1. Kulmbach: Luitpold-Fountain, City Hall and market square Travel Destination Germany
  2. Frank-Walter Steinmeier Foreign Minister Steinmeier calls for a global alliance against Ebola
  3. Review 2014 Have your say - a fresh look at German Foreign Policy
Kulmbach: Luitpold-Fountain, City Hall and market square

Travel Destination Germany

Did you know that Germany has 36 World Heritage sites? Only Spain, Italy, China and France have more cultural and natural sites that are allowed to bear the UNESCO signet. The prestigious list includes a diversity of German architectural monuments, castles, churches, monasteries, whole old-town quarters, gardens, landscapes and industrial sites. If you wanted to visit them all, you would have to travel the country for weeks, but the journey would give you an amazing impression of German cultural history.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Foreign Minister Steinmeier calls for a global alliance against Ebola

The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is the worst epidemic since the virus was discovered in 1976. In view of the increasing number of Ebola cases and the danger that the disease will spread uncontrollably, the Foreign Minister called for a global alliance against Ebola and introduced announced further tangible measures in an article published in the Sunday newspaper 'Welt am Sonntag' .

Review 2014

Have your say - a fresh look at German Foreign Policy

The world is changing at an astonishing rate and Germany is facing new risks and increasing expectations. What do these changes mean for foreign policy? Do we in Germany and Europe have the right resources in a world of new complexities? Are we doing the right thing, and are we doing it with the right instruments? These are the questions “Review 2014 – A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy” aims to explore in a frank debate. And now you have the chance to have your say, by leaving comments on the experts’ articles or on blog entries, by taking part in the debate on Twitter or by attending one of the discussions. Together let us take a fresh look at foreign policy!

German Filmfestival 2014

Dear Cinema Lovers, from 20th October till 24th October the German Embassy Abuja organizes this year's German Film Festival in the Silverbird Cinema. We are pleased to bring some of the best German...

Ambassador Zenner with Governor Dr. Babangida Aliyu

Ambassador Zenner travels to Minna, Memorandum of Understanding signed to promote renewable energy

On the 8th of October Ambassador Michael Zenner met with the Governor of Niger state, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, in Minna to exchange views. Subsequently, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Niger state and the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) in which the framework under which the GIZ will promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in the state is defined.

Prof. Dr. Müller

Lecture: The green city – Ways to Sustainable Urban Development

On October 7th, Prof. Dr. Müller, Executive  Director of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden, kicked off his lecture tour, that will take him to Abuja, Ibadan and Lagos, in the German Ambassador's residence in Abuja.

Handing over of a book donation at the German Embassy Abuja

Handing over of a book donation at the German Embassy Abuja

Dr. Burkard Weth, the Press and Cultural Attaché handed a book donation to a representative of the University of Port Harcourt on October 8, 2014. This was made possible through the generous provision of the City Library in Würzburg. Content of the donation were mainlyfiction, German literature and historical books. The donation is specifically meant for the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Port Harcourt, where German is also offered. The Embassy particularly thanks the City Library in Würzburg for its generous support.

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Opening of a German-Polish photo exhibition at the German Embassy

On the 18th of September Ambassador Michael Zenner jointly opened a German-Polish photo exhibition with his Polish colleague Przemysław Niesiołowski in the garden of the German Embassy residence. On display were current images from Berlin and Warsaw, which had been taken by two Nigerian photographers, Jide Odukoya and Olayinka Stephen Sangotoye, during a trip to Berlin and Warsaw in September/October 2013. They illustrate focal points of urban everyday life in both cities and at the same time reflect people and places with historical background.

German African Healthcare Symposium

First German-African Healthcare Symposium

On October 23rd, 2014, the German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein) in cooperation with the German Healthcare Partnership is organizing the 1st German-African Healthcare Symposium in Berlin, in conjunction with the World Health Summit. We are pleased to being able to invite you to the Symposium.

The Healthcare Symposium will gather the most important stakeholders of the sector: to explore possible cooperation and alert the German healthcare industry about future business opportunities. Approximately 150 German and African representatives from the private sector, governments and associations are expected.

To find out more and register for the event, please visit the Healthcare Symposium's website:

workshop participants with  Pastor Wuye, Imam Dr. Ashafa from the IMC Kaduna and Burghard Brinksmeier from the German Embassy

Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna: first workshop on peacebuilding and conflict mediation held

On August 14th, 2014 Ambassador Michael Zenner and Pastor James Wuye had signed an agreement between the Interfaith Mediation Centre in Kaduna and the German Embassy. From September 2nd to September 3rd, the first workshop of the project was held successfully in Kachia, one of the most concerned areas in Kaduna state regarding conflictsbetween pastoralists and farmers.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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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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