By Sandra Umeh
The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, has said that the court will begin its 2022 annual vacation on July 25.
This is contained in a circular made available to newsmen in Lagos on Thursday and dated June 29.
It was signed by an Assistant Director of Information of the Federal High Court, Catherine Christopher.
The vacation was approved pursuant to Order 46, Rule 4 (b) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedures) Rules, 2019 (as amended).
Tsoho said that the vacation, to end on Sept 16, would be observed by all the divisions of the court in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
He said that court proceedings would resume on Sept. 19 to usher in the court’s 2022/2023 Legal Year.
According to Tsoho, during the vacation, Federal High Court will sit in only three core divisions of Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt to hear matters of extreme urgency such as arrest of ships and enforcement of fundamental rights.
He said that the cases would be heard by vacation judges.
According to the chief judge, vacation judges for Abuja Judicial Division are Justices A. R. Mohammed, Emeka Nwite and Nkeonye Maha.
Vacation judges for the Lagos Judicial Division are Justices Daniel Osiagor, Nicholas Oweibo, Akintayo Aluko and Tijani Ringim, while those of Port-Harcourt Division are Justices Phoebe Ayua, Adamu Mohammed and Sa’adatu Mark.