Judges of the Federal High Court are to begin their annual vacation on July 26, 2021. The judges’ vacation will last till September 17, 2021.
This was made known through a vacation notice issued by the Chief Information Officer of the Federal High Court, Catherine Christopher, in Abuja, on Monday.
The notice reads in part, “Under 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 the 26th day of July 2021 to Friday the 17th September 2021.
“The Court resumes sitting on Monday the 20th of September, 2021.”
The purpose of the vacation according to the statement is to allow judges to rest and prepare for the new legal year.
The statement stated that only the core divisions of Abuja, Lagos, and Port Harcourt will remain functional throughout the vacation.
The vacation judges who are to sit during the period are Justice A. R. Mohammed and Justice O.E. Egwuatu for Abuja Division; Justice I. N. Oweibo and Justice Tijjani Ringim for Lagos Division; and Justice S. D. Pam and Justice A. T. Mohammed for Port Harcourt Division.
During the vacation, “only cases of extreme urgencies, such as the arrest of Ship(s) and Fundamental Rights Enforcement are to be entertained.”