According to the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) seven majority Muslim countries still maintain the death penalty for homosexual activity.
Protests in Nigeria over the removal of the fuel subsidy have spread throughout the country with labour unions starting to make a strong presence on the streets.
The Nigerian military has launched a massive assault on the Niger Delta, perhaps 1,000 people have died in the past two weeks.
Naomi Izevbekhai, aged seven, and her sister Jemima, aged six, are at threat of being deported from Ireland to Nigeria, where their mother Pamela says that her busband's family is likely to force them to submit to genital mutilation.
By Cathy Nugent
In November 1995 Ken Saro-Wiwa, the best known leader of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, was executed by the Nigerian government. The Ogoni are an ethnic minority of 500,000 who live in about 350 square miles in the impoverished Niger river delta region of Nigeria.
Unions in Nigeria organised a general strike on 16 November after the government failed to cut petrol prices.
Mark Sandell looks at Nigeria’s wave of general strikes
A burnt out skyscraper juts into the skyline of Lagos Island, the commercial heart of Nigeria’s biggest city. It is the remains of the Nigerian oil ministry.
Nigerian trade unions organised a four-day general strike against fuel price rises in October, and have vowed to call an indefinite stoppage if the government fails to lower the price of petrol.
By Pablo Velasco
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Amina Lawal, a Nigerian woman sentenced to death by stoning for 'adultery', must wait until June to hear her fate. Her appeal hearing against her sentence was due in late March but was adjourned when only three of the five required tribunal members were available. There are suggestions that the trial was deliberately delayed until after Nigeria's elections -recently concluded-took place.