Federal High Court Announces Easter Break

The Federal High Court has announced the commencement of its Easter vacation.

The court’s Chief Information Officer, Catherine Christopher, said in a statement on Tuesday that the vacation would begin from 22nd March till 8th April 2024.

According to the statement, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, John Tsoho, declared the vacation based on “the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (b) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedures) Rules, 2019 (as amended).”

Court activities will resume on Tuesday, 9th April 2024 in all Judicial Divisions. the statement said.

During the vacation period, the Abuja, Lagos and Port-Harcourt Judicial Divisions shall remain open to the public only for cases of extreme urgency.

It is essential to stress that, during the vacation, only matters relating to the enforcement of Fundamental Rights; Arrest or Release of Vessels and matters that concern dire National Interest are to be entertained by Vacation Judges.

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 Hon. Judges will serve as Vacation Judges:

ABUJA JUDICIAL DIVISION
1. Hon. Justice I.E. Ekwo

2. Hon. Justice D.U. Okorowo

LAGOS JUDICIAL DIVISION
1. Hon. Justice A.O. Awogboro

2. Hon. Justice Ibrahim I. Kala

PORT-HARCOURT JUDICIAL DIVISION
1. Hon. Justice A.T. Mohammed
2. Hon. Justice S.I. Mark

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.