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Late Ginimbi’s Ferrari overheats as it was driven to his farewell ceremony
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Late Ginimbi’s Ferrari overheats as it was driven to his farewell ceremony

Less than one week after the death of Zimbabwean socialite Ginimbi, a Ferrari belonging to him went up in smokes as it started overheating during a farewell ceremony held for him. The Ferrari had to be abandoned on the streets after getting stuck in Harare CBD. This comes after it was revealed that Ginimbi bought his own casket weeks before he and three others died when his Rolls Royce crashed. It was also revealed that he left instructions on how he wanted to be buried.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi)
Almost More Tears Than Words – Luis Suarez’s Goodbye To Barcelona
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Almost More Tears Than Words – Luis Suarez’s Goodbye To Barcelona

Luis Suarez bid farewell to Barcelona on Thursday morning ahead of his move to Atletico Madrid. The Uruguayan has spent six years at the Camp Nou, winning numerous trophies, but will now head to Diego Simeone's side on a free transfer, albeit with six million euros in add-ons. As Suarez tried to say goodbye to Barcelona, there were a few occasions where he was clearly overcome with emotion as he struggled to get his words out amidst tears. "Apart from a player... a human being who has feelings goes," was one of Suarez's most emotional lines. https://youtu.be/YQh2mgHTaaU
Overcrowded Burial: Thousands Bid Emir Of Zazzau Farewell ( Video)
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Overcrowded Burial: Thousands Bid Emir Of Zazzau Farewell ( Video)

After 45 years on the throne, light dimmed yesterday for Emir Zazzau Alhaji Shehu Idris, who passed on at 84. Thousands of people converged on the palace at Zaria to pay their last respects as the remains of perhaps, the longest serving emir, were interred beside the tomb of some of the past emirs. Prayers for the repose of the soul of the 18th Emir of Zazzau, were attended by Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, who led the presidential delegation. Other members are: Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu. Governor Nasir El-Rufai led the Kaduna State delegation which included Secretary to State Government, Balarabe Lawal-Abbas, Speaker Yusuf Zailani and heads of mili...
President Of The Government Of Catalonia, Quim Torra Bids Messi Farewell Amidst Rumours
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President Of The Government Of Catalonia, Quim Torra Bids Messi Farewell Amidst Rumours

Joaquim Torra i Pla, known as Quim Torra, the current President of the Government of Catalonia has taken to his Twitter account to drop what Catalans and Barcelona fans an emotional farewell message amidst the rumour that the Barcelona Star has handed in a transfer request that will see him leave the club immediately. According to Torra, Barcelona will always be home to the aggrieved footballer who wants out. His words in part read: Catalonia will always be your home. Thank you so much for all this time of happiness and extraordinary football. We have been lucky enough to share a few years of our lives with the best player in the world. And a noble athlete We will never forget you. Leo Messi, St. George's Cross. Meanwhile fans have started gathering at the Camp Nou, callin...
Suspected Gang Members Express Displeasure Over Disruption of Candle Light Procession for Colleagues in Ikotun
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Suspected Gang Members Express Displeasure Over Disruption of Candle Light Procession for Colleagues in Ikotun

Police officers raided a candle light procession held in Agbaranje, Ikotun, by some suspected criminals in honor of their members who were killed via jungle justice in the area and this angered the suspected criminals. Police operatives from Ikotun Division raided the area on Tuesday evening and dispersed the group that had planned a candle light procession to honour the deceased who were unjustly killed over suspicion that they were ‘One Million Boys’, PM Express reports. Some of the suspects who organized the procession in honor of their slain members were arrested while many escaped and were said to be at large. The publication adds that some of the members, mainly the youths in the area, who are suspected members of a gang, have expressed their anger at having police disru...
Farewell To Abba Kyari By Adams Oshiomhole
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Farewell To Abba Kyari By Adams Oshiomhole

Farewell, My Friend and Authentic Comrade By Comrade Adams Oshiomhole There are two most important dates in a man’s life. Other than the day he was born, according to Mark Twain, the other day is the day he discovers why he was born. Doubtless, Mallam Abba Kyari realised his own purpose early enough: a conscientious pursuit of common good without seeking personal glory. My first encounter with him was not in the corridors of power in Abuja, but in a very humble environment back in 1973. In the last five years of the Buhari presidency, Mallam Kyari surely meant different things to different folks as the Chief of Staff. Perhaps the popular perception is that he was the embodiment of loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari and an abiding patriotism to Nigeria. But to conf...
‘Once a Gunner, always a Gunner’ – Nwankwo Kanu wishes Everton’s Alex Iwobi luck
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‘Once a Gunner, always a Gunner’ – Nwankwo Kanu wishes Everton’s Alex Iwobi luck

With Iwobi joining the Toffees, the Arsenal legend affirmed that he would be rooting for him to succeed at Goodison Park. Nwankwo Kanu has wished Alex Iwobi good luck following the 23-year-old’s move from Arsenal to Everton.Iwobi agreed a five-year contract with Marco Silva’s men in a deal worth £40 million ($49m) that was disclosed on Thursday. The Nigeria international has been a Gunner since joining the academy 15 years ago. Thanks to Arsene Wenger, he came through the ranks and made his senior team bow on October 2015. He went on to make 148 appearances, scoring 15 goals winning one FA Cup and two FA Community Shields in the process. Kanu, a club legend was among those to use social media to bid farewell to the departing forward, and claimed he would be supporting him. “...
60 Senators, 249 Reps Bid National Assembly Farewell
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60 Senators, 249 Reps Bid National Assembly Farewell

No fewer than 309 out of the 469 members of the 8th National Assembly, which winds up today will not return to the 9th National Assembly billed for inauguration next week Tuesday. This means that of the 469 member-National Assembly, only 160, who served in the 8th National Assembly, will make the 9th Assembly. This comprised 49 senators and 108 members of the House of Representatives. The Senate has 109 members, while the House of Representatives has 360. The affected lawmakers either failed to get return tickets at the primaries of their respective political parties that preceded the 2019 general election or lost at the main elections, which held between February and March this year. However, eight out of 60 senators, who won’t participate in the 9th Assembly, went for gover...
Balotelli Sends Cryptic Message To  Marseille Fans, Says ‘Hopefully See You Soon’
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Balotelli Sends Cryptic Message To Marseille Fans, Says ‘Hopefully See You Soon’

Mario Balotelli has delivered a cryptic farewell to Marseille after his contract at the Ligue 1 side expired. The former Italy striker joined the club in January on a six-month deal after his contract at Nice was cancelled, and scored eight goals in 12 games. Marseille had hoped to secure a return to the Champions League this season, having missed out last term after losing the Europa League final to Atletico Madrid. But the team fell short of landing one of Ligue 1’s three qualification slots, falling behind third-place Lyon and fourth-place Saint-Etienne to eventually finish fifth. But Balotelli appeared to hint on Instagram that, despite the team coming up short, he could potentially stick around at the Stade Velodrome. “Thank you everybody for these amazing five months e...
Franck Ribery In Tears At Bayern Munich Defender, Rafinha’s Goodbye Farewell
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Franck Ribery In Tears At Bayern Munich Defender, Rafinha’s Goodbye Farewell

Frank Ribery was unable to hide his emotions as his long serving Bayern Munich teammate Rafinha announced his exit from the club. Rafinha made 266 appearances for Bayern and helped them to six consecutive Bundesliga titles, but along with Ribery and Arjen Robben will depart the club this summer. As the Brazilian full back made his closing remarks on Wednesday, Ribery was seen crying and covering his eyes with his hand as his emotions got the better of him. The 36-year-old was sat with teammates Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer and Thiago Alcantara as he listened to Rafinha's farewell. After Rafinha had finished speaking, he embraced his fellow players, including Neuer, who was wearing a Bayern shirt. Video Below...  
Aaron Ramsey In Tears As He Bids Farewell To Arsenal
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Aaron Ramsey In Tears As He Bids Farewell To Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey’s bond with this club was there for all to see on Sunday on an emotional final appearance for him at Emirates Stadium. The Wales international will leave the club this summer to join Juventus, and received a rapturous reception from the Arsenal fans as he took part in a guard of honour. “It's been a pretty emotional day,” Ramsey told Arsenal Player. “It's 11 years of my life that I have spent here and so much has happened to me on and off the field. “I have really grown up here. I am just grateful for the opportunity to play for this club for such a long time. “I’ve met so many great people here, made great friends and Arsene bringing me to the club and giving me that opportunity was pretty special. “To last this long, at a club like this, is something in it...
Wade, Nowitzki Say Emotional Goodbyes after Retirements
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Wade, Nowitzki Say Emotional Goodbyes after Retirements

Two games in the NBA ended amid emotional scenes on Tuesday night as legends at separate teams marked their retirements in front of sell-out crowds. Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 30 points during Dallas Mavericks’ win over the Phoenix Suns, before taking centre court to give his fans an emotional goodbye. Around 1,300 miles away in Miami, Dwyane Wade said his own farewell. Nowitzki, 40, walked out into the court to speak to the home fans after the Mavericks’ 120-109 victory over the Phoenix Suns. “Wow. I’m a little overwhelmed, as you would think. As you guys might expect, this is my last home game,” he said. The seven-foot star, a 14-time All-Star and the sixth-highest scorer in NBA history with 31,540 points, thanked fans for their support during his 21 years at ...
Kwara Governor-Elect Lands In Rwanda, Bid Farewell To The Business World
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Kwara Governor-Elect Lands In Rwanda, Bid Farewell To The Business World

The Kwara State governor-elect, Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has bid the business community farewell as he prepares to take up the mantle of leadership. AbdulRazaq who has enjoyed huge success in business for over two decades was elected governor on 9th of March 2019 and will be taking a bow out of business to focus solely on governance. The Investors/CEO meeting at Rwanda will likely be his last business engagement before his official swearing in ceremony on the 29th of May. The governor-elect who is a successful business man has been tipped by many to turn the fortune of the state around with his wealth of experience in his personal business that has survived for years. The Kwara governor-elect, Alh. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who is in Rwanda to attend the Africa CEO Forum which ...
Irish ambassador to Nigeria beats Lagos traffic with speed boat
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Irish ambassador to Nigeria beats Lagos traffic with speed boat

Irish Ambassador to Nigeria Sean Hoy, who wanted to get to his farewell reception on time, had a speed boat ready to beat Lagos traffic. Sharing a photo in the speed boat, the Irish Ambassador to Nigeria wrote in Twitter; To beat the traffic in Lagos, I had to use a speedboat to get to my own farewell reception on time! Born in 1964, Sean Hoy has been Irish Ambassador to Nigeria since 3rd September, 2014. He is  a native of County Fermanagh, attended St Michael’s College, Enniskillen and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), graduating with Bachelor of Agriculture degree. He earned a master’s degree from the University of East Anglia and later joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1990.
Wembley Farewell a Sign of Things To Come – Rooney
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Wembley Farewell a Sign of Things To Come – Rooney

England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney believes farewells for high-profile former players will become the norm as he prepares to bring down the curtain on his international career against the United States on Thursday. Rooney, 33, won the last of 119 caps in 2016 and retired from international football last year ahead of the Three Lions’ run to the last four of the World Cup. The decision to welcome back the DC United forward for a Wembley farewell has divided opinion. Rooney is set to make an appearance as a substitute. However, the former Everton and Manchester United striker thinks his cameo will be the first in a change to how England’s Football Association (FA) pay tribute to those who have had outstanding international careers. “A lot of the older players, players who won the W...
How I Wish We Fixed Infrastructure When We Had Money – President Buhari
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How I Wish We Fixed Infrastructure When We Had Money – President Buhari

President Buhari who received the outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, His Excellency, Paul Arkwright, in a farewell audience at State House, Abuja, stated that he wished his predecessors fixed the infrastructure when they were in power. According to President Buhari, ‘with the humongous resources at the disposal of Nigeria between 1999 and 2014, it is sad that infrastructure went to rot completely within the same period’. “Our focus now is on infrastructure; roads, rail, power, and others. How I wish we had fixed all those when we had money. What we earned between 1999 and 2014 is on record, but nothing was done to infrastructure. Now, we are doing a lot more, with a lot less resources. And we shall continue to do our best.” Commending the outgoing High Commissioner Paul Ar...
Governor Fayose Leaves for Abuja to Meet EFCC
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Governor Fayose Leaves for Abuja to Meet EFCC

Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of Ekiti, has left for the nation’s capital, Abuja, to honour the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Fayose had earlier written a letter to the EFCC saying he will turn himself in immediately his tenure as governor expires on October 16. Idowu Adelusi, chief press secretary to Fayose, said “the governor is on his way to Abuja right now. Though, it’s on Tuesday that he will be going to the EFCC office”. Accoridng to The Cable, the governor will meet with his lawyers at his private residence to prepare for the invitation. “Also, there is a plan to mobilise his supporters and some PDP leaders to follow him when he will be reporting at the EFCC office, so that’s why he is going to Abuja today,” a source said. He is exp...
Ghanaians Bid Farewell To Kofi Annan During A Public Lying-in-state Ceremony
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Ghanaians Bid Farewell To Kofi Annan During A Public Lying-in-state Ceremony

On Tuesday, Ghanaians paid their respects to the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan as he lay in state in the capital of his native Ghana. The diplomat's body was flown back from Switzerland on Monday ahead of a state funeral and private burial in Accra on Thursday. Kofi Annan, who was the world body's first leader from sub-Saharan Africa, died on August 18 after a brief illness at the age of 80. Draped in Ghana's red, green and gold flag, his coffin was guarded by senior military officers in ceremonial uniform at the Accra International Conference Centre. There were traditional dances and a choir sang hymns as the public filed past, taking their chance to say a proud farewell to one of the country's most famous son Scores of world leaders past and present, as well as royalty,...
Veteran Italian Footballer Claudio Marchisio Bids Emotional Farewell To Juventus After 25 Years With The Club
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Veteran Italian Footballer Claudio Marchisio Bids Emotional Farewell To Juventus After 25 Years With The Club

Veteran Italian midfielder Claudio Marchisio has announced he's leaving Serie A champions Juventus by mutual consent after 25 years at the club. The 32-year-old who was born and raised in Turin, made his professional debut in Serie B in 2006 and went on to play 389 times for Juventus. Following the confirmation of his departure, Marchisio posted an emotional goodbye to social media, alongside a picture of him playing as a child in Juventus kit. He wrote: 'I can't stop looking at this photograph and these stripes on which I wrote my life as a man and a footballer. 'I love this shirt to the point that, despite everything, I am convinced that the good of the team comes first. All the time.' 'Having had the opportunity to accompany him on this path, to discover a homegro...
Croatia World Cup goalkeeper Danijel Subasic retires from international football
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Croatia World Cup goalkeeper Danijel Subasic retires from international football

Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic has announced his retirement from international football after helping his country reach their first ever World Cup final, which saw them lost  4 - 2 to France. The 33-year-old who plays for Monaco in France has now joined defender Vedran Corluka and striker Mario Mandzukic in calling it quits.   The time has come to say farewell to my favorite jersey after 10 years with the national team,' Subasic said. 'What's important is that I am a fulfilled, happy man who played for his country & wore the most beautiful shirt in the world.'   Subasic, who made 44 appearances for his country claimed he had made the decision to retire before the World Cup, adding that playing in the final was his dream.
India Bids Farewell To Bollywood Legend, Sridevi Kapoor
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India Bids Farewell To Bollywood Legend, Sridevi Kapoor

Thousands of heartbroken fans lined the streets of Mumbai on Wednesday as India said farewell to Bollywood legend Sridevi following her shock death from accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel bathtub aged just 54. Some carried roses while others held photos of the late screen icon as they queued patiently to pay their final respects at a condolence service in the western Indian city. Legends of Hindi cinema, including director Karan Johar, were among the mourners at the condolence meeting held at Celebration Sports Club in the Andheri West area of Mumbai -- the home of the Bollywood film industry. Heavy security lined the streets to control the crowds, which included people who had travelled hundreds of kilometres to be there. Several fans chanted prayers as Sridevi's body was broug...
Zé Roberto Thrilled Fans In His Farewell On The Same Stage Of BR-2016 A Year Before
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Zé Roberto Thrilled Fans In His Farewell On The Same Stage Of BR-2016 A Year Before

Exactly one year after winning the Brazilian title of 2016, Zé Roberto returned to the field in the same stage of the national conquest before the Chapecoense and moved the thousands of fans present in the Allianz Park, on the night of Monday (27), in the victory of Palmeiras over Botafogo, 2-0, for the 37th round of the Brazilian Championship. As a gesture of gratitude, the owner of the shirt 11 today wore the captain's armband that had been used by Dudu in the last matches. Before the match began, the player was honored by the president of Palmeiras, Maurício Galiotte, with a sign for the services provided, as well as a shirt with his name and the number 11, delivered by the Alviverde football director, Alexandre Mattos. Zé Roberto also won a minute of applause against Botafogo, be...
Sad Farewell As Bolt Ends Glittering Career With Injury
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Sad Farewell As Bolt Ends Glittering Career With Injury

Usain Bolt pulled up with an injury on the anchor leg of the 4x100 metres relay final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday as the last race of his unparalleled career ended in high drama. The 30-year-old had taken the baton for Jamaica a few metres adrift when, straining hard to catch the leaders, he suddenly suffered a hamstring injury, began hobbling and ended up coming to a halt after doing a forward roll on the track. After a short while, though, he rose gingerly to his feet and limped across the line to huge cheers from the 56,000 crowd. That wasn't the only surprise. Britain went on to beat the United States in a tight finish. The 60,000-capacity stadium was primed for one last Bolt show, one last "To the World" pose after a victory, but the injury made it bla...
Messi Bids Neymar Farewell In Touching Tribute
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Messi Bids Neymar Farewell In Touching Tribute

Barcelona ace and captain of the Argentinian national team, Lionel Messi bids Neymar farewell and wishes him good luck as the Brazillian edges closer to concluding a move to PSG. Neymar, the Brazilian captain, who has been linked with a record breaking transfer to French side PSG, confirmed his interest to leave Barcelona today. In response to this, the Spanish side released a press statement this morning granting Neymar leave to discuss terms with the French side. The French side is willing to pay a whooping 256 million Euros for the Brazilian which would make him the most expensive footballer in history, Pogba’s 2016 move from Juventus to Manchester United. Neymar makes up one-third of the infamous Barcelona MSN frontline alongside Messi and Suarez, which is arguably the most fo...
Bolt, Farah Bid Farewell To Tracks In London
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Bolt, Farah Bid Farewell To Tracks In London

The August 4-13 championships come five years after the athletics world gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the first time as the showcase sport of the 2012 Games. Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt and British distance running icon Mo Farah end their glittering careers on the track as the world athletics world championships come to London for the first time. The August 4-13 championships come five years after the athletics world gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the first time as the showcase sport of the 2012 Games. Bolt won another 100 metre/200m/4x100m treble and Farah got his first of now five straight big-event 5,000m/10,000m on the occasion in front of big and enthusiastic crowds which set a new standard for the sport. Now the two want to go out in style – with Bolt se...
Anichebe Bids Sunderland Fans Farewell
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Anichebe Bids Sunderland Fans Farewell

Nigerian forward Victor Anichebe has sent his farewell message to fans of his relegated former club, Sunderland after joining Chinese second division club Beijing Enterprises. Anichebe joined Sunderland from West Brom on a free last season, but struggled with injury. He scored three goals in 18 league appearances. According to Sunderland Echo, Anichebe wrote on his Instagram page: “I just want to say a big thank you to everyone at Sunderland for the kindness I was shown throughout my stay. “The season wasn’t what we all wanted, and I’m sorry for that, but I just wanted to say a big thank you for the support you guys continued to show me throughout my time there, during both the ups and the downs. “The support and messages I got here and at the stadiums was amazing, and I’m t...
Ernest Obi Buries His Mother In Anambra State
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Ernest Obi Buries His Mother In Anambra State

It was a mournful state in Anambra last week as veteran Nigerian actor and producer, Ernest Obi buried his mother amid tears. Veteran Nollywood actor, Ernest Obi last week buried his late mom in his home town in Anambra State. Tears flowed freely as the elderly woman was laid to rest. Ernest's mum, Princess Eugenia “Baby” Uzoamaka Nwachinemere Egwuh (nee ORIZU) burial was attended by family members and many other dignitaries. Writing about the mother's passing, Earnest wrote: "Join Me As I Bid My Mother Princess Eugenia "Baby" Uzoamaka Nwachinemere Egwuh (nee ORIZU) Farewell As She Embarks On Her Sojourn To The After life, Where Pure Hearted Mortals Become Saints. 19th April 2017 wake keep 20th April 2017(Earths call.) @High Chief Dara Onyia Egwuhs Homestead. Ebe UKPOR (N...
Burial Photos Of Nornu Nwibere Who Was Assassinated In Bori
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Burial Photos Of Nornu Nwibere Who Was Assassinated In Bori

The CTC Chairman of Khana LGA, Hon. Baridah Nsaanee and the PDP family of Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, yesterday bid farewell to the PDP  ward 18, Chairman, Master Nornu Nwibere, who was shot dead by assassins on Saturday the 11th  of March 2017 in Bori. It was a sorber reflection as party faithfuls  gave a glowing tribute to deceased. May his Soul rest in peace. Amen.
Muslim Funeral Service Begins For Muhammad Ali
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Muslim Funeral Service Begins For Muhammad Ali

Two days of funeral ceremonies bidding farewell to Muhammad Ali began with a Muslim prayer service in the Kentucky hometown of the beloved boxing legend and civil rights hero. Thousands of people stood in the cavernous Freedom Hall arena in remembrance of one of the 20th century’s most singular personalities, who died last week at age 74. People in the crowd held up their cellphones to snap pictures as the coffin holding Ali’s remains moved by. The brief ceremony in Louisville launched two days of interfaith tributes – bringing together VIPs and ordinary fans – to a man known for both his tenacity in the ring and his social activism outside of it, on behalf of African-Americans and social causes at home and around the world. The three-time heavyweight world champion died after a decad...