Nigerian preacher TB Joshua, one of Africa’s most influential evangelists, has died on Saturday 5 June 2021, at the age of 57. A post on his Facebook page, which has more than five million followers, said: “God has taken His servant”. Temitope Balogun Joshua was the founder of the Synagogue, Church of All Nations. He was one of Nigeria’s most popular televangelists but was perhaps the least flamboyant of his peers.
Veteran Nigerian broacaster and actor Sadiq Daba has died. His death was confirmed by filmmaker Kunle Afolayan. According to Mr. Afolayan, the Daba broadcaster died on Wednesday from his protracted battle with leukaemia and prostate cancer. Afolayan said the news was confirmed to him by Mr. Daba’s wife and son.
The president Muhammadu Buhari lauded Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe’s contribution to the development of education, with a rich pedigree of being President of the Nigerian Academy of Science, Chairman of the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities and upward rising over the years with a distinguished career.