The Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, at the presentation of provisional licences to the universities, said that the number of private universities in the country now stood at 147 and a total of 264 Universities in all.

El-Amin University has, as its proprietor, El-Amin Nigeria Limited, and its Chairman of Trustees as General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (Rtd).

Azman University has its proprietor as Azman Group of Companies Limited and Barr. Ado Muhammad Ma’aji as the Chairman Board of Trustees.

Azman, the company that has been in the oil business for sometime, floated an airline recently before acquiring new licence to venture in the education sector.

1. Rayhaan University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State.
2. Muhammad Kamalu-Deen University, Ilorin, Kwara State.
3. Sam Maris University, Supare, Ondo State.
4. Aletheia University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.
5. Lux Mundi University, Umuahia, Abia State,
6. Maduka University, Ekwegbe-Nsukka, Enugu State.
7. Peaceland University, Enugu, Enugu State,
8. Amadeus University, Amizi, Abia State.
9. Vision University, Ikogbo, Ogun State.
10. Azman University, Kano, Kano State.
11. Huda University, Gusau, Zamfara State.
12. Franco British International University, Kaduna, Kaduna State.
13. Canadian University of Nigeria, Abuja, FCT.
14. Miva Open University, Abuja, FCT.
15. Gerar University of Medical Sciences, Imope-Ijebu, Ogun State.
16. British Canadian University, Obudu, Cross River State.
17. Hensard University, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State.
18. Phoenix University, Agwada, Nasarawa State.
19. Wigwe University, Isiokpo, Rivers State.
20. Hillside University of Science and Technology, Okemesi, Ekiti State.
21. University on the Niger, Umunya, Anambra State.
22. Elrazi University of Medical Sciences, Kano, Kano State.
23. Venite University, Iloro-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
24. Shanahan University, Onitsha, Anambra State.
25. The Duke Medical University, Calabar, Cross River State.
26. Mercy Medical University, Iwara, Iwo, Osun State.
27. Cosmopolitan University, Abuja, FCT.
28. Iconic Open University, Sokoto, Sokoto State.
29. West Midland Open University, Ibadan, Oyo State.
30. Amaj University, Kwali, FCT.
31. Prime University, Kuje, FCT.
32. El-Amin University, Niger State.
33. College of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Kaduna State.
34. Jewel University, Gombe, Gombe State.
35. Nigerian University of Technology and Management, Apapa, Lagos State.
36. Al-Muhibbah Open University, Abuja, FCT.
37. Al-Bayan University, Ankpa, Kogi State.

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