Justice Inumidun Akande
Education: University of Lagos
Career: Called to the bar, 1971; appointed to the bench, 1989; Chief Justice, Lagos, Sep 2009 to date.
Commentary: In October 2007 Akande controversially struck out a report against Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Otunba Fasawe, allowing Abubakar to contest the 2007 elections. The report, from a panel set up by President Olusegun Obasanjo, looked into Abubakar's misuse of the Petroleum Training Development Fund (PTDF).
A respected jurist, she was sworn in as Lagos State’s 13th Chief justice in September 2009 and immediately announced that the state judiciary would adopt a ‘zero tolerance’ attitude towards corruption.