Nnamdi Kanu distances self from U.S. launch of Radio Biafra

Nnamdi Kanu [Photo: TODAY.ng]
Nnamdi Kanu [Photo: TODAY.ng]

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has distanced himself and his deputy, Uche Mefor, from a live broadcast of Radio Biafra slated for today in the U.S.

The IPOB leader who spoke through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, in a telephone conversation with PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday said he was aware but did not give permission for the launch.

Radio Biafra was slated to go on air live in the U.S. on Sunday. This was disclosed by Leonard Anemene, a leader of the organisation, in a statement issued on Friday.

Mr. Anemene noted that if not for some challenges, the project would have been out earlier.

He however, failed to disclose the exact location where the station will be operating from.

“Radio Biafra has approval and authorization to set up in America according to the U.S. laws,” Mr. Kanu said on Sunday. “But neither me nor my deputy, Uche Mefor, gave approval for it to go on air today in America.”

Mr. Kanu is currently being tried by the federal government for treason based on his formation of IPOB, establishment of Radio Biafra, and his call for a sovereign Biafran state.


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  • Gary

    Dear Mr. Kanu, the seed you planted has germinated and now bearing fruit in the minds of your young followers.
    Most of them never experienced the civil war and now nurse romantic notions of the Igbo going it alone again to live in a free country.

    Thanks to being turned into a cult hero by Buhari’s draconian response, you have started a process you can no longer control and will have to bear the burden of its outcome, for good or for ill as the body count grows.

    • Emmanuel Clifford Peters

      Mad,Mad, brainwashed Gary,s everywhere,but does that mean a Thing to the struggle to restore God,s kingdom (Biafra) on earth?

    • Emeka Femi Usman

      Best comment so far

      • Daniel

        Have you been reading about the history of Nigeria (and Africa).

        Have you come across a book on the partition of Africa?

        Once you do, you will appreciate why Nigeria remains almost irredeemably backward after 100 years or more of its existence.

        First, you must Shawn sentiments, should you desire true progress. And be humble, if you desire knowledge.

        Nigeria is an agglomeration of ethnic groups whose ideological linens and world views basically conflict.

        That is the core of our development quagmire.

        The African map inherited from the colonial authorities CANNOT form the basis for any true progress in Africa. It must be redrawn.

        You can shout ‘corruption’ as you will, it changes nothing.

        Nations must emerge based on ideological harmony rather than a forceful coexistence of sort.

        Look at Europe : very small countries managing themselves.

        And so I wonder why we lump ourselves together in this manner in Africa with endless conflicts.

        Yet, instead of solving the problems, we continueto blame colonialism, even as we can reverse the mistakes ( because it is man-made), or we get DELUSIONAL that God has a reason why we are together.

        What nonsense !

        Nigeria is still evolving. More nations, like Biafra, Oduduwa, Arewa and others have to emerge from it.

        The colonial mistake is ours to correct.

      • Chym

        Rubbish comment ever

    • Daniel

      Are you trying to insinuate that KANU is retreating on this noble struggle?

      NOPE ! He is not. It is tactical to say that because there is a pending case in court whose outcome most likely favours him.

      That aside,exactly what is wrong with BIAFRA as a country?

      Have you been reading about the history of Nigeria (and Africa).

      Have you come across a book on the partition of Africa?

      Once you do, you will appreciate why Nigeria remains almost irredeemably backward after 100 years or more of its existence.

      First, you must Shawn sentiments, should you desire true progress. And be humble, if you desire knowledge.

      Nigeria is an agglomeration of ethnic groups whose ideological linens and world views basically conflict.

      That is the core of our development quagmire.

      The African map inherited from the colonial authorities CANNOT form the basis for any true progress in Africa. It must be redrawn.

      You can shout ‘corruption’ as you will, it changes nothing.

      Nations must emerge based on ideological harmony rather than a forceful coexistence of sort.

      Look at Europe : very small countries managing themselves.

      And so I wonder why we lump ourselves together in this manner in Africa with endless conflicts.

      Yet, instead of solving the problems, we continueto blame colonialism, even as we can reverse the mistakes ( because it is man-made), or we get DELUSIONAL that God has a reason why we are together.

      What nonsense !

      Nigeria is still evolving. More nations, like Biafra, Oduduwa, Arewa and others have to emerge from it.

      The colonial mistake is ours to correct.

      • Chym

        Thanks bro

    • Arabakpura

      It’s just a legal comment; the government could you use it in court if he gave a tacit support!

    • Chym

      What is your problem boy? Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is on cause Biafra is here

    • Ibu Anyi Danda

      The body count grows, do mean the Northern Zoo? where hunger and malnutrition plus Boko Haram terrorism are decimating your fellow Zoo citizen. Karma is at work. All Hail Biafra.

      • Mufu Ola

        Kanu is learning civility pretty well in detention while rats like u are still kicking the ground!

        • Ibu Anyi Danda

          Feral rat like you, what concerns you zoo citizen with Nnamdi Kanu and Biafra? All Hail Biafra.

  • Domingos

    …and had he (Kanu) given approval Premium Times would certainly not have found the news worthy for publication. It is the sad tragedy of the times – that a news media will become emotionally attached to events as to sway its decision to report or ignore reportage. It is evident in the way terrorism was reported prior to 2015 elections (with graphics and consistency), sometimes even before or virtually during the attacks. But today, a bomb blast by three (not one) suicide bombers is tucked away in one obscure of the website while stories that appear to show that the failed govt of the day are fighting corruption and propped up here and there. It has no other name. It is called Mumudity!

  • abodes_124

    One presumes that if say 1 million south easterners sign up too become members of IPOB and call for a sovereign state of Biafra they will all charged and locked up indefinitely on charges of Treason. I think it is worth trying I see a petition to this effect starting soon.