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Full List Of Private Universities In Nigeria Approved By NUC

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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

 

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Dangote Refinery to set up terminal in the Caribbean for export of petroleum products

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Dangote Refinery to set up terminal in the Caribbean for export of petroleum products

Dangote Refinery is planning to set up a terminal in the Caribbean to export petroleum products to countries in the North American region.

Aliko Dangote, the president and CEO of the refinery, made this disclosure on Wednesday at Afreximbank’s Trade and Investment Forum in The Bahamas.

The business mogul said the company can easily supply petroleum products to the region within 18 to 20 days.

According to Africa’s richest man, the company will sign a bilateral agreement with the region to construct the terminal for the exportation of its petroleum products.

“I know the price in the Caribbean in terms of petroleum products is very high. We produce it cheaply. We can always bring it here. We can set up a terminal and we’ll be able to fix their needs.

“We will have a bilateral agreement with them and also bringing in stuff from there is not more than 18 to 20 days maximum. And then we need to set up a terminal.

“Once we set up a terminal, they will have a very cheap oil. They will have cheap energy. And by having cheap energy, their own economy will grow faster,” Dangote said.

Dangote to also export Cement to the Region
In addition, the CEO of the $20 billion refinery mentioned that the conglomerate is not only seeking to invest in petroleum products in the region but also in cement.

Dangote stated that the company’s cement production capacity is nearly 52 million tons and will increase to about 62 million tons by the end of next year.

He added that the firm can meet the demand of the Caribbean market, creating a win-win situation for both parties.

“It’s not only about the oil. We now have a capacity of almost 52 million cement capacity. By the end of next year, we will be at 62 million of cement capacity. We are not only saying that we can bring in from Nigeria or from Africa.

“If they have limestones, we can also produce what can satisfy them. We’ve done that before in Africa and we should be able to free them up from the shackles of other people.

“If we the ingredients like the limestones etc, it’s a 28 months maximum. They can all be self-sufficient. It will be a win-win between us and them,” Dangote said.

What you should know
The Dangote refinery with a 650,000 barrel refining capacity has been described as the “game changer” of the oil and gas sector.
The refinery will be the largest in Africa and Europe once it begins full operation later next year.
According to reports, the $20 billion petroleum facility is expected to disrupt the $17 billion Africa-European market and reduce the continent’s dependence on imported petroleum products from Europe.
In addition, Dangote stated that the company is also eyeing the Brazilian market and other North American countries to supply refined products from the refinery.
“Our capacity is too big for Nigeria. It will be able to supply West Africa, Central Africa and also Southern Africa,” Dangote said in a panel discussion in Rwanda a few weeks ago.

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Dangote Refinery Mulls Lagos, London Stock Exchange Listings

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Dangote Refinery Mulls Lagos, London Stock Exchange Listings

The Dangote refinery is aiming for a dual listing on the London and Lagos bourses, a senior executive at the firm, Devakumar Edwin, has told Reuters.

Africa’s richest man and Chairman of the group, Aliko Dangote was earlier on Tuesday, quoted as saying he could try to list the company in Nigeria by the end of the year.

It is coming about six months after Dangote, also told the Financial Times of his intentions to publicly list the subsidiary of the Group, Dangote Petroleum Refinery on the Nigerian Exchange Limited.

At the time, Dangote stated that the company had resolved challenges about crude oil supply and was prepared for the listing.

The billionaire businessman already has some companies listed on the NGX, including Dangote Cement, Dangote Sugar Refinery and Nascon Allied Industries.

The refinery managers said there was need to approach the London Exchange because the Nigerian bourse may not have the capacity to handle it exclusively.

Asked to comment on Dangote’s statement to local media, Edwin told Reuters: “We have listed all our businesses. The NSE (Nigerian Stock Exchange) will not have adequate depth to handle exclusively the petroleum refinery. We would have to take it to LSE (London Stock Exchange) but also list in NSE.”

The refinery, Africa’s largest, built on a peninsula on the outskirts of the commercial capital Lagos at a cost of $20 billion, was completed after several years of delay.

It can refine up to 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) and will be the largest in Africa and Europe when it reaches full capacity this year or next.

Dangote has been trying to secure crude supplies for his refinery. He has interests in Dangote Cement, Dangote Flour Mills and Dangote Sugar, all listed on the Nigerian bourse.

In May, the company reached its first supply deal with TotalEnergies, after it put out a tender for 2 million barrels of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Midland crude every month for a year starting in July, according to tender documents.

The company since earlier in the year, has been refining diesel, jet fuel and other petroleum products and is expected to begin the production of petrol in June.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) has said it recorded 310 cases of crude oil theft in the past week.

In its weekly update on the activities of the national oil company, the NNPC said that the cases were discovered between May 18 and May 24.

“Between May 18 and 24, 310 cases were recorded across the Niger Delta region by several incidence sources,” the NNPC stated.

In Grey Creek, Akwa Ibom state, it said a fuel station selling illegally refined fuels into cans and drums was uncovered in the past week, revealing that 122 illegal refineries were also uncovered in Bayelsa and Rivers states

According to the company, they were spotted in Tombia II, III, IV, and Umuajuloke, in Rivers state; Iduwini, Biogbolo, and Ajatiton, in Bayelsa state, while 65 illegal connections were discovered across several locations in Akuwa Odoka, Umuajuloke, and Watson Point, also in Rivers state as well as along Soku Sand Barth pipeline in the state.

It added that vandalised wellheads were discovered in Tombia IIII in Rivers state and Egbema in Imo state, where a pit filled with crude oil from a vandalised wellhead was discovered.

In Ndoni, Rivers state, NNPC said it uncovered a vandalised pipeline channelled to a nearby oil pit, while five illegal storage sites were spotted in sacks, pits, cans, and in a fuel station.

The NNPC stated that 20 vehicle arrests were made in Delta and Imo states while 48 infractions were reported at sea. Also, 39 wooden boats conveying stolen crude or illegally refined products were seized and confiscated across several creeks in Bayelsa and Delta states, it said.

NNPC said 48 of the incidents occurred in the deep blue water, 40 in the western region, 134 in the central region, and 88 in the eastern region.

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Tinubu approves $100m investment in African Energy Bank

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Tinubu approves $100m investment in African Energy Bank

President Bola Tinubu has approved a $100m investment by Nigeria for class A shares in the proposed African Energy Bank, the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources announced on Friday.

It said the approval now positions Nigeria favorably to win the bid to host the multilateral $5bn Africa Energy Bank, which will finance Africa’s hydrocarbon deposits of oil, gas, and condensates and support energy transition and net zero 2060 commitments.

Announcing this in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, FMPR, Nicholas Ella, the ministry said, “President Bola Tinubu has approved a $100m investment from four agencies of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, exceeding the minimum equity requirement of $83.33m for class A shares.

“This decision positions Nigeria favorably to win the bid, potentially reshaping the country’s oil and gas ecosystem.”

The ministry further stated that on Friday, the technical inspection team from the African Petroleum Producers Organisation, and Afrexim Bank – the joint promoters for the establishment of the African Energy Bank, completed their mission to validate Nigeria’s readiness to host the headquarters of the bank, set to be established in July 2024.

Following the first bidding round in early 2024, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, and Algeria were pre-qualified to proceed to the final round of bidding.

These countries will compete for the right to host the supranational multilateral $5bn Africa Energy Bank.

“In our preparation for the bid, the Ministry of Petroleum Resources sought and obtained expert opinions from the Federal Ministry of Justice and consultants in January 2024,” the FMPR stated.

It added, “They reviewed and approved the bank’s proposed Charter, Establishment Agreement, ‘The Treaty,’ and Headquarters Host Agreement. This approval provided the impetus to proceed, and the Federal Executive Council and National Assembly are currently finalising the ratification process. This will ensure that the AEB receives the necessary privileges and immunities to operate in line with its global vision.

“To demonstrate the country’s commitment, Nigeria has identified a prestigious building in Abuja for the temporary headquarters and opened a secured data room for the technical team’s review. The application form for land for the permanent headquarters in the Central Business District of Abuja has been submitted for approval.”

The ministry also confirmed that the Federal Government was working diligently with Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, and the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board, to meet all eligibility criteria.

“Thus, the $5bn Africa Energy Bank, when headquartered in Nigeria, shall be the largest single foreign direct investment inflow into Nigeria in over two decades with its benefits including:

“The Africa Energy Bank ecosystem shall rank as the third largest bank in Africa and shall be the most prominent bank in Nigeria in terms of shareholders’ funds. It will significantly boost Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product, employment, financial architecture, inclusion, and propel our economic diversification while supporting foreign exchange management strategies,” the ministry stated.

It said the bank would pivot the development exploration and investment initiatives by independent petroleum producers, commercial service providers, legal and local content drivers, and technology and skills development that would leverage the bank’s proximity to the market and scale up production and capacity.

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