Nigerian assembly bans same sex marriage, imposes long jail sentences

By FRANKIE EDOZIEN, Amsterdam News West Africa Bureau | Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 10:10 am The Nigerian House of Assembly voted Thursday to ban same sex marriage and impose jail terms of 10 -14 years for those convicted. The measure passed unanimously and with no debate or discussion, merely a voice vote. The vote… Continue reading Nigerian assembly bans same sex marriage, imposes long jail sentences

Nollywood: Censored at Home, Available on the Internet

April 22, 2013, 3:24 pm By FRANKIE EDOZIEN Nigeria’s movie industry — often dubbed Nollywood — has been a source of pride and escape for years for many of Nigeria’s 160 million residents. But the recent banning of a Nigerian documentary on corruption and the country’s oil wealth, “Fuelling Poverty,” has left many crying foul.… Continue reading Nollywood: Censored at Home, Available on the Internet

Nigeria Abuzz Over Who Paid for Beyoncé Concert

  Feb. 24 2013 By FRANKIE EDOZIEN Did the Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, divert $1 million from an anti-poverty program to finance a trip to Lagos by American pop stars Beyoncé Knowles and her husband Jay-Z? A document recently released by SaharaReporters, a group of well-regarded and some famous Nigerian journalists, some of them dissidents… Continue reading Nigeria Abuzz Over Who Paid for Beyoncé Concert