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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.
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 Michael Olobayo (Obaro Ero Il). His palace is located at Odo-awofin. Other notable settlements in Kabba include Aiyeteju, Odi-olowo, kajola, Odo-ero, Odolu, fehinti, Surulere, other settlements refer to as Ikowaopa includes iyah, Otu, Egbeda, Gbeleko, Okedayo, kakun, Ohakiti, Obele, Ogbagba, Ayonghon, Ayedun,Ayetoro Egunbe of obangogo, Iduge, Adesua, Asanta, Korede,okekoko, Katu, Apanga and others.
Secondary Schools in Kabba are: Government Science School Okedayo, Federal Government Girls College, Saint Augustine's College, Saint Barnabas Secondary School, Saint Monica's College, Sacred Heart College Iyah -Kabba, Bishop McCalla Secondary School, Local Government comprehensive high school, Christ Secondary School, Oloruntobi Group of schools, Green Valley Grammer School, Local Government Secondary School Kakun, Aunty Fola Excel School, Wise Virgin Secondary School, Local Government school Otu-Egunbe, Kogi State College Of Education Technical Okedayo, and College of Agriculture, a division of Agricultural Colleges Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. Also in Kabba is the ancient Sacred Heart Catholic church which has produced numerous priests 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.