The Super Eagles also had an upward movement in the African Ranking, moving from 11th to joint sixth with Burkina Faso.
Since the last FIFA Ranking, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have won two games against Zambia (2-1) and Algeria (3-1) to take command of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying group.
Those wins have seen Nigeria rise 10 places from 60 to 50 in the November FIFA Ranking.
The Super Eagles also had an upward movement in the African Ranking, moving from 11th to joint seventh with Burkina Faso.
Senegal are number one in Africa (33 in the world) followed by Cote d’Iviore and Tunisia (both in 34), Egypt (36), Algeria (38), Congo (47) and Burkina Faso and Nigeria (both in 50).
In world football, Argentina return to the number one spot ahead of Brazil and world Champions Germany.
Copa America champions Chile, and Belgium make up the top five.
Colombia are next with France, Euro 2016 champions Portugal, Uruguay and Spain.
Super Eagles opponents in the World Cup qualifiers Algeria are 38th, Cameroon are 65th while Zambia are 91st.
(1) Argentina (2) Brazil (3) Germany (4) Chile (5) Belgium (6) Colombia (7)France (8) Portugal (9) Uruguay (10) Spain.
(1) Senegal (2) Côte d’Ivoire (3) Tunisia (4) Egypt (5) Algeria (6) Congo (7) Burkina Faso (7) Nigeria (9) Ghana (10) Morocco