU WILL DIE LIKE THE PHARISEES.HYPOCRITES

          • Effiong Obong

            I won’t trade words with you because you don’t worth it. I just went through all your response and comment , it’s quite melancholic that you are an extremely retarded angry fellow. You need to be rehabilitated and re oriented on human relation. I won’t be surprise if you a eme to be the only alien from Jupiter living on earth in human skin. It’s people like you that ignited xenophobic feelings in S.A. you still don’t wanna come plain right? If you are gay who cares, whatever interest a man is what kills him, just maybe you will get your commensurate reward for going after abominable things. Go get a life you unrefined idiot.

  • Benbella

    Why Nigerian so worried about Gay wrights , you don’t have to show your dirty laundry out side in the Street , Nigerian are not yet ready to accept such ways of live ? The most important topic should be Nigeria should stop getting married to Underage 13 years girls because they are babies and hide under religion , that is questions was missed yesterday interview , if he will give away her daughter at the age of 13 to a man of 50 plus etc, mind you one of her daughter study in UK she must be over 20 years old not married ? Nigerian have to face the facts, Children trafficking is a big issue than Gay issue, Stop house maid under age working for God sake , Arrest parent who sell their daughters to force marriage and the buyer or Master or Mistress too , Somebody have to speak for them, they a voice to be heard wake up everybody and help the innocent Children Please.

    • Olakante

      If you don’t have anything to contribute just keep your trouble. Nigeria will never support the evil of sordomy and if you are caught you will go to 14 years behind bars. Period.

      • PSALA

        PIG TOTO WILL KILL YOU. CAN SEE YOU HAVE AIDS,MONKEY

        • Ojiyovwi

          AIDS is a well recognised curse on homosexuals. It is the end of the line!!!!

          • PSALA

            99PERCENT OF NIGERIANS WHO DIED OF AIDS ARE HETEROSEXUALS AND FORNIATORS LIKE YOU. AIDS WIL KILL YOU SOON

          • Patrick Van Der Ven

            Actually it is a heterosexual disease in Africa. The majority of Africans living with HIV are heterosexual. By the way it is lawful in parts of Africa to rape a woman to cure her of lesbianism. really lawful rape. Well I guess the marriage of a 9 year old girl is lawful rape as she does not understand what she is consenting too.

    • Ojiyovwi

      Duscuss is probably managed by a bunch of sexual deviants as they won’t post reasonaly comments from normal people.

    • Luke Dennis Odia

      The society is not perfect and no one is saying it is. A lot is wrong with our society today adding gay marriage to eat will further worsen the situation. For there is nothing gay about gay marriage.

      • Benbella

        I respect your personal opinion , I know nobody in Nigeria have the courage to show up with their preferences in the society , hence I said let it be , lets work together in common issue we can defeat openly , like Chid abuse and trafficking , also women abuse , together we cam eliminate such silent issue in Nigeria,

    • Olugbenga Ebenezer

      Don’t change the topic, if you are gay, open up and we will deal with you according to the law of the land.

      • Benbella

        You have a law that cant find people guilty of corruption ? funny man if I am gay you will deal with me, , well if you can afford to get a Visa to fly down , really its my choice whatever I do its none of the Government business in my bedroom, like anybody else, although I am not but I think you are Child abuser and you marry under age girl, your wife must be 15 years old correct . Mr. Ebenezer

      • Patrick Van Der Ven

        Human rights should be addressed. Human trafficking and slavery is rife in Africa and the middle east. Girls as young as 9 are forced into marriage s and unfortunately many die on their wedding night. In my country that would be a crime; it is paedophilia dressed up as marriage. Jesus was silent on homosexuality, but he was very clear about what should happen to people who rob children of their innocence: they should be taken into middle of the sea and cast in it, with a stone tied around their neck.

        • Ojiyovwi

          One wrong does not and cannot justify a wrose deed. The mariage of infants is wrong but that cannot equate to justifying homosexual acts and behaviours. I repeat, go get yourself a truly nice womand and be cured of your perverted sexual habbit. Be real!!!! I’d like to appologise on behalf of your mother who had clearly failed you as we are all products of mother’s nurture.

          • Patrick Van Der Ven

            Good to hear we agree on some things, but you have said nothing about Christ’s silence on homosexuality and yet was clear on what we should do to those who robbed children of their unique innocence. I know you will quote the destruction of Sodom for your stance, but do you know the bible is emphatic as to why Sodom is destroyed: Ezekiel 16: 49 Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.

    • Ojiyovwi

      Child trafficking is an issue of national concern in all countries of the world including here in the UK, where young girls are groomed by older men. Is it not interesting that this is called grooming in the UK and child marriage by those who chose to castigate Africans in every opportunity. A man’s procreative assets remain throughout life. You may wish to take heart from this and seek cure for you homsexual inclination. That cure can come later in life. It’s no use calling yourselve ‘gay’ as there can be nothing but misery chosing to be a homosexual. Seek honestly and you will eventually get the cure you need. It fruitless constantly citing studies and failed experiments to justify your persistent pervertion.

    • dennis

      WHAT NONSES ARE YOU GAYS DISCUSSING. IF I GET YOU AS A GAY IN NIGERIA. INFACT I WILL HANG YOU

      • Kevin

        Dennis, Disgusting homophobic bigotry.

  • PSALA

    IN NIGERIA WE LEGALISED POLYGAMOUS AMOROUS RELATIONSHIPS,FORNICATION AMOROUS RELATIONSHIPS,ADULTERY AMOROUS RELATIONSHIPS,PORNOGRAPHY AMOROUS RELATIONSHIPS,PROSTITUTION AMOROUS RELATIONSHIPS,WIFE INHERITANCE AMOROUS RELATIONSHIP,NUDE CLUB AMOROUS RELATIONSHIP, THEN WHY NOT LESBIAN AND GAY AMOROUS RELATIONSHIPS AND POLYANDRY AMOROUS RELATIONSHIP. WHAT IS GOOSE FOR THE FORNICATORS IS GOOD FOR LESBIANS AND GAYS

    • Ojiyovwi

      The reason is clear. A goose shall be a goose. So a man has to a man and woman a woman. You need to be cured of your sexual problems and filures. You should stop blaming your problems on those who have normal multiple spouses.

      • PSALA

        YOU NEED TO BE CURED OF YOUR FORNICATION AND YOU REFUSED, FORNICATION IS A TERRIBLE SIN AND YOU CALL IT HUMAN RIGHTS SO YOU MUST GIVE GAYS THEIR OWN HUMAN RIGHTS. YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR GIRL FRIEND AND CALL IT LOVE AFFAIR SO ALLOW GAYS TO HAVE THEIR OWN LOVE AFFAIR,MONKEY

        • Ojiyovwi

          A monkey is normal. A pervert is vile by choice!!!!

          • PSALA

            YOU ARE A SATAN, LOVER OF TOTO LOVER OF ETERNAL DAMNATION.EZI OFFIA

        • Jokolo

          @Psala, it’s unfortunate you are feeling this
          way, to help you with your right, it will help if you can look inward and
          answer this question: are your parent’s father and father, mother and mother or
          mother and father? Will this Human right you are talking about help you to
          produce another Human like you?

          • PSALA

            PIG WHEN THEY PREACHED TO YOU TPO REPENT OF SLEEPING WITH MARRIED WOMEN YOU SAID YOU ARE A BIG BOY. SON OF LUCIFER. MONKEY

    • Mike GT

      Can you remember what happened in Sodom and Gomorrah, as foolish as it sounds , if all men in d world begin to marry each other and all women in the whole world begin to marry each other. Will there be any further reproduction of more human beings into this world? ????? Ask yourself that question as a gay or lesbian and provide an answer . The act of gaysm have in time past provoked God to a point of destroying the offenders .

      • PSALA

        GOD DESTROYED ALL WHO ISREALITES WHO FORNICATED IN THE WILDERNESS, IT IS NOT ONLY SODOM AND GOMORAH THAT HE DESTROYED SO DONT BE DECEIVED THAT YOUR FORNICATION IS MILD. POLYGAMY,FORNICATION,ADULTERY,PORNOGRAPHY,AND PROSTITUTION AND NUDE CLUBBING ARE THE SAME THING AS HOMOSEXUALITY AND LESBIANISM,TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT

        • dennis

          THIS GUY IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU. IF I CATCH OR SEE ANY GAY/ LGBT I WILL KILL THE PERSON MYSELF. EVIL PEOPLE. WHAT NONSE
          THIS PYSICAL AND LIFE PRACTICAL EVIL. IF I CATCH ANY GAY IN NIGERIA I WILL KILL THAT PERSON MYSELF.

  • The Nigeria Future Project

    Nigerians embrace and practice every kind of sin – but seem to want to draw the line on homosexuality. Does God only punish the sin of homosexuality? Hypocrites living in an illusion.

    • Patrick Van Der Ven

      Most people no longer perceive homosexuality as a sin. Progressive synagogues, mosques, temples and churches are happy to solemnise and bless unions and marriages (where legal).

      • dennis

        If I catch you in Nigeria practicing Gay, I will personally kill you. I hate to hear that stupid evil word gay, bisexual matter. if you are in Europe as a gay/ bisexual just remain there don’t ever return to Nigeria. If we catch you or see your name as a LGBT you will be hang or shoot. I will kill you myself. foolish idiots.

        just stay in Europe and practice your human right don’t come and corrupt Nigeria.

        • Patrick Van Der Ven

          First of all Dennis. Thank you for taking the time to write to me only if it was a death threat. There was a stage not so long ago where black people had to use separate toilets and drinking fountains and go to different schools and churches in America based on the colour of their skin. There was apartheid in South Africa that denied black people basic rights. I see you in that light. Sorry to say you are a lunatic bigot. If you were white you could be a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Do you know South Africa was the first country in Africa to legalise gay marriage and enshrine it into the constitution. I guess living under apartheid taught the great Nelson Mandela realised that it is unfair to discriminate against people on the basis of how they are born. 10%Humans are gay, you would know some, but they will never tell you Yes 10% 17,000,000 Nigerians living in fear of people like you. They are hunted, reviled, persecuted, disowned by family and friends and for what daring to love someone of the same gender. Don’t you even dare write back and say that this does not occur(homosexuality) in Nigeria because it does. You would not need those draconian laws you passed By Goodluck Jonathan if you didn’t. Nigeria was never homophobic until white colonisation. I know I am throwing pearls before swine.

  • Sanusi Minjibir Esq

    If today the American people will have proof that Obama is gay, impeachment process will begin against him immediately but he sits & shamelessly advocate it in the name of civilization. I am very happy with the way African leaders are addressing this so called gay rights as a non-issue because we are a religious people and both Islam and Christianity makes this act a grave sin.

    • Ojiyovwi

      Never mind religiousity, homosexuality is an abnormality and those afflcted by it should seek a cure from the aboundant lovely women. It’s like eating disorder. No one says let the sufferer seek to be accepted as normal. Just because there are many homosexual Europeans and Europeans as a group are powerful, does not mean we cannot be brave enough to proclaim that homosexuality is unacceptable. These deviants need help to cure their warped sense of sexual behaviours. Stop them from drinking sewarage water in the face of beautiful and clear spring water. It is strange affliction. Worst of all is their desire in some cases to have children when by choice they perversely reject child bearing – very bizzare.

      • Patrick Van Der Ven

        Hi there first of all homosexuality is not an abnormality. Homosexual behaviour has been observed in 1500 species of animals, but humans the highest animal are the only ones that practise homophobia. homosexuality is not a mental illness at all. It is an innate characteristic of the person their like the colour of your skin. There was a ministry in The States and the West called Exodus and they sought to change people’s sexual orientation from gay to straight. It failed dismally, and Exodus disbanded and apologised for all the harm they caused people concluding that they could not reprogram people to be heterosexual.

        • Ojiyovwi

          Yes, I do agree with you that you cannot cure a choice!!!! You chose to be a homosexual. No one but you alone has to unchose your vile behaviour. No one can force you to be normal if you should chose to be abnormal and consciously chose deprave vile behaviour. Your mother failed you. Now chose a fine woman and unravel your sickness and be cured of your sick indulgences. As for the Exodus experimental help for those who recognise this strange and unwanted affliction, just because a cancer cannot be cure in one clinic cannot be extrpolated to all clinics in the world. If it is a struggle on your part to be rid of this strange turn in sexual behaviour, I will caution patience and get yourself a nice woman, not the sought that style themselves as fake men (aka lesbian) but a true woman who understands the needs of a man. You will see and experience the difference and complete diliverance from you predicated choise.

          • Patrick Van Der Ven

            Oh my God, are you serious? Do you choose to be heterosexual? Are you saying sometimes you wake in the morning and go hmmm I might be gay today? Who would choose to be gay in Nigeria especially as it carries 14 years imprisonment, and possible death where shari’a law is applied. When you can change the colour of your skin? Never, you were born black and sexuality is an innate behaviour.

          • Ojiyovwi

            You have started your own sexual therapy in this forum child, because you know that homosexuality is a conscious choice by those who failed to form a loving relationship with a woman they met and probably their own mother and a mental picture of the sought of girl that will engage your sexual emotions to start with. Now go out there and with humour and humility, make the day of a nice girl for yourself and you can then proceed to procreate successfully. It may take time, but patience is required, not turning away at the first signs of difficulties. In the meantime desist from damaging the life of another by insisting on bringing up a child in the unfortunate situation you have created for yourself so far.

          • Patrick Van Der Ven

            My Lord, you do not answer any of my points at all. I think you are a politician.

    • Patrick Van Der Ven

      Mr Obama is not gay. he can not be impeached for his sexual orientation even if he were. You can only be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanours, and homosexuality is neither.

  • Sarutoby P Benjamin

    why is this even an issue when there’s boko haram and massive corruption to fight?…

  • isaac orogun

    PMB, thank you. You boldly and courageously echoed our collective views as Nigerians and Africans. I just hope that this will not affect the sincerity of the help promised by this our trusted ally in tackling the menace of insurgency in our country!

  • Patrick Van Der Ven

    Hi there all. There seems to be a thread lacking here. There seems to be horrific vitriol being spewed. I detest people being insulted. Everyone has the right to believe what they like and that is where we offer up our opinions and hopefully change people’s minds. So lets stop calling people pigs and speak rationally. The United States recognises the sovereignty of Nigeria and whilst the US may endeavour to seek better treatment for gays and lesbians all over the world through the law. The impetus for change must come from within a state. I want o reaffirm gay marriage was never on the agenda for negotiations between President Buhari and the President Mr Obama. I am pleased to see that in the last two years this has happened, with support for gay rights doubling to 13%. It is changing however, and one day the majority of Nigerians will be in favour of gay equality. Maybe soon it will a decriminalised offence. You know you all have been played by a master politician Mr Buhari. He has managed to galvanise Christian and Muslim support to which both faiths are stridently opposed to homosexuality to distract from the real and pressing issues of Nigeria, which are economic malaise, entrenched and systemic corruption as well as the threat of Boko Haram. The government is failing on all points abysmally. It has proved ineffectual at protecting its citizens within its borders. Homosexuality has been use to rouse public opinion of a David and Goliath stature. But the Goliath is not calling out your hero to fight.

    • Ojiyovwi

      It sounds good to say ‘Gay Rights’, doesn’t it? In truth it means giving approval to homsexual behaviours. There is nothing ‘gay’ about being a sexual pervert who would seek to sodomise with other men like them. That has to a thoroughly miserable and dirty behaviour with a lot of health risk for the individuals and society ultimately through the spred of the inevitable curse on all condone and conduct their lives so perversely. Go and seek cure to your problems with women!!! Nigeria has enough issues to grapple with, not to add this wholy unacceptable pressures to infilict more potetial life threatening culture of perversion.

    • whitequils

      I am quite impressed by your understanding of our challenges. I would also like to enlighten you about our values; Nigerians and Africans are essentially communal people, leaving together with the family as the basic social unit. We are also inherently religious irrespective of the object of faith; keep as faithfully as possible to the doctrines of our beliefs. In the typical African setting, the communal rights override the individual right, that may be putting it crudely but I believe other civilizations have their equivalents of this principle. We are richly cultured and respect the cultures of others when we have to live with them and even accommodate other cultures as can be evidently observed in our various diluted cosmopolitan cities.
      An African would not discuss colors for example with a blind not only out of the apparent futility but out of respect, neither would he check out his fingers or limbs before an amputee for the same reason. My take is the US insulted our idiosyncrasies by bringing up the issue with our President in the first instance. This issue came up with GEJ and Nigerians spoke on it. As has been said, here is something that has inherent and obvious health and social hazards apart from being odious and anti natural in form and practice.
      Coming to our problems, we have never understood the magnitude of our problems better than now, and like you know a problem identified and shared is half solved. It is our collective opinion that we are on the path to solving our problems. If the international community is really interested in supporting us, which I seriously doubt, then they should just give sincere and cognate advice on topical issues whenever solicited.

  • Curti Uwuigbe

    This weight of PMB’s rhetoric is inversely proportional to our dependencies on the advanced countries. If we abhor what they need of us, we had better stare clear of those actions that affords them the position of strength and demands.

  • David Okonopa

    Nigeria
    is a independent nation and nobody can force that in Nigeria as you can
    force gay in Texas and some American States that is why Obama did not
    go further he respect every right of each nation and their culture even
    in his homeland Kenya not everybody love gay but they are allowed.
    I also found this article on greymile, it’s quite similar and interesting…you can see it too.
    http://greymile.perchstoneandgraeys.com/2015/08/26/let-me-choose/#more-1106

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