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BN TV: “LGBTs are human beings first” says Olumide Makanjuola – Watch Episode 6 of ‘Untold Facts’

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On the sixth episode of Untold Facts which aired on November 24, host of the show, Moses Omoghene and two guests examined and extensively discussed the legal remedies available for sexual minorities in Nigeria.

Joining the host were Olumide Makanjuola, sexual health and rights advocate, who through his activism has engaged international policymakers and stakeholders, and Omolara Oriye, a lawyer, writer, human rights advocate and feminist.

Speaking on the constitutional rights of LGBTs in Nigeria to get legal justice, Olumide argued that;

“What the law says is human and if you are going to seek redress, you should seek redress from that perspective because, first, you’re a human being – regardless of anything that comes with your identity, orientation – the court is going to see you as a human being not as a gay person or bisexual man/woman.”

Omolara, on her part, pointed out that

“The idea is that there is no protection for LGBTs in Nigeria. But you don’t have to seek redress in a Nigerian court. You can go to ECOWAS court. You can go as far as you like.”

For Nigerians who do not have means and access to such justice machineries, Omolara stated that

“We have NGOs. You can contact an NGO. I think that is being done for victims of domestic violence. A lot of people now know that they can contact NGOs, government bodies, and many others. And even if they can’t do anything, they can direct you to agencies where you can get help.”

The show is aimed at frankly discussing issues relating to human sexuality as well as sexual right and protection.

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27 Comments

  1. wale

    November 28, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    What is it with you people and lgbt…if a people say they don’t want you, why not go to a country ‎like England that accept you. The white people don’t accept polygamy but we do, so if u want two wives, you know you go to Nigeria now America or England. Instead of you to teach these fucked people in their head the right thing, you are forming lgbt community, bcos we hav not started beating you people on the street

    • nene

      November 28, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      gbam

    • Bimbo

      November 28, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      You should open visa services for LGBT people ! Help them get visa s so they can leave you in peace !

    • Marian

      November 29, 2016 at 2:10 am

      Lol, yall be funny sometimes with your ignorant comment. Do you know how many people in the U.S practice polygamy? They even have a reality tvshow on it. Baba 90 something can legally marry a child in some parts of naija and yall are getting your knickers in a twist over this.
      Having a law against it won’t change a thing. It just means more people have to continue to fake it to please yall. women will be stuck married to gay guys who will continue their ish in private and vice versa.

    • NEWLY HAPPY

      November 29, 2016 at 10:51 am

      Nobody is faking nothing. its just a habit people get into to meet the need of lack of the opposite sex which they now want to turn permanent.

      I went to a single sex boarding school and everyone that I know who was LGBT then are now straight, a discussion around it now reveals they are very embarrassed about it.

      now someone who still hasn’t been able to meet the right person in the opposite sex will say she has been like that since 10years old as such that is her nature!!!!!!

      As a people we dont want it and we dont want it!!!! simple! let these guys that their bullshit out of our front…

    • Seriously

      November 29, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Polygamy is still illegal in the U.S and certain states like Utah is more lenient. Are you referring to sister wives? Kody is legally married to only one of the women, I think the First lady who has problem having a child. The rest of the women are spiritually married not legal which is probably the reason he’s not been prosecuted. He’s also from old money, money speaks. The show promotes open adultery, concubines, babydaddy/babymama.

    • NEWLY HAPPY

      November 29, 2016 at 10:47 am

      gbamest

  2. nene

    November 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    what legal justice? of all the sins homosexuality is a sin God hates the most. he destroyed a city just because of it. The only city God ever destroyed was sodom and gomorrah just because of homoseuxality.

    • Bimbo

      November 28, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      You people and your tales by moonlight – where is the proof soddom and gommorah even existed?

    • wale

      November 29, 2016 at 3:04 am

      It is the book of tales by moonlight that your so called be loved America was built on by their founding father not obama. Even the kings of england..needed that book tolay their foundation…if you lack knowledge..it is because you do not know what is right or wrong, that is why you think a man sucking a man dick is the right thing…but u can carry your spoon to your mouth not you ear?

    • Mohammad

      November 29, 2016 at 1:43 am

      So what about the individual right to a different religion, or even a lack of religion? Your belief in the bible or the stories in it are not backed up by any evidence it is simply blind faith; and we do not yet have belief in a deity of any kind compulsory in Nigeria.

      In the absence of your personal religious beliefs (the operative word being personal), there is nothing stopping other people from expressing sexualities that their own personal beliefs allow them to. No one is forcing you to be gay.

    • eyong

      November 29, 2016 at 2:01 am

      That sounds rather stupid. Homosexuality was named along a VERY long list of sins… so I don’t undertand why you single it out as the sin Sodom and Gommorah which are two different townships btw, was destroyed over it.
      Why don’t you talk about the rape, molestaton, theft, adultery, fornication, fraud, idolatory, and all the other sins the bible mentioned in the passage? Oh, right, because if you do, you’d realize that Nigeria is a modern day Sodom. LMAO. I guess God should just destroy you all.

    • wale

      November 29, 2016 at 3:00 am

      Homosexuality is not just a sin…it Is a foolish act….like you dad got pregant from sucking d**ks and ass f**king a dick…your mum got pregnant by licking a vagina….do those sound right on how you were conceived?

    • An observer

      November 29, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      GO AND READ YOUR BIBLE PROPERLY…..God destroyed Sodom and gomorah for a number of reasons,,,,of which homosexuality was one of them, Stop singling out homosexuality.

  3. Bimbo

    November 28, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Why are christians so full of hate ???

    • Marian

      November 29, 2016 at 2:13 am

      Abeggi! Next time just say why are some people so full of it. Like muslims tolerate gay people abi? Go to sharia court and see.

    • Mz Titilitious

      November 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      na lesbian she b what else? it all sounds in her comments! i think the comment is for Bimbo

    • wale

      November 29, 2016 at 2:56 am

      After reading you comment, I knew you must be a lesbian….will not talk to you from the bible….is there anything natural in what u lesbo and gay people do? Oh…always doing the wrong thing, sticking a dilbo in is a way of telling you, it was designed for a dick to goin there….gay…you need to apply oil first, because the anus does not produce oil, it was never it job, it is the job for vagina.

      Talk about choice and happiness, it gives me job to help correct gay and lesbians…it is my choice

    • Marian

      November 29, 2016 at 4:26 am

      Wait, U talking to me?? Hahahaha. I can’t mehn!! Really??? You made our night with your comment. Thank you. My boo sends HIS love too.

    • Marian

      November 29, 2016 at 4:43 am

      Nevermind, mo be, just reviewed the big small logo thing again. It’s still made me laugh though.

    • artklub

      November 29, 2016 at 7:47 am

      Wale you sound are disgusting.

    • Mz Titilitious

      November 29, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      na lesbian she b what else? it all sounds in her comments! i think the comment is for Bimbo

    • wale

      November 29, 2016 at 2:58 am

      Plus Christians don’t hate you, they just surprise dat after 18 yrs of learning, you don’t know what each organ of the body is met for…they are shocked….you shud call for my service…so I f**k the lesbo out of your brain…am a pro

    • Mscheew

      November 29, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      Are Christians the only ones against homosexuality?
      In some Muslim countries you can be beheaded for being gay but you won’t see those ones.

  4. ada

    November 28, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Ahan sin God hates the most, Pls do u read your bible, he hates all sins, he hates liars and said all liars will go to hell and we all lie, he hates people that worship other gods so why do you not go to your village and burn all the shrines. rubbish

  5. ada

    November 28, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Ahan sin God hates the most, Pls do u read your bible, he hates all sins, he hates liars and said all liars will go to hell and we all lie, he hates people that worship other gods so why do you not go to your village and burn all the shrines. rubbish

  6. Linda

    November 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Is it not in the bible that all sins are “murder”? So you people throwing shade at Toke’s pain and Caitlyn Jenner that is minding her own business, who murder pass ?

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