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LGA and town
Idah is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°05′N 6°45′E / 7.083°N 6.750°E / 7.083; 6.750Coordinates: 7°05′N 6°45′E / 7.083°N 6.750°E / 7.083; 6.750
Country Nigeria
StateKogi State
 • Total36 km2 (14 sq mi)
 (2006 census)
 • Total79,815
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
Postal code
3-digit postal code prefix
ISO 3166 codeNG.KO.ID

Idah is a town in Kogi State, Nigeria, on the eastern bank of the Niger River in the middle belt region of Nigeria. It is the headquarter of the Igala Kingdom, and also a Local Government Area with an area of 36 km². Idah had a population of 79,815 at the 2006 census.[2]


The town is the traditional capital of the Igala Kingdom,[3][4] whose traditional ruler, the Attah Igala, is currently HRH Ameh Idakwo Oboni.[5][6] Idah is an important fishing port and Market trading town in Nigeria. The town as a port of trade was frequented by local and foreign traders who traded agricultural produces and minerals mostly. Trades where conducted by trade and batter and Bronze rings and Cowries was the predominant currency for trade.


Idah, an old river port, lies on the eastern bank of the river Niger at 7°05′00″N 6°45′00″E / 7.08333°N 6.75000°E / 7.08333; 6.75000.


The town is a major food supplier of Kogi State. It has commercial routes on the river Niger linking Lokoja, the Kogi state capital; to the north of the country and Onitsha in Anambra state) to the south, Agenebode Edo State across the Niger to the west. Its population is primarily Igala.


Idah hosts a federal polytechnic. It hosts also the college of science, health and Technology.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  2. ^ HASC, population, area and Headquarters Statoids
  3. ^ "The Igala Kingdom Their culture, beliefs, marriage, and history". Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  4. ^ "IGALA ASSOCIATION USA - History of Igala Kingdom". Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  5. ^ "Nigeria: Coronation rites begin for Attah-Igala". P.M. News. 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  6. ^ Published. "I'm first Attah in Igala history with one wife –Ameh Oboni". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  7. ^ Sule, Itodo Daniel; Lokoja (2018-04-22). "Fedpoly Idah gets new Rector". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  8. ^ "Baba is Idah Poly new Rector". Vanguard News. 2018-04-17. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  9. ^ Salihu, Oyibo (2019-06-05). "Kogi health tech secures full accreditation for 4 programmes, after 43-year existence". Blueprint. Retrieved 2020-01-28.