Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Canadian gvmt canceled Nigerian president’s visit after he signed homosexuality law

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan
OTTAWA, January 21, 2014 ( - African media is reporting that a state visit by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to Canada planned for February has been canceled by the Canadian government because Jonathan signed his country’s controversial homosexuality law.

The law imposes a 14-year prison sentence on anyone who enters a “same-sex marriage contract or civil union” or aids and abets such an action. It also bans public displays of affection between homosexuals, along with gay clubs and organizations. reports that sources in Abuja said the Nigerian ambassador to Canada, Ojo Madueke, was told by an undisclosed Canadian official to inform President Jonathan that the state visit to Canada scheduled for February 13-14, 2014 had been scrapped.  (more...)

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