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Prepared by Diana Dundua
Tuesday, February 26
“Nigerian citizen arrested at Georgian international airport”

Akhali Taoba reports that Georgian border officers arrested Nigerian citizen Okoye Nikolas at the Tbilisi airport.

Nikolas was arrested for attempting to fly using another person’s passport. While searching the suspect, border police discovered the man’s own passport, and a ticket for Milan via Istanbul.

In the departure lounge, police detained Sylvester Chinelugo, the man whose passport Nikolas was attempting to use.

“Some opposition MPs have not yet decided whether to attend parliamentary sessions”

Opposition MPs are split on whether to continue their parliamentary boycott, according to Rezonansi.

Oppositional New Rights MP Manana Nachkebia says the co-members of her faction are still debating whether or not to return to parliamentary sessions.

Conservative MP Zviad Dzidziguri says the Democratic Front faction, consisting of the Conservatives and Republicans, is also deliberating on whether to end their boycott.

But the Republican Party, according to the newspaper, says they have already decided to end the boycott.

“Participation of opposition MPs in [parliament] sessions is vitally important, mostly during discussion of constitutional changes. There are some details which the opposition must struggle against by all means,” Davit Zurabishvili of the Republicans says.

The oppositional Industrialists also say they will return to parliament.

“Shalva Natelashvili’s health is getting better”

After extensive heart surgery, Sakartvelos Respublika reports, Labor Party leader Shalva Natelashvili is recuperating in a Vienna hospital, and is expected to return to Georgia at the beginning of March.

“Doctors are waiting for when their patient’s health is good enough for the flight [back to Georgia]. Doctors have categorically banned him from being actively involved in politics for the first few months [back home],” Labor representative Soso Shatberashvili.

“Two babies died from gas leak”

Akhali Taoba reports that late on the night of February 24 two young children died from a gas leak in their Gldani home.

The mother of the one-year-old and five-year-old victims was also at home, but survived. The father discovered the bodies.

Investigators blame an incorrectly-installed water heater. According to the newspaper this is the fourth incident of fatal gas leaks this year.