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This document is from the archive of the Africa Policy E-Journal, published by the Africa Policy Information Center (APIC) from 1995 to 2001 and by Africa Action from 2001 to 2003. APIC was merged into Africa Action in 2001. Please note that many outdated links in this archived document may not work.

Nigeria: 30 Years is Enough!
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Nigeria: 30 Years is Enough!
Date Distributed (ymd): 951230

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Announcement from The Coalition of Nigerians

"30 YEARS IS ENOUGH !"
WORLD-WIDE CAMPAIGN AND KICK-OFF PROTEST MARCH ON WASHINGTON
ON JANUARY 15, 1996

JANUARY 15, 1966 : FIRST MILITARY COUP IN NIGERIA
JANUARY 15, 1996: WE WILL SAY "ENOUGH OF TYRANNY!"

JOIN THE MARCH (ON Martin Luther King HOLIDAY in 1996) TO
PROTEST:

* MILITARY DICTATORSHIP IN NIGERIA & AFRICA
* DETENTION & KILLINGS OF HUNDREDS OF PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS
* THE HANGING OF THE OGONI-NINE, INCLUDIG KEN-SARO WIWA
* SHELL COLLUSION IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
* OTHER WIDESPREAD HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

TIME: 12 noon - 2 pm
SITES: NIGERIAN EMBASSY (12 noon) TO SHELL HEADQUARTERS
TO WHITE HOUSE TO THE CAPITOL

DIFFERENT EMINENT PERSONALITIES WILL SPEAK AT THESE SITES

THE "30 YEARS IS ENOUGH !" THEME WILL FEATURE THROUGHOUT THE
YEAR OF PROTESTS

NIGERIA MUST RETURN TO DEMOCRACY NOW & BE FREE AT LAST !

For more information, please call 202/806-4793, 301/989-0016,
301/942-0206, 301/925-8722, 202/393-0070, 301/559-4695
Fax: 301/384-5564, 202/806-4632
E-mail contact: maluko@scs.howard.edu

"30 Years Is Enough !" Campaign & March is hosted by The
Coalition of Nigerians, a network of all the pro-democracy
organizations (AGFD,NDM, NL, NDAC, WISDN, NADECO) based in
Washington D.C.

AGFD - Action Group for Democracy
NDM - Nigerian Democratic Movement
NL - Nigerian Liberation
NDAC - Nigerian Democratic Awareness Committeee
WISDN - Women In Support of Democracy Now
NADECO - National Democratic Coalition

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THE COALITION OF NIGERIANS
Washington, DC, USA

December 1995

Dear Organization/Friends of Nigeria:

On January 15, 1966, the military made its very first forced
entry into Nigerian governance, and has not left since then.

January 15, 1996 will mark 30 years of that entry. We believe
that it is 30 years too many, and we wish to let the world
know that by mounting a protest march, to kick off the
world-wide year of "30 Years is Enough !" campaign against the
military in Nigeria, widespread human rights abuses and Shell
complicity in environmental pollution.

Please join us in Washington, DC, on that day, January 15,
1996 (which is also Martin Luther King Holiday in the USA) and
encourage as many members of your organization and friends of
Nigeria to attend. Please bring your own flyers, large
banners, rattles, drums and bull-horns, walking shoes, etc.

If you cannot attend the march in Washington, DC, we encourage
you to organize a protest march locally in your city. We will
publicize the campaign world-wide.

For more information, please call 202/806-4793, 301/989-0016,
301/942-0206, 301/925-8722, 202/393-0070, 301/559-4695
Fax: 301/384-5564, 202/806-4632

--------Fill below and send by fax ASAP-------------------

PROTEST MARCH PLANNING INFORMATION

"We endorse the "30 Years is Enough !" Campaign "**

Name of Organization
________________________________________________

My organization __________ will______ will not attend the
Protest March

Estimated number to members to attend __________ (optional)

My organization _______ will ________will not organize a local
protest march.

We _____ will ______will not attend the pre-march summit on
Sunday, January 14, 1996 (evening).

We _______need ________ do not need hotel information

_____________________ _____________________ __________________
Name of Officer (& Title)      Telephone          Fax

Date: ________________________

** List of endorsing organizations will be published in future
announcements

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Related Actions and Resources

The Nigerian Democratic Awareness Committee (NDAC) and a
number of other groups are sponsoring a campaign of mailgram
messages to President Bill Clinton demanding that the U.S.
take the initiative to impose an oil embargo on the Nigerian
regime.  The cost of a mailgram sent via the Western Union Hot
Line is $7.95, which will appear on your home telephone. The
number is 1-800-651-1432.  For more information contact NDAC
(contact information below)

Seveeral Nigerian pro-democracy organizations, in conjunction
with the Labour Party in the U.K., have sponsored the
preparation of a detailed 21-page research report analyzing
the need for sanctions and refuting the arguments raised
against them.  The report, written by Dr. J. 'Kayode Fayemi,
with the assistance of Dr. Olaokun Soyinka, is entitled *The
Oil Weapon: Sanctions and the Nigerian Military Regime.* In
the U.S. it is available for $8.95, including shipping and
handling, from the Nigerian Democratic Awareness Committee,
P.O. Box 3361, Washington, DC 20010 (phone: 301-459-1955; fax:
301-459-3379).

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This material is being reposted for wider distribution by the
Washington Office on Africa (WOA), a not-for-profit church,
trade union and  civil rights group supported organization
that works with Congress on Africa-related legislation. WOA's
educational affiliate is the Africa Policy Information Center
(APIC).

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