1. Easter eggs Easter Traditions in Germany: Painted Eggs and Tail-Coated Horsemen
  2. Forschung Science and research in Germany
  3. Distributing aid to refugees in Erbil Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing
Easter eggs

Easter Traditions in Germany: Painted Eggs and Tail-Coated Horsemen

Christ’s resurrection has given us one of the most important festivals in the calendar. Easter is deeply rooted in German culture: it is a time for celebrations across the country – and the observance of a wide range of customs. Easter is a festival that children in particular look forward to, especially the Sunday when the Easter Bunny hides brightly painted eggs, ready to be hunted down by the little ones. Some of the eggs may even contain sweets or a toy.

Forschung

Science and research in Germany

Science and research in Germany are characterized by an excellent infrastructure and well-equipped research facilities with highly qualified staff. Germany offers a host of research locations, from universities, including universities of applied sciences, to non-university institutes, companies and federal as well as Länder institutions.

Distributing aid to refugees in Erbil

Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing

There have never been so many people who have fled their homes since the end of World War Two. The refugee crisis cannot be solved by national legislation alone but requires an international approach. German foreign policy is thus taking many different steps to improve the current situation.

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Green Talents Competition 2017

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) hosts the prestigious ” Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours young researchers each year. The winners come from numerous countries and scientific disciplines and are recognised for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable.

For more information please refer to the following flyer and press release:

Global Media Forum 2017

Global Media Forum 2017

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is the Place Made for Minds, where decision makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Join us at the Global Media Forum June 19 - 21, 2017 in Bonn, Germany, to shape the discussion about the impact of identity and diversity on politics, society and media.

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Every spring the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue brings together key international decision makers in foreign energy and energy policy, industry, science and civil society as well as foremost energy experts from all over the world. This year, the dialogue takes place from March 20-21.

Latest News from the GIC Africa

The German Information Centre Africa is part of a network of nine GICs in key regions of German foreign policy. It is designed to enhance the flow of information to those in Africa interested in Germany. The GIC presents today's modern, innovative Germany with its multi-faceted and close links to Africa. 

Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany

In a Federal Convention election held in Berlin on 12 February 2017, former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018

On 1 January 2017, Germany and Moroccot took over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28-30 June in Berlin. For more information please visit

Barbara Geiger as Frollein Brehm

Follein Brehm’s Life of Animals premiered in Abuja with the new piece “Hirundo rustica, the barn swallow”

Be honest: How much do you actually know about the barn swallow Hirundo rustica? If your answer is “not much” you feel exactly like the 50 guest who came to the residence of the German Ambassador on January 23rd to watch the premiere of the newest piece of “Follein Brehm’s Life of Animals”. But that was about to change when the audience got to learn completely new sides to the small bird known as the barn swallow.

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Second German-African Business Summit (GABS) Nairobi, 8 – 10 February 2017

The conference will be held in Africa for the first time from 8 to 10 February 2017. The German-African Business Summit is being co-organised by the Sub-Saharan Africa Initiative of German Business (SAFRI).

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Germany for United Nations Security Council 2019-20

Peace, justice, innovation, partnership - these are the things Germany wants to play in the United Nations. That is why we are standing for a seat in the United Nations Security Council 2019/20 - "an organization more important than ever," said Foreign Minister Steinmeier.

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Guardian of our Values: The German Constitutional Court

The German constitution protects the basic rights of every person in Germany. These rights are watched over by Germany’s highest judicial instance, the Constitutional Court.

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500th anniversary of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.

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EU Blue Card

EU Blue Card - Entry visa The EU Blue Card allows third-country nationals with a university degree to take up employment in Germany commensurate with their qualifications.The EU Blue Card, like all longer-term residence permits, is issued exclusively by the relevant foreigners’ authority in Germany. You must apply for the national visa, which is required inadvance, from the Embassy.

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Join Us on Facebook!

We finally launched the German Embassy’s Social Media presence on Facebook. Please like, share and spread the word with everyone interested in Germany and our Embassy!  Connect with us there to learn more about the Embassy’s activities, receive press information or just have an exchange with us! You can find us here:

https://www.facebook.com/GermanEmbassyAbuja/

More than 15,000 refugees have been turned away

European refugee crisis 2016 Enlarge image Hundreds of refugees are waiting in the old Athens airport building (© picture alliance / dpa, © dpa) Between January and July 2016, more than 15,000 people were turned back at the German border because they did not meet the requirements to enter legally.

People who travel to Europe and Germany illegally are putting their lives at risk.

Anyone who enters Germany illegally in search of work and a better life will not be allowed to stay.

Rejected asylum-seekers will be deported, receive long-term travel bans for the Schengen area and must pay their deportation costs themselves.

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Small Scale Fund of the German Embassy in 2016

Each year the German Embassy in Abuja finances a number of selected projects in the framework of its small scale fund.  Key aspects for the selection of the projects are their sustainability and their positive impact on the society, especially for the underprivileged and the one’s in need.

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Refugees whose asylum applications have been turned down have to leave Germany

The flow of refugees to Germany continues. In 2015, more than a million asylum-seekers registered here... that’s the highest number ever. However, not all of them are granted residency.

Germany's New Global Role - Berlin steps up

In a personalized article published in the July/August-issue 2016 of "Foreign Affairs"-magazine German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier analyzes why Germany has won influence in the globa policy.

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Rumours about Germany currently circulating in Nigeria

Rumours that all asylum seekers and illegal immigrants in Germany get asylum easily and can stay in Germany are untrue! What is true is that each single case will be examined by the authorities and decided on its own merits. Anyone who is not granted a right to stay must leave Germany. It’s also very important to know that there is no such thing as economic asylum in Germany.

European refugee crisis 2016

#RumoursAboutGermany

#RumoursAboutGermany Beware: Human traffickers are not reliable source of information about living conditions in Europe. They are criminals. Human traffickers deliberately spread rumours and false ...

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 for consular matters without appointments:

Day
Time
Mon.-Thu.
09.30-11.30 a.m.
Sa.-Sun.
closed

Please note that as from January 1, 2017 on, an appointment will be requested for all legal and consular services. Please click here , to access the appointment booking system.

Organization
German Embassy in Abuja
Address

9, Lake Maracaibo Close, off Amazon Street
Maitama

Abuja F.C.T.

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

Phone:
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

Day
Time
Mo.-Thurs.
8.00-11.00 a.m.
Fr.
Emergencies only
Sa.-Sun.
closed

Opening hours of Visa Section

Day
Time
Mo.-Fr.
7.00-12.00 a.m.
Sa.-Sun.
closed


Please note that an appointment must be booked for visa as well as consular services.

Organization
German Consulate General in Lagos
Address

15, Walter Carrington Crescent

Victoria Island

Lagos

Nigeria

Phone:
00234 1 280 9966
Fax:
00234 1 280 9969
0049 30 1817 67232

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

Ambassador Bernhard Schlagheck

Ambassador Mr Bernhard Schlagheck

Ambassador Bernhard Schlagheck was appointed Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2016.

The Consul General in Lagos

Ingo Herbert, Generalkonsul der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in 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.

Deutsche Welle's new English-language TV channel

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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.

Trends and Perspectives

Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.

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Current media library on deutschland.de

Information portal for foreign professional qualifications

LOGO Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Enlarge image (© BMWi) The BQ-Portal is the central information service for foreign professional qualifications in Germany. In this work platform competent bodies, companies and interested immigrants with training can better assess and evaluate foreign educational and training qualifications.

Foreign applicants may request a certificate of equivalence of their vocational or university qualification here.

Deutsche Welle - Germany's international broadcaster

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Deutsche Welle, or DW, is known for its in-depth, reliable news and information in 30 languages – among them English and Hausa! Culture, education and Europe; those are some of the focal points. Via television, radio and the internet DW classifies facts, explains contexts and analyzes background information.

German News Service -Discover Germany firsthand

Apr 28, 2017 1:56 PM

100 days of Trump: Flula Borg's unending nightmare

Largely unheard-of in his native Germany, YouTube superstar Flula Borg is used to routinely joking with celebrities like Michael Phelps, Anna Kendrick and Will Ferrell. But what does he have to say about Trump?


Apr 28, 2017 12:54 PM

Bayer CEO defends Monsanto takeover at shareholder gathering

Amid vocal street protests from environmentalists, chief executive Werner Baumann has described the multi-billion-dollar takeover of Monsanto as a perfect fit despite the US chemical giant's "challenging image."


Apr 28, 2017 12:22 PM

A Street Art Exhibition in Munich

The "Magic City" exhibition in Munich features work by over 60 international artists, including Banksy, Olek and WON ABC, the elder statesman of the Munich grafitti scene.

Apr 28, 2017 12:02 PM

UK fans raise bowel cancer funds on #FootballShirtFriday

Donate a small sum to a bowel cancer charity, then wear your favorite team's jersey to the office with pride. This novel fundraising initiative in Britain attracted celebrities, players, and even some Bundesliga fans.


Apr 28, 2017 11:30 AM

Syrian refugee is the UNHCR's new ambassador

In 2015, Yusra Mardini and her sister swam for hours to reach Europe after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean. Since then, the swimmer has participated in the Olympics and is now representing the UN refugee agency.


Apr 28, 2017 10:36 AM

German authorities arrest Syrian man over ties to 'Islamic State'

A 23-year-old Syrian man has been arrested in Germany over links to a terrorist organization. The news comes shortly after a Bundeswehr soldier was arrested for allegedly planning an attack against refugees.

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