Norway and Nigeria

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende announced today that Norway will provide NOK 729 million in aid to north-eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region in 2017. This area has been hard hit by Boko Haram’s campaign of terror, poverty, lack of development and climate change. Read more

The Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and Lake Chad Region takes place on Friday February 24th. Foreign Minister Børge Brende is hosting the conference, which Norway is co-organizing with Nigeria, Germany and the United Nations. There will also be a Civil Society Meeting the day before the conference, on Thursday February 23rd. Read more

The Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) is pleased to invite members of the Humanitarian Coordination Working Group (HCWG), the Donor Community, Members of the Inter-ministerial Task Force and NGOs to a Live Stream of the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region. Read more

Deputy Head of Mission, Mrs. Pippi G. Søegaard took part in a mission to the North Eastern state of Borno on February 13-15. Norway was invited by the United Nations with 11 other donors to Nigeria. The trip was organised by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator as a preparation for the first ever Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, which will take place on 23rd-24th February... Read more

The Embassy visited the The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) Tuesday this week and met Director General Sir Peter Idabor and his top management Read more

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) organizes more than 4 million Nigerian workers, in 42 different unions. Ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud today met with the President of NLC Ayuba Wabba and Secretary General Peter Ozo-Eson at Labour House in Abuja. Read more

How can the population boom in African cities be harvested in sustainable growth and development? With an estimated current population of 21 million, Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos is Africa’s premier megacity and its population is expected to double by 2050 making it (by then) the world’s third largest city. The challenges of sustainable urbanization are brought to the fore in the context ... Read more

Avec le Nigeria et l'Allemagne, la Norvège accueillera une conférence internationale de donateurs le 24 février à Oslo. « Une crise humanitaire majeure, trop souvent oubliée, frappe le Nigeria et la région du lac Tchad. Nous souhaitons donc mobiliser des efforts humanitaires accrus et solliciter un plus grand engagement de la communauté internationale afin d'empêcher une nouvelle aggravation de... Read more

Norway, together with Nigeria and Germany, will host an international donor conference in Oslo on 24 February. ‘A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. This crisis has been largely overlooked. We are therefore seeking to mobilise greater international involvement and increased funding for humanitarian efforts to prevent the situation from deteriorating... Read more

Cecilie Baann, a 26-year-old student from Norway, has spent the last 11 months in Katsina in North Western Nigeria, were she has conducted fieldwork for her master’s degree in social anthropology. The student has a few days stopover in Abuja before returning to Norway, and the embassy grasp the opportunity to hear about her experiences in areas most diplomats do not get the chance to travel. Read more

Bilateral relations between Nigeria and Norway have been strengthened considerably with the visit of Foreign Minister Børge Brende to Abuja 15-16 December. Brende had conversations with no less than five Ministers during his stay: Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, State Minister of Petroleum Resources Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of Solid Minerals Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Minister of... Read more

Ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud visited the International Centre for Interfaith Peace and Harmony (ICIPH) in Kaduna last Tuesday. Read more

Photo: Photo Nuhu John Gwamma, State House, Kaduna.

Kaduna State is at the crossroads between North and South in the so called Middle Belt of Nigeria. Ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud visited Kaduna yesterday and was received by Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai. The Governor was accompanied by Commissioners and members of his staff. Read more

Nigerian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (NNCC) have inaugurated their new offices in Lagos. They now share offices with Norwegian oil company Statoil, and also host the representative of Norwegian Seafood Council, virtually making it a “Norway House” in Lagos. Read more

Photo: Sjøwall/Utenriksdepartementet .

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Børge Brende, will visit Nigeria 15-16 December. During his stay he will meet with the Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, as well as other ministers in the government. Read more

Ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud last week met former President Abdusalami Abubaker in his hometown Minna in Niger State. Read more

Slum Dwellers International and Justice and Empowerment Initiative work and organize among slum dwellers in Nigeria. Read more

NABA breakfast Meeting in Oslo Read more