The Super Eagles are fourth in Africa and 44th in the world in the latest Fifa ranking released on Thursday, November 29.
After qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in November, the Eagles now have 1,427 points.
Nigeria booked a place in the tournament for the first time in six years after playing a 1-1 draw with South Africa on 17 November in Johannesburg.
Elsewhere, Tunisia, which led African teams in the last ranking, dropped to second place behind Senegal, with the North Africans dropping four places to 26th in the world with 1,493 points.
Senegal are now the highest ranked team in Africa with 1,505 points, while Morocco are in third, with Congo DR in fifth, after picking 1,440 and 1420 points.
In the meantime, Belgium, France and Brazil remain unchanged as the highest ranked with 1,727, 1,727 and 1,676 points respectively.
The big climbers include African quintet of Mozambique (117th, up 5), Angola (125th, up 5), Sudan (127th, up 8), Comoros (143rd, up 5) and Gambia (166th, up 7).
The next and last ranking for the year will be published on 20 December.