CNN founder donates $1bn to Nigeria for polio eradication

9 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
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The chairman of United Nation’s Foundation and founder of Cable New Network (CNN), Mr Ted Turner, has donated  $1 billion towards the eradication of polio in Nigeria.

“Nigeria must keep up the fight against child killer diseases by continuing to leverage the power of modern vaccine that is key to eradicating polio and reducing measles,” he said.

He was impressed that Nigeria had reduced cases of polio by 98 per cent with only eight cases confirmed in 2010 and donated  $1 billion for the cause.

Turner, who visited the Sokoto sultanate in the Northern part Nigeria also paid a courtesy visit to Sultan, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar.

“With support from traditional leaders like the Sultan, we are on the verge of achieving the first great humanitarian victory of the 21st century, the complete elimination of a disease that once afflicted millions,” he said.

Polio virus spread out from Northern Nigeria in 2008 and sparked an outbreak in 17 African countries posing a major challenge to the World Health Organisation (WHO).


http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/news/12769-cnn-founder-donates-1bn-to-nigeria-for-polio-eradication



-- DarkCoco (f) at 28-10-2010 09:33PM
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Thank God for people like him , and i pray that we use da money for what its meant for

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-- talkandsave (m) at 28-10-2010 11:07PM
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Quote from: DarkCoco on 28-10-2010 09:33PM
Thank God for people like him , and i pray that we use da money for what its meant for
I wonder if that is possible in Nigeria?
To God remain the glory.
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-- LEONE (m) at 29-10-2010 01:47AM
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Only if the money is used for what it meant for.
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-- dollar22 (m) at 29-10-2010 02:37AM
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LEONE i think the money will use proparlly as you know PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan is not like OBJ abacha or IBB
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-- Commonsense Online (m) at 29-10-2010 02:44AM
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Quote from: dollar22 on 29-10-2010 02:37AM
LEONE i think the money will use proparlly as you know PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan is not like OBJ abacha or IBB

Thank you
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-- ceejay58 (m) at 29-10-2010 05:13AM
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hope other wealthy Nigerians can take a cue from a foreigner.
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-- bafyguy (m) at 29-10-2010 09:45AM
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9ice one, God will bless him
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-- goldcircle (m) at 29-10-2010 11:09AM
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Haa Some Feofle don hammmer !!!!!!!!!
pipty fercent of that money no go enter some gredy feofle focket I swear !!!!
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-- edem4luz (m) at 29-10-2010 01:09PM
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@ Moderator,

Since this story is on NP front page, please correct the title. Mistakes like these can give NP a bad name. I know the poster linked the story from the Tribune but every other news outlet in the world correctly reported the amount as 80 Million and not 1 Billion Dollars. Below are some sample headlines from Google:

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Ted Turner gives $80 million to UN fund for Nigeria work
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-- uprising (m) at 30-10-2010 08:15PM
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why cant our billionairas here emulate him instead of looting and sending the money outside the country
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-- toogbaski_007 (m) at 1-11-2010 01:43PM
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haba wetin dey,omo that kind money go dey usefull for election campaign
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-- princedafe (m) at 1-11-2010 06:29PM
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nice guy
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-- talkandsave (m) at 2-11-2010 08:56PM
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Quote from: LEONE on 29-10-2010 01:47AM
Only if the money is used for what it meant for.
true talk
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-- talkandsave (m) at 2-11-2010 08:58PM
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Quote from: edem4luz on 29-10-2010 01:09PM
@ Moderator,

Since this story is on NP front page, please correct the title. Mistakes like these can give NP a bad name. I know the poster linked the story from the Tribune but every other news outlet in the world correctly reported the amount as 80 Million and not 1 Billion Dollars. Below are some sample headlines from Google:

Ted Turner gives $80M to UN fund for Nigeria work - BusinessWeek

Ted Turner gives $80 million to UN fund for Nigeria work

Ted Turner gives $80M to UN fund for Nigeria work

Ted Turner gives $80 million to UN fund for Nigeria work - WTVA.c

Ted Turner gives $80M to UN fund for Nigeria work | pennlive.

Ted Turner gives $80 million to UN fund for Nigeria work

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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-- chicco77 (f) at 4-09-2012 01:38PM
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