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.
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LAGOS Nigeria's Senate president on Tuesday became the latest senior politician to leave the ruling party, dealing a new blow to President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of an election next year.
Nigeria grazing violence kills many more than Boko Haram, poses serious stability threat: think-tank
LAGOS Violence in Nigeria between semi-nomadic cattle herders and settled farmers has killed around six times more people than deaths related to the Boko Haram insurgency in the first half of 2018, and poses a major threat to the country's stability, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said on Thursday.
LAGOS An oil tanker truck caught fire in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Thursday, killing nine people and burning out 53 other vehicles, an emergency agency official said.
LAGOS Online sports betting is booming in soccer-mad Nigeria largely thanks to payment systems developed by homegrown technology firms that are starting to make online businesses more viable. | Video
BENIN CITY, Nigeria Nigeria could be open to borrowing its plundered Benin Bronzes back from Western museums rather than demanding a full return, officials said, a compromise that might provide a template for settling other bitter disputes over colonial-era loot. | Video
LAGOS, June 5 PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to start assembling cars in Nigeria by first quarter of 2019, via a joint venture with Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote and five state governments, one of the local partners told Reuters.
ABUJA Nigerian police said on Sunday the president of the upper house of parliament had been invited for questioning over allegations that he financed a criminal gang that carried out a spate of armed robberies and killed 33 people including pregnant women.
(This version of the May 31 story corrects to clarify that Absa is joining Nigerian stock exchange as a broker, not as a listed entity)
LAGOS, May 31 Barclays Africa plans to join the Nigerian Stock Exchange in July and is exploring opportunities in three other African countries, in a move to create access for foreign investors looking to tap into markets on the continent.
ABUJA Nigeria's former vice president Atiku Abubakar will privatize parts of the country's state oil company and allow the naira currency to float to attract foreign investment if elected as head of state, he told Reuters.