Nigerian High Court Judges To Embark On Vacation, Resumption Slated for September

Judges of the Federal High Court of Nigeria are scheduled to commence their annual vacation on July 23, 2024, according to the Chief Judge of the Court, Justice John Terhemba Tsoho.

The Chief Judge, who disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja, said that the vacation is pursuant to the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (d) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019.

He said that the vacation will commence on Tuesday, the 23rd day of July 2024, and terminate on Friday, the 13th day of September 2024.

Formal court sittings shall, however, resume on Monday, the 16th day of September 2024.

A statement by the Assistant Director of Information of the Court, Mrs. Catherine Oby Christopher, on behalf of the Chief Judge, explained that the vacation is in order for judges to enjoy their rest and to prepare for the tasks and activities of the new legal year.

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Meanwhile, the three premier divisions of the court in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt will be functional for the litigating public to approach for matters of extreme urgency only.

According to the statement, the Abuja division of the court will be manned by Justices Emeka Nwite and Peter O. Lifu as vacation judges.

The Lagos division will have Justices Akintayo Aluko and Isaac D. Dipeolu, while the Port Harcourt division will have Justices A. T. Mohammed and P. M. Ayua as vacation judges.

The Chief Judge wished his fellow judges a pleasant vacation in advance.

SOURCE: Daily Post

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