Federal High Court begins 18-day Easter vacation March 31

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The Federal High Court will commence its yearly Easter vacation on March 31 till April 17, Chief Judge Justice John Tsoho said yesterday.

The CJ also released the roster of judges to handle emergency matters during the vacation.

He explained in a circular seen by The Nation, that the directive “is pursuant to the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (b) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2019 (as amended).”

The circular was made available to reporters by the Assistant Director of Information, Federal High Court of Nigeria, Dr. Catherine Oby Christopher.

It added that the court resumes sitting on April 18, in all Judicial Divisions.

Justice Tsoho said: “During the vacation period, the Abuja, Lagos and Port-Harcourt Judicial Divisions shall remain open to the public only for cases of extreme urgency”.

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 Southsouth and Southeastern geo-political zones.

The following Judges, according to the circular, will serve as vacation Judges.

They are Justice A.R. Mohammed, Justice Donatus Okorowo and Justice T.G. Ringim for the Abuja Division

Justice A.O. Awogboro will take charge of the Lagos Division, while Justice A.T. Mohammed and Justice S.I. Mark are vacation Judges for the Port Harcourt Division.

The vacation Judges and Heads of Divisions are as usual advised to promptly refer to the Hon. Chief Judge for all matters that 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 circular added.

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