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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 Oct 2017

Nigeria's Buhari says will not allow state to be dismembered by secessionists

ABUJA, Oct 1 Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday he would not allow the country to be dismembered as it faces calls for secession in a region formerly known as Biafra and the Niger Delta oil hub along with a separatist insurgency by Boko Haram.

21 Aug 2017

Nigeria's Buhari warns off separatists, takes back control after treatment

ABUJA Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday he would stop separatist activists spreading unrest, seeking to reassert his hold on power after returning from his second stint of medical leave this year. | Video

19 Aug 2017

Nigeria's Buhari returns home after three-month sick leave in Britain

ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned home on Saturday from three months of medical leave in Britain where he received treatment for an unspecified ailment.

09 Aug 2017

Nigeria to refinance $3 billion worth of T-bills with dollar debt

ABUJA Nigeria plans to refinance $3 billion worth of treasury bills denominated in the local currency with dollar borrowing to lower costs and improve its debt position, the finance minister said on Wednesday, as Africa's top economy recovers from a recession.

04 Aug 2017

Nigeria to legalize mini refineries, supply them with crude

ABUJA Nigeria will legalise currently outlawed mini refineries in the Niger Delta oil hub by the end of the year and supply them with crude at a reasonable price, the presidency said on Thursday, fulfilling demands from community leaders.

31 Jul 2017

Niger Delta leaders threaten to pull out of peace talks if demands not met by November 1

ABUJA Prominent community leaders in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta oil hub threatened on Monday to pull out of peace talks with the government unless their demands were met by Nov. 1.

26 Jul 2017

Nigeria's aims to diversify as 'era of oil booms' ends

LONDON/ABUJA Nigeria plans to cut its oil exploration costs and move away from reliance on crude for export revenues, according to a national petroleum policy approved by the federal executive council this 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.

12 Jul 2017

Nigerian vice president says ailing Buhari recovering fast, will return soon

ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is recuperating fast and will return home shortly, his deputy said on Wednesday after visiting the head of state in London where he has been on prolonged sick leave.

11 Jul 2017

Nigerian VP meets with ailing President Buhari in London

ABUJA Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was in London on Tuesday, spending an hour at the country's High Commission where President Muhammadu Buhari has spent much of the past two months on medical leave.

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