According to the Nigerian Universities Commission, NUC, these are the best ranking universities in the country:
University of Ibadan, UI (Overall best university)
University of Ilorin, UNILORIN (Best ranking second generation university)
University of Jos, UNIJOS (2nd best ranking second generation university)
Covernant Univeristy (Best private university)
The second generation Universities are the 12 universities established between 1970 and 1985 to meet the increasing need for university education in Nigeria especially in the area of Science and Technology.