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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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17 Aug 2018

UPDATE 1-Nigeria central bank to sell Chinese yuan in second auction -traders

LAGOS, Aug 17 Nigeria's central bank asked lenders on Friday to submit bids for the Chinese yuan, traders said, in its second auction of the currency after it agreed a swap with the People's Bank of China in May.

15 Aug 2018

Nigerian stocks extend losses as emerging markets tumble

LAGOS, Aug 15 Nigerian stocks extended losses for the ninth session on Wednesday as investors sold off shares from the relatively liquid local banking and consumer goods sectors.

09 Aug 2018

Nigerian stocks drop to 9-month low on mixed earnings, political risk

LAGOS, Aug 9 Nigerian stocks dropped to a more than nine-month low on Thursday, hurt by mixed second-quarter earnings and worries about political risk in the run-up to next year's presidential election.

26 Jul 2018

Nigeria's 9mobile takeover nears as regulator finalizes review

LAGOS/ABUJA Nigeria's telecoms regulator is finalizing its review of investment firm Teleology Holdings' planned takeover of 9mobile and the deal is expected to close in about a week, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.

24 Jul 2018

Lafarge Africa slides 10 percent on quarterly loss and cash call plan

LAGOS Cement company Lafarge Africa swung to a loss in the second quarter and announced plans for a share issue to reduce debt, sending its share price to an eight-year low on Tuesday.

19 Jul 2018

Eqypt's EFG Hermes to buy Nigerian broker in frontier market push

LAGOS, July 19 Egyptian investment bank EFG Hermes said on Thursday it will acquire Nigerian broker Primera Africa as it pushes to expand its capital market business across frontier markets.

19 Jul 2018

Nigeria to need up to $300 mln for new national carrier-document

LAGOS, July 19 Nigeria's new national airline will require initial capital of between $150 million and $300 million, and the government is seeking a strategic partner to operate the carrier, the government stated in a document seen by Reuters on Thursday.

14 Jul 2018

Africa's richest man signs $650 million Afreximbank loan for oil refinery

ABUJA Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, has signed a $650 million loan facility with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) for his oil refinery project in Nigeria.

11 Jul 2018

Nigeria's President Buhari says will soon sign up to African free-trade agreement

ABUJA Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday the country will sign up soon to a $3 trillion (2.27 trillion pounds) African free-trade agreement.

29 Jun 2018

Britain and Nigeria exploring ways to list naira bonds in London - Lord Mayor

LAGOS Britain and Nigeria are exploring ways to list naira-denominated bonds on the London Stock Exchange to help fund infrastructure projects in the West African country, the City of London's Lord Mayor told Reuters.

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