FHC Exempts Payment of Default Fees for Filing of Processes for the Period of JUSUN Strike

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Friday, June 11, 2021   /01:33 PM /  By Proshare Research  / Header Image Credit:Fhc-ng.com

 

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, has signed Practice Direction No.2, 2021. These Practice Directions Exempts the Payment of Default Fees for Filing of Processes during the JUSUN strike from April 6 2021 to June 14, 2021


 According to a source, the exemption is expected to apply where a party is expected by the Rules or Court to file some processes and same is not filed within the prescribed time, the Rules prescribe some penalties payable and calculated on a day by day basis. Such penalties are what is expected to be waived.


Details of the Practice Direction are stated below:

 

Federal High Court of Nigeria (Exemption of Payment of Default Fees for Filing of Processes) Practice Directions (NO.2) 2021 for the period of the JUSUN strike from April 6, 2021 to June 14, 2021

 

i. WHEREAS by the reason of the strike action by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (Known as JUSUN strike) which affected Court proceedings and filing of processes in Court for the period from the 6th  day of April, 2021 to the 14"" day of June, 2021.

 

ll. AND WHEREAS it has become essential to make Practice Directions to provide guidelines for the computation of time for the payment of default fees for extension of time for filing of processes in the Federal High Court of Nigeria for that period.

 

Now therefore, I, John Terhemba Tsoho, The Honourable, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria pursuant to the powers conferred on me by Section 254 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and pursuant to the provisions of Order 48 Rule 4 of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2019, hereby issue the following Practice Directions:

 

1. Computation of time for filing of court processes and payment of default fees for extension of time.

Notwithstanding the provisions of Order 48 Rule 4 of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2019 on computation of time for filing of Court processes or doing an act as provided by the Rules and payment of default fees for extension of time thereof, the period covering the JUSUN strike action, being from the 6" day of April, 2021 to the 14" day of June, 2021, is hereby exempted.

 

2. Applicability

These Practice Directions shall, save to the extent or as may be otherwise directed by the Chief Judge, apply to both criminal and civil causes and matters in the Federal High Court.

 

3. Citation

These Practice Directions shall be cited as the Federal High Court (Exemption of Payment of Default Fees for Filing of Processes) Practice Directions (No. 2) 2021.

 

Commencement

These Practice Directions shall come into effect from Tuesday, the 15" day of June, 2021. Dated this 11" day of June, 2021.

 

 

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