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Tiv

 

(also Munshi), a people inhabiting a sizable area along both banks of the Benue River in central Nigeria. The Tiv number approximately 2 million (1975, estimate), with 95 percent living in the states of Benue and Plateau. Their language belongs to the Eastern Bantoid group. In addition to traditional religious beliefs such as ancestor worship and various nature cults, the Tiv practice Islam and Christianity. Their primary occupation is agriculture, the chief crops being yams, millet, sorghum, sweet potatoes, cotton, rice, and soybeans. There is growing seasonal migration, and an increasing number of Tiv are working for wages.

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We, therefore, call on President Buhari to respect his oath of office and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, both in content and spirit and sincerely intervene now and halt the killing of the Tiv people of Nigeria by his kinsmen.
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Ier is a special and an important fertility ritual performance found amongst the Masev sub-genealogy of the Tiv nation.
Finally, the online material includes information about the two primary editors, Harold Bergsma and Martin Luter Akiga, and the team of Tiv translators.
For all study participants, information about receipt of TIV and polyvalent pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPV23) vaccine during or before the 2009-10 influenza season was obtained from the Manitoba Immunization Monitoring System, the population-based provincewide registry that has recorded virtually all vaccinations administered to Manitobans since 1988.
It is not possible, within our limited space, to touch on every aspect of Tiv life.
Within the indicated groups specified for each vaccine in the package inserts, no preference is indicated for LAIV versus TIV (1).
Further, Tiv Ta'am cannot repay shareholder loans or disburse dividends, unless given advance consent from the banks.
Although the researchers did find that vaccination of adults with seasonal TIV did generally result in a small increase of antibodies against the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus, "whether such levels of cross-reactive antibody provide any protection against infection with novel influenza A (H1N1) virus is unknown.
When they're relatively certain where the twister will touch down, the TIV comes to a halt.
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