1. Liberty Train Liberty Train –The Journey of Christian Bürger
  2. Zeitschrift Deutschland Special issue of DE Magazin Deutschland
  3. Arbeit im Laborzelt Current activities of the German Federal Government in the fight against Ebola
Liberty Train

Liberty Train –The Journey of Christian Bürger

“Bürger’s Long Trip” tells the story of East German refugee Christian Bürger, whose life was changed forever by the time he spent in the embassy and the dramatic train ride. The multi-media project is coming out to coincide with the docu-drama “Liberty Train”, which will be broadcast on 30 September at 8:15 p.m. on the Arte TV channel and on 3 October at 6.30 p.m. on ARD.

Zeitschrift Deutschland

Special issue of DE Magazin Deutschland

The special issue of DE Magazin Deutschland on the subject “Remembrance and commemoration” focuses on three anniversaries in 2014. The First World War, the “seminal catastrophe of the 20th century”, broke out 100 years ago. The Second World War began 75 years ago. The fall of the Wall 25 years ago was the first step on the path to German reunification.

Arbeit im Laborzelt

Current activities of the German Federal Government in the fight against Ebola

On the 5th of August the Federal Government (Minister for Development, Müller) announced the provision of an additional 1 million Euros to support WHO measures. The money is to ensure the effective coordination of measures to combat the Ebola outbreak. Also, the early diagnosis and monitoring of the virus as well as an immediate and effective handling of cases of disease should be made possible. Furthermore, the population should be better informed about Ebola, in particular the risk of infection, prevention and control options. So far, the Federal Government (Federal Foreign Office) has already granted emergency aid totaling 400,000 Euros to the WHO for the containment of the virus.

Ambassador Zenner with Pastor James Wuye

Agreement signed to support the Interfaith Mediation Centre in Kaduna

On August 14th, 2014 Ambassador Michael Zenner and Pastor James Wuye, who received the German Africa Award  in 2013 together with Imam Muhammad Ashafa, signed an agreement between the Interfaith Media...

Ambassador Zenner with representatives from the Easterbrook Foundation

Promotion of a school in Zaria, Kaduna State through the Embassy

On the 21st of August Ambassador Zenner and Air Commodore SAT Easterbrook (rtd) signed a funding agreement for the benefit of the Easterbrook Foundation in the context of the micro-project program provided by the Embassy.

Prof. Brann

In memoriam Prof. Conrad Max Benedict Brann

Professor Conrad Max Benedict Brann died in Maiduguri at the age of 88 years on the 23rd of June 2014. His death meant the passing of one of the most important representatives of Sociolinguistics in Nigeria.


Academy for Foreign Coaches: Track & Field Coaching Diploma

From June 1st 2015 to July 31st 2016, 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.

3rd EU-Nigeria Business Forum

From September 22nd to September 23rd, 2014, the 3rd EU-Nigeria Business Forum will be held in Lagos. For further information regarding the programme please visit www.eunbf.eu .


Important information concerning consular service at the Embassy in Abuja (including visa)

Please note the following important information concerning consular services (including visa) at the German Embassy in Abuja:

Perm. Sec Dr Ederer and Perm. Sec Dr Uhomoibhi sign a jointcommuniqué after the second consultation of the binational commission

Zweite Sitzung der Bi-Nationalen Kommission in Abuja

Dr. Markus Ederer, the State Secretary of the German Foreign Office made a visit to Abuja accompanied by a delegation on the 9th and 10th of July. Political consultations within the framework of the Nigerian-German Bi-National Commission prompted the trip.

Federal Minister Müller meets Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonthan in Abuja

Federal Minister for Development and Cooperation visits Nigeria

Federal Minister for Development and Cooperation, Mr Gerd Müller, visited Nigeria on June 10th, 11th and 12th. He started his visit in Lagos and Abeokuta, where, amongs others, he met with pupils of a Muslim Girls' High School and visited a polio vaccination centre. In Abuja, he met with President Goodluck Jonathan and Minister of Fincance Okonjo-Iweala, and also spoke to activists of the "Bring-back-our-Girls" group.

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Foreign Minister Steinmeier: Germany will support Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the a statement in light of the recent brutal attacks in Nigeria, condemning the acts of terror committed by Boko Haram in Nigeria in the strongest possible terms.

Deutscher Bundestag

Poll: Germany retains positive image

Germany’s image in the world remains positive. In a poll conducted annually in 24 countries, Germany has maintained its position as the country with the most positive influence in the world in 2014...

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.

Time and weather in Germany

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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.

Welcome message of the Consul General

Michael Derus, Generalkonsul der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Lagos, Nigeria

The German Consul General in Lagos, Michael Derus, welcomes you on the homepage of the Consulate General.

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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