municipality in Kogi, Nigeria

Okene is in central Nigeria. It is claimed to be one of the most beautiful places in the whole of West Africa, with a notable beautiful palace, referred to as "Azad's palace", which belongs to the king of Ebira Land, His Royal Majesty Alhaji Dr. Abdul Rahman Ado Ibrahim, the current Ohinoyi of Ebira land.


Okene is a town in Kogi state, south-central region of Nigeria.


Okene as a Local Government Area was created in 1976 from the division of Ebira also know as Igbira during the Administration of General Olusegun Obasanjo. The Ebira Tao people of Central Senatorial District of Kogi State are the same people of Okene LGA.

Get inEdit

UBA Junction Okene

Kogi shares a border with 10 other states. Travellers are provided with several options whether to travel by air or road.

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 companies 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, provide transport services from other parts of the country to Kogi State.

By trainEdit

  • 2 Itakpe Train Station 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 three types of such as Economy, First Class and Sleeper. The schedules and current fairs can be found on the Nigeria Railway Corporation website.

From Itakpe train station one can easily get a taxi/bus to Okene.

Get aroundEdit




Okene Central Market is a shopping store where you can buy things you desire.

  • 1 Okene central market (G6XP+6QW). 5AM–7PM. A shopping store where you can get distinguished items you wish to buy. ₦1000 and more.


  • 1 Marl Kitchen, +234 703 327 8923. 8AM-10PM. Marl kitchen is an eatery in Okene where you can get different meal of your choice. ₦500.



  • Ramadat Hotel, Oniyeka Street, 264103, Okene, +234 814 533 8048. Check-in: 8AM, check-out: noon. NGN 5,000 - NGN 20,0000.


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