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Nigeria's Leader Vows to Pursue Peace with Niger Delta Militants

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Nigeria's government will seek a lasting peace settlement with militants in the oil-producing southern Niger Delta region in 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari said in a New Year's message on Saturday. Attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria's energy hub, coupled with low oil prices, helped push Africa's biggest economy into recession — the first in 25 years — in the second quarter. Crude oil sales account for two-thirds of government revenue in the OPEC member...

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