The National University Commission has granted temporary licenses to 20 newly established private universities.
Permits were obtained from Education Minister Adam Adamu in Abuja on Thursday.
With approval, Nigeria now has 99 private universities.
Universities that have been granted temporary licenses are:
Mudiame University, Irrua, Edo State
James Hope University, Lagos
Maryam Abacha, American University of Nigeria, Kano
University of the Capital, Kano
Ahman Pategi University, Pategi, Kwara State
University of Offi, Kwara State
Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State
Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State
Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo State
Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State
Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State
University of Haville, Nde-Ikom, Cross River State
Claretian University of Nigeria, Nekede, Imo State
NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna State
Karl-Kumm University, Vom, plateau state
Mewar University, Masaka, Nasarawa State
Edusoko University, Bida, Niger State
Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja
Khadija University, Majia, Jigawa State
ANAN University, Kwall, plateau state