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Koton Karfe is in North Central Nigeria.

UnderstandEdit

Koton Karfe is a town and the administrative headquarters of Ukwo-Koton Karfe Local Government in Kogi State, Nigeria. Koton Karfe is predominantly inhabited by the Egbura Kotos with the presence of other tribes - Ebiras, Yorubas, Igbos, Bassas, Nupes, etc, in the community. The community's traditional government is overseen by the Ohimegye and is assisted in governance by his chiefs, prominent men from all over the kingdom.

At Konto Karfe, Igwu kingdom is one of the oldest kingdoms in North Central Nigeria, spanning over 400 years.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

  • 1 Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport (ABV IATA). International flights to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport are offered by several airlines, notably, Lufthansa, KLM, and British Airways. If arriving from the US, Delta Air Lines has a direct flight from New York JFK. Many visitors fly through connecting flights from Lagos.    

By busEdit

You can travel to Kogi State by bus from major cities like Abuja, Lagos, Benin, Kano and Port Harcourt. Transportation company(s) such as ABC Transport (with air-conditioned luxurious bus rides), God is Good Motors (GIGM), Big Joe Motors, Chisco Transport (CTN) and Young Shall Grow, etc, all provide transport services from other parts of the country to Kogi State.

By trainEdit

  • 2 Itakpe Train Station The Nigeria Railway Corporation has completed an inter-city line between Kogi, Abuja and Kaduna, where you can connect with the rest of the Nigerian rail system. Trains arrive and depart from Itakpe The train service offers Economy, First Class and Sleeper services. The schedules and current fares can be found on the Nigeria Railway Corporation website.

At Itakpe, bus or taxi can be hired to take one to Konto Karfe.

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  • Fishing, T. The River Niger flows through the town provides an opportunity for fishing. The inhabitants in the riverine area are mostly fishermen and farmers.

BuyEdit

  • 1 Bonsindy Interpreses, Abuja-Lokoja Rd, 260105, Koton Karifi. A grocery and beverage store.

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The major towns in Kogi State have 2G/3G/4G mobile network coverage. However, at Koton Karfe 4G service may be disrupted the farther away you go from the city centre, and you might occasionally experience network outages for all or some of the mobile phone service providers in those remote areas of the city. Different networks tend to be more stable and reliable in different locations of the city at different times.

if you are planning a visit to this city, you should probably consider having multiple SIM cards, preferably for all the mobile service providers, since you can't tell which will be more stable and reliable at a time in your location during your visit. And if you will risk not having any of them, you might be better off not risking the MTN network, because, from indications, it seems to perform well than the others, though its rates may be high and its offers and services might be stringent, you are less likely to be concerned of erratic voice and data connection compared to others.

Airtel is another service provider which is fairly satisfactory for all you might need to connect to the world, including rates and network stability.

Glo (or Globacom) boasts of a reliable network in coverages in villages and/or towns in the inner city of most states in Nigeria. 9Mobile usually also performs well in internet browsing speed but not without locational

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