Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua, is dead.
Prophet TB Joshua died in Lagos on Saturday evening shortly after concluding a programme at his church, unnamed family sources reportedly said.
The controversial Christian televangelist known for performing miracles and predicting global events, including football games, was 57.
His church and family will soon issue an official statement, Peoples Gazette reported.
The cause of death was not immediately disclosed, but family sources, according to Peoples Gazette, said Prophet TB Joshua’s remains had been deposited at the morgue and an autopsy would be performed forthwith.
Prophet TB Joshua reigned for several decades as a fiery preacher on television, using his platform to attract a large number of Christians from across the world.
Emmanuel TV, run by Prophet TB Joshua’s SCOAN, is one of Nigeria’s largest Christian broadcast stations, available worldwide via digital and terrestrial switches.
In 2014, his church was at the centre of a multi-national investigation following a section of his church headquarters in Lagos collapsed, leaving dozens killed and many more injured.
Prophet TB Joshua denied allegations of negligence and a trial over the incident was still underway prior to his demise.