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Federal High Court To Start Annual Vacation July 23



Federal High Court To Start Annual Vacation July 23

On Tuesday, the Federal High Court of Nigeria announced that it will be embarking on its annual vacation in July 2024, News About Nigeria reports.

The announcement was made in a statement signed by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Justice John Tsoho, which was made available to newsmen by the Federal High Court, Assistant Director Information and ICT, Catherine Christopher.

The statement released by the Federal High Court contained the 2024 Annual Vacation and Roster for Vacation Judges of the trial courts in the country.

According to the statement, this year’s annual vacation for the judges is slated to commence on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, and will end on Friday, September 13, 2024.

Justice Tsoho explained that the vacation is in line with the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (d) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019.

He also stated that the vacation is necessary for the “judges to enjoy their well-deserved rest and to prepare for the tasks and activities of the new legal year.”

The statement also added that, due to the vacation, the litigating public can only approach functional courts amongst the three premier divisions, Abuja, Lagos, and Port-Harcourt, located nearest to them, if the matter is of extreme urgency.

The statement reads, “For the duration of the vacation, Justice Emeka Nwite and Justice Peter O. Lifu will be handling cases with urgency at the FHC, Abuja. Justice Akintayo Aluko and Justice Isaac Dipeol will be available to handle cases in Lagos, while Justice A. T. Mohammed and Justice P. M. Ayua, will be on the ground to handle litigation matters in Port Harcourt.”

The Chief Judge further noted that court sittings will resume on Monday, September 16, 2024.