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September 23, 2019

Top 30 Universities In Nigeria 2020 And Their School Fees

We have many universities in Nigeria; Federal, State and Private universities.

Preshhinfo got this rank from UniRank. We have organized vital informations about these schools that you would love to know as well as how much they pay averagely.

Note: These institutions tuition fees actually depends on the department of study of the student and it's not actual i.e estimated averagely.

Below is the top 30 federal universities in Nigeria 2019 and their school fees.

Ahmadu Bello University

1) Ahmadu Bello University
Country Rank - 1
World Rank - 900
Founded - 1962
Acronym - ABU
Address - Sokoto Road, Samaru Zaria, 2222 Zaria, Kaduna.
Average Tuition fees - N23,000 - N45,000

It covers a land area of 7,000 hectares and encompasses 12 academic faculties, a postgraduate school and 82 academic departments.

 It has five institutes, six specialized centers, a Division of Agricultural Colleges, demonstration secondary and primary schools, as well as extension and consultancy services.

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The university runs a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programmes and offers associate degrees and vocational and remedial programmes. It has a large medical programme with its own ABU Teaching Hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in Nigeria and Africa.

university of Lagos

2) University of Lagos
Country Rank - 2
World Rank - 1007
Founded - 1962
Acronym - UNILAG
Address - Aboka, Yaba, Lagos State.
Average Tuition fee - N16,000 - N55,000

the University of Lagos has one of the largest student populations of any university in the country.

The university has remained one of the most competitive in the country in terms of admissions.

The University of Lagos is among the first generation of universities in Nigeria and also one of the twenty-five federal universities which are overseen and accredited by the National Universities Commission.

The University of Lagos popularly known as Unilag is a federal government owned research university in Lagos State, Nigeria.

university of Ibadan

3) University of Ibadan
Country Rank - 3
World Rank - 1038
Founded - 1948
Acronym - UI
Address - Ibadan 200284 Oyo State, Nigeria.
Average Tuition Fee - N16,700 - N40,000

The University of Ibadan is the oldest degree awarding institution in Nigeria and is located five miles (8 kilometres) from the centre of the major city of Ibadan in Western Nigeria.

In September 2016, it became the first Nigerian university to make the top 1000 in Times Higher Education rankings. Prior to that, it had always made the top African 10 in Webometrics Rankings.

At the time of its establishment as University College Ibadan, students were awarded degrees of the University of London. That makes it the first degree awarding institution in Nigeria.

UI became autonomous in 1963 and started awarding its own degrees in 1967.

University of Nigeria

4) University of Nigeria
Country Rank - 4
World Rank - 1441
Founded - 1960
Acronym - UNN
Address - Innovative Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Average Tuition Fee - N34,000 - N65,000

The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

The University of Nigeria was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria, modelled upon the American educational system.

The university has 15 Faculties and 102 academic departments. The University offers 82 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programmes.

Obafemi Awolowo University

5) Obafemi Awolowo University
Country Rank - 5
World Rank - 1483
Founded - 1962
Acronym - OAU
Address - Ile-ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
Average Tuition Fee - N20,000 - N58,000

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a federal government owned and operated Nigerian university.

The university was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962 as the University of Ife by the regional government of Western Nigeria.

This school was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987), first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria,

The university has 13 faculties and two colleges the Postgraduate College and the College of Health Sciences administered in more than 60 departments.

University of Ilorin

6) University of Ilorin
Country Rank - 6
World Rank - 1511
Founded - 1975
Address - PMB 1515 Kwara State, Nigeria.
Average Tuition Fees - N11,700 - N40,000

University of Ilorin was established by a Decree of the Federal Military Government in August, 1975.

Compared to other higher institutions of learning in the country, the institution has one of the largest landmass covering approximately 5000 hectares of land.

there are over 60 academic departments in the existing ten faculties. Undergraduate degree programmes run for 3,4,5, or 6 years, depending on entry qualifications and discipline.

Covenant University

7) Covenant University
Country Rank -7
World Rank - 1697
Founded - 2002
Acronym - CU
Address - KM 10 Idiroko Road, Canaanland Ota, Ogun State.
Average Tuition Fees - N900,000 - N1.3 million

Covenant University is a Nigerian private university associated with Living Faith Church Worldwide. It is also a member of the Association of Common Wealth Universities, Association of African Universities and National Universities.

Covenant University is the 7th top university in Nigeria. It is located in Ota, Ogun State. Covenant University was founded by Bishop David Oyedepo who is the presiding Bishop of Living Faith worldwide and also the chancellor of the University. The school became open on 21st October 2002 in Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.

The likes of Spellz, Simi, Ric Hassani, Bez, Ishaya Bako are among the notable Alumni of Covenant University.

Federal University of Technology, Akure

8) Federal University of Technology, Akure
Country Rank - 8
World Rank - 2010
Founded - 1981
Acronym - FUTA
Address - Along ilesa / Owo expressway; PMB 704, Akure, Ondo State.
Average Tuition Fees - N13,400 - N51,100

The Federal University of Technology is located in Akure in Ondo State. It was founded in 1981 under a drive by the Nigerian Government to create universities that specialized in producing graduates with practical as well as theoretical knowledge of technologies.

FUTA runs nine faculties which are School of Science, School of Earth and Mineral Sciences, School of
Environmental technology, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, School of Agricultural and Agricultural technology, School of Management technology, School of Post Graduate studies, School of Health and Health Technology, School of Computing.

FUTA stands eight on Nigerian Universities rank and 2010 in worldwide ranking.

University of Jos

9) University of Jos
Country Rank - 9
World Rank - 3747
Founded - 1975
Acronym - UNIJOS
Address - PMB 2084 Jos Plateau State, Nigeria
Average School Fees - N30,000 - N45,000

University of Jos is a federal university situated in Jos, Plateau State. The school admitted their first students in January 1972 as predegree holders when it was still a satellite campus of the University of Ibadan.

It was not until 1975, when it became it's own separate institution established under late General Murtala Mohammed. Dr Gilbert Onuaguluchi was the first Vice Chancellor of UNIJOS.

Notable  alumnis of Jos include Emily Alemika, Charity Angya, Solomon Dalung Helen Habila, Audu Mazrui, Igho Sanomi, Pauline Tallen etc.

10) University of Benin
Country Rank - 10
World Rank - 3772
Founded - 1970
Acronym - UNIBEN
Address - PMB 1154, Ugboro Campus, Benin City, Edo State.
Average Tuition Fees - N69,900 - N163,500

University of Benin also known by most as UNIBEN is a federal university located in Benin City of Edo State. The University was founded in 1970 by the Federal Government and stands as the 10th nigerian university while it's worldwide rank is 3772.

Uniben also has another campus called Ekenwa Campus. The estimated number of students of this university is 75,000 - 100,000 with Professor Faraday Orumwese as their Vice Chancellor and Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Chancellor.

Uniben college of Medicine has three schools; school of medicine, school of Basic medical sciences and school of Dentistry.

Some known alumni of UNIBEN includes - Oladipo Agboluaje, Richard Mofe Damijo, Awele Elumelu, Babatunde Fashola, Tom Ilube, Mitchell Elegbe, Bright Okpocha (BasketMouth), Amaju Pinnick.


11) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Country Rank - 11
World Rank - 3772
Founded - 1988
Acronym - FUNAAB
Address - Alabata Road, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Average Tuition Fees - N30,000 - N72,000

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta is a federal university located in Abeokuta, Ogun State. FUNAAB was founded in January 11988 by Federal Government when four federal universities of technologies earlier merged in 1984 were demerged in 1988.

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

It's a public university with professor Felix Salako as the current Vice Chancellor. FUNAAB is ranked 11th in Nigeria and 3774 worldwide.

Afe Babalola University

12) Afe Babalola University
Country Rank - 12
World Rank - 3932
Founded - 2009
Acronym - ABUAD
Address - KM 8.5 Afe Babalola way, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria
Average School Fees - N850,000 - N1.5 million

Afe Babalola also known as ABUAD is a private university in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. ABUAD was established in 2009 by Afe Babalola who is a lawyer and Philanthropist.

It's motto goes "Labour for service and integrity". The Vice Chancellor of ABUAD is Professor M.O Ajisafe and the founder is the chancellor of the school. The institution had it's first set of graduating students with 18 students with First Class Honours.

ABUAD campus is just one and houses 5 Undergraduate colleges, a postgraduate school, a conference hall, a teaching hospital for medical students, student and staff accommodation, sporting facilities and lots more.


13) Federal University, Oye Ekiti
Country Rank - 13
World Rank - 4121
Founded - 2011
Acronym - FUOYE
Address - Oye - AfaoRoad, Oye - Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria.
Average School Fees - N55,000 - N107,000

Federal University, Oye which is FUOYE in short term is a federal university located in Oye-Ekiti in Ekiti State. FUOYE also has another campus in Ikole-Ekiti in Ekiti State. The school in 2011 was founded by the Federal Government under Goodluck Jonathan administration.

It has 7 faculties and school of postgraduate studies. FUOYE had it's first set of graduating students in 2015 and maiden convocation in April 2017.

Some faculties not found in FUOYE are Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmacy and Law. This school's current vice chancellor is Professor Kayode Soremekun.


14) Olabisi Onabanjo University
Country Rank - 14
World Rank - 4373
Founded - 1982
Acronym - OOU
Address - PMB 2002 Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria
Average School Fees - N72,000 - N104,000

OOU as the acronym is a state operated and owned university. It was formerly known and founded as Ogun State University in 1982 until it got renamed it got renamed to Dr Olabisi Onabanjo who was the state's then Governor. The renaming was to honor his efforts when he was the Governor of Ogun State.

Olabisi Onabanjo University has multiple campuses. The Main Campus in Ago-Iwoye is popularly called Permanent Site (PS) by the students and a Mini Campus which was the home of the Faculty of Science till it was moved to the permanent site in January 2013.

Their facilities are Faculty of Science, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Art, Faculty of Social Management Sciences, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.

Landmark University

15) Landmark University
Country Rank - 15
World Rank - 4445
Founded - 2011
Acronym - LMU
Address - KM4 Ipetu, Omu Aran Road, PMB 1001 Omu-Aran, Kwara State.
Average School Fees - N532,000 - N700,000

Landmark University is a Private Christian University, affiliated with Living Faith Church Worldwide and located in Omu-Aran Kwara State, Nigeria.

As at 2014, Landmark University had a student population of 2684 including international students from other African countries.

All students are required to live on the university's campus in the hostels built for them. Students are expected to be back in their respective hostels before 9:00pm daily.

Dr David Oyedepo is the Chancellor of the school and his founded World Mission Agency (WMA) which is a Christian Mission Organization is the Umbrella Governing Body of landmark university.


16) Lagos State University
Country Rank - 16
World Rank - 4518
Founded - 1983
Acronym - LASU
Address - Badagry Expressway PMB 1087 Ojo, Lagos State.
Average School Fees - N113,250 - N200,000

Lagos State University is a state owned university established in 1983 by the enabling law of Lagos State of Nigeria. LASU is situated in OJO in Lagos State and was the only university in the former British colony.

LASU stands 16th in Nigerian Universities ranking and 4518 in worldwide ranking. The school operates a multi campus system with four fully owned campuses having it's main campus at OJO, another campus at EPE, and another one at IKEJA.

Faculties of LASU includes School of Clinical Sciences, School of Basic Medical Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Engineering, School of Science, School of Law, School of Management Sciences, School of Social Sciences etc.

Notable alumni of this institution include Brymo, Desmond Elliot, Annie Macaulay Idibia, Angela Okorie, Ruggedman, Rukky Sanda, Cossy Orjiakor, Wizkid etc.

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

17) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
Country Rank - 17
World Rank - 4911
Founded - 1990
Acronym - LAUTECH
Address - PMB 4000 Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Average School Fees - N40,000 - N170,000

The University began its first academic session on October 19, 1990 with a total of 436 candidates enrolled in four faculties, namely Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Engineering and Management Sciences, and Pure and Applied Sciences. A College of Health Sciences was established a year later.

The university runs three academic programmes - pre-degree science programme, undergraduate programmes and post-graduate programmes. The university is jointly owned by two states in Nigeria:Oyo and Osun states.

The name of the University was changed to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology after the separation of Osun State from Oyo State.

university of Porthacourt

18) University of Porthacourt
Country Rank - 18
World Rank - 4923
Founded - 1975
Acronym - UNIPORT
Address - East/ West Road, PMB 5323 Choba Porthacourt, Rivers State.
Average School Fees - N72,000 - N127,000

University of Porthacourt also known as UNIPORT is located in the capital city of Rivers State, Porthacourt and founded in 1975 as University College Until 1977. It became a full university.

UNIPORT faculties include School of Humanities, School of Humanities, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Educational Studies, Science Laboratory Technology, Law, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Nature and Applied Science, Basic Medical Sciences, Health sciences, Management Sciences, Engineering, Education, Humanities.

The University of Port Harcourt was ranked the sixth in Africa and the first in Nigeria by Times Higher Education (THE) in 2015.

It is the first technological university in Nigeria and also the first university to be situated within the Niger Delta.

Some notable alumni of this school include: M-Trill, Alex Otti, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Sam Dede, Goodluck Jonathan, Yul Edochie, Rita Dominic etc.

Rivers State University

19) Rivers State University
Country Rank - 19
World Rank - 5055
Founded - 1980
Acronym - RSU
Address - Ikwerre Road, Nkoplu Orowonukwo, Private mailbox 5080, Nkpoku Oroworukwo, Rivers State
Average School Fees - N53,000 - N100,000

This is a state owned university founded in 1980 located in the Diobu area of Porthacourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

It is the first technological university in Nigeria and also the first university to be situated within the Niger Delta.

The Faculties of RSU include faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Sciences.

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20) Federal University of Technology, Owerri
Country Rank - 20
World Rank - 5103
Founded - 1980
Acronym - FUTO
Address - PMB 1526 Owerri, Imo State.
Average School Fees - N39,000 - N80,000

This is the popular FUTO we all know. It is a Federal Government owned university located in Owerri, Imo State.

Faculties of the University include School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, School of Physical Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, School of Management and Management Technology, School of Environmental Science, School of Basic Medical Sciences.

Babcock University

21) Babcock University
Country Rank - 21
World Rank - 5120
Founded - 1999
Acronym - BU
Address - PMB 21244 ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria
Average School Fees - N430,000 - 1 million 

Babcock university is a very popular private university located in ilishan-Remo in Ogun State. It is a Christian educational university owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Nigeria.

Babcock University was named after an American missionary by the name of David C. Babcock, who pioneered the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria in 1914. He was based in Erunmu in Oyo State, Nigeria.

Popular Nigerian musician Davido and Shola Akinlade who is the CEO of Paystack are notable alumni of Babcock university.

Federal University of Technology, Minna

22) Federal University of Technology, Minna
Country Rank - 22
World Rank - 5128
Founded - 1982
Acronym - FUTMinna
Address - Main campus, Gidan Kwanu, Along Minna - Bida Road, PMB 65 Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.
Average School Fees - N30,000 - N62,000

The University of Technology, Minna is a federal government owned university located in Minna, the capital of Niger State and it sits 22nd on the top Nigerian universities rank and 5128 worldwide. It is also known widely as FutMinna.

FUTMinna was founded in 1982 and has about 10 faculties which are School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, School of Infrastructure, process and Engineering Technology, School of Electrical Engineering Technology, School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology, School of Life Sciences, school of physical sciences, School of information and communication technology, School of Technology Education and School of Post Graduate Studies.

Nile University of Nigeria

23) Nile University of Nigeria
Country Rank - 23
World Rank - 5469
Founded - 2009
Acronym - NUN
Address - Plot 681, Cadastral zone C 00, Research & institution area, Jabi Airport Bypass, Abuja FCT
Average School Fees -N2,000 - N7,000

This university is actually a private university located in Abuja, FCT. It was established in 2009. It's among the known ruling private universities in Nigeria.

Nile University of Nigeria is also known as NUN. NUN is ranked 23rd highest university in Nigeria and ranked 5469 in the world. The school's faculties are enough with lots of active departments.

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University

24) Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
Country Rank - 24
World Rank - 5566
Founded - 1988
Acronym - ATBU
Address - PMB 0248 Bauchi, Bauchi, Nigeria
Average School Fees - N100,000 - N200,000

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) is a federal university of technology located in Bauchi, northern Nigeria. The university is named after the first Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.

The university was established in 1980 as the Federal University of Technology, Bauchi.

The institution's first students were admitted in October 1981 for pre-degree and remedial programmes while the degree courses of the School of Science and Science Education began in October 1982.

Kwara State University

25) Kwara State University
Country Rank - 25
World Rank - 5674
Founded - 2009
Acronym - KWASU
Address - Secretariat, Zango Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
Average School Fees - N134,000 - N250,000

Kwara State University is a government owned university. The Vice Chancellor of KWASU is professor Sika Saidu Mahmud and it's the 77th university to be registered by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC).

The university was established by the administration of Dr. Bukola Saraki in 2009, and envisioned to be more than a typical university in Nigeria.

Bayero University Kano

26) Bayero University Kano
Country Rank - 26
World Rank - 5834
Founded - 1975
Acronym - BUK
Address - PMB 3011 Kano, Kano State, Nigeria
Average School Fees - N30,000 - N65,000

BUK which is located in Kano was established in 1977. That was when it was renamed from Bayero University College and upgraded from University College to university. It was the first university in Kano State.

Some of its faculties includes - Agriculture, arts and Islamic studies, Allied Health Sciences, Computer Science and Information Technology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Law, Physical Sciences, Engineering etc.

The likes of Nelson Mandela, Muammar Gadaffi, Theophilus Danjuma, Murtala Mohammed, Farouk Lawan etc are among the alumni of this great school.

Ekiti State University

27) Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti
Country Rank - 27
World Rank - 5855
Founded - 1982
Acronym - EKSU
Address - Ado - Iworoko road, PMB 5363 Ado - Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria
Average School Fees - N62,000 - N200,000

Ekiti State University also known as EKSU is situated in Ado Ekiti in Ekiti State. It was founded in 1982 by the administration of late Micheal Adekunle Ajasin who was the first civilian Governor of Ekiti State. The institution started bearing Ekiti State University as of September 2011.

The known faculties of EKSU are faculties of agricultural science, Arts, Basic medical sciences, clinical sciences, education, engineering, law, management science, science, social sciences.

EKSU sits 27th on the list and is ranked at 5855 worldwide.

University of Abuja

28) University of Abuja
Country Rank - 28
World Rank - 5885
Founded - 1988
Acronym -
Address - PMB 117, Gwagwalada, Abuja, FCT
Average School Fees - N27,000 - N55,000

University of Abuja is ranked 28th in Nigeria and 5885 in the world. The university is found in Abuja and was established on January 1, 1988. The main campus is located along Abuja airport road in Abuja and Professor Abdul Rasheed N'Allah.

UniAbuja houses 12 colleges and runs regular degree, diploma and post graduate programmes. The mini campus of the school is located in Gwagwalanda is still the temporary location to the faculties of education, law, social science and law.

Adekunle Ajasin University

29) Adekunle Ajasin University
Country Rank - 29
World Rank - 5891
Founded - 1982
Acronym - AAUA
Address - PMB 01 Akungba Akoko, Ondo State.
Average School Fees - N34,500 - N162,000

Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA) is a state government owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Adekunle Ajasin University offers undergraduate and post-graduate as well as Pre-degree, JUBEB programmes in fields of specialization ranging from Science, Arts, Education, Law, Social Science and Management science, Management Sciences and Agricultural Sciences.

University of Uyo

30) University of Uyo
Country Rank - 30
World Rank - 5935
Founded - 1991
Acronym - UNIUYO
Address - PMB 1017 UYO, Akwa Ibom
Average School Fees - N60,000 - N80,000

UniUyo is a federal university found in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State. It was formerly known as University of Cross River State until 1991 when it was changed to a federal university and got it changed to UniUyo. The Vice Chancellor of University of Uyo is Professor Enefiok Essien.

UniUyo closes this list with the 30th position while ranking 5935 in the world. UniUyo is a very popular institution with good reputation and so much more. Their school fees is on moderate rate and it's situated in the capital city which has many benefits.

Let's see the full list once again....

  • Ahmadu Bello University 
  • University of Lagos 
  • University of Ibadan 
  • University of Nigeria 
  • Obafemi Awolowo University 
  • University of Ilorin 
  • Covenant University 
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure 
  • University of Jos 
  • University of Benin 
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta 
  • Afe Babalola University 
  • Federal University, Oye Ekiti 
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University 
  • Landmark University 
  • Lagos State University 
  • Ladoke Akintola University 
  • University of Porthacourt 
  • Rivers State University 
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri 
  • Babcock University 
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna 
  • Nile University of Nigeria 
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa university 
  • Kwara State University 
  • Bayero University Kano 
  • Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti 
  • University of Abuja 
  • Adenkule Ajasin University 
  • University of Uyo 
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September 14, 2019

Top 20 Most Beautiful Cities In Nigeria In 2020

Nigeria is a very vast country with lots of known places. Some cities are more developed and popular than some others because of some reasons. These developed cities always attract people for many reasons but mainly to settle for greener pastures.

Big companies and industries always tend to set up their headquarters at these developed cities thereby making them more popular and a place you could get employed easily. These cities are also known for their fun packed activities you will surely get while you visit there.

For instance, a lot of people go to Lagos to see various beaches, Cinemas, lodge in 5-star hotels and lots more. All these helps in the development of a particular place and increase in activity and revenue. Below goes our top 20 most beautiful cities in Nigeria in 2019.

Lagos city

1) Lagos - Lagos State
What is the most beautiful city in Nigeria? Lagos metropolitan area. This city is very large and it's the Nigerian city with the highest population. The city holds high esteems for it's ability to attract many visitors for many reasons. The city is full of interesting places you would surely love to behold.

Lagos is also the largest city in whole Africa. This city is located in Lagos State and constitutes many ethnic groups i.e Lagos is stocked with people from different places that are coexisting together.

The developed city is also the center of nollywood movies, music and lots more. The cinemas, Sand beaches, big brands headquarters and lots more are found here.

Lekki in Lagos State

2) Lekki - Lagos State
Lekki is a very beautiful city in Lagos State and also the second most beautiful city in Nigeria. Lekki resides east of the Lagos city. So many estates are found in Lekki and of high prices cause of the high development rate.

Many celebrities especially nigerian musicians live in Lekki. Lekki is also a centre of entertainment with lots of casinos and bars lighting up the city. Dangote's refinery which is almost at its end of completion is being built in Lekki free zone.

The Phase 1, Ajah, Richmond Gates and Victoria Garden city are notable neighborhood of the city. Lekki also has a British international school, Italian international school (Enrico Mattei) and the American international school of Lagos.

Abuja in FCT

3) Abuja - FCT
Abuja is located in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and it's the third most beautiful city in Nigeria. It is one of the most developed cities in Nigeria and Africa. A lot of people with different backgrounds live and do businesses of various kinds in Abuja.

Big and well structured buildings of different kinds are found in Abuja. Big Companies have their Skyscrapers (mostly headquarters) stationed in this city and all these play major roles in the relevance of the city. Aside the skyscrapers part, huge hotels, shopping malls are also great sites of recreation and attraction.

Tourists also find it fun to visit the Aso Rock, National mosque, National Stadium and so on. Also, it is the center of politics in Nigeria. The presidential villa and the great house of Senate, ministers of  different sectors and not forgetting political Godfathers and renowned Businessmen.

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Ikeja, capital of Lagos State

4)  Ikeja - Lagos State
Everyone knows Ikeja cause of it's popularity for being the capital of Lagos State. Ikeja is among the top developed cities we have in this country. The shopping mall in the mainland of Lagos State, Ikeja City mall is found in Ikeja and it is also has a Cinema.

Ikeja is also the home of Femi Kuti's African shrine and Lagbaja's motherland. Most Lagos State politicians live in Ikeja cause it's the capital and it accommodates the Government house of Lagos State is also in Ikeja. Ikeja also has a lot of Airports and has the popular Murtala Mohammed International Airport. The city houses a lot of Airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, Overland Airways, Aero contractors

Owerri in Imo State

5) Owerri - Imo State
Owerri is the fifth most beautiful city in Nigeria and it's located in Imo state and also the capital. The state boasts of people with different kinds of work starting from the civil servants to various business persons with young and old. This city has about 4000 hectares of land which is huge and constitutes of beautiful and critical structures.

A lot of entertainment Zoo are found in this state such as their shopping malls, the Oguta lake, The Zoo, Museums, 5-star hotels and lots more. Owerri also has a good number of casinos and night clubs which makes this city supersound and very active everyday.

Owerri also contains houses of my Igbo billionaire who hails from the state. There are also huge buildings of Big brands. This city is worthy of this list.

Abakiliki in Ebonyi State

6) Abakiliki - Ebonyi State
Trust me when i say this is really new! The city hasn't making this list for years but has now been added due to massive works on the city by their Governors. Abakiliki is the capital of Ebonyi State located in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.

The Abakiliki flyover has been a major search keyword associated with Abakiliki on Google. The capital city now boasts a lot of awesome roads with ravishing lights of different colors shining at night.

The city really looks like a much developed city with blue lights under the flyover and beside the roads. Roundabout is also a centre of interest. It can't be said short that magnificent work has been done here.

Enugu in Enugu State

7) Enugu - Enugu State
Enugu makes this list. It is the capital of Enugu State, Nigeria. Being one of the most beautiful cities in the country, it's population according to 2006 Nigerian census is 722,664.

A lot of fun places such as cinemas, casinos and big hotels are found in this city. Enugu being the capital is the center of politics in Enugu State as the government house and other highly held offices are found here.

Three local government areas are in Enugu which are Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South.

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Porthacourt in Rivers State

8) Porthacourt - Rivers State
This is a very popular city in Nigeria. Often times it has been compared to Lagos for some certain reasons. Porthacourt is the capital and largest city of Rivers State, Nigeria. Basically speaking, lots of people wants to get to Porthacourt either for tourism, work, hangout etc. The estimated population of Porthacourt is 1.9 million according to 2006 census.

There are three sports Stadiums in the city. The Sharks stadium, the Yakubu Gowon stadium and Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium. Porthacourt is also known for having bunch of oil firms such as chevron and Royal Dutch Shell.

Akure in Ondo State

9) Akure - Ondo State
This another beautiful city. The Ondo state capital is also the largest city in the state. The history of Akure goes way back to when Omoremi Omuluabi the godson of Emperor Oduduwa founded it.

This big city is also well known for their agricultural ventures like cassava, yams, cocoa, tobacco and corn. Cottons are also grown and used for clothing.

Akure is really a fun place to be as there are many fun sites like chicken republic, Tantalizers, captain cook, Shoprite and sunshine stars stadium.

Uyo in Akwa Ibom State

10) Uyo - Akwa Ibom State
Uyo is the capital city of Akwa Ibom State. It is ranked tenth most beautiful city in Nigeria and it's the center of the state's political offices. This is one city that would give a lot of good memories after visiting.

Whether an adventure seeker , movie lovers, golfer, foodie, shopaholic or collector of random facts, you will find there are so many things to do while visiting.

Some of the great places to visit in this city for some fun packed activity are unity park, National museum of colonial history, Akwa Ibom international stadium which was done under former Governor, Godswill Akpabio. Others include Oron museum, Ibom Tropicana Entertainment center, Ibeno beach and lots more.

Calabar in Cross River State

11) Calabar - Cross River State
Cross River State is most times referred as the sister to Akwa Ibom State. Calabar is a very beautiful place to be due to some reasons like culture, food, fun sites to see and lots more. Calabar is the capital city of Cross River State, Nigeria. The city is near the Cameroonian border.

Calabar is also the headquarters of the eastern naval command. Calabar has lots of fun facts like their annual Christmas festivals, Calabar carnivals, tinapa resort, lots of hotels, an international airport and a sports stadium.

Kaduna city of Kaduna State

12) Kaduna - Kaduna State
We are now at the northern part of the country. Kaduna is the capital city of Kaduna State. It is also a very populated place in the country and it's known for agriculture, colleges and universities. Their current estimated population is around 1.3 million.

Kaduna is an industrial centre of Northern Nigeria and the Middle Belt, manufacturing products like textiles, machinery, steel, aluminium, petroleum products and bearings.

The Kaduna international airport is a good place to visit in the city. It also has lots of railways, the Ranchers Bees Stadium and Ahmadu Bello stadium.

warri in Delta State

13) Warri - Delta State
It's obvious that Warri is a very populated place and one of the biggest cities in Nigeria.

The city of Warri is an oil hub in South-South Nigeria and houses an annex of the Delta State Government House. It served as the colonial capital of the then Warri Province.

This city features lots of investments from huge companies which helps establish the city. The popular warri is mostly known for Criminality and other vices but regardless of what you heard, this place is virtually lit and a place you would love to visit for sure.

Ibadan in Oyo State

14) Ibadan - Oyo State
A city with a population of over 3 million is surely large. Ibadan is the capital of Oyo State and it's the capital of Oyo State and is the third most populous city in Nigeria after Lagos and Kano.

At the time of Nigeria's independence in 1960, Ibadan was the largest and most populous city in the country, and the second most populous in Africa behind Cairo.

Ibadan had been the centre of administration of the old Western Region since the days of the British colonial rule, and parts of the city's ancient protective walls still stand to this day. The principal inhabitants of the city are the Yorubas, as well as various communities from other parts of the country.

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15) Asaba - Delta State
Although Asaba is not as populated as other cities that made the list but is sure a fast developing area. Asaba is the capital city of Delta State, Nigeria.

Asaba has Stephen Keshi Stadium which had a face-lift to satisfy local fans, has hosted several international competitions and soccer events since it was upgraded by the administration of Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa and commissioned by Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Asaba is a very beautiful city with shopping malls, stadiums, cinemas and lots more. Asaba and warri are the two main industrial places of the state and that attracts lots of people.

Kano in Kano State

16) Kano - Kano State
Kano is the state capital of Kano State in North West, Nigeria. Kano is the commercial nerve centre of Northern Nigeria and is the second largest city in Nigeria.

The principal inhabitants of the city are the Hausa people. However, there are many who speak Fulani language.

Kano has lots of mosques, fun packed places to visit and so on.

Abeokuta in Ogun State

17) Abeokuta - Ogun State
Situated on the east bank of the Ogun river. The capital and largest city in Ogun State sits 17th on our list.

Abeokuta was a walled town and remnants of the historic wall still exist today. Ake, the traditional residence of the Alake, along with Centenary Hall (1930), are both in the Egba Alake's territory.

Abeokuta houses cool spots like the Green legacy resort which is a large hotel built by former president Olusegun Obasanjo. The Governor's office is located in Oke Mosan.

Abeokuta also has the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).

Benin City in Edo State

18) Benin City - Edo State
This city is among the most popular cities in Nigeria. Benin City is the capital of Edo State and the center of political offices and industrial firms.

The city is renowned for its bronze casting, and bronze casters ply their trade along Igun Street.

Benin City is the centre of Nigeria's rubber industry, and oil production is also a significant industry.

Jos in plateau state

19) Jos - Plateau State
Jos is a city in the Middle Belt of Nigeria. The city has a population of about 900,000 residents based on the 2006 census. Popularly called "J-Town", it is the administrative capital of Plateau State.

During British colonial rule, Jos was an important centre for tin mining and now it has become the trading hub in the state as commercial activities are steadily on the rise.

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Awka in Anambra State

20) Awka - Anambra State
Awka is the popular city of Anambra State, Nigeria.

Awka is located midway between two major cities in Northern Igboland, Onitsha and Enugu which has informed its choice as an administrative center for the colonial authorities and today as a base for the Anambra State government.

The economy of Awka city revolves primarily around government since many state and federal institutions are located there. Awka hosts the State Governor's Lodge, State Assembly and State Ministries for Health, State Judiciary headquarters, Education, Lands, Water.

The above list is all the 20 most beautiful cities in Nigeria. Let's take a look over again.

  • Lagos - Lagos State 
  • Lekki - Lagos State 
  • Abuja - FCT 
  • Ikeja - Lagos State 
  • Owerri - Imo State 
  • Abakiliki - Ebonyi State 
  • Porthacourt - Rivers State 
  • Akure - Ondo State 
  • Uyo - Akwa Ibom 
  • Calabar - Cross River State 
  • Kaduna - Kaduna State 
  • Warri - Delta State 
  • Ibadan - Oyo State 
  • Asaba - Delta State 
  • Kano - Kano State 
  • Abeokuta - Ogun State 
  • Benin City - Edo State 
  • Jos - Plateau State 
  • Awka - Anambra State 

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