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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

12 Dec 2017

Nigerian court drops most corruption charges against Senate president

ABUJA Nigeria's court of appeal on Tuesday dismissed 15 corruption charges against the Senate president related to alleged false declarations of assets, but it upheld three other charges against him.

05 Dec 2017

Nigerian MPs begin investigation into suspension of SEC chief

ABUJA/LAGOS Nigerian lawmakers opened an investigation on Tuesday into the finance minister's suspension of the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), saying they would look into whether the ministry had interfered with the SEC's work.

14 Nov 2017

Nigeria's Senate gives go-ahead for $5.5 billion foreign borrowing

ABUJA Nigeria will move ahead with plans to borrow $5.5 billion from foreign investors after the Senate on Tuesday approved President Muhammadu Buhari request for the move.

01 Nov 2017

Nigeria moves towards border controls on hard currency

LAGOS, Nov 1 A draft law to ease a dollar shortage by restricting movement of hard currency in and out of Nigeria passed its second parliamentary reading on Wednesday.

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.

23 Oct 2017

Nigeria court orders bank account freezes to check money laundering

ABUJA A Nigerian court has ordered a temporary freeze on millions of bank accounts with incomplete identification documents and the forfeiture of funds in those accounts as the government seeks to ensure compliance with money laundering rules.

18 Oct 2017

Nigerian lawmakers to probe national grid firm over $2 bln of foreign loans

ABUJA, Oct 18 Nigeria's lower house of parliament will investigate $2 billion of foreign loans which the state-owned national electricity grid operator may have raised without official approval, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

17 Oct 2017

Missing Biafra separatist fails to appear in Nigerian court

ABUJA The leader of a group calling for the secession of a Nigerian territory formerly known as Biafra did not appear at a court hearing on Tuesday, stoking concerns among his supporters who say they haven't seen him in weeks.

27 Sep 2017

Nigeria needs to lower interest rate and cut debt to boost growth

ABUJA, Sept 27 Nigeria needs to lower its interest rate and cut domestic debt to stimulate lending for private sector investment, in order to boost growth after its economy slipped out of recession, a lawmaker said in a motion.

28 Jul 2017

Nigerian Senate withdraws report exonerating South Africa's MTN over FX transfers

ABUJA Nigeria's Senate has withdrawn a report that largely exonerated South African mobile phone giant MTN of accusations of illegally repatriating $14 billion and that rebuked the Nigerian central bank for regulatory failures.

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