And yes, the nation as a whole has anti-homosexual laws on the books.
Nigeria Gay Trial: 12 Men Face Stoning for Allegedly Engaging in Homosexuality in Northern Nigeria / Africa News
Religious leaders in the Nigerian northern State of Bauchi have put 12 men on trial for engaging in an act of homosexuality.
Local reporters say the men face stoning to death if found guilty by the Islamic Court which is using the Sharia legal system in the trial. 9 out of the 36 Nigerian States practice the Sharia Law Legal System.
Under the Sharia law, a person can be sentenced to death by stoning if convicted of homosexuality but even under secular laws in Nigeria; it is illegal to have gay sex.
President Goodluck Jonathan earlier this month signed a parliamentary bill which tightens laws against homosexuals, banning same-sex marriages, gay groups and shows of same-sex public affection.
But various Human Rights groups in Nigeria have criticized this move by the President and described it as a negation of the rights of homosexuals to enjoy their fundamental human rights.