Federal High Court To Embarks On Annual Vacation, July 24

The Federal High Court in Nigeria will on July 24 proceed on a three-week annual vacation.

The court’s Assistant Director (Information), Dr. Catherine Oby Christopher made this known in a statement released to the newsmen in Abuja.

According to the statement, its divisions in Abuja, Lagos, and Port-Harcourt will be opened for cases of urgent importance and other activities.

Justices Ahmed R. Mohammed and O. A. Egwuatu will oversee the Abuja division during the vacation, while Justices I. N. Oweibo and A. Aluko will sit at the Lagos division, and the Port-Harcourt division will be supervised by Justices A. T. Mohammed and S.I. Mark.

The Statement reads;

“By virtue of the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (d) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Honorable Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, announces it’s 2023 Annual Vacation and Roster for Vacation Judges.

“The vacation will commence from Monday, the 24th day of July 2023 to Friday, the 15th day of September 2023.

“The court shall resume sitting on Monday, the 18th day of September 2023.

“This is for Hon. judges to enjoy their well-deserved rest and to prepare for the challenges of the new legal year.

“Consequently, the litigating public will be at liberty to approach only the under-listed functional courts located nearest to them – Abuja, Lagos, and Port-Harcourt.

“The vacation judges are: Hon. Justice A. R. Mohammed and Hon. Justice O.A. Egwuatu (Abuja); Hon. Justice I. N. Oweibo and Hon. Justice A. Aluko

(Lagos); Hon. Justice A. T. Mohammed and Hon. Justice S.I. Mark

“It is essential to stress that during the vacation, only cases of EXTREME URGENCY, such as Arrest of the ship(s) and Fundamental Rights Enforcement are to be entertained,” the statement partly read.


Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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