Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi was not named in Nigeria’s team to play three games in June.
Nigeria play Namibia, Malawi and Rwanda in June in 2013 AFCON and 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Another high profile player dropped from the team is Blackburn Rovers striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni.
Vincent Enyeama and Austin Ejide made the cut while in defence, Joseph Yobo, Efe Ambrose and Elderson Echiejile were named.
In midfield, there will be Fengor Ogude and Sone Aluko were named while in attack, players invited are Ahmed Musa, Ike Uche, John Utaka and Victor Moses.
These players will join the team in Calabar on May 27 after they return from Lima where they are scheduled to play a friendly match against Peru.