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Anyigba is a town in the Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State. It is the home of Kogi State University.



Anyigba is primarily populated by the Igala tribe. Igala is the main language spoken here, although you will also hear Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Egbira and others. Islam is the predominant religion of the people of Anyigba, but traditional African religions and Christianity are also practised here.

In 2012, it was home to 190,000 people.

In the colonial era, it was known as "Ayangba" or "Ayamgba".



The wet season lasts from April to October with rainfall peaking in September. The dry season from November to March is characterized by the northeast tradewind, known as the Harmattan.

Get in


By bus You can travel to Anyigba, Kogi State by bus from major cities like Abuja, Benin, Lagos. There are numerous transport services to help get into Anyigba such as ABC Transport, God is Good motors, Big Joe Motors, Young shall grow and other suitable transport companies are available.

Get around

Map of Anyigba

By bus Buses can easily be gotten around Dekina at parks or the ones plying the road at that time.

By tricycle Tricycle can be seen all around the roads most times.




  • The annual Ote-ibegwu festival is a feast to celebrate the dead ancestors (ancestral spirit).




  • 1 Willies Food. 8AM-10:30PM. Restaurant (dine-in, takeaway and delivery services).
  • 2 Calton tasty food. Restaurant (dine-in, takeaway and delivery services).
  • 3 The Diner. Restaurant (dine-in, takeaway and delivery services).
  • 4 Majio Restaurant, Km 1 Anyigba, Ankpa Road, +2347055239992. Restaurant (dine-in, takeaway and delivery services).
  • 5 Chubi's Kitchen, opposite Dangana boys hostel, +2348069433081. Restaurant (dine-in, takeaway and delivery services).
  • 6 MAF-J Restaurant, +2348069433081. Restaurant (dine-in, takeaway and delivery services).
  • 7 Choppies and Crispy Foods, Beside Revenue office, Ankpa Road, opposite KSU stadium,, +2348069969339. Restaurant (dine-in, takeaway and delivery services).




  • 1 Sparta Hotels and Suites, Opposite Kogi State University. Hotel.
  • 2 Beloved Luxury Hotel, Apata Okenne Old Egume Road. Hotel.
  • 3 M&G Guest House, Along Anyigba-Lokoja Express Way, +2348036484036. Hotel.
  • 4 Ome Motel, Ankpan Express Road, Egume. Motel: a roadside hotel designed primarily for motorists, typically having the rooms arranged in low blocks with parking directly outside.
  • 5 De-King Hotel, Abuja Area. Hotel.
  • 6 Harbour Bay Guest Inn, Apata-Okene, Along Old Egume Road. Restaurant.



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