1. United Buddy Bear Show Buddy Bear Design Competition
  2. Hands holding corn; Kenya World Humanitarian Day
  3. Meeting of the German-Nigerian Binational Commission Binational Commission meets in Berlin
United Buddy Bear Show

Buddy Bear Design Competition

A Buddy Bear is coming to Abuja and we are looking for a professional or semi-professional artist to design it! The first price is a four-week long residency programme in Germany from the Sylt Foundation worth around 4,000 EUR. The second and third runner up will win a prize of 40,000 Naira each.The best 15 designs will also be exhibited at the German Embassy in Abuja. Entry deadline is 30 September 2015 at midnight. Open the link for more details.

Hands holding corn; Kenya

World Humanitarian Day

In 2009 19 August was declared World Humanitarian Day in order to recognise international humanitarian commitment and its principles. In recent years the global need for humanitarian assistance has continued to increase. In 2015, the Federal Foreign Office will spend over 400 million euros on responding to humanitarian crises around the world. The primary focuses here will be the humanitarian emergency in Syria and its neighbouring countries, the crises in Iraq and Ukraine, and the so-called forgotten crises in Africa.

Meeting of the German-Nigerian Binational Commission

Binational Commission meets in Berlin

State Secretary Markus Ederer welcomed Paul Bulus Zom Lolo, the new State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to Berlin on 29 July for the third meeting of the working group on policy of the German-Nigerian Binational Commission. In addition to bilateral topics such as cooperation in the area of security, numerous global challenges were also on the agenda.

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.

polio vaccination

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.

members of the communities with one of the boreholes to be rehabilitated

Small Scale Project to improve access to clean water for community in Osun State

On July 23rd, 2015, the German Embassy in Abuja signed a funding agreement with the Nigerian Environmental Study Action Team (NEST) to support the drilling of a new borehole and rehabilitation of two other boreholes in the Orile-Owu community in Osun State. The three functioning boreholes will give at least 20 additional household access to clean and safe water.

nursing staff of St. Dominic Catholic Hospital

new generator for St. Dominic Catholic Hospital in Ogungbade, Oyo State

The German Embassy in Abuja signed a funding agreement on July 23rd, 2015, to finance a new generator for the St. Dominic Catholic Hospital in Ogungbde (Oyo State). The hospital treats more than 10,000 patients a year and is the only health care facility close by for many rural communities.

Children are playing soccer

Soccer equipment donated to "Hope House Initiative"

In the framework of the German Federal Foreign Office’s sports initiative the German Embassy Abuja was able to donate soccer jerseys and balls to the Hope House Initiative, an Educational Support Unit for Children with Special Needs in Abuja.

Jugendliche in Deutschland

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...

Ambassador Mr Michael Zenner

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. 

hospital ward in Jaji

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. 

Berlin Polica Journal

Berlin Policy Journal

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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.

group picture of the G7 foreign ministers in Lübeck

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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low priced building loans

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.

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.

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

08.30-12.00 a.m.

Access out of opening hours on appointment only!

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

Contact details of the Consulate General in Lagos

Opening hours of Consular Section

8.00-12.00 a.m.
Emergencies only

Opening hours of Visa Section

7.00-12.00 a.m.

Visa applications can be submitted upon appointment only!  visa information

German Consulate General in Lagos

15, Walter Carrington Crescent

Victoria Island



00234 1 280 9966
00234 1 280 9969
0049 30 1817 67232

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.

The Consul General in Lagos


Since August 2013, Michael Derus 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.

25 years of German unity – in 2015, Germany celebrates the 25th anniversary of reunification.

The special feature on “25 years of German unity” in the current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and the corresponding dossier on the deutschland.de website do not only present background articles and interviews looking back on what has been achieved, but also and above all they focus on the present in Germany today. Prominent figures say what they associate with Germany, a reporter travels along the Elbe and explains the changes since 1990, and a walk through Berlin presents the German capital as an international laboratory of creativity.


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Aug 27, 2015 11:23 AM

Proposed assisted suicide controls in Germany 'are unconstitutional'

Germany has probably the most liberal assisted suicide law in the world - in other words, none at all. Lawmakers trying to change that have now been presented with a new obstacle - Germany's constitution.

Aug 27, 2015 10:50 AM

Germany's battle of the bands: Which state has the best music?

The German music scene is increasingly singing "auf Deutsch" - now even internationally famed rockers Donots. They're among 16 German bands competing on a popular TV show for a national title.

Aug 27, 2015 9:53 AM

Facebook must ban abusive content, says German Justice Minister Maas

Heiko Maas wants Facebook to better enforce its community standards to rein in abusive users. Given the recent rise in anti-migrant and xenophobic posts, he has called for a meeting with Facebook's European managers.

Aug 27, 2015 8:32 AM

Obama tells Merkel he appreciates her leadership on migrant crisis

US President Barack Obama spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the recent refugee crisis and said he appreciates her recent decision to ease the asylum application procedure for Syrians.

Aug 26, 2015 10:55 PM

Champions League: Leverkusen advances to group stages with win over Lazio

Strikes either side of the break from Hakan Calhanoglu, Admir Mehmedi and Karim Bellarabi sends Leverkusen into the Champions League group stages for the ninth time in the club's history.

Aug 26, 2015 7:41 PM

Borussia Mönchengladbach keeper Yann Sommer wants turn in league form soon

It has been a difficult start to the season for Borussia Mönchengladbach, losing both of their first two Bundesliga matches. The man with the best view of the game, Yann Sommer, tells DW about the challenges ahead.

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