UKPABIO & ANOR.
V.
NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO CENSORS BOARD

(2008) JELR 45826 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/A/103/06 ·  9 Jan 2008 ·  Nigeria
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Ukpabio v. N.F.V.C.B. (2008) 9 NWLR (Pt. 1092) 219
CORAM
MARY U. PETER-ODILI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria OYEBISI FOLAYEMI OMOLEYE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ABDU ABOKI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
respondent
counsel
learned trial judge
plaintiff
mr. keyamo
video censors board act
lower court
notice of appeal
record of proceedings
censorship of the appellants
video films
appeal committee
leading judgment
provisions of the national film
1st appellant
allied matters act
censorship of the said films rests
comment of the learned trial judge
constitution of the federal republic of nigeria
course of his finding
court of appeal
distribution of home video
festus keyamo of festus
final determination of this matter
general principle of law
general rule
grounds of appeal issues
inherent powers
issues viz
judgment of the court
judgment of the trial court
legal entity
lower court coram
mandatory order
mary u. peter-odili j.c.a.
members of the public
neglect of the defendant
propriety of the appellant
refusal of the defendant
right steps
said act
said corrections
trial of the action
video censors board decree
video censors board degree

PETER-ODILI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By a writ of summons filed on the 11th day of November, 2002, the plaintiff claimed the following reliefs at the lower court:-

1. A Declaration that the refusal of the defendant to approve the plaintiff's films titled "Rapture" Part 1 and 2, for release and distribution is unconstitutional, illegal, null and void as it violates section 39 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the procedures outlines in the National Films Video Censors Board Degree (Act) Non. 85 of 1993.

2. A Declaration that the inaction/refusal or neglect of the defendant in respect of setting up an appeal committee within 60 days to decide the appeal lodged by the plaintiff against its decision not to approve the plaintiffs' films titles "Rapture" part 1 and 2, for release and distribution is unconstitutional, illegal, null and void and that the defendant by this, is deemed to have accepted the appeal lodged by the plaintiffs.

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