1. Federal President Gauck Federal President Gauck visits Nigeria
  2. Düsseldorfer Rosenmontagszug Carnival – from Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) to Ash Wednesday
  3. Heldenplatz Hofburg Wien mit OSZE-Flaggen Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”
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Federal President Gauck visits Nigeria

Federal President Joachim Gauck and Daniela Schadt will be undertaking an official visit to the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 8 to 12 February.

Düsseldorfer Rosenmontagszug

Carnival – from Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) to Ash Wednesday

When kilometre-long processions wind their way through Cologne, Mainz and Düsseldorf, huge gaily costumed crowds dance and sing their hearts out and people sporting strange headgear shout “Alaaf” and “Helau” in a hail of sweets and confetti, Germany’s Carnival season has reached its peak. It’s Rosenmontag (Rose Monday)!

Heldenplatz Hofburg Wien mit OSZE-Flaggen

Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”

On 1 January 2016 Germany has assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE). Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will present the details of the Chairmanship’s programme to the 57 OSCE participating States in Vienna on 14 January 2016.

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World Climate Conference COP21 in Paris

During the World Climate Change Conference COP21 held in Paris earlier this month, Deutsche Welle (DW) and Channels TV decided to further strengthen their cooperation by producing a joint environmental magazine titled Eco@Africa.

computers donated by the German Missions in Nigeria are set up in the school

Handing over of Computers to Girls' school in Ogun State

Consul General Herbert inaugurated a new computer room at the Muslim Girls High School in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, which was equipped as part of a small project. The micro-project was made possible jointly by the German Embassy Abuja and the German Consulate General Lagos with the support of GIZ and was initiated by German Federal Minister Müller during his visit to the school.

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Afrika Kommt! Fellowship program 2015 - 2017

An Initiative of German Industry for Future Leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa: the heart of the AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship program is an eight-month practical training in a leading German enterprise benefiting both, fellows and partner companies.

Interested? Please read the pdf with all information on the fellowship program. Still want to know more? Visit www.afrika-kommt.de!

German humanitarian aid in Nigeria through the UNHCR

German humanitarian aid in Nigeria through the UNHCR

German has increased the support for the UNHCR in Nigeria with an addition 1,000,000 € to further strengthen and expand the humanitarian aid for refugees from Nigeria to Comeroon, Chad and Niger and IDPs in Nigeria.

invitation to the screening of "Stigma"

World AIDS Day: Film screening and reading in Abuja

On December 1, the international World AIDS Day, the German Embassy Abuja invited all to a cultural evening on the subject of "The fight against the stigmatization of HIV-positive people". The Nigerian author Safiya Ismaila Yero first read excerpts from her novel "When There is Life", a gripping novel about a woman who learns of her HIV status and must then fight against exclusion and stigmatization.This was followed by the screening of the German-Nigerian film "Stigma".

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German Embassy holds Fashion Show in Abuja

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Nigeria  consistently continues to explore and leverage opportunities aimed at promoting cultural ties between Germany and Nigeria. The Embassy upped Thursday 26 of November  by partnering with Fashion Designers from Germany and Nigeria to showcase some of the latest designs in the fashion industry in both countries.

Deep Schrott in concert

The only Bass Saxophone Quartet of the universe - "Deep Schrott" – performs in Abuja

Deep Schrott, the only bass saxophone quartet in the universe consisting of Andreas Kaling, Wollie Kaiser, Jan Klare and Dirk Raulf, began its West African tour on 12 November 2015 at the invitation of the German Embassy with a phenomenal concert in ThoughtPyramid Art Centre.

Dr. Jan Steckel during his lecture

Lecture on the international fight against climate change and the role of developing countries

Set against the backdrop of the ongoing Georg Baselitz exhibition, Dr. Jan Steckel, head of the working group "Climate Protection and Development" at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change in Berlin, at the invitation of the German Embassy Abuja held a lecture on the topic "The International Fight against Climate Change and the Role of Developing Countries ".

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Georg Baselitz Exhibition in Abuja

From 3 -16 November 2015, the German Embassy Abuja with the support of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations in ThoughtPyramid Art Centre in Abuja, presented an exhibition of 11 works by Georg Baselitz.

Seminar on "Energy Efficiency"

Seminar of the German Consulate General on "Energy Efficiency" on 2 November 2015

On November 2nd, 2015 the German Consulate General organized in collaboration with the Energy and Environmental Desk of the German Delegation of Commerce and Industry (DGIC) in Lagos an interactive seminar on “Energy Efficiency”. The event took place at the Westwood Hotel in Lagos and was attended by more than 90 participants.

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German Federal Ministry of Education and Research celebrates ‘Green Visionaries’ from around the world in Berlin

The 7th "Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” culminated in a festive awards ceremony today. Mr Wilfried Kraus, Head of the BMBF Directorate "Sustainability, Climate, Energy", honoured 27 young scientists from 20 countries.

NDLEA equipment aid

Consul General Ingo Herbert hands over Equipment Aid to NDLEA Nigeria

Following a three day German Federal Government sponsored Bundeskriminalamt training course, Mr. Ingo Herbert, the German Consul General, visited the National Headquarters of the “Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency” (NDLEA) to meet NDLEA-Chairman Ahmadu Giade.

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The Refugee Crisis and the work of Germany’s Diplomatic Missions

The rising number of people fleeing to Germany from crisis regions is a major challenge - for everybody in Germany. For volunteers, institutions, ordinary citizens, and for the refugees themselves. Outside of Germany too, there are lots of people working to cope with the crisis. Germany’s embassies abroad are making a decisive contribution.

DHL's logistics hub

Meeting at DHL Logistics Hub in Lagos

Members of the Consulate General visited DHL's logistics hub at Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos on October 20th. Managing Director Randy Buday explained the handling procedures at DHL's largest base in Africa.

Onatteni Remet (8 years) hands over her picture to the Consulate General

Child painter donates work of art to Consulate General

Onatteni Remet (8 years), the sister of Africa's most famous child painter, Onarietta Remet, visited with her parents the Consulate General on 14 October 2015 to donate to the Consulate a painting of her symbolizing the Nigerian-German friendship.

Interview - Salamatu Sule

Performance poetry is giving more depth to poems – Salamatu Sule

Salamatu Sule is representing Nigeria at the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair in, Germany. Miss Sule was interviewed by Adie Vanessa Offiong of the Nigerian newspaper Daily Trust. To read the full interview please follow the link below.

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.

Heike Matthiesen with her audience

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.

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 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.

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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.

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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...

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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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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.

German Missions in Nigeria closed from Feb. 8th to Feb. 10th (Lagos) / Feb. 12th (Abuja)


Please note that the German Consulate General in Lagos will remain closed from February 8th to February 10th, the German Embassy in Abuja until February 12th.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your kind understanding!

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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.

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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

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Opening hours of Consular Section

8.00-12.00 a.m.
Emergencies only

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Victoria Island



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Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

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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.

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Ingo Herbert, Consul General Lagos

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

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Refugees and migration

Approximately one million people sought refuge in Germany in 2015. The influx of refugees from crisis regions and war zones is currently determining social policy debates in Germany more strongly than any other topic. The special feature on “Refugees and migration” in the latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and on the deutschland.de website presents reports, interviews and profiles that explain how Germany is addressing this enormous task and describe the efforts of policymakers, administrators, institutions and countless volunteers. This issue also includes an interview with Gernot Erler, Special Representative of the Federal Government for the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016, and an article about Germany’s commitment to the United Nations. 

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Hoffenheim unveil Julian Nagelsmann, youngest coach in Bundesliga history

The 28-year-old was the club's former U19 coach and will take charge ahead of schedule following Huub Stevens' unexpected resignation. Nagelsmann made a good first impression and believes his side can avoid the drop.

Feb 12, 2016 1:04 PM

Angela Merkel hosts George and Amal Clooney in Berlin

Germany's leader has held talks with film star George Clooney in light of the actor's interest in helping refugees. The actor was in town for the Berlin Film Festival, which was also highlighting the plight of migrants.

Feb 12, 2016 12:58 PM

'Goodbye' to comet lander Philae, says space agency

Scientists have given up hope of restoring contact with the space probe, after its solar batteries were shaded from the sun. The comet landing, in November 2014, was hailed as a remarkable feat of precision space travel.

Feb 12, 2016 12:08 PM

Pair film kangaroo on the hop in rural Germany

"Skippy," who hit the headlines after several sightings last year, eventually found a home and settled down

Germany's Sauerland region is building something of a reputation as a home-from-home for rogue marsupials. "Skippy Two," filmed by a passing father and son, is the second kangaroo spotted in the area in the past year.

Feb 12, 2016 11:56 AM

German housing minister asks for 1.3 billion for refugees

Barbara Hendricks has petitioned the government for a new budget to help integration and house migrants. As a new report painted a bleak picture for Germany's economic future, her success remained uncertain.

Feb 12, 2016 10:55 AM

Bundesliga clubs plan reforms amid concerns of Premier League dominance

According to German newspaper 'Bild,' there will be huge changes to the German Cup, the German FA and the distribution of TV money. Amateur clubs will struggle to face Bayern or Dortmund.

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