• Federal High Court appoints vacation judges for Easter

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    The Federal High Court on Monday released its 2023 Easter vacation and roster for vacation Judges.

    A circular signed by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Justice John Tsoho, said the court shall commence its Easter vacation from Friday, March 31, 2023, to Monday, April 17 2023.

    “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 resumes sitting on Tuesday, April 18 2023 in all Judicial Divisions.

    “During the vacation period, the Abuja, Lagos and Port-Harcourt Judicial Divisions shall remain open to the public only for cases of extreme urgency”, the circular sent to journalists by the Assistant Director of Information,

    Federal High Court of Nigeria, Dr Catherine Oby Christopher, said.

    The Abuja Judicial Division will cater for cases from the Federal Capital Territory, North Central, North Western and North Eastern parts of the country.

    The Lagos Division will cater for cases from all the South Western States, while the Port-Harcourt Judicial Division will cater for cases from all states within the South-South and South-Eastern geo-political zones.

    The following Judges, according to the circular, will serve as vacation Judges.

    While Abuja Division would be handled by Justice A.R. Mohammed and Justice  Donatus Okorowo, Justice  T.G. Ringim.

    Justice  A.O. Awogboro would take charge of the Lagos Division.

    Justice  A.T. Mohammed and Justice  S.I. Mark have been assigned vacation Judges in Port Harcourt Division.

    The vacation Judges and Heads of Divisions are as usual advised to promptly refer to the Hon. Chief Judge for all matters that 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 circular said.

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