Frail abiola back in court

Abuja (Reuter) - The Nigerian opposition leader Moshood Abiola, looking frail, appeared in court for the first time in almost a month yesterday as his treason trial resumed. His lawyer told the court that Chief Abiola, who is widely believed to have won last year's annulled presidential poll, was being held in unhealthy conditions.

The judge adjourned the hearing until 21 September pending appeals against a trial in the inland capital Abuja, and a request for bail. The Nigerian Medical Association, after examining Chief Abiola, says he has high blood pressure and a nervous complaint and needs treatment.