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#SoundOff: Buhari’s Approach To Radio Biafra Is Giving ‘Pirate Station’ Credibility

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by Azuka Onwuka

The Federal Government unwittingly gave free publicity to Radio Biafra these past days.

First, by announcing that it had jammed the signals of the radio station. It could have done so with no announcement.

All through yesterday, radio and TV stations relayed the news about Radio Biafra, and those who never knew about it got interested and sought information about how to listen to it.

The FG’s case was even worsened by the news that the radio was still loud and clear after the announcement from the government.

Secondly, the presidential spokesman denied an allegation by Radio Biafra that President Buhari is anti-Igbo. The presidency gave the radio station (which it called “pirate station”) credibility by responding to the allegation from the station. If a station is illegal, why should the presidency respond to it?

I think the matter could have been better managed.

Azuka Onwuka is a veteran journalist, author, and columnist with The Punch. He is on Facebook.

The opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author.

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