Coronation of Tor-Tiv V - Watch Youtube Coverage

Coronation of His Royal Majesty, Orchivirigh Prof. James Ayatse, Tor Tiv V - Saturday, March 4, 2017 - Watch Youtube Coverage














  Personal Details
  1. Born:12th May, 1956
  2. LGA:  Kwande
  3. Spouse:  Mrs. Felicia Ayatse
  4. No. of Children:  four (4)
  5. Alma Mata:
    1. GSS Gboko
    2. University of Ibadan
    3. University of Calabar
    4. University of Surrey, England
  6. Profession:  Teacher, Research and Administrator.  A Professor of Bio-Chemistry
  7. Religion:  Christianity

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His Royal Majesty, Orchivirigh Prof. James Ayatse is a distinguished Nigerian Academic and a former Vice Chancellor of University of Agriculture Makurdi and the Federal University, Dutsema.

Election as Tor Tiv V

His Royal Majesty, Orchivirigh Prof. James Ayatse was elected on Tuesday, 20th December, 2016 by the Kingmakers of his subjects after a meeting the Tiv Supreme Council known as ‘Ijirtamen’ held at the Chambers of the Tiv Traditional Council at Gboko, a town recognized as the Traditional Headquarters of the Tiv Nation who are the fourth (4th) largest ethnic group in Nigeria.

His coronation as the Tor Tiv V makes him the successor of His Royal Highness Orchivirigh, Late Dr. Alfred Akawe Torkula, Tor Tiv IV who ruled between 1991 and 2015 until his demise on 22nd November, 2015.

In contrast with his predecessor who took Oath of Office for the Tor Tiv throne swearing by the ancestral Swem, His Royal Majesty, Prof. James Ayatse would swear by the Christian Bible