List of Universities In Nigeria 2020

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ist of Universities in Nigeria 2017

The first University in Nigeria was founded long before the nation attained its independence from Britain in 1960. The history of University Education in modern Nigeria dates from 1948 when the University College of Ibadan was established. For more than a decade, the college remained the only University in Nigeria.



After independence in 1960, the three regional governments set up their respective flagship universities.  The eastern region blazed the trail in 1960 when it established the University of Nigeria in Nsukka, present-day Enugu state. Not long after, both the Western and Northern regions established University of Ife, Ile Ife and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria respectively in 1962.

For almost four decades after independence, setting up of universities was the exclusive preserve of the government (federal, regional and state). This changed in 1999 with the establishment of two private universities; Igbinedion University and Madonna University.

Today, Nigeria has a total of 153 universities.

In recent times the task of setting up new universities has been taken up by private bodies- individuals, religious bodies etc who want to meet the high demand for tertiary education by Nigerians.

In the table below we have compiled the list of all Universities in Nigeria today (2017).


University of Ibadan Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka 1948
University of Nigeria, Nsukka Professor Benjamin C. Ozumba 1960
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Professor Ibrahim Garba 1962
Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede 1962
University of lagos Prof. Rahman A. Bello 1962
University of Benin Professor Faraday Orumwense 1970
Bayero University, Kano Professor Yahuza Muhammad Bello 1975
University of Calabar Prof. Zana Itinube Akpagu 1975
University of Ilorin Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali 1975
University of Jos Prof. Sebastian Maimako 1975
University of Maiduguri Professor Ibrahim A. Njodi 1975
University of Port-Harcourt Professor Ndowa N Lale 1975
Usumanu Danfodiyo University Professor Abdullahi Audu. Zuru 1975
Federal University of Technology, Owerri Prof. Chigozie C. Asiabaka 1980
Federal University of Technology, Akure Prof. Adebiyi Gregory Daramola 1981
Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola Professor Kyari Mohammed 1981
Federal University of Technology, Minna Professor Musibau Adewunmi Akanji 1982
Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna Professor S.O Okeniyi 1985
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Professor Saminu Ibrahim 1988
University of Abuja, Gwagwalada Professor Machael Umale Adikwu 1988
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Ag. Professor Ololade Enikuomehin 1988
University of Agriculture, Makurdi Prof. Emmanuel I. Kucha 1988
University of Uyo Professor Enefiok Essien 1991
Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike Professor Francis O Otunta 1992
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Professor Joseph E. Ehaneku 1992
National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu 2002
Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun Prof. Akii Ibhadode 2007
Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State Professor Fatima Batoul Muktar 2011
Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina Professor Haruna Abdu Kaita 2011
Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State Prof. Alhassan Mohammed Gani 2011
Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State Professor Muhammad Sanusi Liman 2011
Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State Professor Angela Freeman Miri 2011
Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba 2011
Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa Professor Seth Accra Jaja 2011
Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State Prof. Kayode Soremekun 2011
Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State Professor Mohammed Kundiri 2011
Federal University Gashua, Yobe Prof. Andrew Haruna 2013
Federal University, Birnin Kebbi Prof. Auwal H Yadudu 2013
Federal University, Gusau Zamfara Prof. Magaji Garba 2013
Nigeria Police Academy Wudil Professor Munzali Jibril 2013
River State University of Science and Technology Prof. Blessing Chimezie Didia 1979
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Professor Ignatius A. Onimawo 1980
Abia State University, Uturu Prof. E. Uche Ikonne 1981
Ekiti State University Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele 1982
Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu Professor Cyprian C. Onyeji 1982
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye Prof Saburi Adejimi Adesanya 1982
Lagos State University, Ojo Prof. John Oladapo Obafunwa 1983
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso Prof. Adeniyi S Gbadegesin 1990
Benue State University, Makurdi Professor Charity A. Angya 1992
Delta State University Abraka Professor Victor Peretomode 1992
Imo State University, Owerri Prof. B.E.B. Nwoke 1992
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Professor Mahzeem O. Mimiko 1999
Kogi State University Anyigba Professor Hassan S. Isah 1999
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli Professor Fidelis Uzochukwu Okafor 2000
Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Professor F. I. Idike, OON 2000
Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil Professor Ibrahim Garba 2000
Niger Delta University Yenagoa Prof. Humphrey Ogoni 2000
Adamawa State University Mubi Professor Alkasum Abba 2002
Nasarawa State University Keffi Prof. Muhammad Akaro Mainoma 2002
Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar Professor Effiom Ene-Obong 2004
Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe Professor Abdullahi Mahadi 2004
Kaduna State University, Kaduna Professor William Barnabas Qurix 2004
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai Professor Muhammad N Maiturare 2005
Plateau State University Bokkos Prof. Doknan Sheni 2005
Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode Prof. Oluyemisi Obilade 2005
Yobe State University, Damaturu Professor Musa Alabe 2006
Kebbi State University, Kebbi Dr. Amina Abubakar 2006
Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina Prof. Idris Isa Funtua 2006
Osun State University Osogbo Prof Oguntola Jelil Alamu (Ag) 2006
Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa Prof. Adegbite Adegoke Emmanuel 2008
Taraba State University, Jalingo Prof. Mohammed S Yahaya 2008
Kwara State University, Ilorin Professor A. Na-Allah 2009
Sokoto State University Prof. Nuhu Yaqub 2009
Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo Professor Eno James Ibanga 2010
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,Rumuolumeni Prof. R. D.Green-Osahogulu(Ag) 2010
Bauchi State University, Gadau Prof. Ezzildin M. Abdulrahman 2011
Northwest University Kano Prof. Razali Agus 2012
Oyo State Technical University Ibadan 2012
Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa Prof. Abdullahi Yusuf Ribadu 2013
Ondo State University of Medical Sciences Prof. Friday Okonofua 2015
Edo University Iyamo Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor (Ag) 2016
Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State Prof. Chima Iwuchukwu 2016
University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State 2016
Bornu State University, Maiduguri 2016
Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo Professor Kayode J. Makinde 1999
Igbinedion University Okada Professor (Revd.) Eghosa E. Osaghae 1999
Madonna University, Okija Prof. Chucks E.Ezedum 1999
Bowen University, Iwo Professor. Matthews Akintunde Ojo 2001
Benson Idahosa University, Benin City Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie 2002
Covenant University Ota Prof. Aderemi A Atayero 2002
Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos Professor Juan Manuel Elegido 2002
American University of Nigeria, Yola Dr. Margee Ensign 2003
Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan Prof. K.T. Jaiyeoba 2005
Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin Professor S. A. Abdulkareem 2005
Al-Qalam University, Katsina Prof. Shehu G. Ado 2005
Bells University of Technology, Otta Professor A. I. Adeyemi 2005
Bingham University, New Karu Professor Samuel K Leonard 2005
Caritas University, Enugu Professor L. C. Onukwube 2005
CETEP City University, Lagos Professor Akin Aju 2005
Crawford University Igbesa Prof. Samuel A. Ayanlaja 2005
Crescent University Professor Sherifdeen A. Tella 2005
Kwararafa University, Wukari Professor Godwin Akpa 2005
Lead City University, Ibadan Prof. Olufemi Onabajo 2005
Novena University, Ogume Prof Chris Aniche Okoroafor 2005
Redeemer’s University, Mowe Professor Z. Debo Adeyewa 2005
Renaissance University, Enugu Prof. Obiora S. Ejim 2005
University of Mkar, Mkar Prof. Emmanuel Hemen Agba 2005
Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji Professor Sola Fajana 2006
Achievers University, Owo Professor Tunji Samuel Ibiyemi 2007
African University of Science & Technology, Abuja Professor Charles Chidume (Ag) 2007
Caleb University, Lagos Professor Ayandiji D Aina 2007
Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo Prof. Bashir A.Raji 2007
Obong University, Obong Ntak Professor Enefiok S. Udo 2007
Salem University, Lokoja Prof. Joseph Adeola Fuwape 2007
Tansian University, Umunya Professor C.B Iwuchukwu 2007
Veritas University Prof. David Ker 2007
Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo Professor ‘Tade Badejo 2007
Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State Prof. Austin Oviguhe Asagba 2007
Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State Professor M.O Ajisafe 2009
Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State Prof. (Revd.) Chikelu. Anieke 2009
Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja Professor Huseyin Sert 2009
Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State Prof. (Mrs) Olajumoke A. Olayiwola (Ag) 2009
Paul University, Awka – Anambra State Professor Uche Abanike 2009
Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State Professor O. C. Onwudike 2009
Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State Professor J. E. A. Osemeikhian 2009
Adeleke University, Ede Prof. Samuel E Alao 2011
Baze University Prof. Michael Hodd 2011
Landmark University, Omu-Aran. Professor Mathew Ola-Rotimi Ajayi 2011
Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa. Prof. Benard E. Aigbokhan 2011
Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin Prof. Adekunle Oloyede 2012
Evangel University, Akaeze Prof. C. Ike Umechuruba 2012
Gregory University, Uturu Prof. Juliet Elu 2012
Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo Prof. Adeniyi Agunbiade 2012
Southwestern University, Oku Owa Prof. Babatunde A Ikotun 2012
Augustine University Prof. Steve OlaOluwa Afolami 2015
Chrisland University Prof Olusola Odeyemi 2015
Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo Prof. Timothy O Olagbemiro 2015
Hallmark University Prof. Segun Odunola 2015
Hezekiah University, Umudi Prof. Chukwuemeka Ezeonu 2015
Kings University Prof. Diran Famurewa 2015
Micheal & Cecilia University Prof. (Mrs.) Ibiynka A. Fuwape 2015
Mountain Top University Prof Elijah Ayolabi 2015
Ritman University 2015
Summit University 2015
Christopher University Mowe Prof. Friday Ndubuisi 2015
Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State 2016
Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State 2016
Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State 2016
Legacy University, Okija Anambra State 2016
Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State 2016
Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State 2016
Coal City University Enugu State 2016
Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State 2016
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