The French literary icon, Willian Shakespeare, in his drama Macbeth, had the Dane of Cawdor declare, “why should I play the Roman fool and die, while I see my sword and gashes do them better?” Prudence said the Italian angelic Doctor of the Catholic Church, Saint Thomas of Aquinas, is a great virtue, but this virtue he postulated like the ancient Greek Philosopher, Aristotle, rests in the middle of pusillanimity (or cowardice) and bravery. Thus, prudence as virtuous or authentic living rests in the middle of silence or indifference and excessive activism.
According to Aesop the great philosopher, “A goat was straying in the vineyard, and began to browse on the tender shoots of a vine which bore several fine bunches of grapes. 'What have I done to you', said the vine, 'that you should harm me thus?
I wish to appeal to my readers not to be in a hurry to crucify me as they read my articles particularly this very one as the point that shall be raised here may not go down well with those that are in the abode of religious cum mundane ignorance. Those whose nature of spiritual consciousness is bewildered and cocooned by creed alone as they know nothing except what they are told by their earthly priests.
Nigeria, according to the great Igbo patriarch, General Odimegwu Chukwuemeka Ojukwu (Because I am Involved), is a multi-national State, and the Igbos are one within this family of nations. The Igbo-nation for Prof Chinedu Ositadinma Nebo(2010 Ahiajoku Lectures), is doubtless the most visible, most significant and most ardent believer in the concept of a united Nigeria among the federating units. No other ethnic nationality is so massively dispersed within the geographical confines of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the Igbos.