Kogi is a state in central Nigeria. Its capital city is Lokoja, which is the first administrative capital of modern-day Nigeria. The state was created in 1991 from parts of Kwara State and Benue State. It is popularly called the "Confluence State" because the confluence of River Niger and River Benue is at its capital, Lokoja.
The state is engaged majorly in agriculture. Kogi has coal, steel and other mineral industries. The major ethnic groups in the state include: Igala, Ebira, and Okun. Kogi state is the only state in Nigeria which shares a boundary with ten other states.