Tiv Traditional Council

Tor Tiv is paramount ruler of the 14 Tiv speaking Local Government Areas. He is a first class chief, and is advised by a Council of elders known as Jirtamen. Under the Tor Tiv are the second class chiefs called “Ter” whose domain is the Local Government Area.

The Tiv speaking area second class chiefs include:

  1. Ter Buruku
  2. Ter Gboko
  3. Ter Makurdi
  4. Ter Kwande
  5. Ter Kyor
  6. Ter Ushongo
  7. Ter Katsina-Ala
  8. Ter Ukum
  9. Ter Nagi
  10. Ter Gwer, and
  11. Ter Guma

The third class chiefs, called Tyoor, take charge of the districts. The kindred heads called Ortaregh are in charge of kindreds. Last along the line are the Tax Collectors known as Torkpande.

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Tiv Markets & Events

  • Igbor Market Day Sun, 18th August 2019 at 12:00 am – 6:20 pm Makurdi-Aliade Road, Gwer-East LGA, Benue State, Nigeria Igbor Market is located along the Makurdi-Enugu Road, before Aliade in Gwer-East LGA of Benue State. The market holds every four days
  • Abian Market Day Sun, 18th August 2019 at 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Gwer, Benue State
  • Makurdi (Daily) Modern Market Sun, 18th August 2019 at 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria

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