Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State yesterday according to media sources, warned traditional rulers to be good ambassadors of the state. Obi told them to avoid making speeches, taking actions and attending occasions that may put their character in question. Implying they should not visit his political opponents or criticise his administration. He said this while declaring open a seminar for traditional rulers in the state at their secretariat near the Government House, Awka.
Private Jet mania may be coming to an end as Jonathan Orders the grounding of Governor Amaechi’s Aircraft
Embattled Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, this evening had his private jet grounded by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The regulatory agency said it took the action because the operating licence of the aircraft had expired. The foolish craze of acquiring private jets and other ostentatious trappings of life which is the hallmark of primitive African politicians, the so-called Pastors and Men of God as they like to be called took a twist recently when the jet belonging to Chibuike Amaechi was grounded. For the Governor of Rivers State this folly came to an end when NCAA Acting Director General, Joyce Nkemakolam, announced the grounding of his personal aircraft at a press conference in Lagos. Her speech was entitled the “Status of the controversial aircraft operated by governor Amaechi”.
Following the success of the special transmission by Radio Biafra London on Biafran and Nigerian soil recently, a radio station based in Lagos state (Nigerian Info 99.3fm) ran a 2 hours phone-in programme on their mid-day programme called HARD FACTS with MATSE on 24-04-2013 asking listeners if the push for BIAFRA ACTUALISATION was still necessary and what they think of RBL transmission from both Biafran and Nigerian soil at this ”TRYING PERIOD” for Nigeria.
The Catholic Church in Benue says 70 of its Churches have been destroyed in the crises that rocked Benue in the past few months. Rev. Felix Apine, Coordinator, Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), an outreach arm of the Church, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi that the destroyed Churches were outreach arms of the Diocese.
More death comes to Igboland as dozens are killed and many more injured in multiple accident in Anambra
More misery were visited upon the people of Anambra on a day can only be describes as black Friday in Awka, A trailer rammed into three vehicles, killing about 28 persons instantly and injuring many others. Eye witnesses said the brake of the trailer carrying diesel with registration number: Abia AE729-UMA from Enugu end of the expressway along Enugu/Onitsha road failed and the driver lost control of the vehicle.
Owing to popular demand and the need for the worldwide listener base of Radio Biafra to be kept up to date with the increasingly deteriorating situation of life in Nigeria, Radio Biafra has taken the bold step forward and now will be coming daily at 7pm London time.
How One Kogi Senator Silenced 6 Anambra & Enugu Senators as Kogi claims Anambra disputed oil well during Senate session
Senators from the South-East states of Anambra and Enugu Tuesday played dumb while their colleagues from North-Central Kogi State sought to convince the Nigerian Senate that the disputed oil well that has sparked communal wars and heightened tension in the three states actually belongs to Kogi. Senator Smart Adeyemi was at his best as he addressed the Senate in session on the issue, declaring confidently: “The senators from Enugu and Anambra states are seated here and they know that the oil well belongs solely to Kogi State because it is within the territorial boundary of Kogi State.
I am reporting this news from Thailand. My name is John Ifeanacho. I want to tell Radio Biafra listeners that our brother’s have died too much
New York Times – Nearly four years into Nigeria’s bloody struggle with Islamists in its impoverished north, a new threat has emerged with deadly implications, this time for Westerners as well as Nigerians: local militants who openly claim to be inspired and trained by Al Qaeda and its affiliate in the region. Having split off from Boko Haram — the dominant Nigerian extremist group responsible for weekly shootings and bombings — this new group, Ansaru, says it eschews the killing of fellow Nigerians. “Too reckless,” said a young member of Ansaru. His group evidently prefers a more calculated approach: kidnapping and killing foreigners. Just days before, his group had methodically killed seven foreign construction workers deep in Nigeria’s semidesert north. The seven had been helping to build a road; their bodies were shown in a grainy video, lying on the ground.
By SAM ANOKAM In the last two weeks, Radio Biafra, London, started broadcasting in Nigeria as a mobile station, on FM frequency 89.2. It’s being received in Enugu, Onitsha, Port Harcourt, Nnewi and Owerri. According to the director, Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, who visited Nigeria from his London, United Kingdom base, the broadcast in Nigeria, on FM frequency, other than the initial short wave frequency from London, is aimed at giving Igbo and other Nigerians the opportunity to receive the message from the station without much difficulties.