Heartland recorded their first win of the season following a 2-0 win against Enyimba in their matchday four match at Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, on Wednesday.
Shedrack Oghali and Emmanuel Adachie both hit home for Heartland in the game.
In another eastern derby, Rangers beat FC IfeanyiUbah 2-1 in Enugu.
Israel Abia’s 12th minute penalty was disallowed by Ekene Awazie five minutes after the break.
Shedrack Asiegbu scored the winning goal in the 57th minute.
In a battle of two former champions, Kano Pillars defeated Plateau United 1-0 at Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.
Veteran midfielder and team captain Rabiu Ali scored the decisive goal from the starting point 12 minutes from time.
Wikki Tourists ended Rivers United’s unbeaten streak by beating the Port Harcourt club 1-0 at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi.
Chinedu Udeagha scored the winner at the half hour mark.
Jigawa Golden Stars racked up more misery on their host Abia Warriors by recording a 3-1 victory at Aba.
Utibe Arit Archibong put the home team ahead after seven minutes, but the Jigawa Golden Stars rallied thanks to goals from Olasunkanmi Quadri and Stone Samuel (double).
Dakkada and MFM drew 1-1 in a thrilling encounter in Uyo.
Chigozie Solomon gave Dakkada the lead late in the first half, while Temim Adebayo tied for the visitors 13 minutes from time.
The game between Kwara United and Akwa United also ended in a 1-1 draw.
Christopher Nwanze put Kwara United ahead from the penalty spot one minute after the hour.
Just seven minutes after scoring at the other end, Nwanze turned the ball into his own net.
At Akure Township Stadium, Sunshine Stars held Lobi Stars to a 2-2 draw in a highly contested game.
The hosts took the lead through Fuad Ekelojuoti in the ninth minute, while Ossy Martins tied the score for Lobi Stars late in the first half.
Ossy Martins gave Lobi the lead for the first time in the game in the 77th minute, but Sadeeq Yusuf was quick to come home late to hand the Sunshine Stars some of the loot.
Warri Wolves recorded the biggest win of the day beating Katsina United 3-0.
Daniel Mark, Tega Ebetomame and Uche Ihuarulam scored the goals for the Seasiders.
Adamawa Utd 0-0 Nasarawa Utd
Kano Pillars 1-0 Plateau Utd
Wikki 1-0 Rivers Utd
Kwara Utd 1-1 Akwa Utd
Abia Warriors 1-3 Jigawa GS
Rangers 2-1 FC Ifeanyiubah
Dakkada 1-1 MFM
Sunshine Stars 2-2 Lobi
Wolves 3-0 Katsina Utd
Heartland 2-0 Enyimba