1.  Message from the German Foreign Minister on the occasion of the Day of German Unity
  2. Fall of the Berlin Wall 25 Years of German Unity
  3. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on September 7th,2015, with participants of the First German-African Business Summit First German-African Business Summit Opens

Message from the German Foreign Minister on the occasion of the Day of German Unity

Twenty-five years of German unity. 3 October 2015 is an occasion for us Germans to celebrate, but also to look back with gratitude.

Fall of the Berlin Wall

25 Years of German Unity

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of German Unity. The German Missions in Nigeria invite you to read on and find out more about how German Unity came to be, what has happened in Germany since and what lessons can be taken from the German quest for unity.

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on September 7th,2015, with participants of the First German-African Business Summit

First German-African Business Summit Opens

More than 300 entrepreneurs from Africa and Germany are meeting in Berlin for the first "German African Business Summit" (GABS). This is hosted by the new German-Sub-Saharan Business Initiative (SAFRI).

AMPION Venture Bus Final Event in Lagos

Ampion Venture Bus West Africa finals in Lagos

The Consulate General was part of the jury for this year’s Ampion Venture Bus West Africa finals, held in Lagos on September 23rd.

Ambassador Zenner and Heike Matthiesen before the concert

I found my place playing the guitar – Heike Matthiesen

The German Embassy in Abuja recently invited Heike Matthiesen, one of Germany’s, leading guitarists, to perform. She was interviewed by Adie Vanessa Offiong of the Nigerian newspaper Daily Trust.

Consul General Ingo Herbert congratulates MAN at its opening ceremony in Lagos

Consul General Ingo Herbert congratulates MAN at its opening ceremony in Lagos

MAN Nigeria Ltd., subsidiary of the German brand opened on September 30th in Lagos, wants to introduce more of its electricity solutions to the Nigerian market.

Ambassador Zenner during an interview

Improve Power Supply to boost Foreign Direct Investment, German envoy urges Nigeria

The Ambassador of Germany to Nigeria, Michael Zenner has reiterated the need for the Nigerian government to improve power supply and enact more investor-friendly laws and regulations in order to attract additional Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the country.

Ambassador Zenner and Heike Matthiesen before the concert

Heike Matthiesen plays classical guitar concert at the Ambassador’s residence

On the 22.09.2015, around 60 guests had the opportunity to see the German guitarist Heike Matthiesen in a 90 minute concert at the residence of the German Ambassador in Abuja.

Meeting of the President of the German Bundesrat, Volker Boffier, with Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki

President of the German Bundesrat met the President of the Senate of Nigeria, Abubakar Saraki, in New York

President of the German Bundesrat Volker Bouffier also met with the President of the Senate of Nigeria, Abubakar Saraki, on the periphery of the World Conference of Parliament Presidents in New York.

Ambassador Zenner and Consul General Herbert meeting with the Govenor of Lagos

Meeting of Ambassador Zenner and Consulate General Herbert with the Governor of Lagos, S.E. Akinwunmi Ambode

Ambassador Michael Zenner and Consul Ingo Herbert met with the Governor of Lagos State, S.E. Akinwunmi Ambode, on September 14.

Consul General I. Herbert and participants

Seminar: "Project Financing in the Field of Renewable Energies"

On 7 September 2015, the German General Consulate in Lagos in cooperation with the delegation of the German economy continued the series of seminars on the theme "Renewable energy". "Nearly 100 people including many representatives from business, academia, civil society and the diplomatic community accepted the invitation of the new Consul General, Ingo Herbert, and participated in this year’s second seminar on the topic "Project Financing in the Field of Renewable Energies" in Westwood hotel in Lagos.

After signing the agreed minutes, Mrs Monika Schmitt-Vockenhausen and Amb. Rabiu Shehu

First Meeting of the Sub-Working Group "Migration" of the Binational Commission

On the occasion of the first meeting of the Sub-Working Group “Migration” of the German-Nigerian Binational Commission (BNK), a German delegation consisting of colleagues from the German Federal Ministry of Interior, the Federal Police and the Federal Foreign Office was in Abuja from 5th to 7th of August 2015.

polio vaccination

How Germany, through KfW, helps eradicate wild polio infections

In Nigeria and on the African continent, July 24, 2015 marks one year since the last reported case of wild polio. What a turn-around after the country had reached the peak of 1.122 wild polio cases in 2006. This is a significant milestone and could lead to the end of polio in Africa, pending final laboratory classification from all samples expected by September 2015. This progress is due to the coordinated efforts of donors, African governments, health workers, partners, religious and community leaders.

During the training "management of highly contagious diseases"

German Red Cross offers "Training of Trainers: Management of Highly Contagious Diseases"

Ambassador Zenner and representatives of NEMA and NCDC as well as members of the press were invited on July 30th, 2015 to visit the training of trainers on "management of highly contagious diseases", conducted by the Red Cross Germany. What initially started to prepare health personell for their work with Ebola patients has evolved into a more general approach to highly infectious diseases.

members of the communities with one of the boreholes to be rehabilitated

Small Scale Project to improve access to clean water for community in Osun State

On July 23rd, 2015, the German Embassy in Abuja signed a funding agreement with the Nigerian Environmental Study Action Team (NEST) to support the drilling of a new borehole and rehabilitation of two other boreholes in the Orile-Owu community in Osun State. The three functioning boreholes will give at least 20 additional household access to clean and safe water.

nursing staff of St. Dominic Catholic Hospital

new generator for St. Dominic Catholic Hospital in Ogungbade, Oyo State

The German Embassy in Abuja signed a funding agreement on July 23rd, 2015, to finance a new generator for the St. Dominic Catholic Hospital in Ogungbde (Oyo State). The hospital treats more than 10,000 patients a year and is the only health care facility close by for many rural communities.

Children are playing soccer

Soccer equipment donated to "Hope House Initiative"

In the framework of the German Federal Foreign Office’s sports initiative the German Embassy Abuja was able to donate soccer jerseys and balls to the Hope House Initiative, an Educational Support Unit for Children with Special Needs in Abuja.

Jugendliche in Deutschland

French and German Embassies celebrated the 52nd anniversary of the Franco-German Youth Office with the film “French for Beginners”

The foundations of the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) were layed by German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and French President Charles de Gaulle with the Elysée Treaty on January 22, 1963. On July 5 of...

Ambassador Mr Michael Zenner

Germany and Nigeria have excellent bi-lateral relations - Amb. Zenner

In an interview with the Guardian, Ambassador Michael Zenner highlighted the excellent political, economic and cultural relations between Germany and Nigeria. Numerous bilateral meetings testify to the good state of relations. In the energy, the industrial sector and in the security cooperation there is enormous potential for development. The cooperation between the two countries is on the right track.

Audience at seminar "Stand-alone Renewable Energy Solutions"

Seminar of the German Consulate General on “Stand-alone Renewable Energy Solutions” on 30 June 2015

On 30 June 2015, the German Consulate General organized jointly with the Energy and Environmental Desk of the German Delegation of Industry and Commerce in Lagos an interactive seminar themed “Stand-alone Renewable Energy Solutions”. The seminar on 30 June was the opening event for a series of seminars organized by the German Consulate General in Lagos in 2015, focusing on the Potentials of Renewable Energies in Nigeria. Three more seminars are planned.

German Advisory Group Inauguration

German Advisory Group Nigeria: Further Step Accomplished

Exactly one month after the inauguration of the Medical Centre at the Nigerian Army Peace Keeping Centre in Jaji, the German Advisory Group Nigeria was able to announce the achievement of another milestone - the inauguration of the training facility for maintenance work in the capital Abuja.

German Missions welcome BOSCH to Nigeria

10 June 2015 marked the official opening of the new sales and service office of German company BOSCH in Lagos. The German Missions in Nigeria welcome the presence of another important German company in Nigeria. 

hospital ward in Jaji

German Advisory Group Nigeria: Inauguration of a Medical Centre

On the 19th of May 2015, the German Advisory Group in Nigeria announced the ceremonial inauguration of the medical centre at the Nigerian Army Peace Keeping Centre (NAPKC) in Jaji. The Chief of staff of the Nigerian Army, Lieutenant-General Minimah, cut the Ribbon at the entrance of the new dispensary in the presence of the German Ambassador in Nigeria, Mr. Michael Zenner, in addition to numerous high-level guests.

Opening of "Agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2015"

On 28 April 2015, Consul General Derus delivered a goodwill message at the opening session of the international trade show „agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2015“ and invited its organizers and exhibitors to an evening reception at the Consulate General. 

Berlin Polica Journal

Berlin Policy Journal

BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL is a new bimonthly app magazine on international affairs, edited in Germany’s capital. Each issue sets a theme and reports on a diverse range of current and emerging foreign policy topics, aiming at making German and European foreign policy.

BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL furthers debates and takes a look behind the curtain in Berlin, Brussels, and beyond. Get to know who is shaping the future of international relations from the heart of Europe!Published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)


Academy for Foreign Coaches: Track & Field Coaching Diploma

From June 1st 2016 to July 31st 2017, the German Athletics Association (Deutscher Leichtathletikverband, DLV) offers a training course for athletic coaches (track and field) at the DLV’s Academy for Foreign Coaches in Mainz/Germany.

Graduates who have passed the final examination will receive an Athletics Coaching Diploma.

The Academy for Foreign Coaches has a history of over 30 years and has successfully trained coaches and instructors from all over the world in association with the Gutenberg University’s Institute for Sports Science in Mainz.

If you are interested in joining this training course please read the attached information brochure carefully and submit your documents (including a recommendation from your national athletic federation/association!) to the German Embassy in Abuja or the German Consulate in Lagos. Deadline for the application is 10th December 2015.

Seventh International Composition Contest

Seventh International Composition Contest

Since 2009, the city of Lebach has been organizing the "Days of the Guitar for Children and Teenagers". The next Guitar Days are scheduled for April 2016. In the context of this event and on the basis of the demand for high quality compositions for guitar ensembles for children, the city is happy to announe the Seventh International Composition Contest "Gitarrentage für Kinder im Saarland". Deadline for sending the compositions is 23 November 2015.

group picture of the G7 foreign ministers in Lübeck

G7 Meeting in Lübeck is a strong signal of unity

Under the German Presidency, the foreign ministers of the G7 countries met in Lübeck on the 14th and 15th of April to discuss acute foreign policy crises and problems. Also, Nigeria and the terror by Boko Haram were topics of the talks.

Ambassador Zenner during his speech at the closing ceremony of the DVT

Award of certificates to trainers of the Dual Vocational Partnership with Nigeria

On April 15, 43 instructors who participated in the "Dual Vocational Partnership" received their graduation certificates in Abuja – and can now train others. The Dual Vocational Training Partnership (DVT) was launched by the Delegation of German Industry in Nigeria (AHK Nigeria) and the Chamber of Commerce Giessen-Friedberg with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in December 2012.

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low priced building loans

German support for Nigerian Development Bank

On the 24th of March 2015 the Nigerian President Jonathan gave the go-ahead for the new development bank in Nigeria, the Development Bank of Nigeria, that is largely supported by the German development bank KfW.

Lake Taganjika in Burundi

New guidelines for Africa policy – supporting the security architecture, boosting African ownership

On 21 May 2014 the German cabinet decided on the new Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa drafted by the Federal Foreign Office. The guidelines summarise the context, principles and focuses of Germany’s Africa policy.

Contact details of the German missions in Nigeria

Please find the contact details and opening hours of the German Embassy in Abuja and the German Consulate General in Lagos here.

Contact details of the German Embassy in Abuja

Opening hours

08.30-12.00 a.m.

Access out of opening hours on appointment only!

German Embassy in Abuja

9, Lake Maracaibo Close, off Amazon Street

Abuja F.C.T.

P.O.Box 5177
Abuja, F.C.T

00234 9 220 8010/11/12
00234 706 410 8800 or -805 880 8800

Contact details of the Consulate General in Lagos

Opening hours of Consular Section

8.00-12.00 a.m.
Emergencies only

Opening hours of Visa Section

7.00-12.00 a.m.

Visa applications can be submitted upon appointment only!  visa information

German Consulate General in Lagos

15, Walter Carrington Crescent

Victoria Island



00234 1 280 9966
00234 1 280 9969
0049 30 1817 67232

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Ambassador Michael Zenner

Ambassador Mr Michael Zenner

Mr Michael Zenner is the German Ambassador to Nigeria in Abuja. He arrived in Abuja in August 2014 after serving as Ambassador in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Consul General in Lagos

Ingo Herbert, Consul General Lagos

Since September 2015, Ingo Herbert has been the German Consul General in Lagos.

Important Information for visitors!

Dear visitors to the German Embassy Abuja and the German Consulate General in Lagos, please read the following important information.

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Starting June 22, 2015, Deutsche Welle will broadcast its new TV-Channel including German-language news program "DW Nachrichten" around the clock. The newly structured TV channels will include among others DW in English, Spanish and Arabic.

25 years of German unity – in 2015, Germany celebrates the 25th anniversary of reunification.

The special feature on “25 years of German unity” in the issue 02/2015 of DE Magazin Deutschland and the corresponding dossier on the deutschland.de website do not only present background articles and interviews looking back on what has been achieved, but also and above all they focus on the present in Germany today. Prominent figures say what they associate with Germany, a reporter travels along the Elbe and explains the changes since 1990, and a walk through Berlin presents the German capital as an international laboratory of creativity.


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Oct 5, 2015 4:06 PM

Frankfurt Airport begins construction of third terminal

Frankfurt airport is Germany's largest and Europe's third-busiest airport. Monday saw the official ground-breaking ceremony for a controversial new terminal.

Oct 5, 2015 2:28 PM

Merkel puts her weight behind Modi's 'Make in India' drive

India and Germany have significantly scaled up bilateral relations, signing 18 agreements in a range of key sectors designed to bolster trade, energy and defense ties. Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi.

Oct 5, 2015 2:10 PM

More than beer, pretzels and cars - India's view of Germany

When we in India think of Germany, the first things that come to mind are tongue-twisting German words, German cars, German beer - and Adolf Hitler, writes Shivam Vij. But, he notes, that picture has become more complex.

Oct 5, 2015 2:04 PM

Spielberg's Berlin spy epic premieres in New York

Steven Spielberg's Cold War spy thriller "Bridge of Spies" has opened in New York to rave reviews. Starring Tom Hanks, the film tells of the near-nuclear fallout after the downing of a US spy plane over the Soviet Union.

Oct 5, 2015 11:49 AM

Former Dortmund manager Klopp the favorite to take over at Anfield

Hours after Premier League club Liverpool fired head coach Brendan Rodgers, the English press have as good as anointed Jürgen Klopp as his successor. A Bosnian news portal also claims Klopp's appointment is a done deal.

Oct 5, 2015 5:19 AM

Merkel's conservative allies call for limit on number of refugees

Conservative allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called for a refugee limit, as a paper predicts 1.5 million arrivals this year. Speaking on public radio, Merkel stressed that the country will be able to cope.

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