John Nkama , a Nigerian man from Ebonyi state has been sworn in as a judge of Newark Municipal Court. This is the first time in the history of New Jersey that an African is sworn in as the judge. He is also the third in the history of the United States of America.
The historic swearing-in ceremony took place on January 6, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. 3 other Nigerians were sworn into different positions. Hon. Ras Baraka, Mayor of the City of Newark, NJ appointed Hon. Ugochukwu Nwaokoro as Deputy Mayor; Mr. Jude Obasi Nkama, Esq., as Judge; and Mr. Evans Anyanwu, Esq. as Chief Prosecutor of the city.