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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

May 23 2018

Nigeria's military committed war crimes, crimes against humanity: Amnesty

ABUJA Nigeria's military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing civilians during its fight against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday.

May 13 2018

Exclusive: Nigeria's Abubakar to privatize parts of state oil firm if elected

ABUJA Nigeria's former vice president Atiku Abubakar will privatize parts of the country's state oil company and allow the naira currency to float to attract foreign investment if elected as head of state, he told Reuters.

May 10 2018

Nigeria draft oil reforms seek to establish powerful industry regulator

ABUJA Nigeria's government plans to create a powerful energy regulator with broad oversight of the oil and gas sector, according to draft versions of sweeping reforms known collectively as the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

May 08 2018

Nigeria's Internet fraudsters zero in on corporate email accounts

ABUJA West Africa's infamous internet scammers have evolved, dropping their impersonations of online love interests, princes and U.S. soldiers in favor of hijacking corporate emails, costing businesses hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

Apr 30 2018

Islamic State ally stakes out territory around Lake Chad

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI From the shores of Lake Chad, Islamic State's West African ally is on a mission: winning over the local people.

Apr 30 2018

Islamic State ally stakes out territory around Lake Chad

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI From the shores of Lake Chad, Islamic State's West African ally is on a mission: winning over the local people.

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.

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