Abba Adam scored the winning goal as Kano Pillars won the battle of former champions after edging out Enyimba 1-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
Adam scored the decisive goal 19 minutes from time.
In Ikenne, Remo Stars thrashed Gombe United 4-0.
Sikiru Alimi netted twice for Daniel Ogunmodede’s in the game.
Franck Mawuena and Aniekeme Okon scored the other goals.
At the Kwara Sports Complex, Kwara United rallied to hold Shooting Stars to a 1-1 draw
Malomo Taofeek gave Shooting Stars the lead a minute before the break
The hosts earned a point with Alao Mohamed equalising two minutes from time.