Plateau United will stay top of the NPFL standings despite a 3-0 hammering they suffered at Abia Warriors today, but closest rivals Lobi Stars also slipped 1-0 at resurgent Akwa United.
Plateau United remain at the summit of the table with 21 points from 11 matches, while Lobi Stars stay second on 18 points.
Emmanuel Ugwuka opened scoring for Abia Warriors against Plateau United in the first half, before Guy Kuemian and Bello Lukman scored late in the second half to complete the routing.
Returnee Akarandut Orok was again the match winner for Akwa United as they edged past Lobi Stars in Uyo.
Rivers United shot to third place also on 18 points after a 2-0 win at struggling Adamawa United.
That means new boys Dakkada FC with 17 points dropped to fifth place after a 1-1 draw at Sunshine Stars and Abia Warriors big home win over Plateau United.
There were also home wins for Katsina United, Warri Wolves and FC Ifeanyiubah.
All the Results
FC Ifeanyiubah 1-0 Heartland
Wolves 2-1 Kwara Utd
Abia Warriors 3-0 Plateau Utd
Katsina Utd 3-2 Jigawa GS
Akwa Utd 1-0 Lobi
Sunshine Stars 1-1 Dakkada
Adamawa Utd 0-2 Rivers Utd