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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

Sep 18 2017

Three suicide bombers kill 12 in Nigeria, emergency agency says

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Suspected suicide bombers killed at least 12 people and injured 26 others on Monday in northeast Nigeria's state of Borno, epicenter of the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency, the chairman of the local emergency agency said.

Sep 12 2017

Referral challenge hits bid to contain cholera in Nigeria's northeast

MAIDUGURI Efforts to contain a cholera outbreak that has struck more than 1,000 people in refugee camps in northeast Nigeria are being hampered because people are failing to report suspected cases to authorities, a United Nations official said.

Jun 20 2017

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill two in police ambush in northeast Nigeria: police

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram militants killed two people and wounded six others in an ambush on a police convoy in northeast Nigeria's Borno state on Tuesday, a police spokesman said.

Jun 19 2017

Suicide bombers kill 12 in Nigeria's Borno state: police

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Five female suicide bombers killed 12 people and wounded 11 in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, birthplace of the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency, police said on Monday.

Jun 08 2017

Boko Haram make biggest raid on Nigeria's Maiduguri in 18 months

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Boko Haram insurgents launched their biggest attack on the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri in 18 months on Wednesday night, the eve of a visit by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to war refugees sheltering there. | Video

May 04 2017

Nigerian officials jailed for selling food aid in famine-hit district

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Two Nigerian officials were sentenced to two years in jail on Thursday for taking and selling about 300 bags of rice meant for people fleeing severe food shortages and fighting.

Apr 10 2017

Nigeria's military frees 593 people cleared of Boko Haram ties

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nigeria's military on Monday released 593 people after clearing them of having ties with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a spokesman said.

Mar 22 2017

Blasts kill four, injure 18 in northeastern Nigeria, police say

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Multiple blasts at camps for people who have fled the Islamist militants Boko Haram killed four and injured 18 in the northeastern Nigeria city of Maiduguri, the state police commissioner said on Wednesday. | Video

Mar 15 2017

Four suicide bombers kill two in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Four female teenage suicide bombers killed two people and injured 16 others in a residential area in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a disaster agency spokesman said on Wednesday. | Video

Jan 18 2017

Nigerian air force kills 52 in strike on refugee camp - MSF

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nigeria's air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country's northeast on Tuesday, a spokesman from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said after the military earlier disclosed the strike was meant to target Boko Haram militants. | Video

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