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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 14 2017

Nigeria's Senate gives go-ahead for $5.5 billion foreign borrowing

ABUJA Nigeria will move ahead with plans to borrow $5.5 billion from foreign investors after the Senate on Tuesday approved President Muhammadu Buhari request for the move.

Nov 01 2017

Nigeria moves towards border controls on hard currency

LAGOS, Nov 1 A draft law to ease a dollar shortage by restricting movement of hard currency in and out of Nigeria passed its second parliamentary reading on Wednesday.

Oct 26 2017

Nigerian lawmakers call for transport state of emergency

ABUJA, Oct 26 Nigerian lawmakers called on the government on Thursday to declare a state of emergency for the country's crumbling roads to tackle decades of infrastructural decay that has limited economic growth.

Oct 23 2017

Nigeria court orders bank account freezes to check money laundering

ABUJA A Nigerian court has ordered a temporary freeze on millions of bank accounts with incomplete identification documents and the forfeiture of funds in those accounts as the government seeks to ensure compliance with money laundering rules.

Oct 23 2017

UPDATE 1-Nigeria court orders bank account freezes to check money laundering

ABUJA, Oct 23 A Nigerian court has ordered a temporary freeze on millions of bank accounts with incomplete identification documents and the forfeiture of funds in those accounts as the government seeks to ensure compliance with money laundering rules.

Oct 18 2017

Nigerian lawmakers to probe national grid firm over $2 bln of foreign loans

ABUJA, Oct 18 Nigeria's lower house of parliament will investigate $2 billion of foreign loans which the state-owned national electricity grid operator may have raised without official approval, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

Oct 17 2017

Missing Biafra separatist fails to appear in Nigerian court

ABUJA The leader of a group calling for the secession of a Nigerian territory formerly known as Biafra did not appear at a court hearing on Tuesday, stoking concerns among his supporters who say they haven't seen him in weeks.

Sep 27 2017

Nigeria needs to lower interest rate and cut debt to boost growth

ABUJA, Sept 27 Nigeria needs to lower its interest rate and cut domestic debt to stimulate lending for private sector investment, in order to boost growth after its economy slipped out of recession, a lawmaker said in a motion.

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.

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