More lynchings reported in Nigeria 1

Nigeria is back again in the news – this time it’s one of its northern states that is stirring the cauldrons of primitivity that we’ve come to associate with Nigerian “justice” lately.

All in a day's work in Nigeria: alleged 'gay men' lynched

All in a day’s work in Nigeria: alleged ‘gay men’ lynched

It is because mob justice is so common in Nigeria that I am reporting the latest allegation of “gay lynching” with a pinch of salt. In the above picture, CKN Nigeria (via Identity Kenya) is reporting that the three men in question were found having sex and paraded through the streets.

Perhaps or perhaps not. What is doubly disturbing is that this kind of thing is so common in many parts of Nigeria and it seems indiscriminate. These men could indeed have been gay men, though the age disparity between them makes such a conclusion suspect to a casual observer. But they could also have been suspected of being chicken thieves or Christians for that matter. They could have been stripped naked and paraded in the streets for any number of reasons, this being  Nigeria.

I once took part in a lynching – inadvertently. It was an incident that started with a stolen smart phone and nearly ended with a dead naked man right there on Kampala’s main thoroughfare.  You can check out the details here. That poor man could have been killed for a cell phone that probably brought him in a sad $5.00 after he shared the proceeds with his accomplices.

Since that incident, I have bought two more smart phones and I am moving on up, like The Jeffersons. I doubt that any of the thieves have food for lunch today, despite stealing my phone. And that should be their comeuppance.

Hindsight is 20/20 but I now know I would simply walk away. And so should all these voyeuristic  male Nigerians who seem too eager to jump at any excuse to take pictures of other men’s genitals in broad daylight.

Really, Nigeria men, get a grip! I suspect that  if you ask nicely, you can have your way with other grown-up men without having to first parade them nude in the streets.

 

Image of the day – Lucky Egberime

Black as the ace of spades - Lucky Egberime

Above and below are images of Nigeria’s Lucky Egberime, beautiful body builder who will likely never be lucky in his chosen discipline because he is too black.

Egberime has the kind of infectious smile that should wow the judges but one suspects that he might be a little on the small side. His Achilles’ Heel, though, is his complexion. Yes, possums. In some disciplines, there is such a thing as being too black.

Given that body building depends on highlighting certain body features, Lucky can only impress on small stages surely. It must be impossible to accentuate those muscles for the judges on big stages with such blackness in the way.

Nigerian hotness - Egberime

Egberime is a beautiful specimen, mind. But I am thinking of a beauty, a beauty that wins different kinds of competitions … behind closed doors.  Check out more of his pictures here.

 

Nigeria’s Gay Prohibition Bill

Nigeria seeks to embrace the dark ages

It is short – and chilling.

Nigeria has just-passed an anti-gay bill that reads like a cross between something out of Animal Farm (All animals are equal; but some are more equal than others) in its simplicity and something written by Ivan the Terrible in its bloody-minded zeal to open an avenue for citizens to indulge in revenge, malice, witch hunting and human bloodsports.

Take the bill’s definition of ‘same-sex marriage, the penalty for which is 14 years in jail:

Same Sex Marriage” means the coming together of persons of the same sex with the purpose of living together as husband and wife or for other purposes of same sexual
relationship.

Or take clause 5  (2):

Any person who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies and organisation, or directly or indirectly make[s] public show of same sex amorous relationship in Nigeria commit[s] an an offence and shall each be liable on conviction to a term of 10 years imprisonment.

Since “amorous” isn’t defined by the bill, and this being a document that will stand or fall on the legalistic interpretation of minutiae, AfroGay took it upon himself to find the definition:

Amorous: [am-er-uhs] adjective

1. inclined or disposed to love, especially sexual love: an amorous disposition.
2. showing or expressing love: an amorous letter.
3. of or pertaining to love: amorous poetry.
4. being in love; enamored: She smiled and at once he became amorous of her.
 If this bill passes, looking at anyone, smiling at anyone of the same sex in a way that they might interpret as amorous would gibe them carte blanche to call the police on you, possibly resulting in a 10-year prison term. 

Such mob action (two men accused of cannibalism and stripped) is common in Nigeria

The English language in the bill is a tad incondite but the bill’s implication is crystal clear. Looking will be a crime. Smiling at someone will be a crime. Holding hands will be potentially criminal. Expressing affection will be a crime.
 
In other words, Nigeria is planning to criminalize emotions, feelings, sentiments!!
 
Oh Nigeria!

Uganda’s David Bahati crafted a vile Nazi-inspired bill that sought to criminalize parents, counselors, priests, doctors, acquaintances who did not inform on anyone they knew was gay. Nigeria’s bill goes further; giving open season to individuals and/or groups who need only report an “amorous” look for anyone to be hauled off to face trial. Imagine how such a law will be used in blood-thirsty Sharia Nigeria where crazed mobs kill in the name of religion and wash their hands in their victims’ blood.


This bill is primitive. Its implications are deadly. The people pushing it in Nigeria’s Parliament are bigoted Neanderthals.

Here is the full text of this bill if you wish to look it up. Prepare a sick bucket if you intend to read it through to the end. It is an emetic experience.

Related reading:

1. Nigeria’s anti-gay bill risks Aids funding