Nigeria have improved three places up, in the latest rankings released by world football-governing body, FIFA.
The Super Eagles amassed 2.5 ranking points to gain a total of 542.5 points for the month of January.
Nigeria is now ranked 12th in Africa and 63rd in the world.
The win against Niger and Tunisia at the current CHAN 2016 tournament as well as the pre-tournament friendlies helped improve Nigeria’s rankings.
Despite Nigeria’s ranking, their rivals in the hunt for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations ticket, EGYPT, and are now 55th in the world and 8th in Africa.