According to a circular signed by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, the event will officially commence from Tuesday, December 14, to Thursday, December 16, 2021.
In the programme of events, the new Legal Year thanksgiving service and court session would be held on Tuesday, 14th December, 2021, to officially mark the commencement of activities in the courts as indicated in the circular.
The opening ceremony for the Judges’ Conference will hold on Wednesday, 15th December, 2021 while the End of the Year Get-Together and Merit award ceremony holds on Thursday 16th December, 2021 by 2:00 pm.
The Chief Judge stated in the circular that there shall be a special valedictory court session on Monday, 13th December, 2021 in honour of the former Chief Judge of the court, Late Hon. Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati.
Pursuant to the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (C) of the Federal High Court (civil Procedures) Rules, 2019, the Federal High Court will proceed on its Christmas vacation from Monday 20th December, 2021 to Friday, 7th January, 2022.
The Court resumes sitting on Monday, 10th January, 2022.
The Litigating public will be at liberty to approach ONLY the under listed functional courts located nearest to them;
c) Port -Harcourt
It is important to state that during the vacation, only matters relating to enforcement of fundamental Rights; Arrest or Release of Vessels and matters that concern dire National interest are to be entertained.
The Vacation Judges are:
1. Hon. Justice A.R. Mohammed
2. Hon. Justice Z.B. Abubakar
1. Hon. Justice Daniel E. Osiagor
2. Hon. Justice A.O. Awogboro
1. Hon. Justice A.T. Mohammed
2. Hon. Justice S.I. Mark
The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice John T. Tsoho, wishes his fellow lordships a wonderful vacation in advance.
This press release also serves as an official invitation to all stakeholders and the general public to the above-mentioned ceremonies.
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