‘AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS’ NOTICE”- MEANING OF THE PHRASE ‘AT LEASTSEVEN DAYS’ NOTICE’  

 

Yinka Bright
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10/09/2019 1:45 pm  
‘AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS’ NOTICE”- MEANING OF THE PHRASE ‘AT LEASTSEVEN DAYS’ NOTICE’
“The law also talks of ‘at least seven days’ before the sale by public auction shall take place. The onus of showing that this required notice was given is clearly on the 1st and 2nd Respondents, who issued the said notice, and not on the Appellant. It must be fully complied with since it is duty imposed by the Law. What then in least is the meaning of ‘at least seven days’ notice’? In law, it denotes a minimum of seven clear days. See Ishola V. Ajiboye (1995) 1 NWLR (PT.352) 50 @ p. 58where the Supreme Court per Bello CJN, had stated inter alia thus:

 

In its ordinary meaning the word “least” inter alia, means “a minimum” and the phrase “at least’1 means “qualifying an Expression of an amount or number, (so much or many) at any rate, if not more.” –  PER B. A. GEORGEWILL, J.C.A, in

MR. G. OLAJIDE ASHCROFT Vs HERITAGE BANKING COMPANY LIMITED & ORS [2018] legalpedia CA/L/774/2007 https://legalpediaonline.com/mr-g-olajide-ashcroft-vs-heritage-banking-company-limited-ors/


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