About Ogidi, Kogi State

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Ogidi is a Yoruba town in Kogi State, Nigeria, known for its formations of igneous rock mountains, a traditional art industry, hospitality, valor and a deep tradition of self reliance. Ogidi is situated on the southwestern tip of the old Northern Region. It is a three and one-half hour drive from Abuja. It has deep historical ties with the northern and western part of Nigeria. The people of this town endured raids from and eventually defeated the Nupe imperialists in late 19th century thus sealing their access to the western part of the country. Administratively, it was under the Northern Region with Kaduna as the capital; then Kwara State with Ilorin as the capital and now Kogi State with Lokoja as the capital. 'It shares boundaries with Kabba, Kabba/Bunnu LGA, (Ayere, Iyara the Headquarter of Ijumu LGA, and Ogale. All in Ijumu LGA)2'.Currently in Ijumu Local Government Area, it occupies the seat of the rotational Olujumu I - the traditional ruler of Ijumu people. The language of the...
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