Barbara Bosson, an actress famous for her recurring part as the resilient ex-wife of a police captain on the acclaimed station-house drama series “Hill Street Blues,” passed away on February 18th, 2021.
She was 83.
The appearance of her character, Fay Furillo, was initially intended to be a one-off, however its success led to her being added to the show.
She went on to receive five Emmy Award nominations for her role, as she portrayed a character whose complexities resonated with many viewers.
Ms. Bosson was born in Charleroi, PA, in 1939 and spent her early years in nearby Belle Vernon.
She then moved to Gulfport, FL when she was in high school.
She entered Carnegie Tech, however could not afford the tuition and moved to New York. Here, she worked many different jobs before ultimately returning to Carnegie Tech. Furthermore, studying at Carnegie Tech brought her into the same circles as show creator Steven Bochco, with whom she later married in 1969.
Following her success on “Hill Street Blues,” Ms. Bosson went on to star in multiple dramas that intertwined plotlines and the personal complexities of its characters.
Her memorable roles include being a mayor in "Cop Rock" (1990), Deputy District Attorney in "Murder One" (1995-1997), and her earning her sixth Emmy nomination for as a supporting actress in a drama series.
Ms. Bosson took pride in how her role on “Hill Street Blues” allowed her to represent and empower viewers.
She even enabled one of her character’s big story arcs of becoming a victim’s advocate by doing her own research.
According to Ms. Bosson, she received a large amount of fan mail from women expressing how much they identified with Fay’s struggles and that she provided them with hope and comfort.
Ms. Bosson passed away in a Santa Monica hospital and is survived by her son Jesse Bochco and daughter Melissa Bochco, as well as two grandchildren.
She will be remembered for her role as a depiction of female resilience, for her dedication to helping crime victims, her drive to motivate other women, and her tremendous impact on television.
The Kaduna Zone Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, obtained the conviction and conviction of a certain Simon Gailo before Judge MTM Aliyu of the High Court of Kaduna State, Kaduna, for charges offenses close to cheating.
In December 2015, he allegedly incited a certain Dominic Kassem to pay him 500,000 N for land located in Karuga New Extension, Kaduna, on the pretext that he was the representative of the owner, a certain Alhaji Ubale Ibrahim.
But in 2017, when Kassem visited the site, he found that someone else had already erected a structure on the plot. He contacted Ubale Ibrahim who told him he was not aware of the sale transaction.
The only amended charge reads: "The fact that you Simon Gailo 'm' at some point in December 2015, in Kaduna, under the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, with intent to defraud , prompted a Dominic Kassem to remit to you the sum of 500,000.00 N (five hundred Thousand naira) for the purchase of a property located and located in Karuga New Extension, Kaduna, which property, according to you, was entrusted by the owner and which you knew was false and thus committed an offense under Article 320 of the Penal Code (Cap. 110), Laws of the State of Kaduna, 1991 and punishable under Article 322 of the law ”.
The suspect pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
In view of his guilty plea, prosecution attorney Precious C. Onyeneho urged the court to register the terms of the plea bargaining agreement as a court judgment to convict and convict the accused. .
Judge Aliyu, therefore, found guilty and sentenced the defendant to 3 years' imprisonment with an option of a fine of 100,000 naira.
The convict has already returned the sum of 500,000.00 naira to the victim.
The Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kano state, Hajiya Aisha Tata has called for expansion of the permanent orientation camp from its current 2,500 to 5,000 capacity.
The state Coordinator made the call during the swearing in ceremony of the 2020 Batch ‘A’ corps members at the NYSC orientation camp in Kusallah, Karaye Local Government Area of the state.
According to her, if more corp members are posted to Kano, they will contribute towards the development of the state, especially in the area of Education, health, Agriculture and others.
“While thanking you for your kind support to the scheme, we will not hesitate to seek for more support, especailly in the area of general renovation of the orientation camp which started and suddenly stopped.
”We also seek for your support in the expansion of the orientation camp from 2,500, to 5,000 capacity so as to accommodate more corps members,” she said.
According to her, the orientation course started three days ago, and expected to end on March 30, adding that at the close of registration at mid night of Wednesday March 11, a total of 2,046 corps members were registered.
She explained that out of the 2,046 corps members, 1,018 of them were males while the remaining 1,028 were females.
Tata added that the course would prepare them physically and mentally for their unique roles during the service year.
In his speech, the State Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Youth and Sports, Ibrahim Ahmed-Sagagi, urged the corp members to adhere strictly to and actualise the objectives behind the establishment of the scheme.
”The NYSC orientation was established with the aims of raising your morale tone for national co-existence, and also to inculcate the spirit of self-reliance.
“It is also aimed at ensuring oneness, and brotherhood of all Nigerians, irrespective of tribe, religion or social back ground.” the governor said
According to him, the NYSC has remained a relevant programme for effective utilisation of potentials of youth for selfless service to the nation.
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Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Rtd), former Nigeria Head of States and National Chairman of ‘Nigeria Prays’ on Sunday, led the group in a prayer rally for peace to reign in the North East zone and Nigeria at large.
Speaking during the one-day prayer rally organised by Nigeria Prays, North- East zone held in Bauchi, with the theme: ‘The Lord of Hosts is with Us’, Gowon said the purpose of the prayer rally was to fervently intercede for the country, most especially in this horrendous and troubling times.
He said the group from all the North eastern zone gathered in Bauchi in absolute submission to God in order to pray for God’s mercies and blessings on Nigeria.
This, he said was to appease the political, social and economic well-being of Bauchi state and the entire North East zone as they grapple with issues of terrorism, insurgencies and various kinds of insecurity and criminality.
“Lord as your people, we bring confession of the needless bloodshed, killings and attacks by the dreadful Boko-Haram insurgencies, banditry and the spate of kidnappings and all kinds of evil in various parts of the country.
“Lord we plead for your forgiveness, mercy and cleansing of the land,” he prayed.
Gowon, who noted that the country is faced with numerous challenges, urged all Christian faithful and other religions in the country to pray to God to help with the solutions of those problems.
“We pray that the land of Bauchi and the entire North East zone shall receive God’s divine visitation and deliverance from insurgency.
“May this war of insecurity end in Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe, Yobe, Bauchi and indeed in the whole country,” Gowon prayed.
In his speech, Gov. Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State commended the former Head of state and all the organisers of the prayer.
He added that the prayer rally would afford them the opportunity to pray for the country so as to overcome its numerous challenges and send God’s guidance to all Nigerian leaders and the citizens at large.
He further stressed that Bauchi state and indeed the North East sub region were very proud of this initiative, adding that Bauchi state needed prayers to overcome the challenges of overpopulation.
He said because the state accommodated people escaping from their crisis zone, the population had risen from 4.6 million to 7.5 million.
“We also need prayers because we have more than 1.3 million out-of-school children and we need prayers to overcome agents of darkness and under development,” Mohammad said.
Edited By: Emmanuel Nwoye/Tukur Muntari.
A clergy, Rev. Maxwell Onyia, on Sunday urged Christian faithful not to lose hope when praying, saying that God answers prayers. “God throughout history and today, with abundant testimonies, has not failed those that put their trust in Him. Onyia, who is the Priest-in-Charge of Anglican Church of Ascension, Enugu, made the remark in a homily he delivered at the church. NAN reports that the homily was titled:“File Your Petition before God that Answers Prayers’’. He said that most times Christians carry their burdens alone without going in prayers before God. According to him, we have an advocate and mediator that cares, and He is ever ready to intervene in all our life affairs for the better. “God is always faithful to His words and promises; but the problem is with men, you and I, we refuse to see God’s very big capacity to shoulder our burdens effectively. “He is still the same today and this moment; He had not changed and will never change. “He is the Lord of lords, He stands tall and great for all those that trust in Him,’’ he said. Onyia also urged Christians to stop all acts of vengeance. “The Lord Himself says vengeance is mine and he knows the best way to recompense everyone,’’ he added. / MTM Edited By: Nkiru Ifeajuna/Tukur Muntari.
The Katina state Police Command on Thursday paraded six suspects arrested for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery, theft and cattle rustling.
The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Gambo Isah disclosed this while parading the suspects in Katsina .
Isah said that one Umar Balarbe 46, of Kukar Gesa quarters in Duti was arrested on Feb. 12 for threatening to kidnap one Bashir Aliyu of the Nigerian Custom Service, Katsina Command.
He said that the police received a complaint from Aliyu that somebody called him that he should give N5million or else he (Aliyu) will be kidnapped or any member of his family.
The police spokesman explained that when Aliyu received the phone call, he became apprehensive and reported the matter to the police.”
“Upon receiving the complaint, we tracked down the number of the caller and discovered that it was Umar Balarabe that threatened the custom officer”
“It will interest you to know that this is not the first time that Umar Balarabe is committing this kind of crime.
“Bearable has committed similar offence sometimes ago when he connived with some hoodlums and called his relations that he was kidnapped. and that his kidnapers are demanding for a ransome of N600, 000 which the relations paid before he appeared..
“This is very unfortunate, he is definitely going to face the wrath of the law,,” the PPRO said.
In a similar development the police command has arrested one Sani Ado, 25 of Dike Village in Funtua local government and two others for cattle rustling between Funtua and Dundume local government areas of the state.
Isah said that the trio had been terrorizing residents of the area and stealing cows but luck ran out of them as they were apprehended in Dundume.
The PPRO said that the police also arrested one Ahmadu Ali , 27 of Faskari local government for being in possession of firearm pointing out that the police would investigate the suspect with a view to finding out what he was doing with the weapon.
He said that one Muhammad Usman 26 of Sabuwa local Government was also arrested for alleged criminal conspiracy, causing grievous hurt, robbery and capable homicide.
The police spokesman said that as soon as investigation was concluded all the suspects would be charged to court.
The Nigeria Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers, Kano State Chapter, has called on Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje to provide effective cover for the legitimate patent and proprietary medicine dealers operating in Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi market.
The chairman of the association, Alhaji Hussain Labaran-Zakari made the call while speaking with newsmen in Kano on Friday.
He said the call was necessary in order to enable them to do their businesses without unnecessary harassment or victimization.
Zakari said the association had adopted proactive measures to bring sanity to the way the business was being conducted by preventing some undesirable elements to smear its reputation.
“Over the years the association was up and doing in complying with the rules and regulations guiding the conduct of its members in the business,” he said.
According to him, the time has come for Gov. Ganduje to support the patent and proprietary medicine dealers operating in the market in view of the spectacular role members of the association were contributing to the economic development of the State.
“Providing an enabling environment for the business to thrive will make dealers in the business to have a sense of belonging.
“I can tell everyone that our members are responsible and law-abiding at all times. Any time the government comes up with a certain policy or rules and regulations that are binding on our members, we always try to ensure strict compliance,” he said.
He said the major challenge facing the association was the issue of unnecessary victimization of its members from certain quarters in the name of sanitizing our business.
“We consider the issue of legality and legitimacy in conducting our business as paramount. We want our able governor to look into the complaint we have put forward in order to protect us,” Zakari said.
He said the association had set up a task force saddled with the responsibility of monitoring the conduct of members to avoid committing acts capable of smearing its reputation.
On the issue of relocating the patent and proprietary medicine dealers to the newly established Dangwauro market located on the outskirts of Kano, the chairman expressed the readiness of his members to relocate to the new site.
Also commenting, Alhaji Dahiru Matazu, a patron of the association, commended the state government over its efforts to ensure smooth relocation of the medicine dealers to the new market.
He, however, called on the governor to effect measures aimed at protecting the interest of the patent and proprietary medicine dealers.
The Katsina state Police command said it had arrested a total of 1,907 suspects in connection with various crimes in the state in 2019.
Mr Sanusi Buba, Commissioner of Police in the state made the disclosure at a news conference on Tuesday in Katsina.
Buba said that of the number, 1,256 suspects were being prosecuted in various courts across the state.
He said that no fewer than 1,519 cases were reported to the command during the period under review.
The commissioner further said that eight cattle rustlers were killed in gun battle with the police, five sustained injury, while 44 others were arrested during the period.
According to him, the police had recovered 435 rustled animals during the period.
Buba also said that two suspected kidnappers were killed with over 30 kidnapped victims rescued following the peace dialogue initiated by the state government.
He listed items recovered by the command during the various operations to include: 11 AK47 rifles, 51 locally made guns, two pistols, 398 ammunitions and 48 cartridges.
Also recovered were 18 vehicles and 66 motorcycles from 59 suspected criminals during the period.
The commissioner, who, commended officers and men of the command for their efforts in the fight against crime in the state also thanked the media for their support to the command.
He, therofore, called for the continuous support of the public by providing useful information that would help to rid the state of criminals and ensure peace.
Edited by: Isaac Ukpoju/Tukur Muntari.
The Kebbi state Government has directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as Local Government Councils in the state to accept corps members posted to them without any reservation.
Gov. Abubakar Bagudu stated this on Wednesday during the closing ceremony of Batch C Stream 11 of NYSC at the permanent orientation camp, Dakingeri.
Bagudu represented by the Head of service, Alhaji Tanko Magaji said,”all ministries, local government councils and parastatals in the state have been directed to accept corps members posted to them without any form of reservation.”
He said the state government had put in place adequate measures to ensure that corps members had a hitch-free service year in the state.
He advised corps members to accept their postings as an act of God and report to wherever they were posted to without fear.
He added that they should equip themselves with courage and determination to be part of the state’s collective drive to develop the education and other sectors in the state.
He said, “I wish to assure you that, this administration will continue to carry out its statutory functions to NYSC for the realisation of its set objectives.
The Governor congratulated all camp officials on the success of the orientation exercise, saying that their dedication to the effective mentorship and good preparation of corps members for the task before them is highly commendable.
Earlier, Mr Usman Barde, NYSC Coordinator said orientation course was smoothly conducted and the corps members aligned with the NYSC tradition of necessary training.
Barde appealed to hospitable and good people of Kebbi state to as usual, continue to support the scheme so that the corps members could give their best in the state.
He said, “To this end, I wish to seize this opportunity to express our profound gratitude to the chairman, Suru Local government council in the provision of logistics and his Royal Highness lamido Dakingari for his fatherly support in the camp’’.
The state coordinator further urged the State government to continue to support the overall welfare and Comfort of corps members in the state.
Edited by: Gregg Mmaduakolam/Tukur Muntari.
Kano, Dec. 15, 2029 A Lecturer in Mass Communication Development, Bayero University, Prof Balarabe Maikaba, has advised Journalists in the country to adhere strictly to their professional code of ethics for the development of the country.
Maikaba gave the advice while delivering a lecture entitled:”Media and Good Governance, Issues and Challenges” at the Award/Appreciation Night organised by the Kano Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists held in Kano on Saturday night.
The lecturer, who was a Guest Speaker at the occasion, also advised Journalists to desist from, “blackmail, yellow journalism and sensational reporting”.
Maikaba, who lamented the poor living conditions of journalists in the country, called on the Federal and State Governments to take urgent steps to address the problem.
“As members of the fourth estate of the realm, journalists deserve better pay packages, just like their colleagues in developed countries, considering the risks and hazards attached to their job,” he said.
On good governance, Maikaba described good governance as “the most important factor in eradicating poverty and promoting development”.
According to him, the media had significant roles to play in promoting all aspects of good governance in the country, especially by checking the excesses of government and those occupying public offices.
“The role of the media in promoting good governance is obvious. This is because all aspects of good governance are facilitated by the existence of strong, pluralistic and independent media,” he said.
He said despite the fact that the media is contributing to good governance in the country, it is, however, facing a number of challenges such as self censorship for fear of reprisal attacks.
He noted that to achieve good governance, all sections of the society not only the media, had to contribute their quota to institutional growth.
NAN reports that among dignitaries who attended the event were ; Sen.Barau Jubril, Sen. Alhassan Doguwa, Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, Dr. Sule Ya’u Sule, former Director of Press and Public Relations to ex-Governor Ibrahim Shekarau and the first chairman of Kano NUJ, Prince Ajayi Memaiyeton.
Others were, representatives of the state Commissioner of Police, Director of DSS, Comptroller of Customs, Commandant of Nigeria Immigration Training School, Kano as well as Heads of media outfits in the state, among others.
Edited by: Philip Dzeremo/Tukur Muntari