0319-the-white-house-GETTY-2The man arrested for claiming he had a bomb in his car at the White House Saturday night was apparently testing security … this after several major lapses.

Sean Patrick Keoughan approached a police officer near a White House entry point and told him, “There’s a bomb in the trunk.” The 29-year-old went on to say “this a test!” and was immediately tackled and taken into custody.

The 2017 Chevy Impala Keoughan was driving had been reported stolen in Virginia.

The Secret Service said it was amping up security after the incident

Dino Melaye in alleged FAKE University certificate scandal

Day after he alleged that EFCC was cooking up a new allegation against him, Senator Dino Melaye is currently in a university certificate scandal. According to series of tweets posted by Sahara Reporters some hours ago, Melaye, who represents Kogi West in the Senate allegedly did not graduate from the Department of Geography, Ahmadu Bello University where he had for his first degree.

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Eating fruits and vegetables may lower women’s stress risk

[A woman eating a bowl of salad]

According to the American Psychological Association, around three quarters of adults in the United States report experiencing at least one symptom of stress over the past month, including irritability, anger, nervousness, anxiety, and depression.

Not only can stress take its toll on mental health, it can also have negative implications for physical health. A recent study reported by Medical News Today, for example, revealed how chronic stress can increase the risk of obesity, while other studies have linked stress to high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.

Of course, it is not always possible to escape stress; whether it is down to money worries, work demands, or family problems, all of us experience stress at some point in our lives.

The new study, however, suggests that simply including more fruits and vegetables in the diet may help to lower the risk of stress, particularly for women.    Continue reading

mems Between Dino Melaye & EFCC on Twitter and hilarious comments from Nigerians

After Sen. Dino Melaye tweeted that he has info that EFCC was trying to cook up allegations against him, the official Twitter account of EFCC sent out a sub, which many say was to Melaye, and trust Nigerians to have something to say about it. See the responses after the cut…

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Maduekwe Trial to Begin in June

Former Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Allison Maduekwe will be tried for money laundering in the United Kingdom in June. For many observers,  Maduekwe is the face of high-level corruption in Nigeria. A former minister of transport, she served as petroleum minister in the government of Goodluck Jonathan. During her days of flying high, she collected “firsts,” she was the first female minister of transport, the first female minister of petroleum, and the first female secretary general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). She was also the first female appointed to the board of the Shell Petroleum Development Corporation.

Her extravagant lifestyle – ranging from multiple hotel suites in the same city on the same trip to private planes to private palaces costing millions (if not billions) of naira was notorious. The rumor mill had her “close” to then-President Goodluck Jonathan, rivaling his wife, Patience (also popularly excoriated for her conspicuous consumption).    Continue reading

U.S. Immigration arrests 86 foreigners including Nigerian man convicted for sexual assault

A total of 86 foreign nationals were arrested last week in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska during a three-day targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens.

Of the 86, 52 had prior criminal convictions and 23 had been previously removed from the country and subsequently illegally re-entered, according to a release from the Department of Homeland Security.

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