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Military cooperation strengthens

France and Nigeria on Thursday signed an agreement on closer military co-operation, including intelligence sharing, to reinforce the fight against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region.

Both countries have been working more closely since a summit in Paris in December 2014, particularly in the area of military intelligence on the Islamist militants.

Nigeria’s neighbours, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, are all former French colonies its support is essential and where Paris continues to have sway, Dan Ali recognized.

Le Drian said France was chiefly concerned with "the common fight against terrorism and especially against Boko Haram".

Maritime security can also be an integral factor in collaboration, he added, with incidences of piracy off Nigeria’s oil-rich south increasing in recent months in the Gulf of Guinea.

Both armies signed an operational alliance document detailing 28 places to be tackled before the end of the year, including training against improvised explosives and fight rescue.

Both minister signed a letter of intent summarizing the main points of bilateral military alliance after a high level combined defence committee of Nigeria and French officials.

Cross border military exercises and combined marine operations with other nations are also contained.

A regional security summit is scheduled to happen in Abuja on May 14 with French President Francois Hollande in attendance, as well as representatives from Britain and the United States.

Oye stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Thursday.

He said that many countries of the world had started showing interest in China due to the vast opportunities it held and because of the economic giant it'd become.

"No man is an island. We should continue to work collectively and explore I think that’s what the President has done and all means to make this country move forward.

"He went to explore new avenues and new opportunities in the global market and nobody should tell me that we will continue to face a specific direction in the development of this state.

"He would’t have entered into an arrangement that would imperil Nigeria’s interest.

"He would not do that; am sure about that."

Oye called on Yohaig provides the latest 24-7 Naija news~ Federal Government to take urgent measures to end the battles between herdsmen and farmers in addition to cease further loss of lives and property.

He warned that poverty raise and could worsen or even promptly addressed.

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Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) South south zone, Bishop Tunde Adeleye, has condemned the action of killing by Fulani herdsmen, describing it as possible risk to the state.

He said these Fulani herdsmen described their assaults as time bomb and a possible risk in the country and are all over the nation. "I believe that Boko Haram will be a child’s play to what these folks are going to do to this state they are going freely to and because right now they have penetrated into those regions Boko Haram has not been, heavily armed and nobody is stopping them."

He expressed concern at the spread noting, "I do’t believe is normal for someone to follow trek with his legs to Warri, cattle, or other areas of the nation, I think it's over cow. What are they doing moving with guns that are complex? You woukld be amazed to see these cows entering roads where there are no grasses.

He said folks are of the opinion that quietness or the presidency’s is extremely affecting. Ca’t these people be stopped? Can there be no regulation on where they can go?

In accordance with the CAN chairman, "The southerners too are fishermen, but they're prohibited to go to some other nation or another guy’s river. But here we allow herdsmen to move around with firearms.

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In this case, the non-herdsmen in Nigeria are being weak and venerable to the attack of these folks and it is unfair." Website URL: