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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 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 11 2018

Nigeria's President Buhari says will soon sign up to African free-trade agreement

ABUJA Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday the country will sign up soon to a $3 trillion (2.27 trillion pounds) African free-trade agreement.

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 20 2018

Nigeria's President Buhari signs off on record 2018 budget

ABUJA Nigeria's president signed a record 9.12 trillion-naira ($29 billion) budget for 2018 into law on Wednesday but said he would use a supplementary spending plan to seek changes, creating uncertainty about the final details of his growth strategy.

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.

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