The federal government on Wednesday, December 6, approved the establishment of six new private universities in the country.
NAIJ.com gathered that the decision was reached during the Federal Executive Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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Nigeria's minister of education, Adamu Adamu, briefed State House correspondents at the end of meeting which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The new private universities include:
1. Admiralty Univerity, Ibusa, Delta state.
2. Spiritan University, Nneochi, Abia state.
3. Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan.
4. Pamo University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
5. Atiba University, Oyo state.
6. Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Lagos.
NAIJ.com previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Kano state on a two day working visit. The president left the Aso Rock Villa Abuja in a helicopter in the morning of Wednesday, December 6, accompanied by top officials of his government.
The presidency also confirmed that he arrived the state where he is expected to commission some projects built by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
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Meanwhile, it was a moment of joy mixed with tears for 500 inmates of the Kurmawa Prison in Kano state as they received state pardon from President Buhari.
The president pardoned the inmates after speaking with them in the presence of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje during his visit to the state.
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