Plateau United have moved four points clear at the top of the NPFL after they beat visiting Nasarawa United 2-1 as closest rivals Rivers United and Lobi Stars both lost on the road.
Rivers United lost 1-0 at Enugu Rangers, while Lobi Stars fell 2-0 at Heartland.
Kano Pillars climbed to fourth on the table on the back of a 2-0 win over local rivals Jigawa Golden Stars.
They now have 34 points and enjoy a better goals difference than Akwa United and Sunshine Stars, who also have recorded 34 points.
Enugu Rangers shot to fifth in the standings after two straight home wins against Katsina United in a rescheduled game earlier this week and today versus Rivers United.
Ndifreke Effiong of Akwa United moved clear in the goals race when he scored his 11th goal of the campaign at Katsina United.
Abia Warriors and Kwara United both won today, but it was not enough to get them out of the drop zone.
Abia Warriors barely squeezed past bottom team Adamawa United 2-1, while Kwara United pipped Wikki Tourists amid rumours that coach Abdullahi Biffo could soon be sacked by the Ilorin club.
NPFL Results Today
Kwara Utd 1-0 Wikki
Kano Pillars 2-0 Jigawa GS
Heartland 2-0 Lobi
FC Ifeanyiubah 2-1 Dakkada
Rangers 1-0 Rivers Utd
Wolves 2-0 MFM
Abia Warriors 2-1 Adamawa Utd
Enyimba 3-0 Sunshine Stars
Katsina Utd 1-1 Akwa Utd
Plateau Utd 2-1 Nasarawa Utd