Federal High Court Begins Vacation July 23

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Justice John Tsoho, has announced the 2024 Annual Vacation and Roster for Vacation Judges of the trial Courts in the country.

Justice Tsoho, in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, through the Federal High Court, Assistant Director Information and ICT, Catherine Christopher, stated that the annual 2024 vacation is slated to commence Tuesday, July 23, 2024, and billed to come to an end Friday, September 13, 2024.

According to the CJ, this is by the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (d) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019. He added that Court sitting shall resume on Monday, September 16, 2024.

Justice Tsoho explained 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 detailed that consequently, the Litigating public is at liberty to approach functional Courts amongst the three premier divisions; Abuja, Lagos and Port-Harcourt, located nearest to them with Matters of extreme urgency.

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.

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