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MAIDEN ELECTRONICS WORKS LTD.
V.
AG FEDERATION

(1974) JELR 46172 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.12/1972 ·  31 Jan 1974 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
(1974) All N.L.R 162 (1974) 1 S.C. 37
CORAM
ATANDA FATAYI-WILLIAMS JSC DAN IBEKWE JSC AYO GABRIEL IRIKEFE JSC

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
defendants
calabar
lagos
ministry of communications
deputy director
items of equipment
learned trial judge
15th august
systems
voice frequency channels
alternative systems
mr. sahni
above letter
calabar-ogoja link
channel radio-telephone links
cost of the items of equipment
delivery time
earlier letter
hf radio communication equipment
local purchase order
statement of claim
supply of goods
15th march
comprehensive technical performance specifications of each equipment
contents of the letter
cost of the installation
department of posts
double diversity receiving terminal
favour of the defendants
following endorsements
further information
government of the south-eastern state
item of the equipment
leading judgment
letter reference sb
maiden electronics works ltd.
major equipment
mr. ghobadia
official of the ministry of communication
payment voucher no.
quality of equipment
representatives of the said ministry
respect of the ogoja-calabar system
satisfactory completion of the contract
selection of the various types of equipment
telecommunications company
vital stipulations of the contract
weeks delivery period


A. FATAYI-WILLIAMS, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The defendants, an electronics and telecommunications Company, by letter dated 29th February, 1968, written as a follow-up to an earlier letter dated 22nd February, 1968, (Ex. 31) submitted to the Deputy Director, Department of Posts and Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Lagos, quotations in respect of multi-channel radio-telephone links which the Ministry proposed to install between Lagos and Calabar and between Ogoja and Calabar, and also in respect of a proposed low-power SSB point-to-point simplex radio telephone over the same paths. The contents of the letter (Ex. 8) read:

"We have the pleasure to refer to our enquiries of last month and submit as per attached QUOTATIONS Schedules our quotations in respect of the proposed multi-channel radio-telephone links between Lagos and Calabar or between Ogoja and Calabar and also in respect of the proposed low-power SSB point-to-point simplex radio-telephone over t…
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