The study examined emerging form and pattern of urbanization in Kogi East, Nigeria. Both geospatial data and questionnaire were used to gather data for the study. Across the Ankpa, Anyigba and Idah and hinterland communities, 1408 questionnaire copies were administered. Land-sat imageries of Ankpa, Anyigba and Idah were acquired for two different epochs, 2001 and 2013 with the aid of Landsat Gapfill Tool, while ArcGIS 10.1 and Idrisi Selva were used to estimate area extent of change for 12 years. Questionnaire data was analysed using tables and simple percentages. Result obtained revealed that the three locations experienced urbanisation which was shown in their area extent with Ankpa recording the highest rate of urban growth of 191.8%, closely followed by Anyigba with 163.2%, while Idah recorded the lowest growth rate in 12 years of 94.4%. The order of growth of Ankpa, Anyigba and Idah was more towards the northern, eastern and western axes. The results further showed that with increasing urbanization, the three locations were becoming nucleated occasioned by the in-filling of previously, open spaces left undeveloped as the town grew onward or evolve over the time period.
Key Words: Urban growth, Push and pull factors, Emerging urban forms, Kogi East