1. Forschung Science and research in Germany
  2. "Fight Hunger - worldwide" Against Hunger
  3. Distributing aid to refugees in Erbil Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing
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.

"Fight Hunger - worldwide"

Against Hunger

The Foreign Office - responsible for the humanitarian aid in the German Federal Government - supports organizations such as the WFP with relief projects. The ultimate aim is to alleviate the suffering of people affected by disasters, crises and wars - regardless of political, military or economic interests. For 2016, 1.1 billion Euros has been earmarked in the federal budget with which the German Foreign Office can finance humanitarian projects worldwide.

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.

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.

Ortenburg Bible, German Historical Museum

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.

Emigrate

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.

Germany in Nigeria

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.

Congenital Deformity Babies Foundation

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.

Achtung

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 ...

Job Opening in Abuja

The German Embassy in Abuja is seeking a full-time driver (40 hours/week) and two part-time drivers (20 hours/week) to join the Embassy team as soon as possible.  For further information please download the pdf-file.

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

New Logo of DW News

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

Feb 17, 2017 1:46 PM

Eight facts about the Munich Security Conference

Each February, Munich takes center stage in global politics. Here are eight important facts about the Munich Security Conference.


Feb 17, 2017 1:37 PM

Rates of notifiable diseases jump 50 percent in Berlin

Germany's vaccination rate for the highly contagious measles virus falls well below WHO targets. Authorities are calling for people to stay up to date with their vaccinations.


Feb 17, 2017 1:05 PM

Films on artists are big at the Berlinale

Andres Veiel's documentary "Beuys" features previously unseen footage of the famous artist. Stanley Tucci’s biopic "Final Portrait” looks at sculptor Alberto Giacometti in his later years. Euromaxx meets the filmmakers. 


Feb 17, 2017 12:56 PM

Germany and France call on Russia to play constructive role in Syria peace talks

The Bonn G20 summit is the first meeting of the so-called "like-minded" nations since US President Donald Trump took office in January. European leaders seem cautiously optimistic about upcoming Syrian peace talks.


Feb 17, 2017 11:50 AM

Trial of Kurdish PKK operative starts in Hamburg

A German court has opened the trial of a top PKK operative on terrorism-related charges. The man is alleged to have been responsible for PKK activities in multiple cities in Germany.


Feb 17, 2017 11:30 AM

Rent-a-Jew project hopes to ward off anti-Semitism in Germany

With a population of 100,000 Jews, Germany is home to the world's fastest-growing Jewish community. And yet many Germans have never met a Jewish person - something "Rent a Jew" aims to change. DW's Kate Brady reports.


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. 

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