Nigeria are now the 40th best football playing nation according to the latest Fifa ranking released on Thursday.
The Super Eagles were ranked 41st in March ranking but moved a place up; thanks to their 1-1 international friendly draw against Senegal in London.
In Africa, they also move up, this time two places from seventh to fifth.
Egypt (19th) continue to be the number one country in African football followed by Senegal (30th) reigning African champions, Cameroon (33rd) Burkina Faso (35th) Nigeria (40th).
On the global scene, Brazil returned to their seat at the top of the podium after a seven-year break. They are followed closely by Argentina, Germany, Chile and Colombia.