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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Aug 15 2017

Nigeria stand-in careful not to upset the boat as Buhari steers from London

LAGOS The window for Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's stand-in president, to launch bold economic reforms and wrestle the ill-disciplined naira currency into shape is fast closing.

Aug 02 2017

Boko Haram wing tied to IS marks resurgence by kidnapping oil workers

LAGOS A Boko Haram faction with ties to Islamic State and responsible for the kidnapping of a Nigerian oil prospecting team which led to at least 37 people being killed has become a deadly force capable of carrying out highly-organized attacks.

May 26 2017

Nigeria oil governance bill aims to break up state oil company NNPC

LAGOS, May 26 The long-awaited oil governance bill passed by Nigeria's upper chamber of parliament proposes breaking up the state oil company into three commercial entities supported by a regulatory body and a fund to oversee the distribution of money.

May 09 2017

Nigeria should simplify taxes, cut fees to boost tech sector - Google

LAGOS, May 9 Nigeria's government should simplify taxes and reduce fees involved in laying fibre optic cables to encourage development of infrastructure for the technology industry, Google's manager in the West African country said on Tuesday.

May 04 2017

Millions of Nigerians face hunger in wasteland recaptured from fighters

BANKI, Nigeria When he heard that the Nigerian army had declared his family's home town of Banki free from Boko Haram militants and safe to return, Bukar Abdulkadir did all he could to bring his family back to the place they had fled three years ago. | Video

Mar 29 2017

GE sole bidder for $2 billion Nigeria rail concession: procurement adviser

ABUJA A consortium led by General Electric submitted the only bid for a Nigerian railway concession project worth around $2 billion for two lines connecting northern cities to others in the south, a procurement process adviser said on Wednesday.

Mar 27 2017

Pace of reform slows as Nigeria's ailing Buhari slims his schedule

ABUJA A lingering illness has led President Muhammadu Buhari to reduce his working day to a few hours since he returned from medical leave, slowing down the pace of economic reforms advanced in his absence, diplomats and government sources said.

Mar 24 2017

Exclusive: IMF says Nigeria needs urgent reform-document

ABUJA The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected to warn Nigeria its economy needs urgent reform, according to a report seen by Reuters that could delay talks over $1.4 billion in international loans.

Feb 02 2017

West African push to clean up toxic fuel hits snags

LONDON A West African drive to clean up toxic fuels that campaigners say pose a health hazard to millions has run into difficulties less than two months after it was announced, according to importers, traders and other oil industry insiders.

Jan 20 2017

Sony Music seeks Nigeria streaming growth to build on ringback market

LAGOS Sony Music Entertainment sees big growth prospects for music streaming in Nigeria, thanks to falling internet data costs and a large, growing population, a senior executive told Reuters.

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