Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly known as T.B. Joshua, was the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations. He was one of Nigeria’s most popular prophets.

A post on his Facebook page, which has more than five million followers, said: “God has taken His servant”.

Reports said he died on Saturday shortly after conducting a live broadcast, but the cause of his death has not been made public.

Tens of thousands would attend his services, with top politicians from across Africa among his followers.

But his teachings and practises were also controversial.