So who are we?
Our country has been buffeted by mass hunger, crime, poverty, corruption, environmental degradation, massive unemployment, disease, primitive state of basic infrastructure etc. But despite the huge challenge facing the country, Nigeria has enough growth reserves to sustain development and high growth. This is our challenge.
Openmind Foundation is a voluntary and non-governmental organisation set up to assist the Nigerian Nation to enjoy the products of democracy: free and vibrant press, free and fair election, transparent governance, respect for human rights, accountability, economic prosperity, an enterprising civil society, rule of law, and freedom of religion, thought and speech.
Our long-term goal is getting a better society and governance for our generation. Posterity will blame us if we fail to get involved at the precarious stage of nation building and effective leadership. Openmind Foundation as the name implies is open to all like minds from all works of life in the Nigerian society and beyond. From the different tiers of government, to the soldiers in the barracks to even our children at the schools; we will all agree that BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION, TRIBALISM, NEPOTISM, SECTARIANISM, etc., have eaten very much into the fabric of our society. The consequences are before us today.
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2012: The year of Open Mind
For years I debated with myself why the expensive suites I purchased from fashion stores fail to look as good on me in comparison to others wearing the same design and material. I blamed my shape, I blamed the fashion stores, and I even apportioned blame to the designers. Lately, I have come to rea…
Steve Jobs: A dropout who changed the world
1. Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. 2. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other p…
Embarrassing moment for Africa / Black race
Equatorial Guinea is a small country off West Africa which has recently struck oil and which is now being cited as a textbook case of the resource curse – or the paradox of plenty. BBC 19 July 2011 Police swooped on his £15 million mansion on the prestigious Avenue Foch, close to the Arc de […
Victory over corruption: A reality check for India and a lesson for Nigeria
This is your victory. This is the fruit of your work in the last 13 days … This movement has made it seem possible that we can build a corruption-free India. Anna Hazare, 28 August 2011 INDIA India is the world’s largest democracy and second most populous country. It emerged a major economic p…