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Full List Of Private Universities In Nigeria Approved By NUC



Full List Of Private Universities In Nigeria Approved By NUC


Naijanewsngr brings you an exclusive report on the latest findings from the National Universities Commission (NUC), the esteemed regulatory authority overseeing universities in Nigeria.


According to the data extracted from the NUC’s website, the nation currently boasts a total of 147 private universities strategically distributed across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.


The surge in the quest for high-quality university education appears to be a direct response to the challenges posed by industrial crises and the persistent issues of inadequate funding within the public tertiary education sector.


This growing demand has paved the way for a notable increase in the establishment of private universities in the country.


In a noteworthy development, spanning from January 1, 2023, to June 27, 2023, the NUC has granted provisional licenses to an impressive count of 37 new private universities.


This trend reflects a dynamic landscape in the Nigerian higher education sector, signaling a shift towards private institutions as key players in meeting the escalating demand for superior educational opportunities.


Highlighted below are the 147 private universities in Nigeria 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

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

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

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

97. Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State

98. ANAN University, Kwall, Plateau State

99. Pen Resource University, Gombe, Gombe State

100. Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno

101. Margaret Lawrence University, Galilee, Delta State

102. Khalifa Isiyaku Rabiu University, Kano, Kano State

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



Wigwe: Family releases burial rights, excludes RCCG City of David




Wigwe: Family releases burial rights, excludes RCCG City of David

Wigwe: Family releases burial rights, excludes RCCG City of David

The City of David Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Lagos will not play any official role in the funeral service of the late Herbert Wigwe, former Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Access Holdings Plc.

Wigwe, who died on board a chopper in the US some weeks ago, was a member of the parish.

The late banker died alongside his wife, Chizoba; son, Chizi; and a former Group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), Abimbola Ogunbanjo.

After his death, the wife of the parish pastor, Dr. Siju Iluyomade, held a lavish birthday that left tongues wagging.

Distinguished personalities rejoiced with the pastor’s wife at the party, which took place at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Some people expressed displeasure that Iluyomade held such a party weeks after the tragic deaths of a prominent member of the church.

According to the programme, a funeral for the Wigwes will commence with a tribute to Herbert Wigwe’s professional legacy at the Eko Hotel in Lagos on March 4.

Separate ceremonies to honor Chizi and Chizoba are scheduled for March 5 at the Eko Hotel in Lagos, followed by a night of tributes on March 6 at the same venue.

On March 7, a combined service of songs will take place at the RCCG, Resurrection Parish, Lekki, followed by a Christian wake-keeping at Wigwe University, Isiokpo, Ikwerre LGA, Rivers.

On March 9, the funeral and private interment service for the family will be held.

The final service will be an outing ceremony at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Lion of Judah Parish, Isiokpo, Ikwerre LGA, Rivers, on March 10.

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Uncovering the $26 Billion Cryptocurrency Mystery: Central Bank of Nigeria’s Stance on Binance




Uncovering the $26 Billion Cryptocurrency Mystery: Central Bank of Nigeria's Stance on Binance

Uncovering the $26 Billion Cryptocurrency Mystery: Central Bank of Nigeria’s Stance on Binance

In a recent revelation that has sent shockwaves through the financial landscape of Nigeria, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Olayemi Cardoso, disclosed that an astonishing $26 billion had been funneled through Binance Nigeria by unidentified sources over the course of one year. This bombshell revelation sheds light on the shadowy world of cryptocurrency exchanges and raises serious concerns about illicit financial activities taking place within the country.

Binance, a popular online platform for trading cryptocurrencies, has come under scrutiny in multiple jurisdictions around the globe for its alleged violations of regulatory guidelines and its disruptive impact on traditional currency markets. Countries such as the UK, Japan, Canada, and Singapore have raised red flags over Binance’s operations, with the United States imposing a hefty $4.3 billion fine on the platform for breaching anti-money laundering and sanctions laws, prompting the resignation of its CEO, Changpeng Zhao.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Nigeria declared the operations of Binance Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Binance, as illegal in June 2023, adding fuel to the fire of regulatory concerns surrounding the cryptocurrency exchange.

During a press briefing following the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting at the CBN headquarters in Abuja, Cardoso emphasized the central bank’s commitment to implementing stringent regulations to fortify the economy, including cracking down on crypto exchanges like Binance. He underscored the collaborative efforts between the CBN and the SEC to prevent market manipulation and safeguard the integrity of the foreign exchange (FX) market.

Cardoso expressed apprehension over suspicious financial flows passing through entities like Binance, hinting at potential illicit activities that could jeopardize the stability of Nigeria’s financial ecosystem. The staggering figure of $26 billion moving through Binance from unidentifiable sources and users within Nigeria has raised alarm bells and prompted a coordinated investigation involving law enforcement agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the police, and the National Security Adviser’s office.

The governor reiterated the CBN’s unwavering resolve to combat financial infractions and prevent market distortions that could adversely impact Nigerian citizens. He affirmed the central bank’s determination to assert control over the financial markets and thwart any attempts at market manipulation that could undermine the country’s economic well-being.

As the investigation unfolds and more information surfaces, the collaborative efforts of regulatory bodies and law enforcement agencies are poised to shed light on the opaque practices within the cryptocurrency industry and ensure accountability for any wrongdoing. The CBN’s proactive stance signals a strong commitment to upholding financial integrity and safeguarding the interests of all Nigerians in the face of the evolving challenges posed by the digital economy.

In conclusion, the $26 billion cryptocurrency mystery surrounding Binance Nigeria serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for robust regulatory oversight and vigilance in the fast-paced world of digital finance. The CBN’s vigilance and determination to root out illicit financial activities underscore the critical importance of transparency, accountability, and regulatory compliance in safeguarding the stability and prosperity of Nigeria’s financial system.

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NCC reaffirms February 28 deadline for SIM-NIN linkage




NCC reaffirms February 28 deadline for SIM-NIN linkage

NCC reaffirms February 28 deadline for SIM-NIN linkage

The deadline for blocking telephone lines without National Identity Numbers (NINs) remains February 28, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has affirmed.

This was disclosed by Reuben Mouka, director of public affairs at NCC, on Monday. This is a follow-up to its April 2022 directive, when the commission directed telcos to restrict outgoing calls on SIMs that have not submitted their NINs.

Reaffirming the NCC’s stance, Mouka said, “I am unaware of any extension and certain there won’t be. I don’t know what to say, but the fact is that there is no change in that deadline. The deadline, which is February 28, stands.”

Meanwhile, the Federal High Court in Lagos has restrained telecom operators from deactivating or barring any line or SIM not linked to their NINs.

According to Channels TV, Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa restrained the telcos while ruling on an application filed by a Lagos-based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje.

In April 2022, Ogungbeje filed a suit against MTN when his SIMs were barred, and the court, at the time, dismissed his suit for lack of merit. He filed an appeal, which is currently pending at the court of appeal.

Ogungbeje had sued the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation, the Minister of Justice, MTN Nigeria Communications Plc and Airtel Networks Nigeria Limited.

Ogungbeje has now asked the court for an injunction pending appeal, restraining all the respondents (the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation, and the Minister of Justice; MTN Nigeria Communications Plc; and Airtel Networks Nigeria Limited) from further outright barring, deactivating, or restricting any SIM cards or phone lines on Feb. 28, 2024, or any other scheduled date, pending the hearing and determination of his appeal at the Court of Appeal of Nigeria.

Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa granted the lawyer’s request and restrained the telcos. The Justice also ruled that his order subsists until the hearing and determination of the appeal filed by the lawyer.

In a December 2023 notice, the NCC asked telcos to bar SIMs that have not submitted their NINs by February 28, 2024; bar those whose NINs have been submitted but not verified by March 29, 2024; and bar those who have less than five lines linked to an unverified NIN by April 15, 2024.

It was noted that all affected subscribers must be verified (biometrics and biodata) before their lines get unbarred. As these deadlines loom, telecom subscribers have asked the Federal Government for an extension, especially for the first one.

Adeolu Ogunbanjo, the National Association of Telecoms Subscribers, disclosed to BusinessDay on Monday that a one-month extension will ensure more people can get their NINs and link their SIMs before the deadline.

“We want them to extend the deadline to March 31. There are still queues at NIMC centres. These centres are trying, but they can’t attend to everyone,” he said.

The NCC’s directive to restrict outgoing calls in April 2022 affected over 72.77 million active mobile subscriptions. About 125 million lines had been linked to a NIN at that time. Since then, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has not updated the number of SIMs linked to a NIN.

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