Heartland recorded their first win of the season following a 2-0 win against Enyimba in their matchday four encounter at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri on Wednesday.
Shedrack Oghali and Emmanuel Adachie were on target for Heartland in the game.
In another oriental derby, Rangers beat FC IfeanyiUbah 2-1 in Enugu.
Israel Abia’s 12th minute penalty was cancelled out by Ekene Awazie five minutes after the break.
Shedrack Asiegbu netted the winning goal in the 57th minute.
In a battle of two former champions, Kano Pillars pip Plateau United 1-0 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.
Veteran midfielder and captain of the side Rabiu Ali scored the decisive goal from the spot 12 minutes from time.
Wikki Tourists ended Rivers United unbeaten streak edging out the Port Harcourt club 1-0 at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi.
Chinedu Udeagha netted the winner on the half hour mark.
Jigawa Golden Stars piled more misery on their hosts Abia Warriors recording a 3-1 win in Aba.
Utibe Arit Archibong put the home team ahead on seven minutes, but Jigawa Golden Stars rallied back through goals from Olasunkanmi Quadri and Stone Samuel (brace).
Dakkada and MFM battled to a 1-1 draw in a thrilling encounter in Uyo.
Chigozie Solomon gave Dakkada the lead late in the first half, while Temim Adebayo equalised 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 spot a minute after the hour mark.
Just seven minutes after scoring at the other end, Nwanze turned the ball into his own net.
At the Akure Township Stadium, Sunshine Stars held Lobi Stars to a 2-2 draw in a keenly contested game.
The hosts took the lead through Fuad Ekelojuoti in the ninth minute, while Ossy Martins levelled score for Lobi Stars late in the first half.
Ossy Martins gave Lobi the lead for the first time in the game on 77th minute, but Sadeeq Yusuf scrambled home late on to hand Sunshine Stars a share of the spoils.
Warri Wolves recorded the biggest win of the day thrashing Katsina United 3-0.
Daniel Mark, Tega Ebetomame and Uche Ihuarulam got 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