2006 FIFA World Cup Germany

With the Football World Cup taking place in Brazil, we have put together some information about sports in Germany, highlights and the many meanings sport has in Germany.


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 .


International Coaching Course 15 September – 3 October 2014

In the autumn of 2014 the German Football Association (DFB) will organise a three-week
course for football coaches. This course, which will be conducted at the Sportschule Hennef
near Bonn on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office, includes 50 per cent theory and is held
in the English language. It is therefore not necessary, that the participants speak German.
The content is matchable with the DFB B-License. The DFB will not consider applications
other than those who were provided via the Federal Foreign Office or a National Football
At the end of the course the coaches receive an official certificate of participation (no
official license). This certificate is to be handed over to the football-coaches by their
respective German embassies.

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: visa applications can only be accepted on appointment and with complete documentation All consular services (including passports) can only be offered on Thursdays, 8:30 to 12:00 or upon appointment Appointments for consular matters (visas, passports, certification of documents etc.) can only be made via the following contacts: vw-tel@abuj.diplo.de or 08055099915 Collection of passports only between 12 and 1 pm. Passports collected on behalf of visa applicants, only in possession of a letter of authorization and a copy of the personal ID. Thank you for your understanding!

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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Deutscher Wetterdienst

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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