Nigeria moved up one place in the latest Fifa Coca-Cola world ranking released on Thursday, 8 May.
The African champions retained their sixth position in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) zone but leaped up a step to 44th in the world.
Nigeria have played no match in the month of April in review , but results of 13 new matches played in other parts of the world have reflected on the football ladder.
Africa’s top five-ranked teams- Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Algeria, Ghana and Cape Verde Island- are among 143 teams to have retained their April ranking positions (21st, 24th, 25th, 38th and 42nd respectively.)
The result of the Super Eagles friendly match against Scotland on 28 May is expected to impact on the next ranking, which will be published on 5 June 2014.