Data for: Urban Infrastructure-related Displacement in Nigeria

Published: 30-04-2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/22d43y3r8j.1
Julian Walker,
Oliver Ujah,
Victoria Ohaeri,
Barbara Lipietz


The data repository presented here is related to research article titled “Evicting the poor in the ‘overriding public interest’: Crisis of rights and interests, and contestations in Nigerian cities” (Onyebueke, et al., in press) [1]. This data article presents relevant national and city-level data on patterns, trend, and impacts of reported urban infrastructure-related displacements in Nigeria between 2010 and 2016. The data of reported cases of displacements in Nigeria is presented in tabular matrix with, on the one hand, nested rows designated as six Sub-regions, 36 States and Abuja Federal Capital Territory, and Case Location/Local Government Area, and, on the other, 14 columns of variables. The rows were itemized correspondingly as follows: Type of infrastructure project; Mode of displacement; Status of displacement; Mechanisms of displacement; Reasons given for displacement; Project funder/initiator; Type of displacement; Number of people/persons affected; Reported social characteristics of people affected; Response of those affected; Action(s) Outcome; Source(s) of information and link; Date(s) reported; and Notes. By synthesizing secondary information sources on the subject matter, it is hoped that this data will bridge the information gap and lay a solid foundation for a repository of existing and future information, while serving as a resource for advocacy at national and sub-national levels