- A Nigerian man, Edirin Okoloko, was sworn in as a US judge of the Snohomish County Superior Court
- With over a decade of experience in American law, the Nigerian will be replacing Judge George Bowden as he retires from the position
- A graduate of UNIBEN, he also bagged a law degree in the US from the Seattle University School of Law
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A Nigerian man from Delta state made the nation proud on the international scene. Edirin Okoloko was sworn in as a judge of the Snohomish County Superior Court in Washington DC, USA.
He succeeded Judge George Bowden who retired from the position. According to Femi Johnson on LinkedIn, the Nigerian bagged his law degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria.
Okoloko did not stop there as he got another degree in law from the Seattle University School of Law. He has served for 13 years in the county as a deputy prosecuting attorney on different cases.
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Before he worked as a prosecutor, the Nigerian was a judicial law clerk for a former judge in the country by the name Michael Downes.
Information on his Facebook said that "he will stand for election to retain his seat in November 2020".
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that another Nigerian, Chika Eze, represented the country well in the diaspora as she was sworn to the State Bar of Georgia on Monday, June 8.
According to her, the ceremony was performed by Judge Emily K Richardson of the Fulton County Superior Court.
With the swearing-in, Chika’s name can now be found in the Georgia attorney directory and also the Nigerian Bar Association. She is under 30 years and has two bar licenses in the US and Nigeria.
In other news, Osatohanmwen Osemwengie, a Nigerian astrophysicist who designs and builds drones for the US military, has seven master's degrees and is reported to have bagged his fourth Ph.D. degree.
Osemwengie is a robotic genius who currently works with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and has been able to deploy drones to many parts of the world.
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In 2008, he was quite a star at that year’s robotics championship. In his interview with the media, he said he with a team are working on a technology called Mars Curiosity Rover which is set to launch in 2020.
Though the Edo state indigene left the country in the early 80s, he has been maintaining a strong tie with his home country.
The Nigerian academic also has seven masters and four PhDs and once served as an administrator at the College of Education, Benin.
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