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List Of Popular Nigerians Who Own Universities

In Nigeria, right now, there is a new group of super rich people who own private universities...READ THE FULL ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE▶▶

A few years back, there were just a few of them like Chief Afe Babalola who own Afe Babalola Universities, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Bishop David Oyedepo who founded Convenant, Prof. Jide Owoeye who founded Leadcity University.

But right now the list has increased.

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi has Ojaja University, Dr. Adedeji Adeleke owns Adeleke University, Senator Jimoh Ibrahim has founded Fortune University in Igbotako.

There is a new private university that has just taken off in Ikogbo, Ogun State. It is Vision University, Ikogbo, Ogun State. The provisional licence to operate as a private university was granted on 15th May, 2023. The certificate was signed by both the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed and the former Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu.

The big news is that Vision University has taken off. And admission is currently going on for the year 2023/2024.

The admission requirements are 5 WAEC credits including English & other 4 relevant subjects. Minumum JAMB score required is 140.

The new university boasts of facilities like Hostel Accomodation, Wifi Internet Access, Computer Labratory, Science Laboratory, Health Centre.

The following courses are available in the Faculty of Basic & Applied Science and Facultu of Humanities, Management & Social Science.

These are courses like Sociology, Mass Communication, Langauage, History, Economics, Business Admin, Accounting & Finance, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemical Sciences and Biological Science.

Vision University is located at Ikogbo Junction, Opposite Ikogbo Central Market, Ado-Odo/Ota in Ogun State.

The convener of the University is Prophetess Dr. Ngozi Okafor, while the Vice-Chancellor is Prof. Benjamin Ugochukwu Ekenyem.

Lagos Reporters can authoritatively reveal that the university was sited in Ikogbo due to availability of land and proximity to Ogun and Lagos State boundary.

the university resumed first semester on 5th January, 2024.

There is African Center for Creativity and Educational Development called Coal City University Enugu.

Arthur Jarvis Archibong, owns Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo, Calabar, Cross River State.

Archbishop Sam Amaga, owns Salem University, Lokoja, Kogi State.

Adegboyega Folaranmi Adedoyin owns Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Ile-Ife, Osun-State.

Assemblies of God, owns Evangel University, Akaeze, Ebonyi State.

Atiku Abubakar, owns American University of Nigeria, 98 Lamido Zubairu Way, Wuro Hausa 640101, Yola.

Afe Babalola, owns Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti. Bishop Taiwo Adelakun, owns Dominion University, Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, Oyo State. B. S. Abdul Rahman, owns Crescent University, KM.5 Ayetoro Rd, Idimu, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Baptist Christian, owns Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State.

Benson Andrew Idahosa, owns Benson Idahosa University, Benin-City.

Bode Ayorinde, owns Achievers University, KM1 Idasen/Uteh Road, Owo, Ondo State.

Chief Kola Daisi, CON, Bashorun of Ibadan owns Koladaisi University, Ibadan-Oyo Rd, Oyo.

Chris Ezeh, owns Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State.

Catholic Church in Nigeria – Veritas University, Bwari, Abuja FCT.

Church of Christ, owns University of Mkar, Benue State.

Church Missionary Society owns Paul University, Awka, Anambra State.

Chuks Ochonogor, owns Novena University, Amai-Ogume-Kwale Rd, Delta State,

Christ Apostolic Church (Joseph Ayo Babalola) owns Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State.

Chief Edwin K. Clark, owns Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo, Delta State.

Catholic Church, owns Augustine University Ilara-Epe, Lagos State.

Dr. (Engr.) Wole Adepoju,  owns Westland University, Iwara, Iwo, Osun State.

Dr Peter Otunuya Odili CON owns Pamo University of Medical Sciences, Elelenwo, Port Harcourt, River State.

Dominic de Guzman, owns Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Deeper Christian Life Ministry owns Anchor University, Ayobo, Ipaja, Lagos State,

D.C Isimoya, owns Wellspring University, Irhirhi Road, Off Airport Rd, Benin City, Edo State.

Dr. D.K. Olukoya, owns Mountain Top University, Ibafo, Ogun State.

(Dr.) Michael C. O. Ibru, OFR owns Micheal and Cecilia Ibru University, Agbara-Otor, Delta.

Dr David Olaniyi Oyedepo owns Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State.

Dr. Christian Anieke, owns Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike, Enugu State.

David O. Oyedepo – Covenant University, Idi-Roko, Ota, Ogun State.

Dr Oladega Adebogun owns Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State.

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala owns African University of Science & Technology, Abuja, FCT.

Engineer Simon Nwakacha owns Greenfield University, KM 34, Kasarmi Village, Abuja – Kaduna – Zaria Express Way, Kaduna State.

Emmanuel M.P. Edeh owns Madonna University Road, Okija, Benin-City , Edo State.

Eduserve Consult  owns Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Emmanuel Paul Mattew Edeh owns Caritas University Amorji Nike, Enugu State.

Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) owns Bingham University, Abuja-Keffi Rd, New Karu, Nasarawa State.

Francis Wale Oke owns Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, Oyo State

(42) Gregory Ibe owns Gregory University, Uturu Abia State,

Holy Ghost Congregation owns Spiritan University, Nneochi,  Abia State.

High Chief Dr Mrs W.A Awosika (OON) owns Chrisland University, Area A Rd Six, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Ibraheem Jiyyah Memorial Foundation owns  Eko University Of Medical And Health Sciences, KM 28 Lagos – Badagry Expy, Ojo, Lagos

Kamal Puri owns Skyline University, Kano-Zaria Rd, Trade Fair Area, Kano State.

King George II  owns Kings University, Gbongan Road, Ode Omu, Osun State.

Lindenwood University owns  Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State.

Living Word Ministries International owns Rhema University, 153/155 Aba-Owerri Road,Abayi, Abayi, Aba, Abia.

Morgan Frank Akpan owns Crown-Hill University, Ballah Road, Eiyenkorin, Ilorin, Kwara State,  Nigeria.

Methodist Church, Nigeria owns Wesley University of Science  and Technology, Km 3 Ondo- Ife Rd, Ondo.

Matias Hipolito C. Aznar II and Anunciacion Barcenilla Aznar owns South-Western University, Oku-owa, Ogun State.

Moses Akpanudo owns Obong University, Utu Etim Ekpo, Akwa Ibom State.

|Miss Precious Aduekpe (Foursquare Church) owns McPherson University, Lagos – Ibadan Expy, Seriki Sotayo.

Micheal Ade-Ojo owns Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State.

Nasrul-lahi-li Fatih owns Fountain University, Oshogbo (FUO), Osun State.

Oyo Community owns Atiba University, Isokun, Oyo State.

Organization of the Nigerian Navy owns Admiralty University, Ibusa, Oshimili, Delta State.

Olusegun Obasanjo owns Bells University of Technology, Km 8 Idiroko Rd, Benja village, Ota, Ogun State

Organization of Islamic Conference owns Al-Qalam University, Katsina.

Prof. Emmanuel Paul Mattew Edeh owns Renaissance University, Agbani-Ugbawka-Nara-Nkerefi Rd, Agbani, Enugu State.

Prof. Emmanuel Paul Mattew Edeh owns Kwararafa University, Wukari, Taraba State.

Prof. Daddy Hezekiah MFR owns Hezekiah University, Umudi, Nkwerre Imo State.

Professor Dapo Folorunsho Asaju owns Ajayi Crowther University, Oke-Ebo, Oyo State.

Prince Adedeji Adeleke owns Adeleke University, Ede-Osogbo Rd, Ede, Osun State.

Rev Msgr Prof John Bosco Akam owns Tansian University, Umunya, Oyi , Anambra State.

Redeemed Christian Church of God owns Redeemer University, Ede , Osun State.

Richard Fessler owns Hallmark University,  Ijebu-Itele Ogun State.

Rev (Dr) Paul Oge Akazue owns Crowford University, Faith City, Lusada Igbesa Rd, Igbesa, Ogun State.

Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria owns Clifford University, Abia State.

SUNO Ansar-Ud-Deen Society owns Summit University, Offa, Kwara State

Samuel Adegboyega University owns Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa Town , Edo State.

Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien owns Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State.

SURAT Nigeria Ltd owns Nile University of Nigeria, Plot 681, Cadastral Zone C-OO, Research & Institution Area, Airport Rd, Jabi, Abuja.

Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria owns Babcock University, ilishan Remo, Ogun State

Trinity Education & Development Foundation (TEDF) owns Trinity University, Trinity Hills (College Premises) Ogun State, Ofada , Ogun State

Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed owned Baze University, Plot 686, Jabi Airport Road Bypass, Cadastral Zone, Abuja

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