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‘Godfather’ of Lagos aims to become Nigeria’s next president Bola Ahmed Tinubu shaped the megacity

Bola Ahmed Tinubu is pitching his stewardship of Lagos as a template for how he will fix Nigeria © Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

After a three-month stay in the UK for knee surgery, the former governor of Lagos state returned to his compound in Nigeria’s wealthiest neighbourhood, Ikoyi, in a dozen-vehicle convoy, greeted by scores of supporters, praise singers and politicians.