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BREAKING: Federal High Court Announces Easter Vacation

The Federal High Court has announced its schedule for the 2024 Easter break and appointed vacation judges. Chief Judge of the court, Justice John Tsoho, on Monday, disclosed this in circular in Lagos detailing the arrangements....CONTINUE READING

Tsoho said the Federal High Court nationwide will observe the Easter vacation from March 22 to April 8, 2024, with regular proceedings resuming on April 9.

He disclosed that this vacation period is stipulated by order 46, rule 4 (b) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2019.

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During the vacation, two judges, namely Justice Abimbola Awogboro and Justice Ibrahim Kala, have been designated to preside over cases in Lagos.

“The Lagos division is to hear cases from all the south western states; the Abuja division is to hear cases from the Federal Capital Territory, North-Central, North Western, and North Eastern. Meanwhile, the Port-Harcourt division will hear cases from all states within the South-South and South Eastern geo-political zones.”

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Mr Tsoho said only cases of extreme urgency would be entertained by courts in these listed divisions.

“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 concern dire national Interest, are to be entertained by vacation judges.

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“The vacation Judges and Heads of divisions are, as usual, advised to promptly refer to the Chief Judge all matters which they believe may require his lordship’s urgent attention and directives.

“The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria wishes his fellow lordships a wonderful vacation in advance,” he added.