Nigeria are ranked 50th in the world according to January Fifa ranking released published on Thursday morning.
The Super Eagles climbed a place upward to become the seventh best African football playing nation behind Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Congo DR.
The three-time African kings are odds on to move southward in February’s ranking following their non-participation in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Gabon.
The top 34 positions remain unchanged with Argentina, Brazil and Germany still holding first, second and third place respectively.
Swaziland reached its best ever position in the Fifa/Coca-Cola World Ranking (99, up 1). The next ranking will be published on 9 February 2017.