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Federal High Court begins Easter vacation March 31

The Federal Supreme Court will begin its Easter holiday 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 run until April 17.

“This is pursuant to the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (b) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2019 (as amended).

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

According to the CJ, throughout the holiday time, the judicial divisions in Abuja, Lagos, and Port Harcourt would be available to the public only in circumstances of exceptional urgency.

Tsoho stated that the Abuja court division will 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 cater for cases from all the South Western states, while the Port-Harcourt judicial division will be responsible for cases from all states within the South-South and South Eastern geo-political zones,” he said.

The CJ said while Justices T.G. Ringim and A.O. Awogboro would serve as vacation judges at Lagos division, Justices A.T. Mohammed and S.I. Mark would preside at Port-Harcourt division during the holiday period.

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

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