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January 16, 2014

Founder of the Virgin Group, comprising 400 companies including Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Media and Virgin Trains, said he will be meeting with government leaders to 'encourage compassion'

Virgin CEO and British billionaire Richard Branson will be working with Nigerian government leaders on gay rights.

The bill, signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan, makes it illegal to be gay.

The founder of the Virgin group was responding to backlash after he said he would not do business in Uganda due to their ‘dreadful’ anti-gay laws.

But now Nigeria has introduced the most draconian new anti-gay legislation in the world in recent memory, Virgin has yet to pull out there.

July 5, 2013

Hacker threatens they will reveal 'startling' corruption within Nigeria's government if the country's anti-gay law is not stopped

The official website of the government of Nigeria was hacked last night by gay rights activists.

'Nobody should live in fear of being jailed when their action is loving another consenting adult, regardless of gender,' said a message on before administrators regained control of the site at 11pm last night.

April 11, 2012

Legal challenge of anti-gay law gives gay Nigerians 'hope'

A lawyer is suing the Nigerian government over an anti-gay bill which, if passed, would put LGBT people at risk of violence and arrest.

Robert Igbinedion has filed a law-suit against the African country's president and attorney general at the Federal High Court in Lagos, claiming the Same Gender Marriage Prohibition Bill violates Nigeria's constitution.