US embassy cable - 02ABUJA724

ECONOMICS AND TRADE LEAD PLACEMENTS IN FIRST TWO WEEKS OF FEBRUARY

Identifier: 02ABUJA724
Wikileaks: View 02ABUJA724 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Abuja
Created: 2002-03-06 13:28:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: KPAO OIIP NI OPRC
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 ABUJA 000724 
 
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: ECONOMICS AND TRADE LEAD PLACEMENTS IN FIRST 
TWO WEEKS OF FEBRUARY 
 
 
1.  PAS Abuja and Lagos had 35 placements/coverages 
in Nigerian media the first two weeks of February, 
continuing a recent trend toward more placements and 
more diversification by subject matter.  The war on 
terror was not the leading category for a change. 
Economics and trade took the honors, thanks to a 
number of local activities which involved the 
Ambassador and/or USAID.  A complete list of 
placements and coverages follows: 
 
 
WAR AGAINST TERRORISM 
--------------------- 
PLACEMENTS 
 
 
U.S. funding effort to preserve Afghan music (AEF110 
01-14-02) 
New Nigerian Weekly, February 2, 2002, Page 18 
 
 
Defending religious freedom, by George W. Bush 
(AEF306 01-16-02) 
Radio Nigeria Kaduna, February 5, 2002, 5:00PM 
 
 
President Bush says struggle against terror will end 
in victory (AEF506 12-07-02) 
Nigeria Standard, February 14, 2002, Page 17 
 
 
Powell says war on terror requires transnational 
effort (AEF402 02-07-02) 
National Interest, February 12, 2002, Page 6 
 
 
U.S. helps preserve ancient Islamic manuscripts in 
Mali (AEF102 01-14-02) 
 The Path, February 13-19, 2002, Page 10 
 ASO FM radio, February 
 
 
American museum highlights Arab, South Asian, Muslim 
experiences (AEF209 01-29-02) 
 The Path, February 6-12, 2002, Page 1 
 
 
Africa matters to the U.S., by John Negroponte 
(AEF301, 01-24-02) 
 New Nigerian, February 7, 2002, Page 11 
 
 
COVERAGES 
 
 
U.S. Speaker Aly Abuzakouk visit to Triumph 
newspapers 
 The Triumph, February 11, 2002, Page 16 
 
 
STABILITY AND SECURITY IN AFRICA 
-------------------------------- 
PLACEMENTS 
 
 
U.S. offers condolences, assistance to disaster 
victims (Embassy release) 
NTA network news, February 3, 2002, 9:00PM 
Saturday Punch, February 2, 2002, Page 2 
THISDAY, February 3, 2002, Page 4 
The Observer, February 3, 2002, Page 2 
 
 
Ambassador Jeter says U.S.-Nigeria relations on track 
(AEF301 12-05-02) 
Nigeria Standard, February 8, 2002, Page 11 
 
 
ECONOMICS AND TRADE--LIBERALIZATION AND 
-------------------------------------- 
REFORM 
------ 
PLACEMENTS 
 
 
U.S. committed to help Nigeria boost agricultural 
exports, by Ambassador Howard Jeter (Embassy release) 
 New Nigerian, February 1, 2002, Page 8 
 The Path, February 13-19, 2002, Page 9 
 
 
U.S. officials cite importance of African oil to U.S. 
economy (AEF201 01-29-02) 
National Interest, February 5, 2002, Page 6 
Daily Champion, February 6, 2002, Page 17 
The Punch, February 14, 2002, Page 45 
 
 
NIGERIAN COOPERATION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT 
--------------------------------------- 
PLACEMENTS 
 
 
Customs service on joint probe of Colombian money 
laundering (AEF313 01-16-02) 
 The Path, February 14, 2002, Page 10 
 
 
HEALTH 
------ 
PLACEMENTS 
 
 
Eradicating polio is within reach by Thomas Hobgood 
(Embassy release) 
New Nigerian weekly, February 4, 2002, Page 20 
 
 
Local Nigerian hospital expands with help from U.S. 
government (AEF402 12-13-02) 
Nigeria Standard, February 5, 2002, Page 19 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. FOREIGN POLICY INITIATIVES 
------------------------------- 
PLACEMENTS 
 
 
Ashcroft on new visa for victims of human trafficking 
(AEF403 01-24-02) 
 The Path, February 6-12, 2002, Page 11 
 The Anchor, February 10, 2002, Page 2 
 
 
U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell to talk to MTV 
viewers around the world on "Global Forum" 
National Interest, February 13, 2002, Page 5 
The Comet, February 14, 2002, Page 11 
 
 
COVERAGES 
 
 
Ambassador Howard Jeter's visit to Emir of Bauchi 
National Interest, February 13, 2002, Page 2 
 
 
UNDERSTANDING THE U.S. 
---------------------- 
PLACEMENTS 
 
 
Bush proclaims February African-American history 
month (AEF102 02-04-02) 
 The Anchor, February 4, 2002, Page 16 
 
 
President Bush at White House ceremony honors Dr. 
Martin Luther King (AEF206 01-22-02) 
 The Path, February 6-12, 2002, Page 4 
 
 
DEVELOPMENT 
----------- 
PLACEMENTS 
 
 
E-week starts February (Consulate release) 
 The Week, February 4, 2002, Page 54 
 
 
Powell says development aid to be gauged on good 
governance (AEF401 02-07-02) 
 ASO FM radio, February 11, 2002, 6:00PM 
National Interest, February 12, 2002, Page 6 
 
 
USAID sponsors agricultural summit (Embassy release) 
 The Path, February 13-19, 2002 
 
 
COVERAGES 
 
 
Nigerian Agricultural export products summit 
 The Triumph, February 4, 2002, Page 6 
 
 
E-week organized by Consulate General 
 The Punch, February 14, 2002, Page 17 
 
 
JETER 

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