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

  • Ikpayonge Market Day Mon, 23rd September 2019 at 12:00 am – 4:20 pm Makurdi-Aliade Road, Gwer-East LGA, Benue State, Nigeria Ikpayonge Market is located along the Makurdi-Enugu Road, before Aliade in Gwer-East LGA. The market holds every four days
  • Abian Market Day Mon, 23rd September 2019 at 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Gwer-West LGA, Benue State, Nigeria
  • Ayilamo Market Day Mon, 23rd September 2019 at 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Benue State, Nigeria

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