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Felix Onuah

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 13 2018

Nigerian president Buhari to seek re-election in 2019

ABUJA Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed on Monday he will seek another term in elections next year, ending months of speculation about his future after bouts of ill health. | Video

Apr 02 2018

Nigeria to probe alleged Cambridge Analytica involvement in elections: presidency

ABUJA Nigeria's government will investigate allegations of improper involvement by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica in the country's 2007 and 2015 elections, a presidency spokesman said on Monday.

Mar 25 2018

Nigeria talking to Boko Haram about possible ceasefire

ABUJA Nigeria's government is in talks with Islamist militant group Boko Haram about a possible ceasefire with the ultimate aim of securing a permanent cessation of hostilities, the country's information minister said on Sunday.

Mar 23 2018

Nigeria's Buhari meets released Dapchi schoolgirls

ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met 107 schoolgirls on Friday freed by Islamist militant group Boko Haram and promised to secure the release any of their classmates still held in the remote northeast.

Feb 28 2018

Nigeria's ruling party passes vote of confidence in Buhari

ABUJA The national executive committee of Nigeria's ruling party has passed a vote of confidence in its leaders including President Muhammadu Buhari, it said on Wednesday.

Feb 28 2018

Nigeria's ruling party endorses Buhari for second term -sources

ABUJA, Feb 28 The national executive committee of Nigeria's ruling party has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari to seek a second term in an election next year, two senior party sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

Feb 26 2018

Nigeria says 110 girls unaccounted for after Boko Haram attack

ABUJA One hundred and ten girls are missing after an attack on a school in northeast Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, the information ministry said on Sunday, in what may be one of the largest abductions since the Chibok kidnappings of 2014. | Video

Jan 25 2018

Nigeria to protest U.S. conditions on $494 million purchase of fighter planes

ABUJA Nigeria will protest to the United States over conditions imposed on its planned $494 million purchase of 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter planes, Defence Minister Mansur Dan Ali said on Thursday.

Jan 03 2018

Nigeria's Buhari re-election movement gathers pace for 2019

ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's supporters got a boost on Wednesday when a key ally of the elderly leader announced he would head a group campaigning for him to seek re-election next year.

Dec 14 2017

Nigeria to release $1 billion from excess oil account to fight Boko Haram

ABUJA Nigerian state governors on Thursday approved the release of $1 billion from the country's excess oil account to the government to help fight the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.


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