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The New York Police Department official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the nanny, identified as Yoselyn Ortega, remains sedated in critical condition at a Manhattan hospital. Ortega, 50, who police say cut her own throat, has not been charged because police have not been able to interview her.
The official said Ortega remains the prime suspect in the stabbing death of two children, Leo, 2, and Lulu, 6.
Police hoped to interview the nanny later on Friday, the official said.
The children’s mother, Marina Krim, discovered the bodies of the little boy and girl at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday in their apartment less than a block from Central Park on Manhattan’s affluent Upper West Side, police said.
A CNBC spokesman released a statement Friday expressing the “sadness we all feel” for CNBC executive Kevin Krim and his wife. The couple’s “unimaginable loss … is without measure.”
New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said the children suffered “multiple stab wounds,” and were pronounced dead after being rushed to a nearby hospital.
“It’s about the worst thing you can hear or imagine,” Browne said at a news briefing Thursday night.
The nanny was found lying on the bathroom floor and had stabbed herself in the neck, police said. A bloody kitchen knife lay on the floor nearby, police said.
The mother had returned home with a third child, 3-year-old Nessie, after the girl’s swimming lesson, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said at a media briefing.
She saw that the apartment was dark and returned to the lobby to ask the doorman if the nanny and kids had gone out, he said. The doorman said no, and she returned to the apartment and made the grisly discovery, he said.
A neighbor heard the mother’s screams and called 911, police said.
Kevin Krim, the children’s father, had been en route home from a business trip at the time, and was met by police at the airport and notified of the tragedy, police said.
Krim is a senior vice president and general manager of CNBC Digital. He moved to CNBC in March from Bloomberg LLP, where he was global head of Bloomberg Digital. A graduate of Harvard University, Krim was also a former executive at Yahoo.
Neighbors said the children’s mother was a pediatrician.
The final entry in an online blog that Marina Krim maintained to document her daily life with her children was dated Thursday, hours before the discovery.
“Leo speaks in the most adorable way possible,” she wrote. “And he does things like, “(I) want a fresh bagel” and “Dito (what he calls himself) wants cold milk” and most adorable of all, “No thank you” – he never uses “No” alone, it’s always paired with “thank you.”
A source at NBC News confirmed that the blog – which contains pictures of the Krim family – as Krim’s.
The report, seen by the BBC, was commissioned by the oil minister in the wake of this year’s fuel protests to probe the financial side of the sector.
It says $29bn (Â£18bn) was lost in the last decade in an apparent price-fixing scam involving the sale of natural gas.
It also calculated the treasury loses $6bn a year because of oil theft.
Nigeria is one of the world’s biggest oil producers but most of its people remain mired in poverty.
The Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force report is one of several commissioned by the government – and follows an outcry after a parliamentary investigation uncovered a massive multi-billion fuel subsidy scam.
That had been set up after angry nationwide protests in January when the government tried to remove a fuel subsidy.
Earlier this week, a campaign was launched to clean up Nigeria’s oil sector.
It was led by Patrick Dele Cole, a politician from the oil-rich Niger Delta region, who said that 90% of the stolen oil was refined in eastern Europe and Singapore.
The BBC’s Will Ross in Lagos says this leaked report exposes the extent of the rot in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry – all the way from the awarding of contracts to the sale of refined products.
It is staggering just how much money the people of Nigeria appear to be missing out on, he says.
Nigeria’s Oil Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke declined to comment on the specifics of the probe but said a report compiled from several committees set up earlier in the year to investigate the oil and gas sector was in its final stages and would be presented to the president soon.
The Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force, headed by former anti-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu, revealed in its report that losses of revenue to the treasury over apparent gas price-fixing involved dealings between Total, Eni and Shell and government officials.
The report does not suggest the companies broke the law but called for measures to be put in place to ensure all transactions are more transparent.
It said that oil and gas companies owe the treasury more than $3bn in royalties.
For the period 2005 to 2011, it said $566m was owed in signature bonuses – the fees a company is supposed to pay up front for the right to exploit an oil block.
The report looked at the issue of discretionary licences which companies do not have to bid for.
Between 2008 and 2011 it found the Nigerian government had handed out seven discretionary licences, from which $183m in signature bonuses had not been paid.
A Shell spokesman said the company would not comment as it had not yet seen the report.
Our correspondent says it is well known that oil theft is a major problem in Nigeria, but the report says it may be reaching emergency levels as 250,000 barrels of crude oil could be being stolen every day – 10% of annual production.
The leaked report said that small-scale “pilfering” had been “endemic since at least the late 1990s”, but it also said it had heard allegations about thefts from crude export terminals, tank farms, refinery storage tanks, jetties and ports.
“Submissions to the Task Force alleged that officials and private actors disguise theft through manipulation of meters and shipping documents,” the report said.
“Yet there is also evidence that members of the security forces condone and, in some cases, profit from theft. The void in effective security likewise appears to increasingly hand over control of coastal and inland waterways to undesirable elements.”
The investigation showed that 40% of refined products – either refined in Nigeria or imported – currently being channelled through state-owned pipelines are lost to theft and sabotage.
Mr Ribadu’s investigation calls for a total overhaul of the industry with an oil sector transparency law requiring all companies to report all payments and publish all contracts and licences.
The Task Force also wants a special financial crimes unit to be established specifically for the oil and gas sector.
The disclosure was made just as security sources said indigenes of Borno, Bauchi, Yobe and other states harbouring the sect’s ‘cells’ are under immense pressure and fear owing to threats on them to support the group with funds by a percentage of their salaries or profits made from their businesses, which is said to be non negotiable.
Failure to remit such money is most times met with the killing of a loved member of that family or the family is wiped out. That is why the sources of funding for the Islamic sect have been difficult to trace, the source said.
Why Policemen, other security agents are targets
Another mode of funding for the sect, according to the security sources, is the daily killing of security agents particularly the police, soldiers of the JTF, armed Customs and Immigration officials.
Vanguard was told that there was a reward of N5,000 for each security personnel killed and if such a security agent killed has a rifle and the killer or killers succeed in collecting his rifle for the sect, the reward is N10, 000. Hence, the killing of security agents by members of the group is seen as a source of generating funds and acquiring arms and ammunition for the group.
According to the source, the source of arms for the sect members has also been traced to the porosity of the nation’s borders especially those of Niger, Chad and Cameroon through which most of the weapons used in the Arab Spring crises find their way to the country.
The source noted that allegation of killing of innocent indigenes, especially during crossfire with the sect by the JTF was ‘political talk’ especially since great efforts through intelligence and surveillance are carried out by the JTF before they strike.
The source added that such efforts had always yielded unquantifiable discoveries in large stockpile of IEDs, AK 47 rifles, GPMGs and hundreds of thousands of live ammunition.
Vanguard has, consequently, learnt that it was this mode of killing for financial benefits by Boko Haram adherents that has been the stumbling block to officers of security agencies, who when they are deployed to Maiduguri, Damaturu, Potiskum, Mubi, Bauchi, Jos and parts of Kaduna among others protest vehemently and embark on all sorts of lobbying to prevent their being posted to areas considered Boko Haram states.
It would be recalled that recent mass transfer of Police officers especially those from the South-East and South-South to parts of the North recently, experienced such protestations as most of the officers threatened to resign than allow themselves to be used as guinea pigs.
The state’s deputy governor, Arc Yomi Awoniyi, gave the warning yesterday in Lokoja, while receiving a donation of 500 mattresses from Mouka Foams Limited.
The deputy governor, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Ogu Onukutu, appealed to the victims to wait for an audit test to establish the buildings strength and for the houses to be fumigated to ward off reptiles.
Awoniyi said the government is concerned about safety and post flood management, adding that they have acquired plots of land for the construction of low cost houses for the people.
He said the gesture will go a long way in cushioning the effect of the disaster on the victims. Earlier, the Managing Director of Mouka Foams, Mr. Peju Adebajo, said the items were donated to aid the rehabilitation of displaced persons.
The governor, his aide-de-camp and chief security officer, who were also in the plane that took off from Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, and three others were seriously injured.
Suntai, who graduated as a pilot from the Aviation College in Zaria last year, was piloting the crashed plane. This would be the second time he is surviving a plane crash.
It was gathered that the plane, a Cessna 208, 5N-BMJ, owned by the state government, crashed at about 7.45 pm, near the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) depot, on the outskirts of Yola.
The governor, who was brought in unconscious, was first taken to Yola Specialist Hospital for treatment, but was later moved to the better-equipped Federal Medical Centre, Yola.
His Adamawa State counterpart, Admiral Murtala Nyako, was said to have visited him to ensure that he and others were getting the best medical attention possible.
Dr. Bala Saidu, a doctor at the Yola Specialist Hospital, told THISDAY that Suntai was in a critical condition when he was brought to the hospital.
On the governor’s chances of pulling through, he said it was too early to say what would happen.
However, sources in Yola informed THISDAY that the governor had regained consciousness last night following the efforts of the medical team to stabilise him.
The sources said that depending on his condition, he might be flown overseas today.
The governor, earlier in the day, had hosted the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Hugo Ramos Minnes, who had paid him a courtesy visit before embarking on the trip.
As at the time of filing the report, the reason for the governor’s trip was still sketchy but THISDAY investigations revealed that he often flew to Yola, where he has a residence, with the plane.
There was pandemonium in Jalingo when the news of the crash filtered into the town as residents were thrown into mourning following reports that the governor had died in the crash.
A statement from the Ministry of Aviation said the aircraft had six persons, including the crew on board when it crashed.
It said the aircraft departed Jalingo for Yola and reported contact with the Yola control tower, but shortly before it landed, the pilot lost contact with the control tower, while efforts to radio the aircraft failed.
“A search and rescue was immediately activated and the site of incident located with all victims alive with various degrees of injuries. The victims have been evacuated to the hospital for treatment pending further investigation of the incident,” the statement, signed by the media aide to the Minister of Aviation, Mr. Joe Obi, said.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metu, said it was shocked by the news of the accident.
“We received the news of the plane crash with shock. We are officially awaiting the news of the true position right now and we urge all our members in Taraba and Nigerians to pray for him,” it said.
With Suntai’s incapacitation, his deputy, Alhaji Garba Umar, who was sworn in on October 5, following the impeachment of Alhaji Sani Abubakar, is expected to take charge in the state.
Jonathan made the call yesterday while declaring open a three-day National Conference on Kindergarten Education in Port Harcourt, organised by the Empowerment Support Initiative (ESI), a non-governmental organisation founded by wife of the Rivers State Governor, Mrs. Judith Amaechi
He said sound education and application of knowledge as well as policy implementation of early childhood education were the keys in promoting speedy development in the country.
Represented by the Minister of Youth Development, Alhaji Inumo Abdul Kadir, the President said that education was not a privilege, but an inalienable right of every child.
“According to him, “We must make appropriate investments in early childhood education to achieve our lofty goals.”
In her lead paper, Ezekwesili said that education in any economy was the vehicle through which societal development could be achieved.
Ezekwesili listed six core areas of development that could enhance the educational system in the country to include early childhood education, basic education, secondary education, tertiary education, special education, as well as informal or adult education.
She stressed that early childhood education would address the problems of inequality and societal dislocation, explaining that the review of National Policy on Education was on course.
The church, especially in Nigeria, has been so emblematic of the Marxian prognostication and turned otherwise educated men and women into robotic wimps, manipulated by pastor, prophets and prophetesses and recounting sometimes meaningless supplications to a creator, whose methods they hardly comprehend. The same goes for other religions, which have tended to follow a certain pattern that thoroughly negates all the principles of mutual and peaceful co-existence.
Just a few days ago, a friend complained that Nigeria is one of those third world countries where people worship all kinds of supernatural personalities and pray harder than they work yet criminals pervade the land and people perpetrate all kinds of heinous crimes even in the most sanctimonious of places and the country is retarded in growth. Meanwhile, some European countries, where less than 15% of the population recognise the existence of any gods and never bother to go to any place of worship, be it Sunday or Friday, are doing good, showing love and prospering as a people. It is this conundrum, which got so flagrantly played up in some of the media reports credited to President Goodluck Jonathan this week that has prompted this intervention.
Among all the stuff he was said to have said during the Independence Day celebrations, Mr. President reportedly declared a one year prayer session upon which we must now hinge the future and prosperity of Nigeria. First of all, I don’t understand why the president would make such a proposition to the hapless and long-suffering people of Nigeria on such an occasion. Some of us were dying to know how he intends to deal with some of the more pressing challenges facing the country, but not much came through.
Take the example of power. Paradoxically, most people were unable to watch the president’s Independence Day speech due to power outage and those who did paid dearly for it, literally, as the light was gone soon after never to return till the next day, if at all. For power, it’s all contracts, contracts and more contracts-even as we hope the water levels do not recede ultimately to show PHCN for what it truly is.
As far as I know, the Roman Catholic Church has been saying the “Prayer for Nigeria in Distress” for over two decades. Yet, neither the leaders nor the followers have changed. Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has led a prayer project called “Nigeria Prays” for over 10 years and nothing seems to have changed. It is possible that quite a few of the new fangled churches take some time off their busy schedule (of praying for prosperity and such matters) to say a prayer or two for the country.
There are several hours of video footage and tonnes of press clippings showing several politicians, especially the Christians, visiting one religious leader or another seeking divine guidance or so it seems. Others have also been known to have visited some notorious shrines in the more seedy and dingy enclaves. But even so, and in spite of all of these, things haven’t got any better.
My second point is the rather wrong impression created by the president (by the way I didn’t say our president lied) by claiming that the United States of America made it to greatness through prayers. I reckon Mrs. Hilary Clinton didn’t bother to listen to the speeches, otherwise the Americans would have been protesting such glaring misinformation. Brothers and sisters, the US was built on hard work, passion, vision and an overwhelming quest to be the best. If at all, they must have prayed for longer days than nights so they could get more nation-building work done!
At this point, I pause to remember an anecdote about a protest by world leaders to God over His seeming preferential treatment of Nigerians by blessing them with good weather conditions and abundant natural resources. As the story goes, God smiled at the angry protesters and asked them to go back home and wait to see the kind of leaders He would send to Nigeria. Fabulous as this story may sound, Nigeria has had a rough ride with leadership since independence, but for one exception (Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s era) but even so, not much was achieved while seeking to correct past mistakes.
As a country, we have so much natural resources and brilliant and hardworking people, but we don’t seem capable of feeding ourselves (less than 20% of the population of India) much less maintain a 100km road leading from Lagos to Ibadan! And the president wants us to pray?
Today, Nigerians are wracked by the menace of terrorism, armed robbery, kidnapping and now flooding. What exactly has the government done to deal with these core aspects of their Key Results Areas, aside inexplicable budgetary allocations and platitudes in the media? Yes, these may be inevitable with the gripping high unemployment figures, but what is the government doing to complement the effort of the few surviving private sector companies? Flooding may be a natural disaster, but didn’t we get warned by the Meteorological Agencies even as we all rue Global Warming? Yet, we allow the floods to wreak so much havoc, with the death toll rising from across the affected parts of the country and billions of naira worth of property damaged.
President Jonathan says we should pray, yet he’s not even been to any of the flooded zones, like George Bush of the same US did during Katrina and Obama has been doing all through the year as the elements ravaged the US.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I haven’t said that Nigerians should not pray. As a matter of fact, I am a firm believer in the efficacy of prayers. The only difference between me and some folks is that they believe that prayer answereth all problems. Hell no! For goodness sakes, pray if you want to pray, but do something. So, those who want to pray for 10 years can get on with it, if that’s what they have elected to do but they must realize that there are at least two clear risks in going that route. One, if we sheepishly get down on our knees and pray with our eyes closed, in a manner of speaking, those we have sent to represent us will prey on us (pardon the pun). Secondly, the natural resources we have were fortuitously granted by divine providence. I can admit so much.
However, we have to turn those raw materials into finished, profitably marketable goods, to make good sense of them. There is no amount of prayer that can turn water to wine in Nigeria of today. Even that was then, and in far away Galilee. If we can’t build or maintain our refineries, we will continue to export cheap crude and import expensive by-products, regardless of how long and how hard we pray.
So, I am totally not on this one with the president. I suggest he says just a little prayer to God for dependable, serious-minded and effective lieutenants who will help him take the country out of the dark woods where it is currently languishing clueless. In the meantime, I will say a prayer to God to grant our president the wisdom to see through the sycophancy of many of his assistants and acolytes and immediately appoint men and women of knowledge and passion who will help him make the difference rather than worry about their personal comfort and 2015.
I believe there are too many people telling the president only what he wants to hear and playing politics with the lives of Nigerians and the future of the country. President Jonathan can still make history, for all the right reasons, if he can hearken to the voices crying so bitterly and loudly in the Nigerian wilderness. Prayers won’t change Nigeria; affirmative and honest actions will.
The president and others, in separate messages to mark the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir today, urged them to pray for the nation and to be tolerant of others.
According to Jonathan, Nigeria will develop faster if its people resolved to “live up to the highest ideals of our religious beliefs including the fear of God, willingness to make personal sacrifices for the collective good, selfless service, respect for laws and constituted authority, honesty, justice, equity, fairness, dutifulness, peace and harmonious co-existence with others”.
He also used the occasion to congratulate Nigerian hajj pilgrims for the successful completion of the exercise despite the initial crisis arising from the deportation of some female pilgrims for not being accompanied by male chaperons on the pilgrimage.
He said although the problem had been resolved, he had ordered a thorough post mortem of the incident to prevent a recurrence.
He said: “Nigerians remain a people of great faith with the vast majority of our people professing belief in God either as Muslims or Christians.
“I believe therefore that we should all seize the opportunity of the Sallah season and the public holidays to reflect on how we can bring the ideals and virtues of our religious beliefs to bear on the positive resolution of the many challenges facing us as a nation.”
Jonathan, in addition, called on Nigerians to donate generously to the national relief fund established to cushion the effects of the flood that had ravaged many states and led to the destruction of property and displacement of about one million people.
“I have already announced a relief package of close to N18 billion and constituted a national committee to raise more funds to help victims of the floods.
“In the true spirit of our major religions which enjoin us to be generous to the needy, I urge all Nigerians who can do so, to donate munificently to the national relief fund for affected persons and communities,” he said.