The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Thursday gave provisional licences to 20 new private universities.
The private universities were established and approved by Federal Executive Council.
With these newly approved varsities the total number of universities in Nigeria is now 193.
- Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara
- Maranatha University, Mgbidi, Imo
- Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa
- Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano
- Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo
- Havilla University, Nde-Ikom, Cross River
- Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo
- NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna
- Karl-Kumm University, Vom, Plateau
- James Hope University, Lagos
- Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano
- Capital City University, Kano
- Ahman Pategi University, Kwara
- University of Offa, Kwara
- Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa
- Edusoko University, Bida, Niger
- Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
- Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa
- Anan University, Kwall, Plateau