HOMOSEXUALITY: NIGERIANS NOW TOP LIST OF ASYLUM SEEKERS IN CANADA

Jesusegun Alagbe Nigerians are now the largest nationals seeking refugee status in Canada, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. According to data received from the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Nigeria had 12,138 pending applications as of December 2018. The Canadian authorities, however, pointed out that two out of every three Nigerian applicants claim to be victims of homophobic attacks. The Federal Government led by former President Goodluck Jonathan had in 2014 signed the Same Sex (Prohibition) Act which outlawed gay marriage and prescribed a prison…

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