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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

Aug 08 2018

Nigeria's Senate president urges parliamentary blockade probe

ABUJA The leader of Nigeria's Senate on Wednesday called for an investigation into a blockade of parliament by security forces and said it was an attempt to secure his impeachment but stopped short of saying he would run for president next February.

Aug 07 2018

Nigerian security agents blockade parliament, chief later fired

ABUJA Nigeria's security forces stopped lawmakers entering parliament on Tuesday in a blockade seen by the opposition as a bid to intimidate its leaders, but the presidency condemned the move and the acting president fired the head of the security agency. | Video

Jul 26 2018

Nigeria's 9mobile takeover nears as regulator finalizes review

LAGOS/ABUJA Nigeria's telecoms regulator is finalizing its review of investment firm Teleology Holdings' planned takeover of 9mobile and the deal is expected to close in about a week, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Jul 24 2018

Defections hit Nigeria ruling party in blow to Buhari ahead of election

ABUJA Sixteen senators quit Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's ruling party on Tuesday and the country's third most senior politician said he might follow suit, in a blow to the leader who seeks re-election next year.

Jul 20 2018

Nigeria flying home 152 citizens stranded in Russia after World Cup

ABUJA Nigeria has made arrangements for 152 of its citizens who were stranded in Russia following the end of the soccer World Cup to be flown home, a foreign affairs spokesman said on Friday.

Jul 18 2018

Nigeria's Senate to investigate 'anomalies' in renewal of oil leases

ABUJA Nigeria's upper house of parliament will investigate anomalies in the renewal of oil leases by the ministry of petroleum, it said on Wednesday.

Jul 15 2018

Nigeria's ruling party unseats opposition in southern Ekiti state

ABUJA Nigeria's ruling party won a governorship election in southwestern Ekiti state, officials said, unseating the opposition and giving President Muhammadu Buhari a boost ahead of national polls next year.

Jul 05 2018

Nigeria's ruling APC splits, could hamper Buhari re-election bid

ABUJA Nigeria's ruling party has split after a faction declared that it no longer supports the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, threatening his hopes of a securing a second term in an election due early next year.

Jul 05 2018

Nigeria's ruling APC party splits over President Buhari

ABUJA Nigeria's ruling party has split after a faction declared that it no longer supports the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, threatening his hopes of a securing a second term in an election scheduled to take place this year.

Jun 18 2018

Nigeria power generation drops after ruptured gas pipe shuts six power stations

ABUJA, June 18 Nigeria experienced a sharp drop in power after a gas pipeline rupture caused six power stations to halt operations temporarily, the electricity grid operator said, underscoring the chronic instability of the country's power infrastructure.

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