The home-based Super Eagles failed to claim a win over Rwanda as they were held 0-0 in their opening match of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Monday.
Nigeria and Rwanda settled for a barren draw in their Group C opener at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangiers, Morocco.
The stalemate leaves the Super Eagles in joint second position in the group, two points behind Libya who beat Equatorial Guinea 3-0 earlier on Monday.
Libya maintains top spot of the group thanks to their 3-0 humbling of Equatorial Guinea in the earlier kick-off.
Superb saves from Rwanda goalkeeper Eric Ndayishimiye also added to their misery.
The home-based Eagles were the better side, dominating possession in both halves but failed to do the most important thing – goal scoring.
Nigeria next face Libya on Thursday whilst Rwanda battle Equatorial Guinea.
The championship which began on Saturday is expected to end on Feb. 4