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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

14 Sep 2017

In the weeds: How top official got tangled in Nigerian aid scandal

WACHAKAL, Nigeria When millions of people in northeast Nigeria faced hunger and attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in March 2016, the government acted: it decided to spend $1.4 million cutting down weeds around the village of Wachakal in order to stop flooding.

05 Sep 2017

Nigeria's economy exits recession but recovery weak

ABUJA Nigeria's economy emerged from recession in the second quarter, expanding 0.55 percent year-on-year, the statistics office said on Tuesday, as economists expressed concern at the sluggish recovery.

24 Aug 2017

Nigeria launches $200 mln fund to help local oil and gas firms

ABUJA, Aug 24 Nigeria launched a fund on Thursday with an initial value of $200 million to support local oil and gas firms, the oil minister said, part of a government drive to improve access to low-cost credit across the economy.

18 Aug 2017

Nigeria's freed Chibok girls to return home 'fully recovered'

ABUJA More than 100 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in the Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014 are ready to return to normal life after being released and receiving psychological and medical treatment, the government said on Friday.

27 Jul 2017

Nigerian Senate backs plans to reduce power of presidency

ABUJA Nigeria's upper house of parliament backed a series of constitutional amendments on Wednesday that could weaken the presidency and boost the legislature, the latest twist in a two-year power struggle between the two institutions.

20 Jul 2017

Craft brewer targets Nigerian palates and big brands

ABUJA From pale ale with tangs of passion fruit and mango to a heady stout with 10 percent alcohol, a pioneering craft brewer in Nigeria is seeking to expand and grab more of a market dominated by Heineken and Diageo. | Video

19 Jul 2017

Malala condemns China over death of fellow Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo

ABUJA Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai condemned China's treatment of her fellow peace prize-winner Liu Xiaobo following his death of liver cancer in custody last week.

14 Jul 2017

Exclusive: Nigeria budget, despite being signed into law, still being amended

ABUJA Nigeria's 2017 budget, signed into law by the acting president a month ago, has still not been finalised and is being amended due to disagreements between parliament and the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter said.

13 Jul 2017

Nigeria to put off deciding whether to join OPEC cuts, minister says

ABUJA Nigeria supports OPEC's efforts to stabilize oil prices, but it wants to wait before deciding whether join the cartel's cuts in oil production, its oil minister said on Wednesday.

09 Jul 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.


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