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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

03 Jan 2018

Nigeria's Buhari re-election movement gathers pace for 2019

ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's supporters got a boost on Wednesday when a key ally of the elderly leader announced he would head a group campaigning for him to seek re-election next year.

14 Dec 2017

Nigeria to release $1 billion from excess oil account to fight Boko Haram

ABUJA Nigerian state governors on Thursday approved the release of $1 billion from the country's excess oil account to the government to help fight the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.

13 Dec 2017

Nigeria seeks to amend deep offshore oil act to raise crude revenue

ABUJA Nigeria is seeking to amend a law on deep offshore oil exploration and drilling, aiming to increase government revenue from crude sales when prices exceed $20 a barrel, the country's oil minister said on Wednesday.

13 Dec 2017

Investors concerned about Nigeria controls, but have not given up - IMF

ABUJA, Dec 13 Worries about repatriating funds out of Nigeria following currency controls last year still dominates investor fears, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Wednesday.

06 Nov 2017

Nigeria offers to meet militants after ceasefire cancelled in oil region

ABUJA The minister for Nigeria's oil-producing Delta region said on Monday the government was ready to meet militants days after they called off a year-long ceasefire.

01 Oct 2017

Nigeria's Buhari says will not allow state to be dismembered by secessionists

ABUJA, Oct 1 Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday he would not allow the country to be dismembered as it faces calls for secession in a region formerly known as Biafra and the Niger Delta oil hub along with a separatist insurgency by Boko Haram.

21 Aug 2017

Nigeria's Buhari warns off separatists, takes back control after treatment

ABUJA Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday he would stop separatist activists spreading unrest, seeking to reassert his hold on power after returning from his second stint of medical leave this year. | Video

19 Aug 2017

Nigeria's Buhari returns home after three-month sick leave in Britain

ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned home on Saturday from three months of medical leave in Britain where he received treatment for an unspecified ailment.

09 Aug 2017

Nigeria to refinance $3 billion worth of T-bills with dollar debt

ABUJA Nigeria plans to refinance $3 billion worth of treasury bills denominated in the local currency with dollar borrowing to lower costs and improve its debt position, the finance minister said on Wednesday, as Africa's top economy recovers from a recession.

04 Aug 2017

Nigeria to legalize mini refineries, supply them with crude

ABUJA Nigeria will legalise currently outlawed mini refineries in the Niger Delta oil hub by the end of the year and supply them with crude at a reasonable price, the presidency said on Thursday, fulfilling demands from community leaders.

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