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Chief Judge orders reopening of Federal High Court in Benin.

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, has ordered the reopening of the Benin City Judicial Division.

The directive is contained in a statement on Wednesday by Catherine Oby-Christopher, FHC Assistant Director of Information.

It notified members of the public that the division has been relocated to the venue formerly used by the Court of Appeal.

The location is within the High Court complex opposite Benin Correctional Centre on Sapele Road in the Edo capital.

“The two courts that comprise the Benin City Judicial Division of the Federal High Court resumed full sitting on Monday”, Oby-Christopher added.

The FHC, situated on the Benin-Auchi road, had been closed due to the threat of flood.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said 2023 flooding might be worse than in 2022.


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