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Pastor Tunde Bakare Collapses During Lecture

One of Nigeria’s most outspoken pastors, Tunde Bakare, yesterday collapsed in Lagos while giving a lecture to a gathering of investors.


A close associate of Mr. Bakare, who oversees the Latter Rain Ministries, told SaharaReporters that the pastor’s collapse owed to exhaustion. “Pastor Bakare has been making a whirlwind of lectures recently. He attended the graduation of one of his kids in the U.S. and has held several meetings in the last week,” the source disclosed.

Our correspondent learned that Mr. Bakare became lightheaded and collapsed as he delivered the lecture during Capital Investors dinner at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. An eyewitness said there was a swelling on his forehead after he fell. Mr. Bakare was rushed to Reddington Hospital in Lagos. He was treated and discharged, and one source said he was now resting at home.

Mr. Bakare is one of Nigeria’s most well known critics of bad governance as well as religious corruption. In 2011, he ran as the vice presidential candidate to Muhammadu Buhari on the ticket of the now defunct CPC.

We could not reach the pastor for his comment.