1. Brandenburger Tor in Berlin Enjoy the summer in Berlin!
  2. Duden Promotion of the German language
  3. Logo for the G7 summit in Germany German presidency of the G7
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


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.

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. Bayer, a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech polymer materials, has decided to open an office in Lagos to better serve its customers in Nigeria. Bayer aims to support and develop the business of three divisions in Nigeria. Representatives of Bayer AG. the Lagos State Government and the German Consulate General in Lagos were present at the launch.

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.


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.

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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”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.

German Embassy and Consulate General to remain open on Friday, 29 May 2015


Please note that the German Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos will remain open on Friday, 29 May 2015, in spite of the Nigerian public holiday during the usual opening hours. All appointments will hold as scheduled.

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 29, 2015 10:58 AM

How Berlin's Academy of Arts went from 'snoring club' to relevant

Ai Weiwei and Bob Dylan are members of Germany's most important cultural organization, the Academy of Arts. Its director, an outspoken political satirist, is passing the buck this weekend. Will a woman take over?

May 29, 2015 10:23 AM

US-German relations marred by spying scandals and economic controversy

US and German policymakers better step up their communication game if they want to reinvigorate the struggling transatlantic partnership. That’s the advice of a bilateral task force convened by the German Marshall Fund.

May 29, 2015 2:35 AM

German court says ex-SS officer unfit for trial

German President Joachim Gauck pays his respects at a memorial in Tuscany

Prosecutors in the northern German city of Hamburg have dropped their probe into a 93-year-old former Nazi SS officer. Gerhard Sommer, who suffers from dementia, allegedly took part in a World War II massacre in Italy.

May 28, 2015 10:29 PM

Bundesliga: Hamburg and Karlsruhe tied after play-off first leg

With everything at stake in the relegation play-off, Bundesliga dinosaurs Hamburg and second-tier Karlsruhe will battle it out in the second leg after a 1-1 draw in Hamburg.

May 28, 2015 10:04 PM

Germany wants to build bridges with Britain before Cameron's EU talks with Merkel

British Prime Minister Cameron wants to promote EU reforms when he meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin this Friday. Where do mutual interests lie? What are the differences between the two nations?

May 28, 2015 3:36 PM

Feldheim: Germany's renewable village

Some experts believe Germany could get 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. That might seem like a distant goal - but it's one that's already been achieved in a tiny village in Brandenburg.

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