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Another ‘Radio Biafra’ station goes on air as FG arrests suspected masterminds

Another ‘Radio Biafra’ station goes on air as FG arrests suspected masterminds
July 17
11:27 2015

Agents of the federal government on Thursday night arrested suspected masterminds of Radio Biafra, a broadcasting platform calling for the secession of the south-east from Nigeria.

The signals were also reportedly jammed after initial failed attempts, but the station is still broadcasting on the world wide web, making it practically impossible to block its broadcasts.

On Friday, it announced that it had launched another station, promising to launch 50 others.

According to checks by TheCable, another radio station called “Biafra 24 Radio” has hit the airwaves pushing the same message of “freedom of Biafraland”.

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The radio station said it is running with the motto of “bringing Biafra closer”.

Radio Biafra in its Friday morning broadcast promised to launch 50 other radio stations to push for the “freedom of Biafra”.

Both Radio Biafra and Biafra 24 radio were live online as at Friday morning, while residents of Port Harcourt, Rivers state, were said to be having difficulty accessing the station.

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Joseph Udofia, one of the residents who spoke to TheCable, said of all the stations broadcasting in Rivers, none is Radio Biafra.

“The 97.6FM was the former frequency (and) they claim to have moved to 102.1FM, but I can authoritatively say that nothing is being broadcast on that frequency now,” he said.

The location and local frequency of Biafra 24 Radio could not be ascertained.

Earlier, the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) through the permanent secretary of the ministry of information, Yemi Folasade-Esan, said the commission had jammed signals of the station.

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The station came out almost immediately to debunk the claim.

Radio Biafra, which refers to Nigeria as a zoo, said the government is being unfair to them, claiming that Buhari promoted “Radio Chanji” when he was seeking power.

“Radio Chanji was floated by Buhari and the APC, unregistered, to oust (President Goodluck) Jonathan. Yet Radio Biafra is registered and they want to stop us. Why do you need the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel to stop Radio Biafra?” the on air personality queried.

He accused the government of trying to sabotage its operations by telling Tune-in Radio, an online platform, to shut down Radio Biafra.

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“The government told tune in to shut it down, what they do not understand is that tune in is just one of several listening ports. Tune in after much pressure have now restored Radio Biafra back to their platform,” he said.

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53 Comments

  1. Mr. P
    Mr. P July 17, 14:48

    Your comment..IT IS VERY SAD THAT IN THE WORLD TODAY PEOPLE CAN NO LONGER FACE JUSTICE. AM NOT SAYING THIS BECAUSE AM A BIAFRAN OR AN IGBO OR FROM THE SOUTHEAST. BUT IN THE NAME OF NATURE WHO MADE JUSTICE TO ALWAYS PREVAIL…AM ASKING WHAT HAS THIS PEOPLE #BIAFRANS DONE THAT HAVE KEEP THE NIGERIA COUNTRY AND IT’S GOVERNMENT GOING AFTER THEM? 2. I WANT TO REFER NIGERIANS AND HER GOVERNMENT IN POWER TO REVISIT THEIR CONSTITUTION AND AS WELL MAKE ENQUIRY ABOUT THE EXISTING #RADIOBIAFRA FROM THE UN WHICH I BELIEVE NIGERIA HAS THEIR SIGNATURE THERE?

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  2. Maduwise
    Maduwise July 17, 15:06

    Is impossible to close radio bafria ok,,

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  3. Akin
    Akin July 17, 15:12

    You can see why we can not progress cus this guy is even helping us to know what is going on in nigeria ,last time Buhari made a statement calling nigerian baboon and monkeys that will sunk if he loses election ,and now he said a turch to boko is a tuch to the north look at the face of his cabnets if is balance ,ooooo bad nation my brother idris ;NIGERIA GAGAGAGA OOOOO..

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  4. kkyoung
    kkyoung July 17, 15:56

    Why is the President after radio Biafra and its operators? why can’t Nigeria’s leaders face the truth? am average south easterner is been unduly marginalized in Nigeria. the northerners do not allow the Igbos to get into top government positions, no job for graduates from eastern Nigeria while a mere Hausa boy with or without an o`level certificate is working in top government positions. when the hausa -fulani oligarchy in Nigeria leave the Igbo alone.

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    • Dex
      Dex July 17, 17:29

      Don’t say dat, ibos r always afraid of school, unlike yorubas. Must u go 2 schl 4 u to work in presidency. See wat u r thinking abt daz d reason u pple will never move forward I av ibos as my frnds here in phily PA w all went 2 college n dey r doing great. Apply ur self positively.

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      • wills
        wills July 17, 22:27

        what has nigeria done to boko haram that have been playing their script ever since? how many ppl have radio biafra killed. now how many appointments, how many so far yet close to 98% are related to buhari. he claims to be appointing ppl based on merit and my question is 1. why is jamb cut-off mark not the same all over the country?2. how many hausa fulani scientists are known and recognised outside nigeria?3. why is it that they are the ones running the country for the past 50 years and yet their ppl are the poorest? 4. how many indigenous medical doctors do sokoto and katsina states have? 5. why is it only in nigeria that the desert is more populous. finally. do they know who harold smith is?

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        • oxygen
          oxygen July 18, 22:16

          The richest man in Africa is an Hausa Dangote. The youngest professor of actuarial science is an Hausa popularity of IBO in the world is through crime. Go to any country where Nigerians is been killed for crimes Ibo will take up to 80 percent

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  5. T. Each
    T. Each July 17, 16:21

    U can’t stop us, Nigeria have radios why not use, u are joking ppppp

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  6. CHINAECHEREM
    CHINAECHEREM July 17, 16:23

    Your comment..WHY IS REDIO BIAFRA NOT PLAYING IN RIVERS,AND IS IT TRUE THAT OUR CO-ORDINATOR HAS BEEN ARRESTED

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  7. vicev
    vicev July 17, 16:38

    Your comment..nawaoo my people ochu-nwaokuko nwe-ada nwaokuko nwe mwawa osooo

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  8. Dickson
    Dickson July 17, 16:40

    This is the reason behind Nigeria weakness in everything! I have never seen where uniting together is done by force!

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  9. Bobshek
    Bobshek July 17, 16:53

    The great March by Martin Luther King Jr in 1965 in Alabama came with a price. Biafra has come, you don’t fight change, learn to embrace change

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  10. NTU ANI
    NTU ANI July 17, 16:54

    u should let the igbos go

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  11. lyon4all
    lyon4all July 17, 17:00

    If the Nigerian government wants to stop Radio Biafra from broadcasting, then it is calling for war.

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  12. Lucky
    Lucky July 17, 17:00

    Ochu nwa okuko nwe nda, nwa okuko nwe nnwen we oso, don’t mind them after the rain their will be sun Biafra has com 2 stay, revolution will soon take place.

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  13. BUKS
    BUKS July 17, 17:02

    9ja expired in 2013 and a zoo was formed which was first ruled by a PhD holder and now by a zoo keeper..! Nnamdi Kalu told us{biafrans} what will happen and it happened/ is still happening…! chanji chanji chanji…I haven’t seen any change…! We are not even afraid as we’re being marginalizd but FREEDOM

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  14. NTU ANI
    NTU ANI July 17, 17:03

    u should let the biafrans go let them have dear peace

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    • Dr kay
      Dr kay July 17, 17:40

      Pls pple w shld b just in our statement,beafria was a war against d govt of this land so y must w embrace it. Any anti govt is rebellion. So it shld nt b allowed 2 stand in our society. My GRANMA is frm anambra. Any radio must get licence frm NBC b4 it goes on air.

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  15. Davido
    Davido July 17, 17:21

    When is Igbo people going to realise that disintegration can cause more harms now than before?

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  16. chi
    chi July 17, 17:24

    Your comment..The name Nigeria makes me seek!we are all deceiving our self’s,we cannot be ONE.

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  17. NEW AFRICA.
    NEW AFRICA. July 17, 17:37

    WE NEED PEACE. AM NOT A BIAFRA. BUT IS TIME TO FREE THEM. PLEASE MR PRESIDENT BUHARI

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    • John
      John July 22, 11:50

      Free who? They are a confused lot. They keep screaming Biafra, yet daily pouring into other parts of the country to invest and earn a living. Most of their notable people have their investments elsewhere other than S/E, so what are we talking about? The truth is, only the misguided youths and some riffraffs are singing this secession song. They are deluded because it will never, never, never happen. They will continue to live in dreamworld because no matter what, this nation has come to stay, whether separationists like it or not.

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  18. lyon4all
    lyon4all July 17, 17:37

    Your comment I just go true radio Biafra on Facebook Nd they wrote that non of radio Biafra engineer was arrested by the zoo (Nigeria)government. the zoo is full with lie
    we need to burn down this ZOO as soon as possible
    and up till now we can listen radio Biafra in port-harcourt

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  19. inno
    inno July 17, 18:53

    Your comment..God will fight for us

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  20. Daniel
    Daniel July 17, 19:43

    All Hail Biafra.
    And he said.
    ..tell Pharoh that I said to let my people Go.
    Let us be and face BOKO HARAM.
    Imagine, even Boko haram want their own state too.
    Nigeria should wake up and mend their way.
    Daalu nu.

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  21. Zobam
    Zobam July 17, 20:55

    Believe it or not,we are un stopababble

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  22. Amakings
    Amakings July 17, 21:12

    the zoo is just living in a borrowed time, it will soon expire. buhari if you like it or not Biafra will soon be, very very soon

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  23. Chuks Daniel
    Chuks Daniel July 17, 21:55

    How is “RADIO BIAFRA” an anti govt. to the zoo govt.?
    Is it because it exposes them and their evil deeds coz, there’s no way u could sound like this if it isn’t so.

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  24. kkyoung
    kkyoung July 17, 22:01

    imagine (DEX) from the zoo, saying that Igbos are afraid of going to school, for your information Igbos are highly educated in all facets of human endeavors. Google the names; achilefu, emegwale, experts in cancer and computer just to mention but a few. you equally mentioned about applying oneself positively, here I will refer to u as the highest f**l that ever walked on the surface of this planet earth. the average Igbo man can succeed where other tribes has failed. this is the basic cause of the persecution against the Igbo.

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    • Ok
      Ok July 22, 08:53

      They can survive isn’t….. By doing drugs, selling fake medicines, ladies selling thier body make money, doing fraud online, kidnapping. You people have not learn from the past, your so called Biafra leader ‘Oju’ was using u guy. When he saw the consequences of the war he started, he had to lie to your grandpa’s to be going to buy weapons where by he ran for his safety. You don’t know what he cause to your generations

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  25. Chuks Daniel
    Chuks Daniel July 17, 22:05

    Zoological republic “FILLED” with lies,,,how could they travelled all the way to Israel telling them to stop Radio Biafra that we’re sponsoring boko haram? What links muslim and christian that we can sponsor boko haram? I now understand that one can go extra miles when trying to terminate one’s future….#BIAFRA have come to stay and #MUST surely stay!

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  26. SENIOR
    SENIOR July 17, 22:11

    I WANT TO INFORM MY PEOPLE TO BEAR THE SITUATION.BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR(2015), THE GLOBAL ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE OFF. IT WILL SWALOW ALL NATIONS INCLUDING NIGERIA.BIAFRANS SHALL LOOK FOR YAHUSHUA FOR SALVATION.

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  27. Lamie
    Lamie July 17, 23:38

    Your comment..igbo they so marginalise in nigeria ,and nigeria are watching buhari and his power because after selt and done Biafra must free ,yes they may block the station but they did block the baifra plan yes yes yes?

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  28. Daniel
    Daniel July 18, 02:28

    what has nigeria done to boko haram that have been
    playing their script ever since? how many ppl have
    radio biafra killed. now how many appointments,
    how many so far yet close to 98% are related to
    buhari. he claims to be appointing ppl based on
    merit and my question is 1. why is jamb cut-off
    mark not the same all over the country?2. how
    many hausa fulani scientists are known and
    recognised outside nigeria?3. why is it that they are
    the ones running the country for the past 50 years
    and yet their ppl are the poorest? 4. how many
    indigenous medical doctors do sokoto and katsina
    states have? 5. why is it only in nigeria that the
    desert is more populous. finally. do they know who
    harold smith is?

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  29. Gerald
    Gerald July 18, 08:35

    Your comment..why can’t Nigeria go to bed and live radio Biafra.If they think the radio is not saying the Truth then go to court.

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  30. Geolay86
    Geolay86 July 18, 10:03

    Biafra all the way….

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  31. lano200
    lano200 July 18, 12:21

    Buhari should declare war on oil thieves: Buhari, go and declare war on Boko haram first, leave Biafrans alone all we need is our freedom we are not Nigerians we are Biafrans. How could they have travelled all the way to Israel to stop Radio Biafra, telling them that we are sponsoring boko haram? I now understand that one can go extra miles when trying to terminate one’s future….#BIAFRA have come to stay and #MUST surely stay!

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  32. Uc
    Uc July 18, 15:16

    The war has not yet ended.Nigeria government is totally a badluck to Indigbo.Radio Biafra is not the terrible challenge to Nigeria but because they are telling the truth.Book Haram there.This time will suceed.Igbo kwenu!

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  33. onyekachi
    onyekachi July 18, 19:36

    listen and listen good you poverty Nigerians called zoo you can not stop the truth called biafra we have come to stay and not u mr president can stop us

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  34. buikem
    buikem July 18, 20:38

    Biafra has come to stay and it must,no kingdom under the sun will prevail because we are ever ready to stand for the truth and once we receive the order we will go for it and if the inevitable happen so be it.

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  35. Saint
    Saint July 19, 07:46

    Is it a crime to mention biafra? If liberty exist ,justice then biafra have to be .over 4 million biafrans killed for then cause of freedom.it wont be in vain.

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  36. Wizzy
    Wizzy July 19, 17:33

    Your comment..why is the world dis-like the truth radio biafra is preaching to the whole world?

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  37. excel
    excel July 19, 18:41

    NIGERIA PLEASE WE WANT TO GO OUR OWN WAY.BIAFRA IS THE ANSWER! THE GOVT. IS NOT FAIR TO THE EASTERNERS.WE WANT PEACE.WE WANT JOY.WE WANT TO WORSHIP GOD THE CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH.CHUKWU ABIAMA PLEASE HELP US

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  38. donzic,ky
    donzic,ky July 20, 00:34

    Your comment..we dnt want to be together with Nigeria is by force, what hv we biafran done to u, my advice to you Nigeria is let go the promise land before what happened to pharo and his men happens to u nd before Sudan will be a paradise to worthless Nigeria

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  39. Advocate
    Advocate July 21, 10:03

    Your comment..Surely there is an end to every affliction in Nigeria, and expectation of BIAFRANS shall not be cut off, this is the word of God and it must come to pass

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  40. Kingpossible
    Kingpossible July 21, 14:17

    It is just a Mata of time Biafra will be set free.

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  41. evypaddy
    evypaddy July 21, 21:41

    SS AND SE do u know that we are the one holding biafra not to come?.we are afraid of war yet the war is coming to us,do we fold our hands while the war grips us red handed? pls this is the time come together lets defend our land or else we will regret it till eternity.

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  42. bright future
    bright future August 14, 18:18

    Your comment..we want to be is it a crime. all we known is “BIAFRA”

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