Federal High Court begins Easter vacation March 22



The Federal High Court (FHC) will, on March 22, begin its Easter vacation.

The Chief Judge of FHC, Justice John Tsoho, in a statement made available on Tuesday by Dr Catherine Oby-Christopher, the Assistant Director of Information of FHC, said the vacation would come to an end on April 8.

Justice Tsoho, in the statement titled: “Notification of 2024 Easter Vacation and Roster for Vacation Judges,” said that the court would resume sitting on April 9 in all its jurisdiction.

“The Federal High Court announces its 2024 Easter Vacation and Roster for Vacation Judges.

“This is pursuant to the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (b) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2019 (as amended).

“The Court resumes sitting on Tuesday, 9th April, 2024 in all Judicial Divisions,” he said.

Tsoho said during the vacation period, the Abuja, Lagos and Port-Harcourt Judicial Divisions would 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 CJ said Justice Inyang Ekwo and Justice Donatus Okorowo would be the vacation judge in the Abuja division; Justice A.O. Awogboro and Juruce Ibrahim Kala for Lagos division while Justice A T. Mohammed and Justice S.I. Mark would be presiding in the Port-Harcourt division.

“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 statement concluded.

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