Akwa United confirmed their superiority over the Shooting Stars of Ibadan on Sunday with a comfortable 2-0 win in Uyo.
Two quick-fire goals from Ubong Friday and Muritala ensured victory for the host.
Abia Warriors did enough to hold the league-defending champions Rivers United to a 1-1 draw.
Nweke Kalu opened the scoring for Abia Warriors in the 48th minute before the host leveled to end the game 1-1.
In Awka, Rangers international came from a goal down to beat Bayelsa United 2-1.
It was the away side that got the opening goal in the 35th minute through Alex Oyowah before two second-half penalties from Godwin Obaje gave the host a 2-1 win.
Bendel Insurance continued its unbeaten run as they secured a 1-1 draw against Enyimba International in Aba.
Emeka Obioma opened the scoring for the host in the 44th minute from the spot before Imade Osaranekhoe restored parity for Benin Arsenal.
Rivers United 1-1 Abia Warrior
Enyimba 1-1 Bendel Insurance
Rangers 2-1 Bayelsa United
Remo Stars 1-0 Nasarawa United
Akwa United 2-0 Shooting Stars
Kwara United 2-0 El Kanemi
Plateau United 2-0 Gombe United
Dakkada 0-2 Tornadoes
Wikki 1-1 Sunshine Stars