On Wednesday 6th April, 2022 the Federal Government of Nigeria approved the establishment and the licensing of twelve (12) new Private Universities.
With this approval of establishment the total number of Private Universities in Nigeria are now One Hundred and Ten (110) While the total number of Universities in Nigeria has increased to One Hundred and Ninety-Two 
NUC Full List of 12 Newly Approved Private Universities in Nigeria 2022 Edition
Below are the NUC List of Twenty Newly Approved Private Universities in Nigeria;
- Pen Resource University Gombe, Gombe State
- Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, Borno State
- Margaret Lawrence I -University Delta State,
- Khalifa Ishaku Rabiu University Kano, Kano State,
- Sports University Idumuje Ugboko, Delta State,
- Bala Ahmed University Kano,
- Saisa University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sokoto State,
- Nigerian-British University Hasa, Abia State
- Peter University Acina-Onene, Anambra State
- Newgate University, Minna, Niger State,
- European University of Nigeria in Duboyi, Abuja
- North-West University Sokoto.