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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.

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13 May 2018

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

ABUJA Nigeria's former vice president Atiku Abubakar will privatise 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.

10 May 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).

10 May 2018

Nigeria increases airport screenings after Ebola outbreak in Congo

ABUJA Nigeria has increased screening tests at airports and other points of entry as a precautionary measure following an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the immigration service said on Thursday.

10 May 2018

Nigeria increases airport screenings after Ebola outbreak in Congo

ABUJA Nigeria has increased screening tests at airports and other points of entry as a precautionary measure following an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the immigration service said on Thursday.

08 May 2018

Nigeria's president Buhari says he will travel to Britain to see doctor

LAGOS Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Britain to see his doctor, he said on Monday in a surprise announcement that could renew concern about whether he is well enough to run for a second term at an election next year.

26 Apr 2018

Nigeria's Globacom and Huawei to lay undersea fibre cable in Delta oil region

LAGOS, April 26 Nigerian telecoms company Globacom and China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd are laying an undersea cable that will provide high-speed internet to oil platforms in the country's Niger Delta region.

19 Apr 2018

Buhari remarks on young Nigerians' work ethic stirs social media storm

LAGOS President Muhammadu Buhari has drawn criticism from social media and the opposition alike for saying many young Nigerians think they need "do nothing" to enjoy free homes, hospitals and schooling because they live in an oil-rich country.

13 Apr 2018

Violence in Nigeria's swing states could cost Buhari votes

MAKURDI, Nigeria Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's bid for re-election next year could hinge on the swing states of the country's "Middle Belt". Worryingly for him, a surge in violence there and rising food prices are chipping away at his support. | Video

11 Apr 2018

South Africa's MTN expects IPO of Nigerian unit this year

LAGOS South Africa's MTN aims to list its Nigerian unit in an initial public offering this year and has struck an agreement with pan-African lender Ecobank to offer mobile banking across Africa, its group chief executive said on Tuesday.

09 Apr 2018

Nigerian oil firm Neconde mounts arbitration case against Shell

LAGOS Nigerian energy company Neconde has launched an arbitration case against Royal Dutch Shell, the West African firm's chief executive said, alleging the oil major continued to lift crude and failed to remit funds after a lease had been sold.

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