Nigeria: A nation of police

Black Looks discusses two controversial Bills in Nigeria: “Although the Nigerian Same Sex Marriage Bill of 2006 appears to be at least temporarily shelved, no one knows if and when it will reappear. For the moment the focus is on another proposed “morality” legislation, the Dress Code Bill sponsored by Senator Eme Ekatte, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Women and Youth Affairs. At first glance her logic is beyond belief but when looked at in the context of the fundamentalist religious movement led by Bishop Akinola on the one side and Sharia advocates on the other, is it really so surprising?”

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