Federal High Court Judges To Embark On Annual Vacation

By Damilare Adeleye

Federal High Court of Nigeria has announced its annual judges’ vacation period for 2024. In a statement released on Tuesday, Chief Justice John Tsoho informed the public that the courts will be closed from Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024, to Friday, September 13th, 2024.

Regular court operations will resume on Monday, September 16th, 2024.

The vacation period, as stipulated by Order 46, Rule 4 (d) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019, allows judges a well-deserved break to recharge and prepare for the upcoming legal year.

However, the statement assures the public that the court system will remain partially operational to address urgent matters.

The statement added that litigants with pressing cases can approach designated functional courts in the three main divisions: Abuja, Lagos, and Port Harcourt.

The release stated that Justice Emeka Nwite and Justice Peter O. Lifu will be handling cases at the FHC, Abuja.

In addition, Justice Akintayo Aluko and Justice Isaac Dipeol will be available to handle cases in Lagos while Justice A. T. Mohammed and Justice P. M. Ayua, will be on the ground to handle litigation matters in Port Harcourt.

Justice Tsoho encouraged the public to approach these designated judges only for matters of extreme urgency during the vacation period.