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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

Apr 19 2018

Buhari remarks on young Nigerians' work ethic stirs social media storm

LAGOS President Muhammadu Buhari has drawn criticism from social media and the opposition alike for saying many young Nigerians think they need "do nothing" to enjoy free homes, hospitals and schooling because they live in an oil-rich country.

Apr 13 2018

Violence in Nigeria's swing states could cost Buhari votes

MAKURDI, Nigeria Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's bid for re-election next year could hinge on the swing states of the country's "Middle Belt". Worryingly for him, a surge in violence there and rising food prices are chipping away at his support. | Video

Apr 10 2018

South Africa's MTN expects IPO of Nigerian unit this year

LAGOS South Africa's MTN aims to list its Nigerian unit in an initial public offering this year and has struck an agreement with pan-African lender Ecobank to offer mobile banking across Africa, its group chief executive said on Tuesday.

Apr 09 2018

Nigerian oil firm Neconde mounts arbitration case against Shell

LAGOS Nigerian energy company Neconde has launched an arbitration case against Royal Dutch Shell, the West African firm's chief executive said, alleging the oil major continued to lift crude and failed to remit funds after a lease had been sold.

Apr 04 2018

In Africa, scant data protection leaves internet users exposed

NAIROBI/LAGOS In Kenya, which has a large and fast growing population of internet users, there are no specific laws or regulations to protect the privacy of those individuals. | Video

Apr 02 2018

Supermodel Naomi Campbell urges Vogue to launch African edition

LAGOS Supermodel Naomi Campbell said on Sunday that Vogue magazine should launch an African edition to recognize the continent's contribution to a global fashion industry that has been criticized for its lack of diversity.

Mar 22 2018

Killing of aid workers in Nigeria a setback for troubled crisis response

ABUJA Islamist insurgents arrived in the northeastern Nigerian town of Rann on March 1. Ignoring the camp for 55,000 people displaced by the region's conflict, they stormed the nearby military base.

Mar 07 2018

Nigeria says 'unprecedented' Lassa fever outbreak killed 110 this year

LAGOS An outbreak of Lassa fever, a viral hemorrhagic illness, has killed 110 people this year in Nigeria in an "unprecedented" outbreak that has hit half of the states in Africa's most populous nation, its disease control agency said on Wednesday.

Mar 05 2018

Nigeria's Buhari to tour hotspots after kidnappings and clashes

LAGOS Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will visit the state where 110 schoolgirls were abducted by suspected Islamist militants last month, his office said, as his security record comes under scrutiny less than a year before elections.

Mar 05 2018

Another mass abduction blights Nigerian leader's security record

LAGOS When Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari took office three years ago, eradicating the "mindless, godless" militants of Boko Haram and rescuing the hundreds of women and children they held captive was one of the main pledges in his inaugural address. | Video

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