Breaking: Federal High Court announces vacation for 2024

The Federal High Court will commence its annual vacation on July 23rd, Blueprint has learnt.

The Chief Judge, Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, made the announcement on Tuesday via a statement.

Judges of the Federal High Court of Nigeria according to Tsoho are to proceed on their 2024 yearly vacation from July 23.

In a statement by the Assistant Director of Information of the Court, Dr Catherine Oby Christopher, on behalf of the Chief Judge explained that the vacation was to allow in judges enjoy their rest and to prepare for the tasks and activities of the new legal year.

“The vacation is pursuant to the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (d) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019.

“It will commence from 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,” it reads partly.

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

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

The Lagos division is to have Justices Akintayo Aluko and Isaac D. Dipeolu while Port- Harcourt division would have Justices A. T. Mohammed and P. M. Ayua as vacation Judges.