Nomination: The panel of judges and experts came up with a list of 100 sites in Nigeria to begin with in June 2010.
Shortlist: After months of top level research, a total of 55 sites were shortlisted by the panel for further consideration. These sites were further reduced to 25 by a team of travel journalists and tourism experts by December 2010.
Visit to selected sites: In progress. Five of the sites have already been covered in Cross River State. The expedition team would be visiting the other sites within the year.