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Keffi is in Nasarawa state in North Central Nigeria.


Keffi is the capital of Nasarawa state. Keffi is 50 km from Abuja. Nasarawa State university is located in Keffi sitting along Keffi-Akwanga express way. It has an area of 138 km² and a population of about 93,000 in 2006.


Keffi was founded about 1800 by Abdu Zanga (Abdullahi), a Fulani warrior from the north who made it the seat of a vassal emirate subject to the emir of Zaria (a town 153 miles [246 km] north). Although, these movement cannot be so traced with lucid certainty. But at about the rising of 19th century, during the era of the Fulani invasion, it was recorded that the northern axis of ten province was raided by the Fulani and Habe (now in present day Abuja). Hence; their settlement and dominance in the province.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (69 km away). The smaller Gowon Airport in Jos (140 km away) and Makurdi Airport (151 km away) might also be useful.

By road[edit]

  • Bus (price ranges depending on the distance)
  • Taxi (price ranges depending on the distance)

Get around[edit]

Map of Keffi

Travellers easily move around the town using

  • Motor bikes
  • Tricycles
  • Taxi

See and do[edit]

  • Amalfi Coast (Picturesque coastline with steep cliffs)
  • Abuja National Mosque (Modern landmark mosque built in 1984 )
  • Eagle Square
  • Shehu Musa Yar'adua Centre
  • National Children's Park And Zoo Abuja
  • New Keffi Hotel
  • 1 Keffi Emir Palace, Abdul Zanga Rd (next to Keffi prison yard), +234 907 430 9563. A palace which also houses a mosque and cultural centre.
  • Nasarawa State University
  • Central Park
  • Kutin Hotel Annex
  • Atlantic Guest Inn Keffi
  • Halibiz Shopping Mall Keffi


  • Halibiz Shopping Mall Keffi
  • Novare Apo Mall
  • City Centre
  • Shoprite Novare Apo 2 Mall
  • Sahad Stores Ltd Head Office
  • Aguiyi Ironsi Cantonment Shopping Mall


  • BluCabana Restaurant & Cafe
  • The Vue
  • Domino's Pizza Garki
  • Wakkis Food
  • Vanilla Restaurant & Lounge
  • Sinoni Chinese Restaurant
  • Chicken Republic
  • Tantalizers
  • Keffi Garden


Travellers can purchase drinks at any retail shops or restaurants


  • Sawalino Hotel and Suites Keffi.
  • Minki Suites LTD
  • Kutin Hotel Annex
  • New Keffi Hotel
  • Family and Friends Hotel
  • Atlantic Guest Inn Keffi
  • Gwaza Hotel


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