The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting an international conference in Oslo from 28 to 29 May entitled ‘Protecting Education from Attack’. Foreign Minister Børge Brende will open the conference, and states represented at the conference will be encouraged to endorse a Safe Schools Declaration.

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Vi er flere enn før - Bilde fra 17 maitoget på dagen, med motto fra en kjær sang: «Han såg ut på det bårute havet».

17 mai i Lagos – for økonomisk samarbeid. Ved grunnlovsjubileet i 2014 gjenopptok ambassaden tradisjonen (fra før flytting til Abuja) med å holde 17. Mai mottakelse i Lagos. Vi tok tradisjonen videre i år. Det er primært i Lagos-området hvor det økonomiske samarbeidet mellom Norge og Nigeria utfolder seg. Det er der norske bedrifter er etablert og det er her samarbeidspartnerne for norske...

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Please note that the Norwegian Embassy in Abuja will be closed on Ascension Day on the 14th of May, With Monday on the 25th of May, as well as 29th of May for Democracy Day.

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‘I would like to congratulate the Nigerian people on the election, and Muhammadu Buhari on his victory. This is a historic election for Nigeria. For the first time, an elected president has relinquished power to his successor after losing a free and democratic election,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. 
Photo: Endre Stiansen/Norwegian Embassy in Ethiopia.

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende today signed a strategic partnership agreement. ‘This is a historic step for Norway’s engagement in Africa,’ said Mr Brende.

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The Embassy is sometimes asked by Nigerians business companies to verify the existence of a particular Norwegian company. Unfortunately the Embassy has lately received such questions from Nigerians seeking employment in Norway where we have found that the purportedly “Norwegian” company is a front for an internet scam. Nigerian engineers have received an employment letter or contract from an...

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Photo: Susana Paiva.

The Ibsen Awards are now announcing their scholarships for 2015. For more information, please consult their webpage: http://www.ibsenawards.com

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The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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The University of Oslo is now accepting applications for the International Summer School, June 20 - July 31, 2015.

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Welcome to the website of the Norwegian Embassy in Abuja!

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'Bring back our girls' movement in Norway met with Foreign Minister Børge Brende on 13 May. 
Photo: M.B.Haga/MFA.

‘Boko Haram’s kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls is an unacceptable attack on girls’ right to education. The Government has therefore decided to allocate NOK 10 million to efforts to promote safe schooling for girls in northern Nigeria and help to the communities affected by the abductions. Norway will also consider providing humanitarian assistance for refugees and internally displaced...

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