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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

Apr 16 2018

'No amount of killing will stop us': Nigerian police open fire to disperse protesters

ABUJA Nigerian police fired bullets and tear gas to disperse Shi'ite Muslim protesters marching for their leader's freedom in the capital on Monday, and organizers said at least one demonstrator was killed and several were wounded by gunfire.

Apr 16 2018

'No amount of killing will stop us': Nigerian police open fire to disperse Shi'ite protesters

ABUJA Nigerian police fired bullets and tear gas to disperse Shi'ite Muslim protesters marching for their leader's freedom in one of the capital's most upmarket areas on Monday, and organizers said several demonstrators were wounded by gunfire.

Apr 13 2018

Explainer - The race for Nigeria's presidency in 2019

ABUJA Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari announced on Monday he wants to seek another term in office in February 2019 elections. With that declaration, the race to lead Africa's largest democracy is underway. The path ahead could be tough for his All Progressives Congress (APC), the People's Democratic Party (PDP) opposition and any other party that may contest the vote.

Apr 13 2018

The race for Nigeria's presidency in 2019

ABUJA Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari announced on Monday he wants to seek another term in office in February 2019 elections. With that declaration, the race to lead Africa's largest democracy is underway. The path ahead could be tough for his All Progressives Congress (APC), the People's Democratic Party (PDP) opposition and any other party that may contest the vote.

Mar 22 2018

Killing of aid workers in Nigeria a setback for troubled crisis response

ABUJA Islamist insurgents arrived in the northeastern Nigerian town of Rann on March 1. Ignoring the camp for 55,000 people displaced by the region's conflict, they stormed the nearby military base.

Mar 16 2018

Amnesty says Shell, Eni negligent on Nigeria oil spills

ABUJA Amnesty International on Friday accused international oil majors Shell and Eni of negligence when addressing spills in Nigeria.

Mar 02 2018

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 11 including three aid workers in Nigeria

ABUJA Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military barracks in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state late on Thursday, according to two security reports seen by Reuters.

Feb 28 2018

Exclusive: Nigeria's people getting poorer, government to 'muddle through', says IMF

LAGOS Nigeria's people are getting poorer despite the country's slow recovery from recession, and economic reforms are urgently needed, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Jan 30 2018

Nigerian air force killed dozens in attacks on villages: Amnesty

ABUJA Nigeria's air force killed at least 35 people in attacks on villages in the northeastern state of Adamawa in December, Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday.

Jan 29 2018

Cameroonian separatist leader is deported to Cameroon from Nigeria

ABUJA/DAKAR A key Cameroonian separatist leader arrested in Abuja earlier this month has been deported by Nigerian authorities to Cameroon, his lawyer and the government in Yaounde said on Monday.

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