Ideye was overlooked for last year's FIFA World Cup™ but has rediscovered his form in the English Premier League. The Super Eagles host Bolivia on 26 March in Uyo, southern Nigeria, and three days later travel to South Africa.
Fresh call ups include Aalesund defender Akeem Latifu, Watford forward Odion Ighalo and Moses Simon from Belgian club Gent with Stoke City's Victor Moses placed on standby.
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille/FRA), Theophilus Afelokhai (Kano Pillars), Chidiebere Eze (Ifeanyi Ubah United)
Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio/ITA), Steven Ukoh (Biel-Bienne FC/SUI), Omatsone Aluko (Hull City/ENG), Hope Akpan (Reading FC/ENG), John Ogu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva/ISR), Babatunde Michael (Volyn Lutsk/UKR), Joseph Nathaniel (Sharks), Kingsley Sokari (Enyimba)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA/RUS), Aaron Samuel (Guangzhou R&F/CHN), Brown Ideye (West Bromwich Albion/ENG), Odion Ighalo (Watford FC/ENG), Anthony Ujah (Cologne/GER), Moses Simon (KAA Gent/BEL), Ubong Moses (Kano Pillars), Stanley Dimgba (Warri Wolves), Mfon Udoh (Enyimba)
Standby: Victor Moses (Stoke City/ENG)