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Ivorian Catholic Priest Condemns Xenophobia, Calls for Promotion of Positive Messages

May 29, 2021

In the wake of last week’s attack on Niger nationals living in Abidjan, the capital city of Ivory Coast, a Catholic Priest in the West African nation has condemned xenophobia and called on his compatriots to foster positive messages including encounters through social media.

Fr. Mike Nsikak Umoh, National Director of Social Communications, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN). Credit: Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria

Youth in Nigeria Cautioned against Sharing Social Media Content to Stir up Violence

Apr 21, 2021

Young people in Nigeria have been urged to use social media for the development of the country and to desist from engaging such platforms to cause animosity and violence in the West African country.

“You cannot regulate what you are not in control of”: Nigerian Cleric to Gov’t over SMedia

Nov 11, 2020

A Catholic Cleric in Nigeria has faulted government attempts in the West African nation to regulate social media engagement saying it is “an effort in futility” since State officials are not even “in control” of the online platforms.

Social Media to Be an Essential Service for Church Post-COVID-19: African Panelists

Jul 4, 2020

At a virtual meeting targeting Francophone Africa convened to explore ways media can best serve the Church in Africa amid COVID-19 challenges, panelists have said that social media, which has been widely used during the pandemic, will continue to be engaged post-coronavirus.

Panelists during a webinar on “The Role of New Media in Church service during and after COVID-19.” / UCAP

African Panelists Emphasize Need for “social media training” amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Jun 26, 2020

At a virtual session aimed at exploring ways the media can best serve the Church in Africa amid COVID-19 challenges, panelists have underscored the need to train members of the Clergy in appropriate ways of engaging social media for effective evangelization.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria's Sokoto diocese who has expressed his rejection of the proposed bill by Nigerian legislators to regular the engagement with social media

Nigeria’s Social Media Bill “a totalitarian attempt, rotten yoghurt,” Bishop Says

Dec 4, 2019

A Nigerian Catholic Bishop has joined his compatriots who are campaigning against a proposed bill seeking to regulate citizen engagement on social media terming the attempt a “short walk to totalitarianism” in Africa’s most populous country.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Abuja, Nigeria

Catholic Journalists in Nigeria Encouraged to Engage Social Media to Spread Gospel Values

Oct 8, 2019

At a time when the diffusion of Internet and digital gadgets globally and in Africa have contributed to the use of social media across the globe, Catholic journalists in Africa’s most populated country, Nigeria, have been encouraged to engage social media for evangelization, digital forums that can facilitate the passing on of gospel values with relative ease.