Super Eagles of Nigeria stepped up one spot in the latest grading released by the world football ruling body and are now seventh in Africa.
Nigeria are now ranked 50th, with 619 points, having placed 51st at the end of the 2016 FIFA grading.
With this, they are now seventh in Africa behind Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Congo DR.
Argentina are number one in the world with 1634 points, closely followed by cross-country rivals Brazil in number two.
Germany maintain its third position with Chile occupy the fourth position.