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Cablegate: Economics and Trade Lead Placements in First

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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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