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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

Nov 03 2017

Nigeria's 'Delta Avengers' militants end oil hub ceasefire

LAGOS A Nigerian militant group whose attacks on energy facilities in the Niger Delta last year helped push Africa's biggest economy into recession said on Friday it had ended its ceasefire.

Oct 20 2017

Transferwise resumes Nigeria money transfers citing confidence in naira

LAGOS, Oct 20 Money transfer company Transferwise has resumed remittances to Nigeria after a 17-month break, having confidence in the central bank's handling of the naira, its chief executive said on Friday.

Oct 10 2017

Nigeria's Buhari asks lawmakers to approve $5.5 billion in foreign loans

LAGOS Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has sought approval from lawmakers in the upper chamber of parliament for $5.5 billion (4.17 billion pounds) of foreign borrowing, according to a letter read in the Senate on Tuesday.

Oct 04 2017

Tension grips Nigerian city as separatist leader goes missing

UMUAHIA, Nigeria A secessionist leader seeking independence from Nigeria has been missing since an alleged military raid more than two weeks ago left his house in the city of Umuahia riddled with bullet holes, its windows smashed and doors hanging off hinges. | Video

Sep 14 2017

In the weeds: How top official got tangled in Nigerian aid scandal

WACHAKAL, Nigeria When millions of people in northeast Nigeria faced hunger and attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in March 2016, the government acted: it decided to spend $1.4 million cutting down weeds around the village of Wachakal in order to stop flooding.

Sep 06 2017

Nigeria's Buhari said he would not seek re-election in 2019: minister

LAGOS Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari told members of his party before he was first elected that he would only seek one term, implying he did not intend at that time to run in 2019, the minister of women's affairs told Reuters on Wednesday.

Aug 31 2017

Nigeria asks Britain for gear to fight Islamists: Johnson

LAGOS Britain is considering a request to sell military equipment to Nigeria to help it fight Boko Haram Islamist militants, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday.

Aug 22 2017

Boko Haram Nigerian child bombings this year are quadruple 2016's: UNICEF

GENEVA/LAGOS Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have sent out four times as many child suicide bombers this year as they used in all of 2016, the United Nations Children's Fund said on Tuesday.

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.

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