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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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09 Mar 2018

Nigeria immigration service launches trafficking probe after staff arrests

ONITSHA, Nigeria Nigeria's immigration service has launched an investigation after two of its staff members were arrested on suspicion of trying to traffic girls out of the country, it said on Friday.

25 Jan 2018

At least 43,000 Cameroonian refugees flee to Nigeria - local aid officials

ONITSHA, Nigeria More than 43,000 Cameroonians have fled as refugees to Nigeria to escape a crackdown by the government on Anglophone separatists, local aid officials said on Thursday.

18 Oct 2017

Four Britons kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta state - police

YENAGOA, Nigeria Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria's southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday.

23 Feb 2017

Nigerian student protesters demand South Africans leave the country

ABUJA Nigerian protesters on Thursday demanded that South African citizens and businesses leave the country and vandalised the head office of mobile phone giant MTN in Abuja in retaliation for anti-Nigerian violence in South Africa.

23 Jan 2017

Nigerian secessionists greet Trump as help against Muslim north

ONITSHA, Nigeria Over 1,000 southern Nigerian secessionists took to the streets on Friday to express the hope that newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump might help counter Muslim influence in their country.

21 Dec 2016

Exxon Mobil oil spill hits communities in southeast Nigeria: local leader

ONITSHA, Nigeria An oil spill from Exxon Mobil Corp facilities in southeast Nigeria's Akwa Ibom state has hit local communities, affecting farming, fishing and drinking water, a local leader said on Wednesday.

03 Nov 2016

Nigerian tomato plant to close, in public embarrassment for Buhari

ONITSHA, Nigeria A Nigerian tomato paste plant said on Thursday it is shutting down, firing 1,500 staff and moving abroad as it is unable to obtain the hard currency it needs to operate, in a public embarrassment for President Muhammadu Buhari and his plan to diversify the economy.

03 Nov 2016

Nigerian tomato plant to close, in public embarrassment for Buhari

ONITSHA, Nigeria, Nov 3 A Nigerian tomato paste plant said on Thursday it is shutting down, firing 1,500 staff and moving abroad as it is unable to obtain the hard currency it needs to operate, in a public embarrassment for President Muhammadu Buhari and his plan to diversify the economy.

30 Oct 2016

Nigerian communities threaten to block crude pipeline due to oil spill

ONITSHA, Nigeria Nigerian communities affected by an oil spill in the Niger Delta hub have threatened to block access to a pipeline unless state oil producer NNPC provides a cleanup and compensation within one week, a statement said.

12 Oct 2016

Baby traffickers thriving in Nigeria as recession bites

ENUGU, Nigeria/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As 16-year-old Maria strained under the anguish of labour in southeastern Nigeria, a midwife repeatedly slapped her across the face - but the real ordeal began minutes after birth.

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