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147 Private Varsities In Nigeria [FULL LIST]

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Data from the website of the National Universities Commission, the regulatory body for universities in Nigeria, revealed that there are currently 147 private universities spread across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of the federation.

As the demand for quality university education rises owing to industrial crises and issues of poor funding in the public tertiary education sub-sector, there seems to be a growing demand for private universities in the country.

Between January 1, 2023 and June 27, 2023, the NUC gave provisional licences to 37 private universities.

The PUNCH highlights the 147 private universities as approved by the NUC.

1. Babcock University, Ogun State

2. Madonna University, Anambra State

3. Igbinedion University, Edo State

4. Bowen University, Osun State

5. Benson Idahosa University, Edo state

6. Covenant University, Ogun state

7. Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos State

8. American University of Nigeria, Adamawa State

9. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo State

10. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State

11. AI-Qalam University, Katsina, Katsina State

12. Bells University of Technology, Otta, Ogun State

13. Bingham University, New-Karu, Nasarawa State

14. Caritas University, Enugu, Enugu State

15. Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State

16. Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State

17. Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State

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18. Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba State

19. Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State

20. Renaissance University, Enugu, Enugu State

21. University of Mkar, Mkar, Benue State

22. Novena University, Ogume, Delta State

23. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State

24. Veritas University, Abuja, FCT

25. Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State

26. African University of Science & Technology, Abuja

27. Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State

28. Fountain University, Oshogbo, Osun State

29. Obong University, Obong Ntak, Akwa Ibom State

30. Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State

31. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo State

32. Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State

33. Salem University, Lokoja, Kogi State

34. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State

35. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike, Enugu State

36. Nigerian-Turkish Nile University, FCT Abuja

37. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State

38. Paul University, Awka, Anambra State

39. Rhema University, Obama-Asa, Rivers State

40 Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State

41. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State

42. Baze University, FCT Abuja

43. Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State

44. Glorious Vision University (formerly Samuel Adegboyega University), Ogwa, Edo State

45. McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo, Ogun State

46. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State

47. Southwestern University, Oku Owa, Ogun State

48. Evangel University, Ebonyi State

49. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State

50. Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos State

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51. Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State

52. Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State

53. Hallmark University, Ijebu-Itele, Ogun State

54. Kings University Ode-Omu, Osun State

55. Michael & Cecilia Ibru University, Owhode, Delta State

56. Mountain Top University, Makogi/Oba, Ogun State

57. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwalbom State

58. Summit University, Offa, Kwara State

59. Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State

60. Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State

61. Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos State

62. Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo, Cross River State

63. Clifford University, Abia State

64. Coal City University, Enugu state

65. Ojaja University, Ilorin, Kwara state

66. Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo State

67. Kola Daisi University., Ibadan, Oyo State

68. Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State

69. Spiritan University, Neochi, Abia State

70. Precious Cornerstone, Ibadan, Oyo State

71. PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State

72. Atiba University, Oyo, Oyo State

73. Eko University of Medical Sciences, Ijanikin, Lagos

74. Skyline University, Nigeria, Kano, Kano State

75. Greenfield University, Kasarami-Kaduna, Kaduna State

76. Dominion University, Ibadan, Oyo State

77. Trinity University, Laloko, Ogun State

78. Westland University, Iwo, Osun State

79. Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa-Ibom State

80. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State

81. Maranatha University, Lekki, Lagos State

82. Ave-Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State

83. AL-Istigama University, Sumaila, Kano State

84. Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State

85. Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State

86. Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State

87. Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau State

88. Nok University, Kachia, Kaduna State

89. James Hope University, Lekki, Lagos state

90. Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano, Kano State

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91. Capital City University, Kano, Kano State

92. Ahman Pategi University, Patigi, Kwara State

93. University of Offa, Offa, Kwara State

94. Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State

95. Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State

96. Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja

103. Sports University, Idumuje, Ugboko, Delta State

104. Baba-Ahmed University, Kano, Kano State

105. Saisa University Of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sokoto, Sokoto State

106. Nigerian British University, Asa, Abia State

107. Peter University, Achina-Onneh, Anambra State

108. Newgate University, Minna, Niger State

109. European University of Nigeria, Abuja, FCT

110. Northwest University, Sokoto, Sokoto State

111. Rayhaan University, Kebbi State

112. Muhammad Kamalud-Deen University, Ilorin, Kwara State

113. Sam Maris University, Supare, Ondo State

114. Aletheia University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State

115. Lux Mundi University, Umuahia, Abia State

116. Maduka University, Ekwegbe, Enugu State

117. Peaceland University, Enugu, Enugu State

118. Amadeus University, Amizi, Abia State

119. Vision University, Ikogbo, Ogun State

120. Azman University, Kano, Kano State

121. Huda University, Gusau, Zamfara State

122. Franco British International University, Kaduna, Kaduna State

123. Canadian University of Nigeria, Abuja, FCT

124. Miva Open University, Abuja, FCT

125. Gerar University of Medical Sciences, Imope-ljebu, Ogun State

126. British Canadian University, Obudu, Cross River State

127. Hensard University, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State

128. Phoenix University, Agwada, Nasarawa State

129. Wigwe University, Isiokpo, Rivers State

130. Hillside University of Science and Technology, Okemesi Ekiti, Ekiti State

131. University on the Niger, Umunya, Anambra State

132. Elrazi University of Medical Sciences, Kano Kano State

133. Venite University, Iloro-Ekiti, Ekiti State

134. Shanahan University, Onitsha, Anambra State

135. The Duke Medical University, Calabar, Cross River State

136. Mercy Medical University, Iwara, Iwo, Osun State

137. Cosmopolitan University, Abuja, FCT

138. Iconic Open University, Sokoto, Sokoto State

139. West Midland Open University, Ibadan, Oyo State

140. Amaj University, Abuja, FCT

141. Prime University, Abuja, FCT

142. El-Amin University, Niger State

143. College of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Kaduna, Kaduna State

144. Jewel University, Gombe, Gombe State

145. Nigerian University of Technology and Management, Apapa, Lagos State

146. Al-Muhibbah Open University, Abuja, FCT

147. Al-Bayan University, Kogi state

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Wike Lists His Priorities As FCT Minister To British High Commission

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Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has told the British High Commission in Abuja that security, agriculture and job creation are among the top priorities of the FCT Administration.

The minister made this statement when he received a delegation from the British High Commission in Nigeria led by the British High Commissioner, Richard Montgomery, on a courtesy visit to the FCT Administration on Tuesday.

The British High Commissioner had sought to understand the priorities of the FCT Administration for the development of the FCT in order to improve bilateral relations.

Responding, Wike said the creation of jobs, especially in the agricultural sector, is being prioritized to ensure that the teeming youth in the FCT are provided with a source of livelihood. He added that the FCT Administration, in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has also provided the necessary support to the security agencies to address the security challenges in the FCT.

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He said the ongoing provision of infrastructure in the Abuja city center and the Area Councils, apart from accelerating the development of the FCT, are also avenues for job creation for the youths who would be engaged during the course of the projects.

According to the Minister, “When you say priority, creation of jobs is key. If you are not able to create jobs, of course, you know what that will mean for the teeming youths. So, we believe that the creation of jobs is not only in the white-collar sector. Through these activities, many of the youths are employed.

“If you go to the area councils today, there are lots of jobs going on that have created opportunities for the youths to be employed. So, the creation of jobs is a priority for this administration.”

Stressing that the FCT has vast arable lands for agriculture, the FCT Minister also expressed the readiness of the FCT Administration to collaborate with investors in the agricultural sector to create employment for youths and promote food security.

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We have to remove the youths from the streets. So, we believe that in partnering with investors in the area of agriculture, that will also create jobs. So, that, in fact, to us, is a major priority. We will be interested if we can see partners in these areas,” the minister stressed.

Wike also added that the FCT is open to investments and collaborations in the tourism sector to make the city a major tourist attraction.

Speaking further on the security challenges in the FCT, the Minister stated that remarkable improvements have been achieved in the last few months due to the level of support and commitment of the security agencies.

The FCT Minister, who blamed the heightened insecurity in the FCT in the recent past on the activities of kidnappers and bandits, from the states sharing borders with the FCT, noted that the security agencies have done quite well to tame the activities of the bandits and other criminal elements.

He expressed confidence that the improved security in the FCT will also increase investors’ confidence in the nation’s capital.

We cannot say that we have been able to solve all the problems, but it is important to know that we are making progress, particularly on the issue of security, which has been a source of concern, not only to residents but the diplomatic community,” Wike said.

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Alleged Diversion Of Palliatives: Sacked Kogi Council Boss, Atawodi Breaks Silence

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Hassan Atawodi, the sacked Transition Chairman of Ofu Local Government Area, has opened up on why he was removed.

The Secretary to Kogi State Government, Folashade Arike Ayoade, had on Monday announced the sack of Atawodi in a statement by Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo, for allegedly diverting palliatives meant for his local government.

Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, Atawodi said he was removed from office courtesy of some political leaders who do not like him.

He added that the palliative meant for Ofu LGA was not handed over to him, saying, “How can I divert what was not given to me?”

While noting that it was a gang-up against him, as there was no time he diverted any palliatives meant for his people, Atawodi stressed that he was denied the clearance letter that would have allowed him to collect the palliative.

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“My travails began from the first day I was appointed, possibly because I was not the choice of some alleged power brokers in my local government. After signing for the palliative for Ofu, the next day I could not get the clearance letter because of orders from above.

“Upon assumption of office, I appointed my five aides and six special advisers. Later, they reported me to the powers that be that I made the appointments without consulting them.

“They went to the extent of sending pictures of somebody I appointed to say he was a member of an opposition party.

“I was asked to meet with the Leader of the local government in the company of the House of Assembly member, the local government, and the zonal party chairmen, which I did and asked that they should please forgive me, following their report, with a call on them to please join me so that we can work together.

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“Following my appeal to those who reported me over the appointment, I was asked to dissolve the aides I appointed, which I did by going on air as promised and dissolved all the SSAs.”

The former Transition Chairman said he is innocent of the allegations of diversion of palliatives leveled against him, calling on the State Governor of Kogi State to look into the matter critically, as the said palliative was never handed over to him.

Continuing, he said, “I was not given a palliative to share. On hearing about the palliative, I went to the Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs, who said there is an instruction for me not to be given the palliative.

“The ommissioner asked me to put a call across to the Deputy Governor before it could be released. I called from the morning through till about 4:00 pm on the said day, without my calls being picked.

“I later went back to the Commissioner, who said the Deputy Governor is yet to call. I had to leave to return the following day.

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“The next day, upon arrival at the Government House, I saw the DLG, SLG, and the APC Chairman for my local government. The commissioner said he has been directed to release the palliative to them.

“I was asked by the Commissioner to remain calm, particularly that with the several leaders I have in my local government, he doesn’t think I should bother myself with how the palliative would be shared.

“After they moved the palliative from the Muhammadu Buhari Civic Centre, I called the DLG to ask about the whereabouts of the palliative, that is the 1200 bags of rice. He said it was off-loaded at the residence of the Zonal Chairman in Ejule. I asked if it was safe there, as I would have guaranteed that if brought to the Local Government Secretariat, it would be safer and would reach the intended beneficiaries.

“I was at the Governorship Tribunal in Abuja yesterday when somebody called me to inform me that a letter of replacement was being typed to replace me, after which I was later told that I had been replaced.”

While the former Transition Chairman said he has taken the power play against him as the will of God, he lamented that he was surprised to read on social media that his sack was connected with the alleged diversion of palliatives that were never given or handed over to him.

“My hands are clean, and I know that my God will fight for me. Since my assumption, it’s been one battle to another. The DSS are all aware of my travails.”

The former Transition Chairman called on Gov. Ahmed Usman Ododo to constitute an investigation into the reason behind his removal, pointing out that it could not have been over a palliative that was not handed over to him.

 

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FX Crisis: Dollar May Exchange For N4000 By End Of 2024 — Ozekhome Warns

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Human rights activist, Mike Ozekhome, says the Dollar may exchange for N4000 by the end of 2024 should the Naira keep falling against the Dollar at its current rate.

Ozekhome stated this in an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday.

The senior lawyer said there are no visible signs that the Naira won’t fall any further.

He said, “Just today, we paid out another $400 million that was so identified. In terms of the reserves, it has gone up to $34 billion.

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“If we are not careful we will get to the situation in Ghana, where they were carrying cedis in baskets to the market to go and buy things and put in their pockets.”

”Why have BDCssit under the trees and tables control our economy.”

Ozekhome stated that the government needs to do everything in its power to alleviate the suffering by going back to the drawing board.

He expressed surprise at the current administration blaming its predecessors for the economic state of the nation

”But to me, it is most embarrassing when I see officials of this government blaming the Jonathan government that left office in 2015, nearly 10 years ago.

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”Ironically blaming his own predecessor whom they took over from in the APC government. I think everything has gone wrong,” he said

Ozekhome noted that the current administration’s slogan of renewed hope translates to poverty.

This is not renewed hope, this is renewed poverty.”

Recall that recently, the scarcity and demand for dollars have led to a significant decline in the Naira. The problem according to analysts has been compounded by persistent foreign exchange supply challenges and a significant demand backlog.

But, the CBN governor, Olayemi Cardoso, in his MPC meeting announcement on Tuesday said he ”will do what it takes” to address the monetary issue equally promising to generate more liquidity for the forex market.

”Before the end of this year, if we are not careful, the Naira may exchange for N4000 to the dollar because e there is nothing in place,” he added.

 

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