1. Duden Promotion of the German language
  2. Logo for the G7 summit in Germany German presidency of the G7
  3. Frank-Walter Steinmeier Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the elections in Nigeria

Promotion of the German language

Promoting the German language is a major instrument in cultural relations and education policy. It fosters dialogue, exchange and cooperation between people and cultures. Together with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Goethe-Institut and the Central Agency for Schools Abroad, Minister of State Maria Böhmer presented the latest figures on 21 April showing that the German language remains in high demand.

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German presidency of the G7

Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels at the beginning of June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany will host the meeting of the heads of state and government. The summit will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new topics in the international context.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the elections in Nigeria

On 1 April Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued a statement on the elections in Nigeria, congratulating General Muhammadu Buhari on his election and urging the followers of both parties to accept the result peacefully and follow due process in any disputes over the election results. Find the whole statement here:

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Photo Junctions with LagosPhoto, May 15-22, 2015 in Abuja

Photo Junctions with LagosPhoto

Date: May 15-22, 2015

Venue: Thought Pyramid Art Centre, 18 Libreville Street, off Aminu Kano Cescent, Wuse II, Abuja, FCT)

Photo Junctions with LagosPhoto is a week-long event organised by the embassies of France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, the Thought Pyramid Art Centre and in partnership with LagosPhoto Festival. The aim of this intitiative is to promote international photography in Abuja and to provide local photographers an opportunity to exchange their visions and photographs also with foreign photographers. Three facilitators from France, Spain and The Netherlands will be in Abuja for a few days to give workshops. The event will also host three different photo exhibitions (two at the Thought Pyramid Gallery and one at the French Institute) and two talks based on the topic “The Journey” by the Nigerian photographers Aisha Augie-Kuta and Tom Saater.

While the workshops will be restricted to a list of selected participants, the opening, talks and closing event will be open to the general public.

 The photo exhibitions will include selected pictures from the Masterclass Exhibition, the outcome of a three-week workshop held in October 2014 at the Goethe-Institute Lagos and facilitated by acclaimed photographers Akinbode Akinbiyi and Uche Okpa-Iroha.

Hans Lüdemann (l) and Aly Keita (r) from the "Trio Ivoire" in Lagos

Trio Ivoire – a musical bridge between Africa and Europe

From 01 to 06 May, Hans Lüdemann (Germany) and Aly Keita (Côte d’Ivoire), part of the Jazz group “Trio Ivoire”, toured through Cameroun and Nigeria, performing in Yaoundé, Lagos, and Abuja. The tour was organized by the German Embassy Yaoundé, the Goethe Institute Lagos, the German Consulate General in Lagos and the German Embassy in Abuja.

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.

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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...

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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.

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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

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”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development”

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) offers the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” - award for young researchers to honour the winners for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable. Applications may be handed in until 02 June 2015. More information can be found here:

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.

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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.

Closing of German Embassy and Consulate General due to German holiday


The Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos will remain closed on Thurday, 14 May 2015 (Ascension Day) and Monday, 25 May 2015 (Whitsun).

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

08.30-12.00 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.

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May 22, 2015 12:17 PM

German business confidence slips a fraction

The business climate in Europe's largest economy cooled slightly in May, marking its first downturn in the past six months. Economists, however, expected a more severe dip in confidence amid weaker growth.

May 21, 2015 5:15 PM

The clock is ticking for Hamburg

Bundesliga stalwarts Hamburg could be going down on the last day of the season this Saturday. DW's Tobias Ufer examines their chances ahead of the weekend and looks at what's gone wrong at the northern German club.

May 21, 2015 2:00 PM

Big science: is Big Data really the price we 'have to pay' for advanced research?

Big Data has been all hyped up for years. But only now has Germany's Ethics Council decided it's time to work out a position. So what is the issue? And why do some researchers say they can't go on without it?

May 21, 2015 11:41 AM

New splendor for an old castle - The Baroque Bothmer Palace complex

The largest Baroque palace complex in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is located in the Klützer Winkel district on the Baltic Sea. Count von Bothmer’s 300-year-old brick ensemble has been restored and will reopen at Whit Sunday.

May 21, 2015 11:08 AM

Merkel dampens eastern states' hopes for EU membership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the European Union's policy toward Eastern Europe is not intended to curtail Russian influence in the region. The EU is expected to reaffirm ties to six former Soviet republics.

May 21, 2015 9:12 AM

German exports to Russia take a tumble

The conflict in Ukraine and Western sanctions imposed against Moscow for its perceived role in it have led to German exports to Russia dwindling fast. But a long-term view shows trade relations are still intact overall.

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