Federal High Court begins Easter vacation March 31

The Federal High Court will begin its Easter vacation on March 31.

The Chief Judge, Justice Tsoho, announced the vacation in a statement signed by the FHC's Assistant Director of Information, Dr Catherine Oby-Christopher, and stated that it would last until April 17.

"This is in accordance with Order 46, Rule 4 (b) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2019." (as amended).

"The court would resume sitting in all judicial divisions on Tuesday, April 18, 2023," he said.

According to the CJ, during the vacation period, the judicial divisions in Abuja, Lagos, and Port Harcourt will be open to the public only in cases of extreme urgency.

Tsoho stated that the Abuja judicial division would handle cases from the Federal Capital Territory, the North Central, the North Western, and the North Eastern regions of the country, with Justices Ahmed Mohammed and Donatus Okorowo presiding.

"The Lagos division will handle cases from all South Western states, while the Port Harcourt judicial division will handle cases from all South-South and South Eastern geopolitical zones," he explained.

While Justices T.G. Ringim and A.O. Awogboro will serve as vacation judges at the Lagos division, Justices A.T. Mohammed and S.I. Mark will preside at the Port-Harcourt division during the holiday period, according to the CJ.

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

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