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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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07 Nov 2017

More oil cash needed in Nigeria's Delta to avert new conflict, says minister

ABUJA Nigeria's oil minister will visit the Niger Delta this week in a bid to stave off a threat of more insurgent attacks in the area, and said that without more investment it would be a struggle to ease tensions and develop its main crude producing region.

06 Nov 2017

Nigeria supports OPEC cut extension under 'the right terms'

ABUJA Nigeria supports an extension of a deal between OPEC, Russia and other non-members to cut oil supply until the end of 2018 "as long as the right terms are on the table" regarding its own participation, its oil minister said.

06 Nov 2017

Nigeria supports OPEC cut extension under "the right terms"

ABUJA, Nov 6 Nigeria supports an extension of a deal between OPEC, Russia and other non-members to cut oil supply until the end of 2018 "as long as the right terms are on the table" regarding its own participation, its oil minister said.

26 Oct 2017

Nigerian lawmakers call for transport state of emergency

ABUJA, Oct 26 Nigerian lawmakers called on the government on Thursday to declare a state of emergency for the country's crumbling roads to tackle decades of infrastructural decay that has limited economic growth.

26 Oct 2017

2,000 refugees have fled Cameroon to Nigeria in past two weeks: U.N. agency

ABUJA More than 2,000 people have fled southern Cameroon and entered Nigeria over the past two weeks, fallout from renewed oppression of Angolophone Cameroonians in the predominantly French-speaking country, the United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday.

11 Oct 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa to grow at a slower rate this year, World Bank says

ABUJA The economy of sub-Saharan Africa is seen growing more slowly this year than previously forecast, largely due to weak investment and productivity, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

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.

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