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Nigeria's National Judicial Council watchdog has asked a group of judges facing corruption investigations to step down pending resolution of their cases.In all 15 judges are under investigation.The NJC, which aims to ensure the independence of the judiciary and protect it from government control, also set up a three-member transparency and anti-corruption committee to handle petitions and graft accusations against the judges.Although the judges have since been released on bail, they are yet to be charged.
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