Four men from Nigeria were forced to admit to having gay sex, which led to them being arrested and then publicly whipped as punishment.
Fourteen young men were dragged out of bed and beaten in the middle of the night for being allegedly gay.
Catholic bishops in Nigeria congratulated the president on law that imprisons LGBT people.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, pleas for respect for LGBT people ahead of his African visit.
Nigeria's new wide-reaching antigay law is a poor distraction in a violent, unstable country.
Several soccer fans waved pro-LGBT banners and rainbow flags at a match between the Nigerian and South African national teams on Sunday.
The first man to come out in Nigeria on national television was forced to flee three years after doing so. And he says the political climate has only gotten worse.
Thirty-eight gay people in Nigeria have already been arrested, and a list of 168 LGBT people has been compiled, reportedly through torture.
His bizarre claims are getting some attention in his country, one of the least accepting nations where LGBT people are concerned.