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Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Nobody: 1:29pm On Oct 23, 2013
The Federal Government,yesterday, declared before the United Nations Human Rights Council, that it will not bow to international pressure to allow same sex marriage in the country. The government argued that it is not only against the cultural and traditional values of Nigerians but that 92 percent of Nigerians support the Anti Same-Sex Marriage Bill passed by the Senate.

Nigeria also accused foreign countries of sponsoring the Boko Haram insurgency in some parts of the country even as it justified the execution of death row inmates in the country, contending that it was in accordance with Nigerian laws.

Defending Nigeria’s human rights record at the on-going 17th session of the Universal Peer Review, UPR, mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Adoke, SAN, said “Nigeria does not accept recommendation of some countries on same sex marriage, because it is against its national values. Recent polling data suggests that 92 percent of Nigerians support the Anti Same-Sex Marriage Bill passed by the Senate.

“The Marriage Act defines marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. Christianity and Islam, which are the major religions in Nigeria, also recognize marriage as relationship between a man and woman. Same-sex marriage is not in the culture of Nigerians. intimate and gender minorities are not visible in Nigeria and there is no officially registered association of gays and lesbians. In writing this report, a consultation and validation process was held with various stakeholders where the issue of same-sex marriage was brought up, and the general view of the participants was that same-sex marriage was not a human rights issue in Nigeria.”

On the security challenges in the country, Mr Adoke said, “Nigeria is experiencing the impact of externally-induced internal security challenges, manifesting in activities of militant insurgents and organised crime groups which has led to the violation of the human rights of many Nigerians. To address the problem, the government has adopted constitutional measures which include the “declaration of a state of emergency” in the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe of the North-East Nigeria, where the insurgents have their base. As a result, a Joint Task Force and a Special Task Force have been deployed with the required legislative authorization to utilize rightsbased “Rules of Engagement” and “Operational Plans” in combating the insurgency.

“However, the Nigerian Government has kept open communication channels through activities of a Presidential Committee on Security Challenges towards working out a peaceful resolution of the crisis. Meanwhile, Government has already proscribed Boko Haram as well as the Jama-atu Ansa-ril Muslimi-na fi- Bila-dis Su-da-n and stipulated a 20-year jail term for anybody who aids or sponsors them in any manner whatsoever. The Government has also put in place an amnesty programme to dissuade terrorists and other extremists from violence.

“The Nigerian Government has taken other measures to improve security, including enactment of the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 and its subsequent amendment in 2013 to broaden the scope of its application; development of a Counter Terrorism Strategy and creation of crisis management centre in the office of the National Security Adviser; coordination of enhanced capacity building for all security and intelligence outfits at both the strategic and tactical levels; the National Security Adviser coordinates efforts among the security and intelligence agencies to ensure protection of the human rights of all persons in counter terrorism operations. Human rights standards have been incorporated in the training curricula of all operatives and coordination of a security awareness programme for ministers and other functionaries of government.”

On death row inmates execution, he said “the right of man to life is the most fundamental human right. Government uses the death penalty as a deterrent to protect human life. Section 33 (1) of Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 guarantees the right to life. It provides that “Every person has a right to life, and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save in execution of the sentence of a court in respect of a criminal offence of which he has been found guilty in Nigeria.

“The Penal code and Criminal code prescribe death sentence for anybody who commits culpable homicide punishable with death and murder respectively. Death penalty is a valid part of Nigerian law. In Nigeria today, offences that are punishable by death include murder, treason, directing or presiding at an unlawful trial by ordeal from which death results, and armed robbery.”

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/10/nigerians-sex-marriage-fg/

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Nobody: 1:30pm On Oct 23, 2013
Well i am not a supporter of same sex marriage but how long they can hold on is the problem..Nigerians may not support it now but how long can this opposition hold.A lot of the younger generation is accepting homosexuality and soon the tides will change..The western Nations have the money and Media to propagate same sex ideologies and trust me Nigeria will be the new heaven for all these propaganda...every movie, song, news and sitcoms will feature a scene to help show that homosexuality should be accepted.. There is a way of science whereby if you keep reading or seeing a particular thing for a long time it becomes the norm....we were a nation where going Unclad was a taboo but now its the new way to define sexy

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Nobody: 1:38pm On Oct 23, 2013
Men will prefer to see two ladies doing it than seeing two men doing it.....so wont that show some of us support a part of homosexuality....The bible says wickedness will increase in the last days...so how long will your tradition hold...Not with our younger generation going GAY CURIOUS..

where is tradition......it was a taboo to go Unclad but these days dats the new fashion trend...Gone are the days we use to say my daddy said this and this is bad now its Oprah said this is good....Ellen said this is good....Tyra banks says so and so and even Dr phil ....the altar of same-sex marriage is on all this talk shows where they are glorified and guess what this generation are addicted to them.....so down the toilet goes your tradition once this generation gets in power..

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Infomizer(m): 1:51pm On Oct 23, 2013
Time will tell really! Traditions are going down the drain and this may not be an exception. That said, so the lawmakers actually look at what the masses say! Now they posit that 92% of 9jerians are in support of the bill. Will they mind if 92% of the people oppose their gross embezzlements? Will it matter to them?
smh

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Nobody: 2:14pm On Oct 23, 2013
I am 100% behind the FG on this one.


Infact the death sentence would be a better deterrent to such acts.

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Nobody: 2:14pm On Oct 23, 2013
Infomizer: Time will tell really! Traditions are going down the drain and this may not be an exception. That said, so the lawmakers actually look at what the masses say! Now they posit that 92% of 9jerians are in support of the bill. Will they mind if 92% of the people oppose their gross embezzlements? Will it matter to them?
smh


time is already telling....they are wining the war....more people are getting inclined to homosexuality....like i said....guys would love to see two girls have sex than two guys...so a few of us are being won over grin grin grin
Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Nobody: 2:17pm On Oct 23, 2013
gay issues have so many gray areas nigerians are not comfortable with....corruption laws cannot be done by the masses because the elite are the ones who sponsor these bills....the system favors the elite to loot us blind but these laws can only see the day light the day the common man when he gets in will not forget where he came from....GEJ had no shoes but trust me he has so much forgotten that now.....Remember DMX would say when a nigga is broke he calls love for the hood....once he makes money the hood becomes his enemy....hmmmmmmm

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by emmalexabl(m): 2:44pm On Oct 23, 2013
..92% of nigerians opposed it.,that shows we still get conscience.
This homosexual act is unnatural and dirty in every aspect.

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by 9jahubcom(m): 2:46pm On Oct 23, 2013
ariseandshine: I am 100% behind the FG on this one.


Infact the death sentence would be a better deterrent to such acts.
nor be small tin oh
Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by iyeyemi: 2:47pm On Oct 23, 2013
a nation with ridiculously high levels of corruption and all round shamelessness, suddenly remembers it has values and traditions.

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by gboss4sure(m): 2:48pm On Oct 23, 2013
Death To Gays angry angry angry angry...... So Disgusting, To the gays, if your papa marry him fellow man would he have given birth to you . gays Smells

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by speeder(m): 2:48pm On Oct 23, 2013
This reminds me of what Mugabe told Obama;


Mugabe to Obama: "if you want h0m0sexuality in my country, let me marry you first."

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by gboss4sure(m): 2:49pm On Oct 23, 2013
iyeyemi: a nation with ridiculously high levels of corruption and all round shamelessness, suddenly remembers it has values and traditions.

So you mean we should let things get more worser and our tradition trampled the more instead of seeking ways to make things right, at least we have to stand our grounds sometimes.

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by chelseabmw(m): 2:50pm On Oct 23, 2013
NO TO GAY

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Lilaex: 2:50pm On Oct 23, 2013
God bless Nigeria

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Nobody: 2:51pm On Oct 23, 2013
iyeyemi: a nation with ridiculously high levels of corruption and all round shamelessness, suddenly remembers it has values and traditions.

Shame on you!

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Gwekzy: 2:52pm On Oct 23, 2013
Wat about Under age marriage

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Lilaex: 2:52pm On Oct 23, 2013
Wat does it mean.? Ok ok I knw HE goat

speeder: H
Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by wman: 2:52pm On Oct 23, 2013
Funny how so many would love watching lesbians perform in por.n films & enjoy threes.omes with 2 girls involved yet they say they are anti-gay.
So many have watched Pirates & have other por.n movies with girl to girl acts on their phones & computers yet dem dey claim anti-gay.

Yes same sex marriage should be prohibited but anyone should feel free to sleep with whom he likes in his private room.

I'm not gay not do I support it but I feel what two consenting adults do with their manliness & asse.s in their private room is no ones business but theirs.

But I'm against accepting it publicly & joining them under the holy matrimony called marriage.

The 15 years jail term is wrong. 2 guys/girls wishes to do it & its no ones business.

I think everyone should have a right to a private life regardless of what others think so far his/her private life affects no other person negatively & he/she is willing to bear the consequence of such.

#nohomo.

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by ojayfrancis: 2:54pm On Oct 23, 2013
Follow me on twitter@ojayfrancis I will follow back
Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Lilaex: 2:54pm On Oct 23, 2013
But I thought Allhagies like it?.. Hehehe
Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by ichommy(m): 2:54pm On Oct 23, 2013
No to same sex Marriage

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Nobody: 2:55pm On Oct 23, 2013
Supported.

At least the Government has got one thing right...

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Lilaex: 2:55pm On Oct 23, 2013
Look at another Fooool.. d fG should also stop the giving birth of ur kind...

wman: .
Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by churchAgbasa: 2:56pm On Oct 23, 2013
vire: Men will prefer to see two ladies doing it than seeing two men doing it.....so wont that show some of us support a part of homosexuality....The bible says wickedness will increase in the last days...so how long will your tradition hold...Not with our younger generation going GAY CURIOUS..

where is tradition......it was a taboo to go Unclad but these days dats the new fashion trend...Gone are the days we use to say my daddy said this and this is bad now its Oprah said this is good....Ellen said this is good....Tyra banks says so and so and even Dr phil ....the altar of same-sex marriage is on all this talk shows where they are glorified and guess what this generation are addicted to them.....so down the toilet goes your tradition once this generation gets in power..
With all your ranting what is your point?That because of external pressure and the young generation savoring watching women do it that it should be accepted by the Government?And you first threw a defence that u ain't a supporter of gay right? Please spare the 92% Nigerians your sermon.

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Memyselfu2009(m): 2:56pm On Oct 23, 2013
Rubbish man go marry man woman go marry woman what fun will they have during sex nd hw will they pro create na wa oh
Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by nerodenero(m): 2:56pm On Oct 23, 2013
Infomizer: Time will tell really! Traditions are going down the drain and this may not be an exception. That said, so the lawmakers actually look at what the masses say! Now they posit that 92% of 9jerians are in support of the bill. Will they mind if 92% of the people oppose their gross embezzlements? Will it matter to them? Do they really care when it comes to looting the treasury dry?
smh
Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Nonybb: 2:56pm On Oct 23, 2013
Tell them we dont want that disgusting evil manipulated nonsense here. Men shafting each other frm the anus? How sick could that be? Wat a highly demonically inspired experimentation of perverted moral force it is!

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Lilimax(f): 2:56pm On Oct 23, 2013
Good!
They should also speak-out about corruption

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by Donlittle(m): 2:57pm On Oct 23, 2013
vire: Men will prefer to see two ladies doing it than seeing two men doing it.....so wont that show some of us support a part of homosexuality....The bible says wickedness will increase in the last days...so how long will your tradition hold...Not with our younger generation going GAY CURIOUS..

where is tradition......it was a taboo to go Unclad but these days dats the new fashion trend...Gone are the days we use to say my daddy said this and this is bad now its Oprah said this is good....Ellen said this is good....Tyra banks says so and so and even Dr phil ....the altar of same-sex marriage is on all this talk shows where they are glorified and guess what this generation are addicted to them.....so down the toilet goes your tradition once this generation gets in power..
lol dude, just be honest, you are gay, dont deny it, no one will curse you or take you as a different person, dont know why you have to say you are not a supporter of gay right, and then say all these.

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by bknight(m): 3:00pm On Oct 23, 2013
cool

But wait o, how did FG get the 92% stats? I only wish african leaders will emulate Mugabe's sternness on this.

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Re: Nigeria Speaks-out Against Same-sex Marriage At The UN by mickyarams: 3:01pm On Oct 23, 2013
Nigerians with their funny mentality. Universities have been on strike for almost 6 months now, Corruption has made us the laughing stock of the world. Just mention the word Nigeria abroad and people will start laughing, and the government are getting their knickers in a twist over gay people. Brainless tw*ts!

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