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  • NIGERIA: Nigerian Wildlife Conservation Week (25th – 29th June 2018)

    The French Embassy, which has supported initiatives that aim to protect biodiversity for the past 2 years, organized a Wildlife Conservation Week in Nigeria from the 25th to the 29th of June 2018 in the Institut Français in Abuja in partnership with the Wildlife Conversation Society (WCS).

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  • Official visit to Nigeria of the President of the Republic of France, July 3-4, 2018

    Mr. Emmanuel Macron, carried out an official visit to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, devoted to political meetings and to strengthening cultural, economic and sports ties between both countries.

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  • ALMAJIR Residency: a Franco-Nigerian artistic collaboration

    Early in the month of June, the French film director, Simon Rouby, joined Native Maqari a Nigerian draughtsman / curator and Qudus Onikeku, a Nigerian choreographer, for a month-long collaboration in Nigeria to create a joint performance. As they travelled across Lagos, Abeokuta, Abuja, Kaduna, Zaria and Kano, the ALMAJIR team quickly met the local actors of the Nigerian art scene, gaining inspiration for their joint work.

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  • Abuja World Music Day 2018

    The Institut français du Nigéria brought together 10 live music bands in Abuja to celebrate the 37th edition of the World Music Day, on June 21st, 2018, at the Institut français du Nigéria.

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  • Attacks (June 16-17) - French official statement, June 18, 2018

    France condemns the attacks carried out during the night of June 16 in Damboa, in Borno State, that left some 30 dead and many injured.

    We offer our condolences to the victims’ families.

    We reaffirm our commitment to Nigeria and its neighbors in the fight against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad basin. France will also continue its effort with regard to humanitarian aid and stabilization.

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  • Gender mainstreaming

    The French and Canadian diplomatic representations organized a training workshop on gender mainstreaming in Abuja on June 6th, 2018. Ten Nigerian civil society organizations took part in this event.

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  • Statement on the occasion of Democracy Day, 29 May 2018

    " (...) Democracy is not only about the voting process. It also requires a strong and ongoing commitment from political actors to uphold the democratic ideal. We have noted with concern recent reports of violence, intimidation and corruption, both within parties and between parties. We take advantage of this national celebration of democracy to urge all political parties to maintain Nigerian and international norms and support a credible process. It is the fundamental right of the Nigerian people to freely express their will now and in the forthcoming elections."

    Signatories:

    European Union, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden.

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  • IFN Quaterly talks - Pr Patrick Weil gives 3 lectures in 3 cities

    This year, the Institut français du Nigéria organised her annual Quarterly Talks around the theme of “Individual interest vs Common interest”. French keynote speakers were invited to Nigeria and it is in this context that Professor Patrick Weil, one of the world’s leading experts on nationality, came to Nigeria from May 14th to May 19th.

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  • Renforcer la paix et lutter contre les fragilités

    Cette stratégie "Prévention, Résilience et Paix durable" s’articule autour de deux axes prioritaires : le renforcement d’une gouvernance inclusive et une meilleure coordination des actions françaises

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  • Strengthening peace and combating fragilities

    This “Prevention, Resilience and Sustainable Peace” strategy is based around two priority areas: strengthening inclusive governance and improving the coordination of French actions.”

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