US embassy cable - 02ABUJA494

STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS ENJOYS PROMINENCE IN BROADCAST MEDIA.

Identifier: 02ABUJA494
Wikileaks: View 02ABUJA494 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Abuja
Created: 2002-02-14 08:56:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: KPAO OIIP NI OPRC
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 ABUJA 000494 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
STATE FOR AF/PD, AF/W, AF/RA, IIP/G/AF, 
IIP/T/D, HR, IIP/T/GIC, IIP/T/PS, IIP/T/SV 
LAGOS FOR PAS, POL, ECON, FCS, DAO, FBI, 
USSS, DEA, CONS 
 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: KPAO, OIIP, NI, OPRC 
SUBJECT: STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS ENJOYS 
PROMINENCE IN BROADCAST MEDIA. 
 
1.  PAS Abuja and Lagos saw increased usage 
of policy materials and coverage of mission 
events in Nigerian media in January compared 
to recent months, with 49 placements.  A 
particular highlight was four broadcast 
placements of excerpts of President Bush's 
State of the Union address giving prominence 
to the war on terrorism: on national TV and 
radio network news programs and two regional 
radio stations.  Post materials and 
activities in connection with Martin Luther 
King commemorations were also popular, with 
11 placements.  A listing by category 
follows: 
 
 
WAR AGAINST TERRORISM 
--------------------- 
PLACEMENTS 
 
 
American children collect aid money for 
Afghan children (AEF518 10-12-01) 
Nigeria Standard, January 7, 2002, Page 
11 
 
 
Powell announces U.S. gift of $296 million 
for Afghan aid (AEF207 01-22-02) 
 THISDAY, January 25, 2002, Page 8 
 
 
President Bush's State of the Union address 
(AEF201 01-29-02) 
NTA network news, January 30, 2002, 
9:00PM 
ASO FM Radio, January 30, 2002, 7:00PM 
Rhythm FM, January 30, 2002, 7:00PM 
Radio Nigeria network news, January 30, 
2002, 10:00PM 
 
 
STABILITY AND SECURITY IN AFRICA 
-------------------------------- 
PLACEMENTS 
 
 
Nigeria to receive U.S. simulation center 
for military training (Embassy release) 
Abuja Today, January 23-29, 2002, Page 
3 
Abuja Today, January 30-February 5, 
2002, Page 7 
 
 
Statement by the American Embassy on the 
death of Minister of Justice (Embassy 
release) 
 Daily Trust, January 1, 2002, Page 4 
National Interest, January 4, 2002, 
Page 2 
 
 
USAID provides money, commodities to Goma 
volcano victims (AEF201 01-22-02) 
 The Path, January 23-29, 2002, Page 11 
National Interest, January 21, 2002, 
Page 9 
 
 
U.S. offers course on military purchasing 
(Embassy release) 
 The Anchor, January 21, 2002, Page 3 
 The Guardian, January 21, 2002, Page 3 
Daily Champion, January 24, 2002, Page 
7 
 Daily Trust, January 22, 2002, Page 19 
 THISDAY, January 22, 2002, Page 3 
 
 
 
 
COVERAGES 
 
 
Graduation ceremony of military procurement 
course 
 The Guardian, January 26, 2002, Page 3 
National Interest, January 27, 2002, 
Page 4 
 
 
ECONOMICS AND TRADE--LIBERALIZATION AND 
-------------------------------------- 
REFORM 
------ 
PLACEMENTS 
 
 
Open trade: Greater opportunity for all 
countries by Grant Aldonas (AEF116 01-14-02) 
The Post Express, January 22, 2002, 
Page 8 
 
 
U.S. committed to help Nigeria boost 
agricultural exports by Ambassador Howard 
Jeter (Embassy release) 
 THISDAY, January 25, 2002, Page 8 
 
 
COVERAGES 
 
 
Nigerian Agricultural export products summit 
Nigeria Standard, January 26, 2002, 
Page 3 
Abuja Today, January 30-February 5, 
2002, Page 11 
The Guardian, January 27, 2002, Page 50 
Nigeria Standard, January 26, 2002, 
Page 3 
 
 
Interview by political chief Consulate 
General, Larry Cohen 
 The Punch, January 22, 2002, Page 34 
 
 
HEALTH 
------ 
PLACEMENTS 
 
 
Local Nigerian hospital expands with help 
from U.S. government (AEF402 12-13-01) 
 Abuja Today, January 2-8, 2002, Page 5 
 
 
African universities face the enormity of 
their losses to AIDS (Embassy release) 
Nigeria Standard, January 9, 2002, Page 
13 
 
 
U.S. gives $10,000grant to help battle 
cancer in Nigeria (Consulate release) 
 The Triumph, January 25, 2002, Page 6 
 The Anchor, January 24, 2002, Page 3 
Daily Champion, January 24, 2002, Page 
7 
THISDAY, January 24, 2002, Page 9 
The Post Express, January 27, 2002, 
Page 1 
National Interest, January 23, 2002, 
Page 7 
 
 
Bush administration devotes more money to 
global disease fund (AEF103 01-28-02) 
Radio Nigeria network news, January 29, 
2002, 7:00AM 
 
 
U.S. FOREIGN POLICY INITIATIVES 
------------------------------- 
PLACEMENTS 
 
 
Ambassador Jeter donates books to Ahmadu 
Bello University (Embassy release) 
Radio Nigeria Kaduna, January 13, 2002, 
5:00PM 
 
 
COVERAGES 
 
 
Visit of Ambassador Howard Jeter to Kano 
State governor 
 The Triumph, January 30, 2002, Page 1 
 
 
Interview of Ambassador Jeter with THISDAY 
on visa issuance and new embassy 
 THISDAY, January 23, 2002, Page 51 
 
 
UNDERSTANDING THE U.S. 
---------------------- 
PLACEMENTS 
 
 
Freedom's plow by Langston Hughes 
 Daily Trust, January 21, 2002, Page 9 
 
 
Martin Luther King Jr.-His message of non 
violent change (AEF108 01-14-02) 
Abuja Today, January 23-29, 2002, Page 
20 
The Post Express, January 22, 2002, 
Page 8 
 
 
Consulate General holds reception to mark 
Martin Luther King's birthday (Consulate 
release) 
 The Anchor, January 10, 2002, Page 17 
 The Guardian, January 14, 2002, Page 3 
 THISDAY, January 18, 2002, Page 38 
National Interest, January 18, 2002, 
Page 16 
Sunday Times, January 20, 2002, Page 10 
 
 
COVERAGES 
 
 
Martin Luther King receptions 
The Path, January 30-February 5, 2002, 
Page 2 
National Interest, January 17, 2002, 
Page 7 
Sunday Champion, January 27, 2002, Page 
27 
JETER 

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