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Thursday, 18 May 2017

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LIST OF APPROVED PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA AND YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENTS

This publication contains a comprehensive list of Private Universities in Nigeria approved by the National University Commission as at the year 2016/2017. The list is compiled in a serial order according to the year they were founded and establishment by different Private Individuals, Private Organizations, Private Business owners, Entrepreneurs, Churches, Mosques, etc. across Nigeria. This specific list is to support students, lecturers, researchers, parents and guardians any part of the Nigerian states that intends to apply for any of the Universities/Institutions to know the approved and accredited courses offered by these schools.
PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA – APPROVED BY NUC
S/N
PRIVATE INSTITUTION
YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
1.
Babcock University, Ilishan Remo
1999
2.
Madonna University, Okija
1999
3.
Igbinedion University, Okada
1999
4.
Bowen University, Iwo
2001
5.
Convenant University, Ota
2002
6.
Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
2002
7.
Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
2002
8.
American University of Nigeria, Yola
2003
9.
Redeemers University, Ede, Osun State
2005
10.
Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
2005
11.
Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
2005
12.
Caritas University, Amorji-Nke, Enugu
2005
13.
CETEP City University, Lagos
2005
14.
Bingham University, Auta-Balefi, Karu, Nasarawa state
2005
15.
Al-Qalam University, Katsina
2005
16.
Renaisance University, Enugu
2005
17.
Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State
2005
18.
Leads City University, Ibadan, Oyo State
2005
19.
Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State
2005
20.
Kwararafa University, Wukari (formerly Wukari Jubilee University)
2005
21.
Crescent University, Abeokuta
2005
22.
Novena University, Ogume, Delta State
2005
23.
Universiity of Mkar, Mkar
2005
24.
Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeja-Arakeji, Osun State
2006
25.
Caleb University, Lagos
2007
26.
Fountain University, Osogbo
2007
27.
Obong University, Obong Ntak
2007
28.
Salem University, Lokoja
2007
29.
Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State
2007
30.
Veritas University, Abuja
2007
31.
Wesley University of Science  & Technology, Ondo
2007
32.
Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State
2007
33.
The Achievers University, Owo
2007
34.
African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
2007
35.
Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
2009
36.
Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuoma-Nike, Enugu State
2009
37.
Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja
2009
38.
Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State
2009
39.
Paul University, Awka, Anambra State
2009
40.
Rhema University, Obeama-Asa, River state
2009
41.
Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State
2009
42.
Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
2011
43.
Baze University, Abuja
2011
44.
Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State
2011
45.
Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
2011
46.
Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
2012
47.
Evangel University, Akaeze, Ebonyi State
2012
48.
Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
2012
49.
McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo, Ogun State
2012
50.
Southwestern University, Okun Owa, Ogun State
2012
51.
Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos state
2015
52.
Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State
2015
53.
Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State
2015
54.
Hallmark University, Ijebu, Itele, Ogun State
2015
55.
Kings University, Ode Omu, Osun State
2015
56.
Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Owhrode, Delta State
2015
57.
Mountain Top University, Ogun State
2015
58.
Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State
2015
59.
Summit University, Offa, Kwara State
2015
60.
Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta state
2015
61.
Hezekiah University, Umudi,, Imo State

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

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How I Lost Re-election To U.S., UK, France and Local Forces: Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Against the Run of Play: How an incumbent president was defeated in Nigeria By Olusegun Adeniyi.

Two years after, former President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken on the loss of his Presidency. He said he lost the 2015 elections to local and international conspiracies. He named the United States, Britain, and France as the conspirators.
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He blamed it all on former United States President Barack Obama, ex-British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande for aiding President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory.

Dr. Jonathan also said he was disappointed by the conduct of the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, in the weeks preceding the elections.

He, however, claimed that he did not take disciplinary action against ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke because the evidence against her was weak.

He plans to reveal the nature of his relationship with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo soon.

Jonathan reminisced on his defeat in a new book, “Against The Run of Play”, which is authored by the Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi, who is also an accomplished Politics Editor.

The book which was presented in Lagos on Friday 28th of April, 2017 takes an intense look at Nigerian politics at a time when an entrenched political party was defeated in a presidential election after 16 unbroken years in power. This book offers the reader a narrative explanation and an unusual insight into the major human and institutional factors that led up to the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.


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Equally important is the author’s detailed recall of the major political developments that made the outcome inevitable while shaping the very expectations that brought President Buhari to power. Adeniyi enhances the credibility of his narrative through an extensive set of interviews with living key players in the drama he relates. The hindsight of these key players throws the events into bolder relief and illuminates the road ahead.

Jonathan also revealed that he was betrayed by those he relied on to defeat Buhari.

He said: “President Barack Obama and his officials made it very clear to me by their actions that they wanted a change of government in Nigeria and we’re ready to do anything to achieve that purpose. They even brought some naval ships into the Gulf of Guinea in the days preceding the election.

“I got on well with Prime Minister David Cameron but at some point, I noticed that the Americans were putting pressure on him and he had to join them against me. But I didn’t realise how far President Obama was prepared to go to remove me until France caved in to the pressure from America.

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“But weeks to the election, he had also joined the Americans in supporting the opposition against me.

Asked of Obama’s grouse against him, Jonathan added:  “There was this blanket accusation that my body language was supporting corruption, a line invented by the opposition but which the media and civil society bought into and helped to project to the world. That was the same thing I kept hearing from the Americans without specific allegations.”
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The ex-President expressed disappointment with the former Chairman of INEC for allegedly acting American’s script.

Jonathan said: “I was disappointed by Jega because I still cannot understand what was propelling him to act the way he did in the weeks preceding the election.

“As at the first week in February 2015 when about 40 per cent of Nigerians had not collected their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), Jega said INEC was ready to go ahead with the election. How could INEC have been ready to conduct an election in which millions of people will be disenfranchised?

“Of course, the Americans were encouraging him to go ahead yet they would never do such thing in their own country. How could we have cynically disenfranchised about a third of our registered voters for no fault of theirs and still call that a credible election?

“The interesting thing was that the opposition also supported the idea of going on with an election that was bound to end in confusion.”

Contrary to the general perception, he insisted that it was right for his administration to have postponed the election based on security reasons.

“When the military and security chiefs demanded for more time to deal with the insurgency, the reasons were genuine. As at February 2015, it would have been very difficult to vote in Gombe, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

“But the moment all the arms and ammunition that had been ordered finally arrived, the military was able to use them to degrade the capacity of Boko Haram.”


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Although Jonathan faulted the results of the 2015 presidential election, he said he conceded defeat to avoid bloodshed.

He added:  “Go and check the results from Kano. The Presidential election and that of National Assembly happened on the same day and same time. The National Assembly result reflected that about 800,000 people voted but that of the presidential reflected a vote of about 1.8 million. I had reports of what happened but I decided that for such to be accepted, it meant that those who called themselves my supporters must have colluded. I was betrayed by the very people I relied on to win the election.

“In 2011 when Buhari did not campaign anywhere and could not have won the election, there was a spontaneous violent reaction that led to the death of several innocent people, including Youth Corps members.”

“I asked myself: what would happen in a situation in which there was already internal and international conspiracy in his favor? I could not bear the thought of anybody dying, so I told myself I had only one option and that was to concede.”

On whether or not his renege of a one-term agreement accounted for his defeat, Jonathan said he never made any such commitment to anybody or party.

He said his comments in Addis Ababa in February 2011 on tenure were grossly misinterpreted.

He added: “I had made a proposition for a single term of seven years. That was the context in which I spoke in Addis Ababa that if the idea was accepted, I would not run again. It was not the context of a second term of four years.

“Of course, at that period, the issue of one term was brought up several times at different meetings and some people took it upon themselves to pledge on my behalf but I never said I was going to spend only one term…the question was always usually randomly asked and I never made any such commitment to anybody.

“In any case, you can make a political promise and change your mind, so long as it is within the law.”

The ex-President denied shielding a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke from being accountable for the alleged rot in the oil and gas sector when she was in charge.

He said he investigated allegations against Mrs. Alison-Madueke and others but there was no foolproof evidence.

According to the former President, the report of the Nuhu Ribadu Investigative Committee was “discredited”.

He said: “We commissioned a report which I believe this administration is using. It deals with the undervaluation of the crude oil and gas being declared between what was lifted and what was discharged by the vessels. It was a comprehensive report that dealt with issues of oil theft in Nigeria and how much we lose as a result of it.

“Look at what we did when the allegations became strident. We established four committees to investigate different aspects of the oil and gas sector, including the one headed by Nuhu Ribadu. If I had anything to hide, would I do that?”

“On the day the report was being submitted, there was open disagreement between Ribadu and Steve Oronsaye. How could we use a report that was discredited by its own member?”

“I am from Niger Delta, I have no single oil block and my government never gave out any. Nor did we allocate the marginal fields. In the agricultural sector, I blocked the fertilizer trade. These areas one could make easy money and I blocked those loopholes.”

Jonathan said he was not weak in fighting corruption but he chose to investigate allegations against his ministers or public officers before acting.

He said when the allegations against former Minister of Aviation Stella Oduah were confirmed; he removed her.

He said: “I have been told that I should have made scapegoats of some officials so I would be seen to be fighting corruption, I usually subject them to investigations.

“You know Stella Oduah played a prominent role in my campaign in 2011. But when the investigation I ordered was carried out and the indictment was confirmed, I had to relieve her of her position,” he added

“Up till today, Stella hates me for her removal. No doubt, it was a very hard decision for me to take because I see her as a friend as I take all the people who work with me, but that was what leadership demanded.”

”We live in a country where people fabricate stories about even those they don’t know, where rumor mongering is a national pastime. I have heard stories about me that I find very shocking, stories that are untrue. Therefore, as a leader, it is my responsibility to verify stories before I act. That is why I am deliberative in what I do. The main problem I had was that the media and the civil society had conspired against me.”

On the abduction of the Chibok girls, Jonathan maintained that he did his best but admitted that there was a better commitment against Boko Haram insurgency now.


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He said: “What is happening now with regards to Boko Haram was the same thing that happened to me regarding Niger Delta militants in 2007.

“I did my best and so did the military, though I can understand if there is a greater commitment to the fight now than in the past. In my time, Boko Haram said they were fighting an infidel government. That naturally has to change since they cannot also call Buhari an infidel.

“There is a feeling of ‘our man is there now’ that you cannot discountenance. It was the same feeling with me with the Niger Delta militants at the initial stage in 2007.

“I recall that immediately he won the election in 1999 before he was even sworn in, Obasanjo had visited Niger Delta to hold meetings. Meanwhile, the first time I would be meeting Asari Dokubo, Ateke Tom and other militants was years later in Aso Rock at a meeting (Obasanjo) called to find a solution to the problem at a period I was Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State. Despite all those efforts, Obasanjo failed to resolve the problem until the late Yar’Adua came with the Amnesty Programme. Should we then hold Obasanjo accountable for the Niger Delta problem?

”The allegation that I didn’t care was false. Immediately I was alerted, I called the military and security chiefs for a briefing after tasking them to get to the root of the matter. Information was initially hazy and there were things that did not add up”

“More than 200 girls were reportedly abducted from different hostels and then put on an open trailer that had no railings. In the same trailer, according to reports, Boko Haram fighters loaded foodstuff. The girls were said to have been abducted by people claiming to be soldiers. The military people were on the ground and I relied on the information I could get from them. Of course, I cared and charged them to find the girls but every effort we took was twisted against me to score cheap political points.”

Jonathan debunked insinuations that he said stealing is not corruption.

He said he was never the author of the statement ascribed to him.


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He said: “I invited the leadership of the National Assembly and the Judiciary as well as heads of anti-corruption agencies. I recall that aside from the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the President of the Court of Appeal and Chief judge of the Federal High Court (were also present). I also invited Chief Judges from one state in each of the geopolitical zones. I specifically requested for Lagos and Anambra to represent their zones. My choosing Anambra was because that is one state where every political aspirant goes into the election with at least two court orders in his pocket. You cannot fight corruption without dealing with such issues.”

“That was what the then CJN said which I was explaining, but the opposition latched on to it. A prominent member of the opposition who is now a governor of his state even sponsored someone to write a book titled, ‘Where stealing is not corruption’. The book was supposed to be launched in the days preceding the election though, for some reasons, that never took place but I have a copy of the book where I was lampooned and called all sorts of names.”

“That was what was important to me. I would not go outside the country and say Nigerians are the most corrupt people because not only is that unhelpful, I am also indicting myself. Take the oil industry.

”Yet, people make all the noise about corruption. If the problem is that I failed to label Nigerians as fantastically corrupt, then I don’t think I should apologize for that.

Jonathan said that what those who romanticize the issue forgot was that “when you destroy your country, you are also destroying yourself”.

While dismissing the allegation of “Ijawnisation” of his administration, Jonathan said he will soon disclose the nature of his relationship with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.

“That is the same accusation President Obasanjo leveled against me in his letter. In my memoir, I am going to reveal the nature of my relationship with President Obasanjo, beginning from 2007 when he nominated me to be running mate to the late President Yar’Adua to 2011 when I wanted to run and the real roles he actually played before, during and after the 2015 election.

”How many Ijaw people were in my government? One thing people forget is that Ijaw may be a minority ethnic group in Nigeria but Ijaw people actually straddle six states: Ondo, Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Edo and Cross River.”

The news from Nigeria today is wonderful. Africa’s largest country has concluded a peaceful election process. Furthermore, the incumbent has already gracefully conceded and congratulated his successor – a first for Nigeria and a benchmark for other African countries to follow.
– Mo Ibrahim, 1 April, 2015


Olusegun Adeniyi’s Against the Run of Play at once captures the bleak essence of Nigerian politics – or ‘Politricks’ as he put it elsewhere – and paints a vivid picture of the challenges of governance and how these have combined to arrest the country’s growth and development- a quintessential treasure trove for those seeking to make sense of our tortuous journey of national ‘self-discovery’.
– Matt Aikhionbare, SA to Presidents Obasanjo, Yar’Adua and Jonathan


Against the Run of Play brings into sharp focus the centrifugal forces that took Nigeria to the brink in the 2015 election. Thoughtful, intelligent and rigorous, Olusegun Adeniyi’s book trains an unerring eye on recent history, and calls us to remember. In this story of politics marked by intrigue, ambition, tragedy and farce, shines through a nation’s miraculous ability to remake itself.
– Molara Wood, Writer & Journalist

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