The Flying Eagles are through to the round of 16 after forcing Ukraine to a 1-1 draw in their last group match of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Poland.
Danylo Sikan headed home from close range in the 30th minute to give Ukraine a 1-0 lead.
Goalkeeper Andriy Lunin denied Muhamed Tijani’s penalty seconds before half-time, but could not duplicate the feat when Tijani earned another spot-kick in the 47th minute.
Already guaranteed a place in the knockout stage, the result earned the Ukrainians top spot in Group D with seven points.
A superior goal difference means Nigeria will also continue their World Cup expedition, taking four points from three matches and finishing third in the group.
In other results in Group D, son of the President of Liberia, Timothy Weah scored a sublime 76th-minute goal to earn USA a 1-0 win and send them into the knockout phase
Elsewhere in Group C, Uruguay recorded a 100 percent performance after a 2-0 victory against New Zealand in Lodz.