On Dec 12, 2017 Pulse.ng reported:
In 2017, Nigerians, young and old, are believed to be pretty homophobic people. Few issues are more likely to elicit loud responses, scriptural references and quasi-intelligent tirades from Nigerians than a mere allusion to homosexuality.
The last decade has seen most liberal western societies recognise LGBTI rights; but where you find yourself outside the very considerate borders of the United States and Europe, and take a walk across Nigeria, being a homosexual can be a death sentence.
On January 7, 2013, former President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same-Sex Prohibition Act into Law.
Apart from making same-sex marriage a crime, the law also carries a 14-year sentence for individuals and organisations who support homosexuality. Public displays of affection were also illegalized.