1. Weihnachtsengel Advent and Christmas in Germany - a very special time of the year
  2. Hilfe für Afrika An alliance against Ebola – Germany’s contribution
  3. Steinmeier and Fabius talking to President Goodluck Jonathan German and French Ministers travel to Nigeria together

Advent and Christmas in Germany - a very special time of the year

The season of Advent is something very special in Germany, a time when people look forward to Christmas Eve on 24 December, when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. The festive atmosphere, the decorated Christmas trees, the presents carefully arranged underneath and many other traditional customs are part and parcel of German culture.

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An alliance against Ebola – Germany’s contribution

The fight against Ebola is a new and complex challenge for the international community. The German Government is continuously expanding its assistance and support for the countries affected. In his capacity as Special Representative of the Federal Government, Ambassador Walter Lindner – formerly Regional Director for Africa and Crisis Management Commissioner at the Federal Foreign Office – directs and coordinates all aid measures. Our objectives are to stop Ebola from spreading further, to prevent the erosion of state authority and stabilise the countries affected, to provide help for the long term and to take preventive measures at the global level.

Steinmeier and Fabius talking to President Goodluck Jonathan

German and French Ministers travel to Nigeria together

On Monday 27 October, the third joint trip embarked on by Foreign Ministers Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Laurent Fabius took them to political talks in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

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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.

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Successful media training on "Conflict Sensitive Reporting"

"It is therefore crucial to accurately analyze conflicts in the development phase and capture their causes. This is a critical requirement in order to report on conflicts responsibly." This was one of the key hypotheses of the media training for Nigerian journalists which held in Abuja and was conducted by the German Embassy in Abuja on the 8th and 9th of December.

Handing over of ENT kits to a Clinic in Abuja

Handing over of ENT kits to a Clinic in Abuja

A donation of ENT kits was handed over to a clinic in Abuja by the Embassy’s Press and Cultural Attaché, Dr. Burkard Weth on 18 December 2014. The donation was received by Dr. Andrew Imogu, Medical Director of HI-Fi Hospital in Abuja.

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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...

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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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DW launches radio series on Ebola for West Africa

Starting November 19, DW launches a radio series on Ebola for listeners in Africa, initially in English, followed by four regional languages. The eight-part series focuses on the most burning questions, myths and fears surrounding the deadly virus and will initially be broadcast in English, followed by French, Hausa, Kiswahili and Portuguese. It can be heard primarily by listeners in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Mali and neighboring states via shortwave, FM and mobile devices.

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Conference in Commemoration of Beginning of First World War

On 11 November 2014, the German Consulate General in cooperation with the Goethe Insitute and the French Consulate General organized a conference on Representing First World War in commemoration of the beginning of the First World War in 1914.

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The Embassy Successfully Carries Out a Journalist Workshop on “Social Media“

The Embassy in Abuja held a workshop for journalists with the theme "Role of social media and its Importance to the Election" on the 14th of November. 25 journalists attended this event. The Embassy was represented by the Press and Culture Attaché, Dr. Burkard Weth.

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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.

Ambassador Zenner with the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Dr. Sa´ad Abubakar III, CFR

Ambassador Zenner visits Sultan of Sokoto

German Ambassador Michael Zenner visited Sokoto on 6th and 7th November 2014 to meet the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Dr. Sa´ad Abubakar III, CFR in his palace for a courtesy call, together with the governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu M. Wamakko and the catholic bishop of Sokoto Diocese,Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah.

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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.

German-Nigerian Business Day: speech by Ambassador Zenner

On occasion of the German-Nigerian Business Day of the Afrikaverein held on 20 October 2014 in Berlin, Ambassador Mr. Michael Zenner gave a speech in which he emphasized the enormous importance of Nigeria’s economy. Being the biggest economy in Africa with a growing population and a vast potential of resources, Nigeria is Germany's second most important trading partner in Sub-Sahara Africa: these opportunities should be used.

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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.


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.

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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.

German Missions in Nigeria closed for Christmas and New Year


The Embassy in Abuja will remain closed from 24 - 26 December 2014 as well as from 31 - 01 January 2015, while the Consulate General in Lagos will remain closed for visitors from 24 December 2014 to 01 January 2015. 

The emergency lines can be reached. 

We thank you for your understanding and wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

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Ambassador Michael Zenner

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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.

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Michael Derus, Generalkonsul der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Lagos, Nigeria

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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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