U.S. blocks Christian governor from Nigeria peace talks
The United States Institute for Peace recently brought together the governors of Nigeria‚Äôs mostly Muslim northern states for a conference in the U.S., but the State Department blocked the visa of the region‚Äôs only Christian governor, an ordained minister, citing ‚Äúadministrative‚ÄĚ 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.
Jang‚Äôs visa has been tied up in security background checks described as ‚Äúadministrative processing‚ÄĚ since July 2012,‚ÄĚ she said....