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University of Jos

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The University of Jos, abbreviated as Unijos, is a federal university in Jos, Plateau State, central Nigeria. The school offers courses in law, medicine, pharmacy, natural sciences, social sciences, the built environment as well as arts and humanities.

Ahmadu Bello University

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Ahmadu Bello University began full operation in 1962, on the cites of these educational institutions: the defunct Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, founded in 1955; the Clerical Training Centre, Kongo, founded in 1957; the Samaru Agricultural Research Station, established in  1924, and the Shika Livestock Farm, started in 1928. The University was named after Sir Ahmadu Bello (1901-1966), "the Sardauna of Sokoto" and the Premier of Northern Nigeria.

University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

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The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State (FUNAAB) was established on January 1, 1988 by the Federal Government when four Universities of Technology, earlier merged in 1984, were demerged.

The University has a total of 179 academic programmes made up of 44 undergraduate programmes, 135 graduate programmes which include 22 Post graduate diploma programmes, 57 Masters degree programmes and 56 Doctorate degree programmes.

University of Port Harcourt

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The University of Port Harcourt is a university in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt. It was established in 1975 as University College, Port Harcourt, and was given university status in 1977. The university has ten faculties: Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Management Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Agriculture

Obafemi Awolowo University

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The Obafemi Awolowo University is a comprehensive public institution established in 1962 as The University of Ife. The University is situated on a vast expanse of land totaling 11,861 hectares in Ile-Ife, Osun State, southwest of Nigeria.

University of Ilorin

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The University of Ilorin is located in the ancient city of Ilorin, about 500 kilometres from Abuja, the Federal capital. Ilorin, the Capital of Kwara State, is strategically located at the geographical and cultural confluence of the North and South.

University of Ilorin was one of the seven institutions of higher learning established by a decree of the Federal Military Government in August, 1975. This step, taken to implement one of the educational directives of the country’s Third National Development Plan, was aimed at providing more opportunities for Nigerians aspiring to acquire university education and to generate high level man-power, so vital for the rapidly expanding economy.

University of Benin

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The University of Benin was founded in 1970. It started as an Institute of Technology and was accorded the status of a full-fledged University by National Universities Commission (NUC) on 1st July, 1971. In his Budget Speech in April 1972, the then Military Governor of Mid-Western State, Col. S. O. Ogbemudia (then also Visitor to the University) formally announced the change of the name of the Institute of Technology to the University of Benin. On 1st April, 1975 the University at the request of the State Government, was taken over by the Federal Government and became a Federal Government and became a Federal University.

University of Ibadan

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The University of Ibadan is the oldest Nigerian university, and is located five miles (8 kilometres) from the centre of the major city of Ibadan in Western Nigeria. It has over 12,000 students.

Besides the College of Medicine, there are now ten other faculties: Arts, Science, Agriculture and Forestry, Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Technology, Law, Public Health and Dentistry. The University has residential and sports facilities for staff and students on Campus, as well as separate botanical and zoological gardens.

University of Nigeria Nsukka

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The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Founded in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, the University of Nigeria has four campuses – Nsukka, Enugu and Ituku-Ozalla – located in Enugu State and one in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria.

The University of Nigeria was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria, modeled upon the American educational system. It is the first land-grant university in Africa and one of the five elite universities in the country. The university has 15 Faculties and 102 academic departments. The University offers 82 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programmes.

Federal University of Technology Akure

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The Federal University of Technology Akure (informally FUT Akure or simply FUTA) was founded in 1981 under a drive by the government of Nigeria to create universities that specialised in producing graduates with practical as well as theoretical knowledge of technologies. It is located in Akure.

University of Lagos

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Founded in 1962, the University of Lagos has, for over 4 decades, provided quality and objective education to both Nigerian and its neighbours. The University has built a legacy of excellence and has been instrumental in the production of top range graduates and academia who have had tremendous impact, directly or indirectly, on growth and development in Nigeria. The honours and awards won testify to the positive impact of the University of Lagos on education and academic matters in Nigeria.

National Open University of Nigeria

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The National Open University of Nigeria is Nigeria's leading - and only specialist - provider of open and distance learning at tertiary level. We are also the country's largest tertiary institution in terms of student numbers.

The National Open University of Nigeria operates from its Administrative Headquarters located in Lagos.

Pan-African University

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The Mission Statement of the University is: "to form competent and committed professionals and encourage them to serve with personal initiative and social responsibility the community in which they work, thereby helping to build a better society in Nigeria and Africa at large". This dream encapsulates the purpose of the University.

American University of Nigeria

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The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was founded in 2003. Opening its first class in the fall of 2005, it was created to be a Development University.The University’s mission is to provide quality education to Nigeria and Africa’s future leaders in order to equip them the skills needed to solve development issues on the continent, and give them the knowledge needed to create solutions that will benefit their community, their country and, ultimately, the world.
AUN’s mission and values are upheld by its Board of Trustees, which includes accomplished diplomats, academic leaders, and successful business leaders. AUN is widely regarded as the best private university in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2011, AUN joined the list of 21 Fulbright affiliates in Nigeria.
The University achieved 100 percent accreditation from the Nigerian National Universities Commission. The AUN campus has the only University-wide wireless facility in Nigeria .
Having made the move to e-books, Google identified AUN as the institution in Nigeria that attracts the most Google internet traffic in 2011.

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