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Tife Owolabi

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

Feb 14 2018

Appeal court rules Nigerians cannot pursue Shell spill claim in England

LONDON/YENAGOA, Nigeria The Court of Appeal in London ruled on Wednesday that two Nigerian communities cannot pursue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts over oil spills in Nigeria's Delta region.

Jan 17 2018

Nigerian militants threaten oil rig attacks within days

YENAGOA/LAGOS, Nigeria Nigerian militants threatened on Wednesday to attack off-shore oil facilities within days, raising fears of a repeat of a 2016 wave of violence that helped push Africa's biggest economy into recession.

Oct 18 2017

Four Britons kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta state: police

YENAGOA, Nigeria Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria's southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday.

Aug 11 2017

Hundreds of protesters storm Shell oil facility in Niger Delta

AKUKU-TORU, Nigeria Hundreds of Nigerians stormed a crude oil facility and gas plant owned by Shell in the Niger Delta on Friday demanding jobs and infrastructure development, a Reuters witness said.

Jul 09 2017

Peace at risk in Nigeria's oil heartlands as locals' patience wears thin

KINGDOM OF GBARAMATU, Nigeria The Nigerian government's efforts to secure peace in the oil heartlands of the Niger Delta are empty promises, community leaders say, threatening a return to violence that would derail any broader recovery in the crude-dependent economy.

Jun 14 2017

New militant group threatens Niger Delta oil war - in Latin

YENAGOA, Nigeria Striking self-assurance, a penchant for hyperbole and a working knowledge of Latin - these are the hallmarks of the latest group of militants to emerge in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta.

Jun 14 2017

New militant group threatens Niger Delta oil war - in Latin

YENAGOA, Nigeria, June 14 Striking self-assurance, a penchant for hyperbole and a working knowledge of Latin - these are the hallmarks of the latest group of militants to emerge in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta.

May 19 2017

Nigerian oil labor union calls for Exxon Mobil shutdown in Delta

YENAGOA, Nigeria A Nigerian labor union on Friday called for the shutdown of all Exxon Mobil Corp facilities in the Niger Delta, a union representative said.

May 19 2017

Nigerian oil labour union calls for Exxon Mobil shutdown in Delta

YENAGOA, Nigeria, May 19 A Nigerian oil labour union on Friday called for the shutdown of all Exxon Mobil Corp facilities in the Niger Delta, a union representative said.

May 05 2017

Six soldiers killed in new clash in Nigeria's oil hub - army

YENAGOA, Nigeria At least six Nigerian soldiers have been killed in new military campaign against militants in the country's restive Niger Delta oil hub, security officials said on Friday.

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