The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities carried out in July has placed the University of Benin (UNIBEN) first in Nigeria and 31st in Africa. The ranking was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of UNIBEN, Mr Harris Osarenre, and made available on Saturday in Benin. The statement said that the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, came second while the University of Ibadan came third in the ranking. It also said that UNIBEN took the lead in the Webometrics ranking in January this year. However, the statement did not mention the criteria used in the ranking.