Lobi Stars and Rivers United levelled up with Plateau United at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League after recording important wins in their matchday-13 games on Wednesday.
Plateau United went down to a 1-0 defeat against Katsina United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium with Joseph Atule netting the decisive goal in the 13th minute.
Ezekiel Tamara hit the back of the net five minutes after the break as Lobi Stars edged out their hosts Adamawa United 1-0 at the Pantami Stadium.
Rivers United recorded a slim 1-0 win against Nasarawa United at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt courtesy of Ossy Martins 15th minute strike.
Plateau United maintained top spot in the table with 24 points, same as Lobi Stars and Rivers United who occupy second and third positions respectively but have inferior goal differences.
Akwa United moved to fourth position in the table following a 1-0 home win against Wikki Tourists in Uyo.
Friday Ubong scored the decisive goal on the half hour mark.
Akwa United are now unbeaten in their last five league games.
At the Agege Stadium, MFM also beat Dakkada 1-0.
Nnamdi Mejuobi scored a spectacular goal with an overhead kick two minutes after the break to hand the hosts all three points in the game.
In Enugu, Rangers eased their relegation worries after a comfortable 3-1 win against oriental rivals.
Ibrahim Olawoyin bagged a brace for Rangers, while Kenechukwu Aug got the other goal.Ekene Awazie scored
Sunshine Stars enjoyed a comfortable evening courtesy of a 2-0 win against Jigawa Golden Stars at the Ondo Sports Complex.
Mohammed Suleiman and Wasiu Jimoh were on target for the Owena Waves in the game.
Ridwan Agbabiaka scored three minutes before the break as Warri Wolves beat Heartland at the Warri City Stadium.
Abia Warriors and Kano Pillars battled to a 0-0 draw at the Umuahia Township Stadium.
Adamawa Utd 0-1 Lobi
Rangers 3-1 FC Ifeanyiubah
Wolves 1-0 Heartland
Abia Warriors 0-0 Kano Pillars
Katsina Utd 1-0 Plateau Utd
Akwa Utd 1-0 Wikki
Sunshine Stars 2-0 Jigawa GS
MFM 1-0 Dakkada
Rivers Utd 1-0 Nasarawa Utd