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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

01 Aug 2018

Nigeria's Senate president quits ruling party in new blow to Buhari

LAGOS Nigeria's Senate president on Tuesday became the latest senior politician to leave the ruling party, dealing a new blow to President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of an election next year.

26 Jul 2018

Nigeria grazing violence kills many more than Boko Haram, poses serious stability threat: think-tank

LAGOS Violence in Nigeria between semi-nomadic cattle herders and settled farmers has killed around six times more people than deaths related to the Boko Haram insurgency in the first half of 2018, and poses a major threat to the country's stability, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said on Thursday.

29 Jun 2018

Nigerian oil tanker fire kills nine in commercial capital Lagos

LAGOS An oil tanker truck caught fire in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Thursday, killing nine people and burning out 53 other vehicles, an emergency agency official said.

25 Jun 2018

Online betting firms gamble on soccer-mad Nigeria

LAGOS Online sports betting is booming in soccer-mad Nigeria largely thanks to payment systems developed by homegrown technology firms that are starting to make online businesses more viable. | Video

20 Jun 2018

Nigeria could borrow back its plundered Benin Bronzes: governor

BENIN CITY, Nigeria Nigeria could be open to borrowing its plundered Benin Bronzes back from Western museums rather than demanding a full return, officials said, a compromise that might provide a template for settling other bitter disputes over colonial-era loot. | Video

05 Jun 2018

Peugeot to start Nigeria assembly plant by Q1 -local partner

LAGOS, June 5 PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to start assembling cars in Nigeria by first quarter of 2019, via a joint venture with Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote and five state governments, one of the local partners told Reuters.

04 Jun 2018

Nigerian police invite Senate president for questioning over armed robberies

ABUJA Nigerian police said on Sunday the president of the upper house of parliament had been invited for questioning over allegations that he financed a criminal gang that carried out a spate of armed robberies and killed 33 people including pregnant women.

01 Jun 2018

Barclays Africa to join Nigeria bourse in July as broker

(This version of the May 31 story corrects to clarify that Absa is joining Nigerian stock exchange as a broker, not as a listed entity)

01 Jun 2018

Barclays Africa to join Nigeria's bourse in July -head of markets

LAGOS, May 31 Barclays Africa plans to join the Nigerian Stock Exchange in July and is exploring opportunities in three other African countries, in a move to create access for foreign investors looking to tap into markets on the continent.

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.


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