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Below are the headlines found on The Daily Times Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 23 December, 2017.

Sat, 23 Dec 2017

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has barred operatives of the controversial Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, from conducting stop and search on roads. The IGP also stopped them from acting as bodyguards to prominent Nigerians just as he warned them against further delving into civil matters including land disputes, personal disputes, debt collection and all matters considered civil. Besides, the police chief said all operatives of the anti-robbery unit of his organization must henceforth always appear in official unit clearly marked for identification. This was announced after Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), held a meeting with SARS commanders in Abuja. He said they can only conduct stop and search operation on roads only when necessary, adding that such operation must be only on the permission of Commissioner of SARS or Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners of Police in charge of operations in the commands they are answerable to. Any operation conducted by the operatives, according to the Inspector General of Police, must be in a “non-discriminatory, proportionary, fair and accountable manner.” The measures, he said, were as a result of the police administration’s demonstration of sensibilities to the yearning and demands of modern policing. Other measures which the police leadership has taken to reform the SARS, according to the IGP, were the designation of the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of operations to lead the unit as its strategic commander, appointment of a Commissioner of Police as a field Commander of all activities related to SARS and the direct supervision of SARS operations in each state Command under the Commissioner of Police in charge of the state through the Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners of Police in charge of operations.

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Says Nigerians languishing under his rule The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari, as Minister of Petroleum Resources, to find a quick solution to the lingering fuel scarcity now ravaging all parts of the country. The PDP, in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday insisted that []The post PDP ask Buhari to end fuel scarcity appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
The headquarters of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has been engulfed by fire. The office is located at Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Wuse Zone 7, Abuja. It was gathered that the fire started at about 6:20 a.m. and the fire service officials arrived late. At the time of filing this []The post BREAKING NEWS! NAFDAC Headquarters In Abuja On Fire! appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers 

Sat, 23 Dec 2017
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, expressed surprise at the worsening fuel scarcity across the country, despite assurances by the Federal Government to flood filling stations with products. The union implored the federal government, including Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to explain what is []The post Federal govt needs tell Nigerians reasons for fuel scarcity- Oil workers union appeared first on Daily