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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

18 Jun 2018

Nigeria power generation drops after ruptured gas pipe shuts six power stations

ABUJA, June 18 Nigeria experienced a sharp drop in power after a gas pipeline rupture caused six power stations to halt operations temporarily, the electricity grid operator said, underscoring the chronic instability of the country's power infrastructure.

05 Jun 2018

Nigeria lawmakers issue demands to president amid strained relations

ABUJA Nigerian lawmakers on Tuesday issued a list of demands to the president, largely related to security, in the latest sign of strained relations between the executive and legislature months before the country goes to the polls.

03 Jun 2018

Nigerian police invite Senate president for questioning over armed robberies

ABUJA Nigerian police said on Sunday the president of the upper house of parliament had been invited for questioning over allegations that he financed a criminal gang that carried out a spate of armed robberies and killed 33 people including pregnant women.

18 Apr 2018

Intruders storm Nigerian parliament and snatch mace: Senate spokesman

ABUJA Three men burst into Nigeria's Senate on Wednesday and snatched the legislature's ceremonial mace, in an incident the body's spokesman blamed on a lawmaker who had been suspended.

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.

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