1. Easter eggs Easter Traditions in Germany: Painted Eggs and Tail-Coated Horsemen
  2. Review 2014 Conclusions from Review 2014
  3. Frank-Walter STeinmeier The DNA of German Foreign Policy
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Easter Traditions in Germany: Painted Eggs and Tail-Coated Horsemen

Christ’s resurrection has given us one of the most important festivals in the calendar. Easter is deeply rooted in German culture: it is a time for celebrations across the country – and the observance of a wide range of customs. Easter is a festival that children in particular look forward to, especially the Sunday when the Easter Bunny hides brightly painted eggs, ready to be hunted down by the little ones. Some of the eggs may even contain sweets or a toy.

Review 2014

Conclusions from Review 2014

“Crisis – Order – Europe” is the title of the final report from the year‑long project Review 2014 – A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented the report to the German Bundestag and the public on 25 February 2015.

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The DNA of German Foreign Policy

During a year-long “Review 2014," experts, officials, and the wider public discussed challenges, priorities, and instruments of German foreign policy, and tried to define Germany's role in the world. At the end of the day, outcomes are always concrete. In some areas, we have been successful over the last year; in others, we can and want to do better.

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Attention: New and extended deadline for the international competition Planetary Urbanism!

The Federal Foreign Office supports a competition on information design awarded by ARCH+ Journal for Architecture and Urbanism. The international competition Planetary Urbanism is one of our worldwide projects. It is designed to encourage decision makers, students and citizens to rethink urbanisation, thus creating awareness of climate change in the context of urban living and possibly providing solutions

Energiewende-Konferenz März 2015

Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015

Germany’s Federal Government is initiating an international dialogue to tackle energy challenges on an industrial and system-wide scale.

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" .

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Studying Integration in a Euro-African Context - Scholarships for West African young professionals

The Cooperation project between the West Africa Institute (WAI) and the Centre for European Integration Studies (ZEI) offers seven scholarships for West African young professionals to study the "Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation" (MES) at ZEI in Bonn in the years 2015 and 2016.

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.

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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.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan with Foreign Ministers of France and Germany, Laurent Fabius and Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Joint support of IOM project in North East Nigeria “Psychosocial Support and Community Mobilization for Conflict-Induced Displaced Populations in North East Nigeria” by France and Germany

During their joint visit to Abuja on 27 October, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of France and Germany, Laurent Fabius and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, announced a French-German project with the purpose to support the work of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in favor of the displaced population in the states of Borno and Adamawa.

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Fostering development cooperation between Germany and Nigeria

A delegation from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development visited Abuja at the beginning of December. Several meetings with Nigerian Ministries, Departments and Agencies focused o...

Chargé d'Affaires Klemens Mömkes during his Goodwill Message

Successful workshop on "Gender in Equality"

"The economic empowerment of women needs to be enhanced and violence against women must end", the Chargé d'affaires of the German Embassy,  Klemens Mömkes urged at the workshop with the theme "Gender ...

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Nigeria, an important partner - Ambassador Zenner is interviewed by Fresh Facts

In an interview with "Fresh Facts" Ambassador Zenner  highlights the good German-Nigerian relations and gives insight in Germany's fight against Ebola. Read the full interview here.

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Interview with Ambassador Zenner in "This Day"

In an interview with "This Day" Ambassador Zenner outlined the basic perspectives of Nigerian-German relations. Read the full interview here.

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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.

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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.

Reduced opening hours of the Consulate General in Lagos on 27 March 2015 and 11 April 2015


The Consulate General in Lagos will close on Friday, 27 March 2015 and Friday, 10 April 2015 already at 12.00 noon. Please note that visa collection is not possible on these dates.

We regret any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

Reduced opening hours of the German Embassy Abuja on 30 March 2015


The visa and consular section of the German Embassy Abuja will remain closed on Monday, 30 March 2015. Please note that visa collection is not possible on this day.

We regret any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum from 22-24 June 2015 in Bonn, Germany

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Deutsche Welle, Germany`s international broadcaster, is hosting the Global Media Forum from 22-24 June of this year in Bonn, Germany. The forum draws people from the fields of media, politics, culture, business, development cooperation, academia and civil society. They discuss and design approaches to meeting the challenges of global development in which the media play a central role. Further information about the forum and registration possibilities can be found below. Please do also not hesitate to contact the German missions in Nigeria for more information!

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

08.00-12.00 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
00234 9 220 8009

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

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Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

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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.

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