Joshua reportedly died on Saturday night in Lagos after concluding a programme at his church.

His death has not been officially announced by the church or his family. He was 57 years old at the time. His 58th birthday celebrations were in the works. Joshua was born on the 12th of June, 1963.

In the early hours of Saturday, news of his death became a trend on Twitter, with many Nigerians taking turns to mourn the late prophet.

Although the cause of his death was not immediately revealed, insiders told Saharareporters that he had been sick for two days.

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His body is thought to have been deposited in the Lagos General Hospital in Isolo.

TB Joshua’s megachurch is the home of the famed Emmanuel TV television station in Lagos, which is watched by millions of Christians throughout the world.

Joshua is well-known across Africa, Europe, and the United States. Before it was suspended, his YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV, had over 1,000,000 followers and was the world’s most viewed Christian ministry on the internet.

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He is well-known for his disputed forecasts, which include the Ghana terror incident, the US presidential election, the coronavirus, and his political clout in Africa.

Despite insecurity in several sections of the country, he recently claimed that Nigeria would remain one. He just announced intentions to celebrate his 58th birthday on his Facebook page.

He said, “As things stand, you may have realised it will not be easy for me to celebrate my birthday under the present circumstances. Some of the people who want to come are troubled by the situation all over the world. We see their fear and their worry. I feel their pain; I feel their worry. 

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“Therefore, let us dedicate this day to prayer and fasting. Don’t forget the needy. By the grace of God, more birthdays are ahead. God bless you! Emmanuel. Jesus is Lord! Happy Birthday.”  

On September 12 2014, a guesthouse collapsed in Lagos’s SCOAN premises, killing at least 115 people, 84 of them were South Africans.

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