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Friday, September 9, 2011

OHCHR press briefing note / Nigeria

9 Sep 2011 10:03 Africa/Lagos

OHCHR press briefing note / Nigeria

GENEVA, September 9, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- OHCHR press briefing note / Nigeria

We are concerned about the renewed violence which has flared up in Nigeria's "Middle Belt" in recent weeks causing death, injury and destruction. Reports suggest that up to 70 people have been killed since the beginning of August, in ethnic and religious violence in the area.

Ethnic and religious divisions have affected the Middle Belt region, particularly in and around Jos, for many years now and a cycle of violence has emerged in which each incident almost invariably provokes deadly reprisal attacks. The High Commissioner has previously called for a concerted effort to tackle the underlying causes of such repeated violent outbreaks. Such underlying causes include discrimination, poverty and land disputes.

We encourage the authorities at national and local levels to take effective preventative measures against such violence, including by curbing hate-speech and working with civil society, including human rights NGOs, religious leaders and academic institutions, to attempt reconciliation between the various communities. It is of utmost importance that justice is done and is seen to be done by prosecuting the alleged perpetrators of violence and ensuring remedies for victims and their families.

We are also concerned about the activities of Boko Haram, whose tactics have included attacks on civilians, security forces and government institutions. The group has claimed responsibility for the recent bombing of the UN building – yet another deadly and cowardly attack.

otherwise they risk making the situation worse.

In response to a request for details of recent violence and killings:

According to reports:

- From early to mid-August, 10 people were killed in a number of clashes between Christian and Muslim youths and the military in Jos. At least two more were hacked to death, and four others seriously wounded in a village near Jos.

- On 29 August, Christian youths allegedly attacked Muslims going to prayer in Jos. Unofficial reports suggest that 13 were killed, 106 wounded and that a lot of damage was done to property. Then, on 1 September, at least 23 were reportedly killed in clashes between Christian and Muslim youths. At this point, it is not clear whether or not this was a revenge attack linked to the earlier incident.

- On 4 September, a family of eight was hacked to death, and seven more people were reported killed that evening in attacks by youths on a village near Jos.

Source: United Nations - Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Open Invitation to the Members of the Press: New Social Network,

16 May 2011 13:20 Africa/Lagos

Open Invitation to the Members of the Press: New Social Network, New Opportunities -

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, May 16, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PrimeHangout, a subsidiary of ClinicTools, Inc. in Philadelphia, PA, is pleased to invite the media to the launching of a new social network popularly known as The launching, as declared by Henry I. Balogun, founder and CEO, is scheduled to take place at Kirby Auditorium, National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106 on June 10, 2011 at 11:00 am.

"Inspiration behind the establishment of PrimeHangout came out of the desire to create a better platform designed to take connecting with the outside world to a new height," said Henry Balogun. "Our goal is to give people something socially rewarding, financially beneficial, and historically inspiring.

"At, we make it possible for individuals to showcase creativity - a place for business to increase exposure, thereby generating effective business leads and for vacation destinations to let the world know where people can come to learn, enjoy historical value, relax and unwind." is divided into three major sections:

1. Individual User section is for creating connections with people locally, nationwide as well as worldwide.

* Genealogy, embedded in the individual user section is designed to help you discover your roots, the people you are connected with by birth and the origin of your humanity.

2. Business User section is designed to help you build a solid, dependable and highly beneficial client base. The time has come to use the power of social networking to increase business as well as the bottom line.

3. Vacation Destination section is designed to assist you in your quest to find a place to relax, and enjoy the rich diversities of culture as well as historical places of interest all around the world.

"Each section is equipped with a way to upload pre-recorded video or live show, thereby communicate effectively with your contacts, audience and friends. Users can use their respective business wall to make presentations, show product demos and generate leads. Our chat module makes it easier to have one-on-one or group chat with friends or business contacts."

Henry Balogun declared that "during this launching, we are going to unveil, thereby make available the first Internet Mall (like the mall in your city) where individuals and businesses can actually open stores, sell and make money. We are also ready to present to the world the first cross-platform EMR/Healthcare Management System ever developed."

PrimeHangout is committed to innovative ideas including ongoing improvements and new functionalities. "We have developed a PrimeHangout App for the iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android-based Smartphone. Use it to make new friends, connect and chat with existing friends, or organize and announce an event at the speed of light - the communication platform of the future is here. Kindly register your intent to attend by sending a message to," said Balogun.


Henry I. Balogun, Ph.D., Chairman/CEO
Mobile Phone: (215) 704-8223

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SOURCE ClinicTools, Inc.

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