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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

16 Mar 2018

Nigerians express anger at lawmakers' 'outrageous' monthly allowance

ABUJA The revelation by a Nigerian senator that lawmakers in the upper house of parliament receive about $37,500 each month for personal expenses has prompted anger in the west African country, where most people live on less than $2 a day.

06 Mar 2018

Nigerian lower house backs law on tackling money laundering

ABUJA Nigeria's lower house of parliament passed a bill on Tuesday aimed at helping authorities to tackle money laundering and funding for terrorism.

18 Jan 2018

Nigeria passes major oil reform bill after 17 year struggle

LONDON/ABUJA Nigeria has moved closer to turning an oil industry bill into law after a 17 year struggle to complete the legislation which aims to increase transparency and stimulate growth in the country's oil industry.

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.

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