U.S. blocks Christian governor from Nigeria peace talks
The United States Institute for Peace recently brought together the governors of Nigeriaâ€™s mostly Muslim northern states for a conference in the U.S., but the State Department blocked the visa of the regionâ€™s only Christian governor, an ordained minister, citing â€śadministrativeâ€ť problems.
The visa of Plateau State Gov. Jonah David Jang, has been held up by the Obama administration for more than a year, according to Ann Buwalda of the Jubilee Project, which focuses on Nigerian human rights.
Of the 19 states northern states, 12 have implemented Islamic law, or Shariah, noted Buwalda.
Jangâ€™s visa has been tied up in security background checks described as â€śadministrative processingâ€ť since July 2012,â€ť she said....