Federal High Court Announces Annual Vacation Date

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The Federal High Court of Nigeria (FHC) will begin its annual vacation in 2023 on July 24 in accordance with Order 46, Rule 4 of the 2019 Civil Procedure Rules of the Court.

Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, the court’s chief judge, made this announcement in a statement released on Friday by Mrs. Catherine Christopher, the court’s Assistant Director of Information.

The statement stated that the vacation would start on July 24, 2023, and end on September 15, 2023, with court sessions starting up again on September 18.

Justice John Terhemba Tsoho enjoined Judges to enjoy their well-deserved rest and to prepare for the challenges of the new legal year.

The Statement reads; “By virtue of the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (d) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Honorable Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, announces it’s 2023 Annual Vacation and Roster for Vacation Judges.

“The vacation will commence from Monday, the 24th day of July 2023 to Friday, the 15th day of September 2023.

“The court shall resume sitting on Monday, the 18th day of September 2023.

“This is for Hon. judges to enjoy their well-deserved rest and to prepare for the challenges of the new legal year.

“Consequently, the litigating public will be at liberty to approach only the under-listed functional courts located nearest to them – Abuja, Lagos, and Port-Harcourt.

“The vacation judges are: Hon. Justice A. R. Mohammed and Hon. Justice O.A. Egwuatu (Abuja); Hon. Justice I. N. Oweibo and Hon. Justice A. Aluko

(Lagos); Hon. Justice A. T. Mohammed and Hon. Justice S.I. Mark

“It is essential to stress that during the vacation, only cases of EXTREME URGENCY, such as Arrest of the ship(s) and Fundamental Rights Enforcement are to be entertained,” the statement partly read.