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ELIZABETH IVASE THE FIRST LADY OF THE NORTH

In the early 50’s, two nagging issues tormented Elizabeth Ivase as Nigeria approached independence: what would be the fate of her minority Tiv ethnic group in the giant Northern Region dominated by the Hausa Fulani? Secondly, as a woman, what would be her place in a society like the north which restricted women to the […]

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Tiv Culture: 6 interesting facts about one of Nigeria’s greatest story tellers

Regarded as one of the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria, the Tiv people are an ethno-linguistic group in West Africa with a population of over seven million throughout Nigeria and Cameroon. The group which constitutes approximately 3.5% of Nigeria’s total population, has its language spoken by about 7 million people in Nigeria with a few […]