In the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday, October 25, the Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up four places from 48th position to 44th.
The development was as a result of the recent performances of the three-time African champions at the ongoing 2019 AFCON qualifying tournament.
Gernot Rohr's men recorded back to back wins against Libya in Cameroon 2019 AFCON qualifiers.
Nigeria are now the third best team in Africa while Tunisia remain the top team in Africa as they occupy the 22nd position.
Senegal are the second best African nation as they are in 25th while DR Congo and Morocco occupy the 45th and 46th positions respectively making them fourth and fifth in the continent.
Belgium are world number one team as they overtook World Cup winners, France, to second position with just one point.
Brazil, Croatia and England occupy third, fourth and fifth positions respectively in the wake of their performances in friendlies and the UEFA Nations League tournament.
World Cup quarter finalists Uruguay are in sixth, while current European champions Portugal are in seventh with Switzerland, Spain, Denmark coming closely in eight, ninth and tenth respectively.
Germany's disastrous outing the World Cup and their poor showing at the ongoing UEFA Nations League pulls them down to 14th while the Netherlands climb to 15th.