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New Clandestine Radio Biafra updated Dec 15
« on: August 27, 2015, 2223 UTC »


apparently wacked & off the air.

Nigeria Takes Over Radio Biafra Shortwave Broadcast

http://nigeriamasterweb.com/Masterweb/breakingnews-31115-nigeria-takes-over-radio-biafra-shortwave-broadcast

Nigeria National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) last Saturday took over Radio Biafra shortwave frequency and was running counter programme with announcements that the station was closing down forever. Radio Biafra which operated on 15560 kHz in the shortwave 19 meter band from 7-9pm Nigerian time was totally knocked-off that frequency on Saturday. Hausa/limited English music and war songs dominated the broadcast with intermittent announcements by an 'Igbo' woman who identifed herself as Nkemdilim Chukwuemeka. The announcements by Chukwuemeka spread out in the two hour broadcast, were delivered in English and "not perfectly spoken" Igbo in segments of different wordings as follows:  
 
At the beginning and intermittently during the broadcast - "Anyi wu nde Igbo cholo ifunanya na oganiru. Anyi acholosi ndi Biafra, anyinine bu ndi Igbo. Anyi cholo udo, anyi acholisi MASSOB, anyinchanine bu nde Nigeria. Biafra anwugo,  Biafra nwuru oge 45 years ubosi garaga.   Anyi bu nde Igbo, anyi choro udo, anyi ga ebite aka. Nkea bu Radio Biafra na ekwu. This is Radio Biafra closing down forever."  The English translation of this is: "We the Igbos want love and progress. We do not want Biafra, we are all Igbos. We want peace, we do not want MASSOB, we are Nigerians. Biafra is dead, Biafra died 45 years ago. We are Igbos, we want peace, we will live long. This is Radio Biafra live. This is Radio Biafra closing down forever."
 
Intermittently during the course of the broadcast - "This is Radio Biafra closing down forever."
 
Intermittently during the broadcast after playing Hausa/limited English war songs - "We are Nigerians, we are pround Nigerians. We want peace and progress. There is no Biafra, all Igbos are for peace. Biafra is dead, we are Nigerians - no more MASSOB. We are Igbos, we are happy Nigerians, Biafra died 45 years ago. Long live Nigeria. This is Radio Biafra - this is Radio Biafra closing down forever. Whoever is talking Biafra does not like nde Igbo. Ndigbo are proud Nigerians. Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria. My name is Nkemdilim Chukwuemeka."  
 
Intermittently during the course of the broadcast - "We are Nigerians, we are pround Nigerians. We want peace and progress."
 
Intermittently during the course of the broadcast - "There is no Biafra, all Igbos are for peace. Biafra is dead, we are Nigerians - no more MASSOB. We are Igbos, we are happy Nigerians. My name is Nkemdilim Chukwuemeka. This is Radio Biafra closing down forever."
 
Intermittently during the course of the broadcast - "We are Nigerians, we are pround Nigerians. We want peace and progress. There is no Biafra, all Igbos are for peace. My name is Nkemdilim Chukwuemeka. This is Radio Biafra closing down forever."
 
Some sources that understand Hausa language that were contacted by Masterweb News Desk said the war songs extoled the brave and heroic antecedents of the Nigerian army in wars they fought, from the second world war to peacekeeping engagements in Africa. The songs according to the sources also called for peaceful coexistence of all tribes in Nigeria and saluted President Buhari and Nigeria armed forces, calling an end to Boko Haram and death to Biafra resurgence.
 
A re-run of Saturday's programme was broadcast Sunday through Tuesday.



ex:
0600-0800 daily 15560iss RADIO BIAFRA – Swahili - To: EaCeAf

1800-2000 daily 15560iss RADIO BIAFRA – French - To: NoWeAf

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> FRANCE(non) Open carrier/dead air plus weak Denge Kurdistan on Nov.4:
 > from 1820 on 15560 ISS 250 kW / 170 deg to WeAf, instead of Radio Biafra
 > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51e5T1UqDuY
 
And tonight no signal could be traced on 15560 kHz anymore.
 
http://www.thebiafratimes.co/2015/11/attention-british-nigeria-lied-again-fg.html
 
"Our current limitation on Shortwave was as a result of the dirty game of the British-Nigerian Government who went to those carrying our shortwave signal to threaten and induced them with a mouth-watering bribe to agree to drop our signal. In place, British-Nigeria implanted their propaganda message to give the impression that they have taken over the operations of Radio Biafra. Of course, this is not the first time they have played out the old game of deceit which they are excellent at orchestrating – impostor per excellence. Therefore, all our esteemed listeners should henceforth desist from tuning into the Shortwave Frequency 15560 kHz in the 19-meter band. The Hausa-Fulani cloned Nkemdidi Chukwuemeka (The female announcer) is not a Biafran and do not have any connection with IPOB or Radio Biafra. [...] Moreover, we pledge to announce to the general listening public our different Shortwave listening post as soon as the logistics and testing of the new frequency is concluded."
 
Sounds as if a revival of Nigerian Forces Radio or maybe even Issoudun/Okeechobee relay bookings for Voice of Nigeria have been promised.
Courtesy of Kai Ludwig
« Last Edit: December 21, 2015, 0006 UTC by fpeconsultant »
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Re: New Clandestine Radio Biafra revised
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 1924 UTC »
strong s9 here now 1922z since 1830z tune in
mostly in english - same om ranting for the last 50min
nice audio, little fading
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Re: New Clandestine Radio Biafra revised
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 1934 UTC »
Strong here also at 1933z on 15560 kHz.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2015, 2107 UTC by jFarley »
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Re: New Clandestine Radio Biafra revised
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 2059 UTC »
Are they broadcasting on 15560 kHz?
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Re: New Clandestine Radio Biafra revised
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2015, 1529 UTC »
Oliver - yes - strong again this past Saturday at 1835z tune in.
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Re: New Clandestine Radio Biafra revised
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2015, 1852 UTC »
Up right now at 1849 UTC 4/15/2015, audio cutting in and out during music, S5-S7 signal.
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Re: New Clandestine Radio Biafra updated Nov 10
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 2348 UTC »
"Keith Perron had a piece on the demise of the recent Radio Biafra SW broadcasts in the latest Media Network Plus show. Said the contract with the SW broker came to an end and wasn't renewed. Didn't identify the broker or transmitter facility (widely assumed to be TDF and Issoudun) but because of the hate-mongering tone of the broadcasts, many SW facilities are now shunning Radio Biafra.

Listen here:"

http://www.radio4all.net/files/kperron@gmail.com/3101-1-Media_Network_Plus_PRG251_November_6_2015_30min_edition.mp3

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Re: New Clandestine Radio Biafra updated Nov 10
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2015, 2303 UTC »
More re their demise:
A)
> Keith Perron had a piece on the demise of the recent Radio Biafra
> SW broadcasts in the latest Media Network Plus show. Said the
> contract with the SW broker came to an end and wasn't renewed.

If it was a contract for two months it did not end after exactly two months.

But first of all this reasoning is no explanation for the counter programming that has apparently been transmit between Oct 31 and Nov 3, not heard by independent monitors but reported by Nigerian news media that does not appear to be related to the Biafra activists. Doing such things is no serious broadcasting work, rather serves to demonstrate that shortwave has almost ceased to be a relevant distribution platform, with the transition to a mere playground being almost completed.

> because of the hate-mongering tone of the broadcasts, many
> SW facilities are now shunning Radio Biafra.

This programming has in 2009 been transmit by what is now Babcock International and in 2012/13 by Media Broadcast. It would be interesting if both providers "now" shun this customer, since the reason could be an objection by the foreign offices. This question must be raised in particular in regard to Babcock.

But I think the claim is kept too vague. The first question would be if serious attempts have been made to found another service provider at all. It does not look as if the shortwave signal is of really high priority for them.

At least no further mentions of shortwave have been posted to the Radio Biafra Facebook profile so far. I see there an appeal for a rally in front of 10 Downing Street, supposed to take place right now. So probably more stories about Nigeria/Biafra will appear in British news media.

Kai Ludwig

B)
 Nnamdi Kanu, Radio Biafra Director Abandoned By British Government

 Masterweb News Desk, concerned about the silence of the British government over the arrest and detention of one of their citizens, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, Director of London based Radio Biafra by Nigeria Department of State Services (DSS) made a phone call to the British High Commission in Abuja. Our call was directed to the Emergency Center of British Foreign Office in London since we had called after office hours. An official named Emmy Hawo who answered the phone told our News Desk she could help us with any question regarding their High Commissions and British citizens abroad.
 
When Masterweb asked Ms. Hawo what the British government had done for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, a British citizen and director of London based Radio Biafra. She asked: "Who is that and can you spell the last word of the radio station?" Our News Desk reporter responded: "The radio station is Radio Biafra and the last word is spelt B-I-A-F-R-A. So you haven't heard the word Biafra before nor the arrest of Radio Biafra operator, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu in Nigeria that has caused massive demonstrations in Nigeria and all over the world?" To this question Hawo replied "No."
 
Our reporter explained to Hawo that Nnamdi Kanu was in mid October this year arrested in Nigeria by the country's secret police (DSS), charged to court where he was granted bail and still remains in DSS custody after meeting all bail conditions. Hawo responded: "The only consulate assistance we can offer to British citizens held abroad is to call the arresting local police to check on their welfare. In Nnamdi Kanu's case, I am quite sure our mission in Nigeria has made calls to check on his well-being. The assistance we can offer him is limited; we cannot demand his release, he is detained under the laws of Nigeria. It is the responsibility of his lawyer to do all that is within the local laws to seek his release."   
 
The only effort made in Britain for the release of Kanu is a letter written to the British government by Harriet Harman, member of British parliament representing Camberwell and Peckham of which so far has not yielded any result. The letter dated October 22, 2015, addressed to Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs titled "Detention of my constituent Mr. Nnamdi Kanu" read as follows:
 
“I understand that Mr Nnamdi Kanu, who I am told is a British citizen and lives at …was arrested on the 17th October 2015 by the Nigerian Department of Security Services (DSS) when arriving in Lagos from the United Kingdom.
 
“I understand Nnamdi is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who are agitating for the independence of Nigeria’s former Eastern Region. I’m told that the pro-Biafra group are non-violent and therefore should be afforded protection under Article 1 of the charter of the United Nations.
 
“I’d be grateful if you could let me know your understanding of what Nnamdi has been arrested for,what he might be charged with, where he has been held and what consular engagement there has been.

I look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely, Harriet Harman”
 
Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, Director of clandestine Radio Biafra and leader of Radio Biafra faction of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was on October 17, 2015 arrested by Nigeria Department of State Services (DSS) in Lagos. He was on October 19 arraigned by the DSS at Abuja Municipal Council Magistrate court where he was granted bail in the sum of N2 million or with surety of N2 million with a civil servant of grade level 16. He has since met the bail conditions but still remains in DSS custody.
 
Billie (Human Rights Initiative)/Council of Elders is the other faction of IPOB. Radio Biafra was part of this IPOB until Kanu broke away to register his own IPOB which is now organizing protests for his release from detention.
 
In July this year, Nigeria National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) announced they blocked Radio Biafra signal because it was operating illegally and broadcasting hate messages. Briefing Journalists after the NBC announcement and meeting between officials of Ministry of Information and President Buhari, Dr. Shade Yemi-Esan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information said: “Right now the signals from radio Biafra have been jammed successfully by 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.”
 
Clandestine Radio Biafra contrary to claim by NBC of jamming it - with the exception of the recent successful takeover of their shortwave frequency, still broadcasts  on satellite TV dubbed Biafra Television, Internet, FM and AM. Radio Biafra 'weapon of mass destruction' has been destroyed with NBC takeover of her shortwave as  Nnamdi Kanu, Radio Biafra Director in a statement posted on their website described their shortwave radio as “Nuclear War Head".





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Re: New Clandestine Radio Biafra updated Dec 14
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2015, 2348 UTC »
Reported to be back as of 2000z today 12/14/15 on 11600khz.
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Re: New Clandestine Radio Biafra updated Dec 15
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2015, 0216 UTC »
Frequency announcement at 2056UT - "? kHz on 21mb SW or alternative 11.6 MHz on 25 mb SW, testing".
Reportedly 23.200 MHz is alternate but 21mB doesn't make sense....
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« Last Edit: December 16, 2015, 0225 UTC by fpeconsultant »
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Re: New Clandestine Radio Biafra updated Dec 15
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2015, 1105 UTC »
http://radiobiafra.co/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=142274:breaking-news-radio-biafra-is-back-on-shortwave-at-25-meter-band-11600-khz&Itemid=484

From the above website:

RADIO BIAFRA IS BACK ON SHORTWAVE AT 25 METER BAND, 11600 KHZ

"Biafra cannot be defeated” many thought it’s a mere word but it is a reality. Recall that Nigerian government spent millions of dollars to stop Radio Biafra from broadcasting but one thing about Biafrans is that, we don’t accept defeat; we love challenges because it makes us stronger.

Today we are back on shortwave after Nigerian government spent millions of dollars tax payers money trying to stop Radio Biafra.  All Biafrans and friends of Biafra can now go to 11600 khz at 25 meter band to cherish the gospel of truth, Broadcasting time is 8pm London time , 9pm Biafra land time. We are unstoppable because Chukwuka Okike Abiama is on our side.

NOTE:  Wole Soyinka to federal government of Nigeria "Biafra Cannot Be Defeated"
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