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International Media Influencing Gay Culture among Nigerian Youths – NOA DG



Director-General of National Orientation Agency (NOA) Dr. Garba Abari, during a programme titled, ‘Anti-Corruption: The Role of Media as Change Agents’ in Abuja on Saturday, lamented the denigration of “our traditional culture and religious values” as a result of “the advent of satellite broadcasting”.

“It is pertinent to note that the advent of satellite broadcasting has continued to pose a serious challenge to our traditional culture and religious values and our identity as a people. Our youths are now being deceived by the international media with values that are at variance with our culture and the teachings of our religion.

The wearing of tattoos, dreadlocks hairstyle, sagging trousers and the painting of hair have become a vogue among our young men and women. Our youths are now publicly clamouring for the legalisation of gay marriage and are about to boldly take the campaign to the hallowed chambers of the National Assembly to press for it as a fundamental human right,” Dailytimes quoted Abari as saying.


  1. Funmi

    June 5, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Not just international media, local blogs like Linda Ikeji and sometimes BN that promotes the lavish lifestyle of Bobrisky and the likes

  2. Theresa Doghor

    June 5, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    If they are clamouring, someone is sponsoring them low key.
    I believe journalists should take up investigative assignments to find out where funding is coming from.
    Especially the one on snapchat who is always talking about ”bae”‘

    It is just a scam to promote transgender.

    • E-O

      June 5, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Judge Theresa, you’ll respond to treatment eventually. Doh.

  3. CN

    June 5, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Aunty Theresa: So thats what investigative resource should focus on? In all your infinite wisdom… youve concluded that snapchat gay funding is the Nigerian problem? Congrats. #Covfefehouses

  4. Manchy babe

    June 5, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    @ E-O has she not said the truth?

  5. Lailatu

    June 5, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Maybe it’s time we have a law against gay propaganda, just like Russia.

  6. Somto

    June 5, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Government should implement the 14yrs jail term law. Make someone a scapegoat

  7. Bad gang

    June 5, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    On this gay marriage issue, is nigeria not a secular state? So why should laws be made based on religious or traditional beliefs? Two consenting adults want to get married, what is the big deal? How does tatoos on my body affect the smooth running of government and society?
    If you are a christian and you don’t condemn islam marital practise/views ( freedom to marry more than one wife) which is adultery according to christian teaching and you condemn gay marriages then you are a hypocrite, because I know the righteous movement will soon start quoting bible now

  8. Sugamama

    June 5, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    See how you people in these comments are talking as if people just wake up and decide “Oh, I’m going to be gay from now because I saw XX do so on TV”.
    Who are you (we) to tell people how to live their lives. There’s no ‘promotion’ of any lifestyle. If you don’t like what they are doing, don’t look. They aren’t hurting anyone, so please let them be.
    And before you start quoting Bible, if these people don’t believe in God the christian way, you can’t hold them to Bible standards, so chill on that front.
    Yes, these things are not part of the Nigerian culture, but people are allowed to evolve and adjust their ways of thinking. When you think of “our culture”, remember the killing of twins and female circumcision.
    Wearing tattoos, having dreadlocks, being a homosexual ain’t hurting anyone, let them be.

    • A Real Nigerian

      June 5, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      Well said mama

  9. Mohammad

    June 5, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Omo, mak una come see diversionary tactics. The topic was “Anti-Corruption: The Role of Media as Change Agents” and what he ended up talking about was how:
    1 the wearing of tattoos (as if it was never part of our culture before any colonialist stepped foot on our shores),
    2 dreadlocks hairstyle (as if he has never heard the word “dada” before),
    3 sagging trousers and the painting of hair (both of which we did fine-fine before they became “fashionable”)
    have become a vogue among our young men and women!

    So in getting back to the program topic, what do you, kind sir, honestly propose as the role of the media in the the corruption of the people in government and power? No be only cultural corruption we dey talk.

    • A Real Nigerian

      June 5, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      You took the words right out of my mouth. Well said.

  10. dhoney

    June 6, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    ..its funny how stupid Africans can be at times. Come to Canada and say you are a polygamist if u no go enter jail. Our culture does not recognize this despicable acts…it`s simple as that. I wonder why Obama did not carry his propaganda to China or Saudi Arabia, your guess is as good as mine. Why do we think anything the western says or do are always good and we are always at home to accept without filtering such ?…smh

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