Both Rivers United and Lobi Stars won at home today to keep within striking distance of leaders Plateau United, who were also victorious in front of their fans.
Second-placed Rivers United thumped Warri Wolves 3-0 and Lobi Stars stopped FC Ifeanyiubah 1-0.
Plateau United maintained a four-point gap at the top of the standings on the back of a 2-1 home win over Kwara United.
They have 49 points, while Rivers United are on 45 points and Lobi Stars now have 43 points.
Enugu Rangers leapt to fourth on the table with 37 points after they stunned hosts Dakkada FC 3-2 with striker Israel Abia grabbing a brace.
Abia is now the leading scorer in the NPFL with 12 goals.
Katsina United are ninth on the back of a 2-1 win at Sunshine Stars.
They have 34 points.
Champions Enyimba have climbed to fifth after a 2-0 win at bottom club Adamawa United. They also have as many as four outstanding matches.
Nasarawa United have been sucked down into the relegation zone after they were held at home by Akwa United, while Wikki Tourists moved out of danger courtesy of a 1-0 win over Kano Pillars.
The ‘Solid Miners’ have 29 points, while Wikki now have 31 points.
NPFL Results Today
Rivers United 3 Warri Wolves 0
Wikki Tourists 1 Kano Pillars 0
Plateau United 2 Kwara United 1
Jigawa Stars 2 Heartland 1
Lobi Stars 1 FC Ifeanyiubah 0
Nasarawa United 0 Akwa United 0
Sunshine Stars 1 Katsina United 2
MFM FC 2 Abia Warriors 1
Dakkada 2 Enugu Rangers 3
Adamawa United 0 Enyimba 2