The Federal High Court on Monday announced that it will be proceeding on the 2021 annual vacation on Monday July 26.
The vacation period apart from affording judges of the court opportunity to have some rest, also enablle them time to plan and prepare for the next legal year of the court.
The Chief Information Officer of the Federal High Court, Mrs Catherine Christopher, who made this known in a statement to Judiciary Correspondents, added that the court will resume its normal activities on September 20, few days after the end of the vacation.
The statement however noted that the court during the period will be opened at its core divisions for “extremely urgent” cases.
The statement read in part: Pursuant to 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 to Hon. Judges, stakeholders and the general public, that the Federal High Court will proceed on its Annual Vacation for the Year 2021 from Monday July 26, 2021 to Friday September 17, 2021. The Court resumes sitting on Monday the 20th of September, 2021.
“In order for the court to enable Judges to enjoy their well deserved rest and to prepare for the challenges of the New Legal Year, only the core divisions:
Abuja, Lagos and Port- Harcourt
will remain functional throughout the vacation.
“It is essential to stress that during the vacation, only cases of extreme urgency such as Arrest of ship(s) and Fundamental Rights Enforcement are to be entertained”.
Among those listed as judges to hear such cases are; Justice A. R. Mohammed and Justice O.E. Egwuatu in Abuja Division; Justice I. N. Oweibo and Justice Tijjani Ringim, while Port Harcourt Division has, Justice S. D. Pam and Justice A. T. Mohammed.
Meanwhile, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Honorable Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, wishes his fellow lordships a wonderful vacation in advance.