According to family reports, Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly known as TB Joshua, a prominent Nigerian preacher and televangelist, has died.
Mr Joshua, the founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), died on Saturday evening in Lagos, just after wrapping off a presentation at his church.
This came from family sources who did not want to be mentioned. He was 57 years old.
The cause of death was not immediately revealed to The Gazette, but family sources stated his remains had been put at the mortuary and that an autopsy would be conducted as soon as possible.
Tb Joshua ruled as a fiery television preacher for decades, attracting a vast number of Christians from all around the world to his platform. Mr Joshua’s SCOAN runs Emmanuel TV, one of Nigeria’s major Christian broadcast channels, which is available globally via digital and terrestrial switching.
In 2014, his church was the subject of a multi-national inquiry after a piece of his Lagos headquarters collapsed, killing scores of people and injuring many more.
Mr Joshua vehemently denied any wrongdoing, and a trial over the event was still ongoing at the time of his death.
Source: Peoples Gazette.