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Kabba was the administrative headquarters of the Kabba province of the defunct Northern Region of Nigeria, which includes all of the current Kogi State. Kabba is a trade centre for coffee, cocoa, yams, cassava, maize, sorghum, shea nuts, peanuts (groundnuts), beans, cotton, and woven cloth produced by the Yoruba, Ebira, and other peoples of the surrounding area.
Kabba people speak a dialect called Owe. They all speak Yoruba, as the languages have vowels in common.
Kabba is the headquarters of the Kabba/Bunnu local government area of Kogi state And the current Chairman of Kabba/Bunu Local Government is Hon.E. O. Funsho. Kabba has a tripodal traditional leadership called:Obaro, obadofin and Obajemu, with the Obaro who is also the chairman of the Okun traditional council as head.
The present Obaro is Oba Micheal Olobayo (Obaro Ero Il). His palace is located at Odo-awofin. Other notable settlements in Kabba include Odi-olowo, kajola, Odo-ero, Odolu, fehinti, iyah, Otu, Egbeda, Gbeleko, Okedayo, kakun, Ohakiti, Obele, Ogbagba, Ayonghon, Ayedun,Ayetoro Egunbe of obangogo, Iduge, Adesua, Asanta, Korede, Katu, Apanga and others.
Secondary Schools in Kabba are:
Saint Augustine's College, Saint Barnabas Secondary School, Saint Monica's College, Sacred Heart College Iyah -Kabba, Bishop McCalla Secondary School, Federal Government Girls College, Local Government comprehensive high school, Government science School Okedayo, Christ Secondary School, Oloruntobi Group of schools, Green Valley Grammer School, Local Government Secondary School Kakun, Wise Virgin Secondary School, Local Government school Otu-Egunbe KogiSTATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION TECHNICAL and the College of Agriculture Kabba a Division of Agricultural Colleges Ahmadu Bello university Zaria.
Also in Kabba is the ancient Sacred Heart Catholic church which has produced numerous priest in Nigeria and across the globe.
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Kabba is the most popular province in Kogi state. Kabba is the present headquarters of Kogi Western senatorial district and also the headquarters of Kabba-Bunu-Ijumu Federal Constituency.