Functions Of High Court In Nigeria

High Court In Nigeria performs the following functions


The Federal Court consists of the Chief Justice, the President of the Court of Appeal, the two Chief Judges of the two High Courts and four (4) but not exceeding eleven (11) other judges.

Every proceeding in the Federal Court shall be in accordance to Section 74 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964 [Act 91], be heard and disposed off by three (3) judges or such greater uneven number of judges as the Chief Justice may in any particular case determine.

In the absence of the Chief Justice the most senior member of the Court shall preside.

Article 122(2) of the Federal Constitution provides that the Chief Justice, if he considers that the interests of justice so require, may nominate a judge of the Court of Appeal other than the President of the Court of Appeal to sit as a judge in the Federal Court.

The Court shall sit on such dates and at such places as the Chief Justice may from time to time appoint.

The Federal Court shares its location with the Court of Appeal in the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya, which is also the normal sittings of the Federal Court.

However, the Federal Court also sits regularly in major towns across Malaysia namely, Penang, Ipoh, Alor Setar, Kuantan, Kota Bahru, Malacca, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu to provide convenient and timely justice.

The Federal Court was established under Article 121(2) of the Federal Constitution which also confers the Federal Court with the following jurisdiction:
to determine appeals from decisions of the Court of Appeal, of the High Court or a judge thereof;

such original or consultative jurisdiction as is specified in Articles 128 and 130; and

such other jurisdiction as may be conferred by or under federal law.

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