Minority-rights Nigeria Opinions 

Nigeria and Rights of Religious and Sexual Minorities at the UN

By Leo Igwe Once again, Nigeria has been rebuked for its homophobic stance at the United Nations. In a statement that its representative delivered at the ongoing session of the Human Rights Council, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (now Humanists International) urged Nigeria to rethink its official hostile disposition towards gays and atheists. Nigeria has been asked to uphold the rights of sexual and religious minorities. It is sad that Nigeria has become a global ‘advocate’ of the persecution of minorities. Incidentally, within Nigeria, there is so much talk about the…

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I am Nigeria

The name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River running through the country.  Located in West Africa, Nigeria shares land borders with the Republic of Benin, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its south coast lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. She has more than 250 ethnic groups, with varying languages and customs, creating a country of rich ethnic diversity. The three most influential ethnic groups being Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba.


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