Federal High Court begins Easter vacation March 22 - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Federal High Court begins Easter vacation March 22

The Federal High Court has announced that it would commence its 2024 Easter vacation on March 22.

According to a circular that was signed by the Chief Judge of the Court, Justice John Tsoho, full legal activities will resume in all its Judicial Divisions, on April 8.

Confirming the development on Tuesday, the court, through its Assistant Director of Information, Catherine Oby Christopher, said the scheduled vacation was pursuant to the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (b) of the Federal High Court  (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2019 (as amended).

"During the vacation period, the Abuja, Lagos and Port-Harcourt Judicial Divisions shall remain open to the public only for cases of extreme urgency.

"It is essential to stress that, during the vacation, only matters relating to enforcement of Fundamental Rights; Arrest or Release of Vessels and matters that concerns dire National Interest are to be entertained by Vacation Judges.

"The Abuja Judicial Division will cater for cases from the Federal Capital Territory, North Central, North Western, and North Eastern parts of the Country.

"The Lagos Division will cater for cases from all the South Western States, while the Port-Harcourt Judicial Division will cater for cases from all states within the South-South and South Eastern Geo-political Zones.

"The following Hon. Judges will serve as Vacation Judges: Abuja Judicial Division, Hon. Justice I.E. Ekwo, Hon. Justice  D.U. Okorowo.

"Lagos Judicial Division; Hon. Justice  A.O. Awogboro, Hon. Justice  Ibrahim I. Kala.

"Port-Harcourt Judicial Division; Hon. Justice  A.T. Mohammed, Hon. Justice  S.I. Mark 

"The Vacation Judges and Heads of Divisions are as usual advised to promptly refer to the Hon. Chief Judge all matters which they believe may require His Lordship’s urgent attention and directives.

"The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Honorable Justice John T. Tsoho, wishes his fellow lordships a wonderful vacation in advance," the court stated.

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