LAGOS: On the streets of Lagos and across God-fearing southern Nigeria, it’s not uncommon to see people with a leather-bound Bible in one hand and a mobile phone in the other. But the Good Book’s days could be numbered — in printed form at least — if 25-year-old Kayode Sowole’s idea takes off. The computer science student is the brains behind a series of new smartphone applications to make the word of God available in the country’s four main languages at the touch of a button. Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa and even pidgin English downloads are available, catering to the masses of devout Christians in one of the world’s fastest-growing mobile phone markets. “With this innovation, you do not need the Internet to read the Bible,” the University of Lagos student told Agence France-Presse. “You have it in the local language of your choice on your phone,” he added.