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Federal Universities in Nigeria -As currently listed by NUC

Howdy friends, this is the list of all Federal Universities in Nigeria as approved and listed by the Nigeria University Commission (NUC). Remember, the NUC is the only body constituted by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to approved, list and recommend universities in Nigeria; read the NUC mandate here yourself so that you don’t trust any other list except the one we are about to give you below:

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The Goals of the National Universities Commission are:

  • Attainment of stable and crisis-free University System.
  • To work with Nigerian Universities to achieve full accreditation status for at least 80% of the academic programmes.
  • To initiate and promote proficiency in the use of ICT for service delivery within the Commission and the Nigerian University System.
  • Upgrade and maintain physical facilities in the Nigerian University System for delivery of quality university education.
  • To match university graduate output with national manpower needs.
  • To foster partnership between the Nigerian University System and the private sector.

List of federal Universities in Nigeria

S/NName of Universities Vice ChancellorOfficial WebsiteYear Established 
1Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, BauchiProfessor Saminu Ibrahimhttp://www.atbu.edu.ng1988
2Ahmadu Bello University, ZariaProfessor Ibrahim Garbahttp://www.abu.edu.ng1962
3Bayero University, KanoProfessor Yahuza Muhammad Bellohttp://www.buk.edu.ng1975
4Federal University Gashua, YobeProf. Andrew Harunahttp://www.fugashua.edu.ng2013
5Federal University of Petroleum Resources, EffurunProf. Akii Ibhadodehttp://www.fupre.edu.ng2007
6Federal University of Technology, AkureProf. Adebiyi Gregory Daramolahttp://www.futa.edu.ng1981
7Federal University of Technology, MinnaProfessor Musibau Adewunmi Akanjihttp://www.futminna.edu.ng1982
8Federal University of Technology, OwerriProf. Chigozie C. Asiabakahttp://www.futo.edu.ng1980
9Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa StateProfessor Fatima Batoul Muktarhttp://www.fud.edu.ng/2011
10Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, KatsinaProfessor Haruna Abdu Kaitahttp://www.fudutsinma.edu.ng2011
11Federal University, Kashere, Gombe StateProf. Alhassan Mohammed Ganihttp://www.fukashere.edu.ng2011
12Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa StateProfessor Muhammad Sanusi Limanhttp://www.fulafia.edu.ng2011
13Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi StateProfessor Angela Freeman Mirihttp://www.fulokoja.edu.ng2011
14Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi StateProfessor Chinedum Nwajiubahttp://www.funai.edu.ng2011
15Federal University, Otuoke, BayelsaProfessor Seth Accra Jajahttp://www.fuotuoke.edu.ng/2011
16Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti StateProf. Kayode Soremekunhttp://www.fuoye.edu.ng/2011
17Federal University, Wukari, Taraba StateProfessor Mohammed Kundirihttp://www.fuwukari.edu.ng/2011
18Federal University, Birnin KebbiProf. Auwal H Yaduduhttp://www.fubk.edu.ng2013
19Federal University, Gusau ZamfaraProf. Magaji Garbahttp://www.fugus.edu.ng2013
20Michael Okpara University of Agricultural UmudikeProfessor Francis O Otuntahttp://www.mouau.edu.ng2013
21Modibbo Adama University of Technology, YolaProfessor Kyari Mohammedhttp://www.mautech.edu.ng1981
22National Open University of Nigeria, LagosProfessor Abdalla Uba Adamuhttp://www.nou.edu.ng2002
23Nigeria Police Academy WudilProfessor Munzali Jibrilhttp://www.npf.gov.ng2013
24Nigerian Defence Academy KadunaProfessor S.O Okeniyi http://www.nda.edu.ng1985
25Nnamdi Azikiwe University, AwkaProfessor Joseph E. Ehanekuhttp://www.unizik.edu.ng1992
26 Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-IfeProfessor Eyitope Ogunbodedehttp://www.oauife.edu.ng1962
27University of Abuja, GwagwaladaProfessor Machael Umale Adikwuhttp://www.uniabuja.edu.ng1988
28Federal University of Agriculture, AbeokutaAg. Professor Ololade Enikuomehinhttp://www.unaab.edu.ng1988
29University of Agriculture, MakurdiProf. Emmanuel I. Kuchahttp://www.uam.edu.ng1988
30University of BeninProfessor Faraday Orumwensehttp://www.uniben.edu.ng1970
31University of CalabarProf. Zana Itinube Akpaguhttp://www.unical.edu.ng1975
32University of IbadanProfessor Abel Idowu Olayinkahttp://www.ui.edu.ng1948
33University of IlorinProfessor Abdulganiyu Ambalihttp://www.unilorin.edu.ng1975
34University of JosProf. Sebastian Maimakohttp://www.unijos.edu.ng1975
35University of LagosProf. Rahman A. Bellohttp://www.unilag.edu.ng1962
36University of MaiduguriProfessor Ibrahim A. Njodihttp://www.unimaid.edu.ng1975
37University of Nigeria, NsukkaProfessor Benjamin C. Ozumbahttp://www.unn.edu.ng1960
38University of Port-HarcourtProfessor Ndowa N Lalehttp://www.uniport.edu.ng1975
39University of UyoProfessor Enefiok Essienhttp://www.uniuyo.edu.ng1991
40Usumanu Danfodiyo UniversityProfessor Abdullahi Audu. Zuruhttp://www.udusok.edu.ng1975

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