Three Igbos Took High Profile Positions in New Jersey, One Makes History As A Judge


“IGBO KWENU! Congratulations to Nigeria and the entire family of Jude Nkama.

“Nigerian of Igbo Extraction makes history in the US as the first appointed African judge in New Jersey.

“A Nigerian, Jude O Nkama made history on January 6th as he became the first African to be appointed as a judge in the 349 year history of the city and State of New Jersey, USA. Hon. Ras Baraka, Mayor of the City of Newark, NJ also appointed Hon. Ugochukwu Nwaokoro as Deputy Mayor; and Evans Anyanwu, Esq. as Chief Prosecutor of the city.” – Lare Olayinka reported on Facebook Post.

“Hon. Jude Obasi Nkama from Edda in Ebonyi State of Nigeria was sworn in as a chief judge one of the very few African Americans to that level. Nigeria and UN sent in delegates at the inauguration,” Steve Abel reports.


By Lare Olayinka