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Nigeria's Buhari Fires Head of Niger Delta Amnesty Program

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the head of an amnesty program for former militants in the country's oil- and gas-producing heartland, amid allegations of graft. Funding of the former Niger Delta militants under the 2009 amnesty has been key to maintaining relative stability in the southern region and preventing attacks on energy facilities in Africa's biggest oil producer. Crude oil sales make up two-thirds of government revenue. But attacks resumed in 2016,...

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