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FG Says Radio Biafra’s Transmission Signal Has Been Blocked | Station Says Government Lied

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The federal government on Tuesday said it had been successful in jamming the transmission signals of Radio Biafra, which had been operating illegally from an unknown location. However, the radio stations representatives have stated that the government is telling lies, and that the station is still very much intact.

Yemi Folasade-Esan, Permanent Secretary at Federal Ministry of Information, stated this while speaking with State House correspondents after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the ministry, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Folasade-Esan said that Buhari was adequately briefed on the activities of the illegal radio station and the successful blocking of its transmission signals:

“We also gave a report on (Radio Biafra) that because right now the signals from Radio Biafra have been jammed. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has successfully jammed that.The NBC is also working with security operatives to get those that are behind that radio because it is an illegal radio. It is not licensed by anybody to be on Nigeria’s airwaves.”

However, representatives of the radio station have refuted the reports, according to Sahara Reporters.

They took to Twitter to state:

“NBC lied to their master. Radio Biafra is live in BiafraLand. They cannot even ban our local station, do they even know we also transmit via satellite and online as well.”

A Sahara Reporters journalist is said to have confirmed that the station was still broadcasting as at 8 p.m on Tuesday.

Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters

42 Comments

  1. amaa

    July 15, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    If you want make something popular pay attention to it and bam!!!!. Never heard about them now I am curious

  2. prince

    July 15, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    LIARS!!! The radio is still transmitting and they’re there bluffing. irresponsible set of people, what they’re suppose to do, they won’t. if its for them to ban video, they’ll do that fast.

    • Bola

      July 15, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      They are just a bunch of militants preaching hate. Very soon there will be another terrorist group like Boko haram if care is not taken. The other day they were threatening the Deeper life Pastor Kumuyi, a caller even said he will kill the man if he goes ahead with his crusade in Abia. Eventually the crusade had to be held in the army barracks!They say evil things about Hausas and Yorubas all day and even have started talking if killing, saying the have guns and men to use them. The so called Director was saying Igbos must not go to churchs with Yoruba pastors or patronize their businesses. They say evil things about Hausas and Yorubas If the other tribes decide to retaliate and not patronize the Igbo businesses we will start hearing victimization . Anyway people should just remember how Rwandan civil war started, even BH, they start with people preaching hate to gullible , uneducated people .

  3. whoever

    July 15, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Really! Radio Biafra! All these funny people, Instead of using your brain to invent cool stuff and reduce your poverty level this is what they r reduced to smh! all those that want to leave Nigeria should please leave and take nothing of NIgeria origin with them! WHAT NONSENSE! Good riddance……….

    • icrossmyheart

      July 15, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      What is “Nigeria origin”? Please do tell? Invent cool stuff? If you look at the number of inventions out of nothing it is usually from a disenfranchised group. Igbos have been inventing the market economy since God knows how long. Why? Because even after the war, the Nigerian government still insists on its inferiority.

    • Politbru

      July 15, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Wao, wao, indeed “whoever” as a cowered, the only response you have for these people is to insult them about reducing their poverty? May be you need to consult the dept. of statistics. Igbos have the highest per capita income in your country. What they lack is genuine leadership as do your country. at best, their efforts to lift their heads out of the woods are being frustrated by people like you.

  4. khamila

    July 15, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    i am not going to underestimate the power of this Biafra FRadio.The fed govt neds to shut all their broadcast outlet including their social media platforms.
    Guys have u ever listened to them?do you see the hate they spew,the malicious articles they write?they say they are fighting In defence of freedom, are you people ready for another war?
    hmmm..if you see the supposedly literate folks who are in support of this,you would know that they are gaining grounds fast.very soon they will be a thorn that cant be crushed in the EAST just as BH were ignored in the NORTH,

    • icrossmyheart

      July 15, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      Why are you comparing apples and oranges?

      Boko Haram want to Islamize the WHOLE OF NIGERIA.

      Biafrans and friends, WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH NIGERIA.

      So how can something that does not want to be a part of something be a thorn in that second something’s flesh? You feel me now.

      As far as Nigerians continue to insult the Igbos, disenfranchise the Igbo, they will seek out avenues to relay their grievances. SIMPLE.

      Are there not educated/literate people in the Nigerian government oppressing the Igbos? Kai…Naija and critical analytic skills sha…..very mutually exclusive.

  5. baby geh sipping tea

    July 15, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    another cosmetic approach to an underlying problem…. radio Biafra, radio chanji, Boko H, Niger delta militancy are all manifestations of an underlying problem, a reflection of the deficiencies and inequalities that characterize the Nigerian state as it is presently structured. jam radio biafra and they move to another frequency,

    our approach to solving issues in our dear country is superficial, we know the root causes of some of these things and we choose to ignore the elephant in the room. we granted amnesty to niger delta militants and the underlying issues that gave rise to militancy are yet to be addressed, we are fighting BH and are tip toeing around the issues that gave rise to BH. There’s a lot of discontent around Nigeria, if we keep sweeping things under the carpet, they’ll eventually come back to bite us. There’s a genocide going on in the middle belt but no one is talking about it, we are acting like we are not aware, When a few people there have had enough and take up arms, we will start to run helter skelter.

    If we do not address the underlying issues that provide the fodder needed by disgruntled elements in our societies then we should get ready for these reactionary solutions that are dead on arrival.

  6. Taipan

    July 15, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I’m still getting signals from the station …102.1fm ….that guy sha, can yarn!!!! technically he speaks the truth

  7. swizzle

    July 15, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    I am Igbo but this radio biafra is embarrassing to me

  8. FRANKTALK

    July 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    1945 WHEN THE 2ND WORLD WAR CAME TO AN END, GERMANY WAS IN RUINS. FAST TRACK 2015, 70 YRS AFTER, GERMANY IS ARGUABLY THE LARGEST ECONOMY IN EUROPE TODAY. SOUTHEAST (BIAFRA) IS STILL STRUGGLING BECAUSE OF THE CONSEQUENCE OF A WAR FORCED ON IT FOR STANDING UP TO DEFEND ITSELF FROM POGROM. AFTER THE WAR NIGERIA BEGAN TO MOVE IN A HATE MODE MASTERMINDED BY THE CONQUERING HAUSA/YORUBA POWER. GOVT. APPOINTMENTS, DEVELOPMENTS ETC WERE LOPSIDED TO REFLECT THIS HATE MODE. PROPAGANDA WAS EMPLOYED TO HUMILIATE AND PERPETUALLY KEEP THE IGBO SPIRIT DOWN. NIGERIA IS READY TO DIALOGUE WITH BOKO HARAM BUT NOT WITH IGBO. FREEDOM OF SPEECH AS WE CAN SEE IN SPAIN ALLOWS CATALONA TO AGITATE THEIR SEPARATIST AGENDA. IT IS NOT A CRIME. YOU ALL HATE IGBO BUT WANT IGBO BECAUSE OF THEIR OIL. NOTHING ELSE. INJUSTICE IS THE BANE OF PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE. RADIO BIAFRA, WHICH I HAVE NOT HEARD AND NOT INTERESTED, IS NOT THE PROBLEM OF NIGERIA. HANDLE BOKO HARAM AND EQUITABLY MANAGE NIGERIA. WE CANNOT SURVIVE ANOTHER WAR.

    • Busarni

      July 15, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      My dear, i must be honest even as a yoruba person; the Ibo’s has been treated badly in Nigeria. I always get inspired by their perseverance and business zeal; just that they need to go about it in the right way.

    • Ngozi

      July 15, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      @FRANKTALK, Abeg listen to it before saying it’s not the problem of Nigeria. If the evil preacher in the North had been handled early BH would not exist. Radio Biafra is preaching hate and even saying they will kill those from other tribes. It is a big problem that we should all be worried about. If a war starts the coward spreading the hate will be safe where he is outside the a country. Unfortunately many have forgotten that there is no winner in a war

    • Ms dee

      July 16, 2015 at 4:30 am

      Pls what’s all this talk of igbos and “their oil” ? Last I checked, we the south southerners had the oil, and last I checked The Ijaw, izon, itshekiri, urhobo, ogonis, igbanis, cross riverians and akwa ibomites were not igbos. Please claim your resources( mainly human capital) don’t u dare attempt to claim ours.

    • sonya

      July 16, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      oh by the way, cross river has no oil. just to clear that up.

    • nnenne

      July 18, 2015 at 1:55 am

      There’s oil in Igbo land. Check Imo and Abia states.
      I, personally.think oil is over hyped. A nation can survive with or without it.

  9. Blessed

    July 15, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I really don’t understand. Do these guys want to start another civil war?

  10. Tonic

    July 15, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    D radio station is very much active.

  11. lola

    July 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    FrankTalk,did I hear u say Igbo has Oil? Abeg,yarn me tori. If Igbo wants secede,they are free to do that.

    • Ogo

      July 16, 2015 at 6:45 am

      Radio Biafra does not speak for all the Igbos! OMG!

    • nnenne

      July 18, 2015 at 1:57 am

      Yes, there’s oil in Igbo land!!

  12. Bae

    July 15, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    If there was a radio Yoruba spreading hate I can imagine how this page will be full of comments with the usual suspects saying everyone hates them and every other tribe is tribalistic. Now we can see Igbos spreading hate, the usual suspects are absent . You keep insulting everyone around you but you expect them to love you? When security agencies start picking up the trouble makers they will say they are been haunted because they are Igbo and everyone is jealous of them. Igbos should be at the forefront of speaking out against the hatred that the radio station and it’s callers are spreading. When people of other tribes listen to those vile words and react you will be crying!

    • nnenne

      July 18, 2015 at 2:08 am

      Am not here to promote radio Biafra but lola, the Yorubas may not be complaining because they have no cause to. If they were marginalized like the Igbos, may be they would do worst.
      The best thing Nigeria can do is to listen to these people first and foremost. Then take it from there. War is never the answer.
      Sweeping things under the carpet does not help either. Dialog, tweaking and implementing changes is the way forward. Nigeria belongs to all of us…majority and minority!

  13. lola

    July 15, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    And they are quick to call Hausa’s Book Haram.

  14. lola

    July 15, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Boko Haram

  15. chy

    July 15, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    i am an ibo woman but honestly i hv never sat down for one day to listen to radio biafra cos i know i will be provoked listening to it.This so called radio biafra is busy causing one problem or the other.the truth be told we cannever achieve that biafra with the way we are goin about it.I m so pissed evrytime i see my neighbour carry that potable radio to listen to rubbish.He will be so eager to tell you that hes getting ready for war anyday they receive signal..mtchew.they better shut that radio biafra down

  16. Kandi

    July 15, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Not matter how long it takes, the truth eventually shines. All they have ever done is try to sweep the civil war stories under the rug such as was done when they tried to stop Half of a Yellow Sun from airing in Nigerian cinemas. Not once has anyone owned up to the atrocities or tried to correct the pariah state they pushed a people into. No, they expect the Easterners to forget and move on. Until these things are corrected, Nigeria I’m sorry but you can’t move on. We are not even Nigerians but we know your history better than you. #History

    • Kandi

      July 15, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      *No

  17. Godwin

    July 16, 2015 at 12:46 am

    The hauasas and yorubas are the same tribe with d sane mindset. Let them form their own country…………bokoyoruba…….bokohausa………abokiyoruba…….abokihausa

  18. Godwin

    July 16, 2015 at 1:02 am

    It marvels me sometimes why d so called nigeria dont want igbo pple to seccede. They say we are not important, yet they still not want us to go

  19. Godwin

    July 16, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Hausa(yoruba and north)……hahahahahhah………they have rule nigeria for 45yrs yet they still rank highest in poverty and illiteracy………..hahahhaha

  20. Amh

    July 16, 2015 at 2:45 am

    @ godwin. I presume you are the radio director. Ode.

  21. whatever

    July 16, 2015 at 5:29 am

    I feel the fg is jobless….after a month in power no minister has been appointed and he wants to ban radio biafra is that his main priority….please if the fg had done their job,radio Biafra won’t criticize them

  22. lola

    July 16, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Godwin_ in terms of poverty please se has the highest in southern Nigeria

    Has for radiobiafra to me it’s nothing but bluff and an attempt to create another BH.

    The annoying thing is when the region goes up ok flame all of you will rUN to Yoruba land

    Lastly someoeb said we must discuss atrocity.

    Are igbos ready to apologize to the yyorubas for killing their. Leaders same to Hausa

    Are they ready to apologize to ijaw Edo delta and Yoruba for making attempts too annex their land

    I have read details of the war and as far as I m am concerned the traumas igbo people face is what they wanted to pass to others

    • Mocha

      July 16, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Education is key. Educate yourself. Don’t wallow in your ignorance.

  23. Nigeria will be divided into 3 countries

    July 16, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    lola i dont understand all u wrote? quite clumsy

  24. mabel

    July 16, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    This is just a simple thing. PMB after the way the election went and really wants a change with a sincere heart should dialogue with the SE. I did not mention SS o please. Each man for himself. Dialogue with the SE and if what they want is to secede fine. No need for long stories. Just do what the UK did last year or was it this year? A referendum. Ok o, do you want to leave this union called Nigeria? Yes/No. Simple. No need for all these I hate you market woman argument everyday. After all you have all SIX states in the south south producing oil like no man’s biz and are not ready to leave the Union. I wish Tinubu can just give PMB this idea since he listens to him. I’m proudly Igbo. Please don’t insult me. Make your point and move on.

  25. Nengi

    July 17, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Who said the south south want to be part of Nigeria? I dey laugh… Stay with with Hausa and Yoruba when the igbos are leaving? pls wake up!

  26. Gabriel

    July 18, 2015 at 11:06 am

    My brother, it’s better we tell ourselves the truth. Whatever they preach has nothing to do hate nor love, but just freedom. But if we should talk about hate here, know you that the Igbos in this country as much as I know it are hated most, both from the north as well as the west doesnt us for human beings. Remember what your oba did the other time, and how some time in the past the igbos were asked to leave lagos so that garri will be enough the yoruba and the hausas. But all these are nothing to get worried about, for it tells of how great and intelegent we are you all are afraid of the igbo race. But even when will want to go you people wont even let us-we are important where ever we are…

  27. Chief atu

    October 21, 2015 at 8:28 am

    We need 2 follow the cause diplomatically. Igbo kwenu

  28. mezu

    October 26, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    i doubt if you know your origin

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