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THE END OF THE KOTERIE

Posted: August 11, 2015 by Dorian in Uncategorized

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After nearly a year of existence, The Koterie is coming to an end today. As fulfilling as this blog has been for me, I feel that it served its purpose, and it’s time to formally end it.

Though I know you guys have been following us for varying lengths of time–some since the beginning,and others, just recently–I hope that, The Koterie has helped you in some small way to feel inspired, learn a few helpful stuff or at least to know that you aren’t alone.

I can’t thank you guys enough for all that you’ve done–for commenting on our posts, reblogging on other blogs and following up. This blog has been a very big part of my life , and I’m so happy that I get to view it as time well spent. That’s all because of you.

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So, thank you, thank you, thank you. But beyond that, the blog will stay as it is, and I hope it will continue to help any teenagers and young adults who stumble across it. I don’t think I have much else to say. Just: thanks.  I’m so happy to have interacted with all of you. I wish you the best in all your endeavors.

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P.S. If you want to keep in touch with the writers, you can reach:                                  Arinola Lawal on Twitter as @TheBrontide

Obiora Okechukwu Gideon

Festus Adenike Joy

Antonia Tijani

Rubie Targema-Takema

Steven David

George Otache

Nnamdi Pope Peters and

OluwaIrowan Kingsley, all on Facebook.

Personally, you can find me (Otuagomah Dhebbie on Facebook) on Twitter as @thatgirldorian,you can also mail me at thatgirldorian@yahoo.com or through my personal blog thatgirldorian.wordpress.com Thanks a lot,wonderful people.

Please note: You guys are awesome. Don’t ever ever forget that.

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doesgodexistThe idea of something bigger than you, something outside of you, something not derived from your own reasoning, to which you are nevertheless morally accountable, could be like ‘ochawakiri’ (the mythical monster they told me as a child was lurking in the village night). So, someone once said, religion is the opium of the masses. It’s something given to gullibles to dull their senses, so they can be led by the nose. And, today, people queue up for miles just to
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The Moving Target

Posted: June 21, 2015 by 1thoughtrevolution in Uncategorized

The moving target

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“It is impossible to meet a moving target”

Many times in life, in our quest to become great and powerful, alleviate the world’s problems, solve hunger problems, poverty and make advances in science, technology, business, administration and so many other areas of human astonishment, as any good book would say or advice, you should set goals, have targets and plan to meet these goals.

Now, theoretically, that is superb. As young adults, these habits are what we should imbibe so as to groom us into a more promising future cum adulthood, but practically how many people are really “succeeding and becoming happy” as the books say? Not all I know.

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There’s something called the moving target, now let us look at this scenario: Imagine you work with an outfit and the CEO gives a target at the beginning of the year. 3 months into the year, the CEO changes the target again and does so four other times but yet expects the company to get a reasonable turnover.

Now, this also applies to our lives when we set long and short term goals. We almost every time, tweak something in our plan, change “one or two things” in our goals thereby shifting the target and alternately the timeline we would take to accomplish.

So, now, the problem is no longer setting goals because “It is impossible to meet a moving target”

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It’s another time to brainstorm our brains with series of challenging riddles. So, let’s put your logic to test and see how good you are.
1. What are the banker’s favourite vowels?

2. What do you have that others use far more than you?

3. If two’s company and  three’s crowd, what’s four and five?

4. What often falls but never (more…)

Behold; The Koterie

Posted: April 25, 2015 by Dorian in Uncategorized

:DTeen Orbit has decided to rebrand. Our new blog name is “The Koterie” :). We think our current blog name may dissuade young adults who will also thoroughly appreciate our content. We’re saying, “This is not just kid stuff. We definitely haven’t left you out of the loop because we’re cool like that. ;)” So tell a friend to tell a friend that we are revamping so we can take on a wider range of readers. As from Monday,27th April, our blog becomes : thekoterie.wordpress.com . Thanks so much!

#spreadtheword! 👍

Often times we are maltreated and denied what is rightfully ours. We take the blame for crimes committed against us. Disgraced and relegated to the background. Most times in such instances we seat and watch our world crumble before our very eyes. Other times we accept this ill fate and retire to counting the days left before we finally get to meet with our creator. It is on very few occasions that we tend to rise up and fight back. Chaos, blood shed and death are the usual turn of events when wars are being waged against a much stronger opposition. Perhaps the story was a whole lot different in the early 60s when a clergyman and civil rights activist gave up the conventional sword and shield for a pen and paper, matching on against the dreadful and intimidating white people of the United States, preaching equality among races.

The stench of segregation still lingers on till today. That only gives a foresight of what it was like barely half a century ago judging by the advancement in civilization from that time to date. Born on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He remains one of the few who rose up to fight; against the far-reaching claws of segregation, the heart piercing psychological trauma of racial discrimination. What is so fascinating about this African American hero is his non-violent approach in restoring glory to the blacks.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Michael Luther King Jr. before in 1934 a trip to Germany to attend the Fifth Baptist World Alliance Congress in Berlin incited a change of name by Martin Luther king Sr. for himself and his son as well. His father had chosen to be called Martin Luther King in honor of the German reformer Martin Luther. MLK as he is popularly known, had attended Morehouse College (B.A.), Crozer Theological Seminary (B.D.), as well as Boston University where he obtained a PhD.

As a civil right activist he kicked off his career by first leading the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. In 1957 he founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference which is an African American civil rights organization with the goal of redeeming the “soul of America” through nonviolent resistance. He served as its first president. King’s 1962 Albany Movement was unsuccessful but notwithstanding he helped organize the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama which attracted national attention following television news coverage of the brutal police response. It wasn’t until the 1963 “March on Washington” where he delivered his famous “I have a dream speech” that he gained his recognition as one of the greatest orators of the United States.

MLK has in no doubt proven to the world that violent protest is not the only way to combat civil unrest. He illustrated the power of spoken words and was able to reach deep into the hearts of many to prick the conscience of the discriminating whites. His efforts were indeed recognised and rewarded when on October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. In 1965 he marched on moving as far as chicago. He later included poverty and spoke against the Vietnam War. His 1967 speech titled “Beyond Vietnam” gained a lot of credits worldwide.

We all get faced with conflicting issues. We may find ourselves forced into tight uncomfortable corners. Sometimes the pressure becomes too much to bear. How do we respond to such situations? Do we result into violence or seek to tread peacefully? I believe the life and story of Martín Luther King Jr. stirs up the urge and need to believe in the power of peaceful dialogue. This way we can win the war and not just the battles.

In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People’s Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray.

UNIBEN Vs EDO STATE GOVT.

Posted: January 7, 2015 by rumenofficial in Did You Know?, Uncategorized
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UNIBEN Vs EDO STATE GOVT.
(The Hidden Truth).
In a matter that had its root from Monday 5th January 2014, at about 5pm it was reported that some youths armed with bulldozers attacked the official residence of the immediate Past Vice Chancellor of Uniben Prof. Godwin Osayuki Oshodin under the supervision of the state governor. Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomole and began the demolition of his ‘claimed residence’. Since then, a lot of crisis, accusations and counter accusations have arisen. Some questions are still yet to be answered which include;
(1)What right did the state governor have to demolish the residence of a Federal worker? In a matter in which a lower court had given Edo State Govt. The right to take over the land, Was Oshiomole afraid of losing at the court of appeal? Was that the reason for carrying out the demolition?
(2)What right does an Immediate Past Vice Chancellor have to the property when he has left office?. In a claim earlier on, it was noted that the then Gov. Of Edo State Samuel Ogbemudia in 1979 gave the land to the University to use as a quarters for its lecturers, But when asked recently. He claimed he never leased, dashed or bequitted the landed property to uniben. Was he under pressure to have made that statement?
(3)What right does a Federal University like the University of Benin have to attack and seize a state owned vehicle and burn it to ashes? What therefore is the university teaching it’s students? Is the university not supposed to be an institution of learning and moulding good character? How is the burning of a state owned vehicle justified by this? OR Is it possible that afterall, those who perpetuated this act of ‘agberoism’ and ‘militancy’ are not students of the school but simply sponsored by The Opposition Political Party?
(4)Lastly, the major opposition Party PDP were quick to jump on the issue like vultures on the carcass Edo State Govt. Has created?
(5)Is this an ethnic battle? Would Uniben have been silent if the Governor was a ‘bini’ man?
Many questions are begging for answers as the riot enters Day 2. Well, our arms remain folded, watching as events unfold.
To be continued….