1. Schwarzwald EU Climate Diplomacy Day
  2. G7 Summit at Schloss Elmau G7: Achieving Important Milestones
  3. Brandenburger Tor in Berlin Enjoy the summer in Berlin!
Schwarzwald

EU Climate Diplomacy Day

June 17 is EU Climate Diplomacy Day and representatives of different European countries present in Nigeria are using this as an important opportunity to reflect not only on what the EU is doing to tackle climate change, but also on how the EU can assist Nigeria in tackling this global issue.

G7 Summit at Schloss Elmau

G7: Achieving Important Milestones

During their first working session the G7 summit participants discussed economic issues and trade. Also on their agenda was the transatlantic free trade agreement TTIP. "We want to have achieved important milestones by the end of the year," said Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Brandenburger Tor in Berlin

Enjoy the summer in Berlin!

Germany long had a reputation for being staid, sedate and provincial. Being cool and “in” was not the main quality Germans were credited with. Berlin, though, is a different matter: for years now, the Spree metropolis has seen a constant influx of creative workers, artists, scientists and academics from across the globe. Especially in summer, hosts of young people flock to Berlin from all over the world

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.

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. 

Berlin Polica Journal

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)

Representatives of Bayer AG, Lagos State Government and the German Consulate General at the event

Bayer AG opens office in Lagos

On 21 May 2015, German enterprise BAYER AG officially inaugurated its new subsidiary ‘Bayer Middle Africa Limited’ in Lagos. The German Missions in Nigeria are glad to welcome this 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.

Athletics

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.

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. 

Consul General Derus giving a speech at the Lagos State Climate Change Summit

Goodwill message of Consul General Michael Derus on occasion of the Lagos State Climate Change Summit

On occasion of the opening of the 7th Lagos State Climate Change Summit, Consul General Michael Derus delivered a goodwill message emphasizing Germany's engagement for global climate protection.

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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German News Service - Discover Germany firsthand

The German News Service is a free news wire of the Deutsche Welle in cooperation with the German Press Agency (dpa) especially for media representatives as well as for everyone who is interested in Germany and wants to know more about German lifestyle, business and culture.

Ambassador Mr Michael Zenner

What Germany expects from Nigeria's elections - Interview with Ambassador Zenner

The Nigerian Newspaper The Sun interviewed Ambassador Zenner on March 26, 2015. Below find the interview with a foreword by Aidoghie Paulinus as published in The Sun and on sunnewsonline.com: German...

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.

Inauguration of Hybrid Solar PV/Wind Plant

Inauguration of Hybrid Solar Plant at NAPTIN’s Regional Training Centre

Recently a Hybrid Solar PV/Wind Plant located at the National Power Training institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) in Kainji, New Bussa, Niger State was formally commissioned. The hybrid plant is one key element of a EUR 1 Mio project funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Agency for International Cooperation, GIZ).

participants of the interfaith (Muslims and Christians) workshop „Increasing women and youth´s participation in conflict prevention and peacebuilding ahead of the General elections in Nigeria 2015” Ambassador Zenner (thirth from left) beneath Catholic archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan

National Capacity Building Workshop in Abuja

Ambassador Zenner opened with a Goodwill Message at the workshop „Increasing Women and Youth`s Paricipation in Conflict Preventionand Peacebuilding ahead of the 2015 General Election" .

Speakers and organizers at the event "Recycling of E-waste"

The Consulate General’s commitment to Climate Protection

In cooperation with the Energy and Environment Desk of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria, the Consulate General organized a series of events on the topic “Potentials of Renewable Energies and Environment” in Nigeria in 2014. A new series of seminars for 2015 is currently being planned.

Ambassador Mr Michael Zenner

Why Nigeria is important to Germany - Interview with Ambassador Zenner

In einem Interview mit dem "Abuja Inquirer" erläutert Botschafter Zenner den Stand der bilateralen Beziehungen und die Bedeutung Nigerias für Deutschland. Nachfolgend finden Sie das Interview in englischer Sprache mit einem Vorwort des Abuja Inquirer.

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.

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.

German Consulate General in Lagos closed on 14 and 17 July 2015

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Please note that the German Consulate General in Lagos will remain closed on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 and Friday, 17 July 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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.

Media and Foreign Policy in the Digital Age

Global Media Forum 2015

New information and communication technologies have now entered the realm of foreign policy, and they have a direct impact on international relations in the 21st century. Join us in Bonn this summer t...

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

Day
Time
Mo.-Fr.
08.30-12.00 a.m.
Sa.-Sun.
closed

Access out of opening hours on appointment only!

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.
8.00-12.00 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


Visa applications can be submitted upon appointment only!  visa information

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

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

Derus

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.

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Jun 26, 2015 12:10 PM

Opinion: Back to basics with Petrenko

Each time the Berlin Philharmonic has elected its new head in modern history, it's signaled stark change and sent a signal to the rest of the music world. Rick Fulker has an idea of what to expect in the Petrenko era.


Jun 26, 2015 5:11 AM

Merkel looks towards 'decisive' weekend meeting over Greece bailout deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that Saturday's meeting of eurozone finance ministers would be "decisive" in reaching a Greece bailout deal. The deadline now lies just four days away.


Jun 25, 2015 7:25 PM

Germany announce base for European Championships

Despite having yet to qualify for the tournament, the German national soccer team have announced where it will hold base camp during the European Championships in France next year.

Jun 25, 2015 6:39 PM

Maria Böhmer: 'We have a special obligation to protect our World Heritage'

Where will the next new World Heritage Sites be located? UNESCO World Heritage chairwoman Maria Böhmer tells DW she's hopeful Germany will secure site number 40 - but much more concerned about destruction in Syria.


Jun 25, 2015 6:05 PM

Privatization 'hindered growth' in post-Wall eastern Germany

The eastern half of Germany is still struggling to catch up with the west economically. According to a new study, growth was hindered by the break up and privatization of the communist state's industrial assets.


Jun 25, 2015 5:21 PM

Emre Can: The midfielder Liverpool need and Germany could call on

Germany's U21s might have disappointed at the U21 European Championships, but midfielder Emre Can was a rare positive. The centre of the park is where he belongs, whether he's playing for Germany's U21s or Liverpool.

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