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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

Jul 28 2017

Nigerian Senate withdraws report exonerating South Africa's MTN over FX transfers

ABUJA Nigeria's Senate has withdrawn a report that largely exonerated South African mobile phone giant MTN of accusations of illegally repatriating $14 billion and that rebuked the Nigerian central bank for regulatory failures.

Jul 27 2017

Nigeria's 9mobile seeks concessions to boost revenues ahead of sale

ABUJA/LAGOS, July 27 The head of 9mobile, the mobile operator formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria, has asked the telecoms regulator for concessions on spectrum and foreign exchange access to shore up its revenues ahead of finding new investors.

Jul 21 2017

Nigeria suggests dollars for haj pilgrims at below market rate

ABUJA, July 21 Nigerian Muslim pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia this year should be able to buy their dollars for 200 naira, far below the official rate, the country's parliament has recommended.

Jun 23 2017

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala fund pulls out of Etisalat Nigeria

ABUJA/LAGOS Abu Dhabi state investment fund Mubadala has pulled out of Etisalat Nigeria after the telecoms firm failed to renegotiate a $1.2 billion loan taken out four years ago with 13 Nigerian banks, the central bank said on Friday.

Jun 12 2017

Nigeria anti-corruption agency investigates parliament leader

ABUJA Nigeria's anti-corruption agency is investigating the speaker of the lower chamber of parliament, according to a document seen by Reuters on Monday, part of a campaign against graft being waged by President Muhammadu Buhari's government.

Jun 08 2017

Nigeria plans to raise $1.2 billion for refineries: oil minister

ABUJA Nigeria plans to raise $1.2 billion to upgrade its oil refineries, aiming to end a reliance on oil product imports by 2019, the oil minister said on Thursday.

May 31 2017

Nigeria's presidency and lawmakers in talks over 2017 budget -government official

ABUJA, May 31 Nigeria's presidency and lawmakers are still in talks over the record 7.44 trillion naira ($24.45 billion) budget for 2017, a government official said on Wednesday, nearly three weeks after the spending plans were passed by the Senate.

May 25 2017

Nigeria's Senate passes long-awaited oil governance bill

ABUJA Nigeria's Senate passed a long-awaited oil governance bill on Thursday which the president of parliament's upper chamber said would improve transparency in the OPEC member's energy industry and stimulate growth in the sector.

May 09 2017

Nigerian lawmakers to consider 2017 budget on Thursday - Senate president

ABUJA, May 9 Nigeria's upper house of parliament aims to consider the government's 2017 budget on Thursday, the Senate president said, and could approve the spending plan the same day in the next stage of its marathon passage into law.

Apr 26 2017

Nigeria's Buhari seeks approval to borrow $6.93 billion from China, World Bank

ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking parliament's approval for a proposal to borrow $5.85 billion from China to modernize its rail network and another $1.075 billion from the World Bank to help rebuild the insurgency-torn northeast.

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