CONTRARY to the claims of the federal ministry of information that it has successfully jammed the controversial Radio Station, popularly known as Radio Biafra, the radio station is still in airwaves. According to Premium Times the radio is still being received by listeners in the south-eastern part of the country.
The station remained on the airwaves as of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning long after Shade Yemi-Esan, permanent secretary in the ministry, told journalists on Tuesday, July 14, that the broadcast had been successfully jammed by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC.
Yemi-Esan describing it as illegal in the first place. She spoke at the presidential villa shortly after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of her ministry. “Right now the signals from Radio Biafra have been jammed successfully by the NBC. The commission is also working with security agencies to get those that are behind that radio because it is an illegal radio, it is not licensed by anybody to be on the airwaves in Nigeria,” she said.
However, the station also denounced the claim by government, tweeting that its terrestrial transmission remained alive as well as its online radio. “How can you Jam satellite and internet radio? Radio Biafra is live in Biafra land: NBC woe to you and your lies: NBC lied to their master and gullib…,” the radio tweeted.
Radio Biafra, received in the south-east of the country, is a new network that has become controversial for propagating the ideology of the former secessionist Republic of Biafra. Operators of the station are also accused of instigating hate and violence.
— Jul 15, 2015 @ 18:45 GMT