Benson Idahosa

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Benson Andrew Idahosa
Personal details
Born(1938-09-11)11 September 1938
Benin City, Edo, Nigeria
Died12 March 1998(1998-03-12) (aged 59)
SpouseArchbishop Margaret Idahosa
Children1 son, 3 daughters
OccupationTelevangelist, author, pastor

Benson Andrew Idahosa (11 September 1938 – 12 March 1998), was a Charismatic Pentecostal preacher.

Benson Andrew Idahosa was the founder of Benson Idahosa University (BIU) in Benin city, Edo state, Nigeria.[1]


A claim made by Idahosa that he had raised eight people from the dead was dropped when challenged by the Advertising Standards Authority, who sought evidence that the individuals concerned had in fact been dead.[2]


  1. ^ "About Benson Idahosa University". Benson Idahosa University. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  2. ^ John Sweeney (31 December 2000). "Sects, power and miracles in the Bible belt of Essex". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 September 2011.

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