TOP 25 NOMINEES FOR SEVEN WONDERS OF NIGERIA EMERGE

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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.

TOP 55 LIST

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1.IITA IBADAN, OYO STATE IITA: in Ibadan, the most famous agricultural research centre in Africa currently being developed into Africa’s first Science Park.

2.CBN BUILDING ABUJA, FCT: The best architectural masterpiece in Nigeria and one of the best in the world.

3.UNION BANK BUILDING, LAGOS STATE: the tallest building in West Africa today.

IN THE BEGINNING JANUARY 2010

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ATQ the first Travel magazine in West Africa, an in-flight journal  of Nigerian Eagle Airline(formerly Virgin Nigeria)is spearheading the search for the 7 wonders of Nigeria as its own contribution to the growth of Tourism and the development of National Pride. In 2007 during the search for the new Seven Wonders of the World in which ATQ participated, it tried to do a search in Nigeria but had to call it off for logistic reasons.

As Nigeria marks its 50th anniversary there is a need to renew National Pride and develop a communal love for our country hence the need to identify National Icons of International repute.