In a Gameweek which saw three stalemates, a total of 10 matches went down across different scheduled centres and 16 efforts found the back of the net.
Heartland of Owerri who have their hands full fighting a financial battle had their woes compounded when they travelled to Port Harcourt to play high-flying Rivers United.
The Naze Millionaires were hammered 3-1. Morice Chukwu opened scoring for the hosts six minutes into the encounter and six minutes later Chijioke Akuneto doubled their advantage. League topscorer Ishaq Rafiu grabbed a 51st-minute goal to put his side on the road to victory while. Chukwudi Nwaodu got his name on the score sheet with a 67th-minute consolation goal.
Remo Stars’ draw away at Enugu Rangers saw them miss out on the top spot as they were heavily outplayed by the 2016 champions who have since risen to third on the table.
Elsewhere in Bauchi, travellers Plateau United suffered a 2-1 defeat in the hand of Wikki Tourists with Anas Yusuf, Fuad Ekelejuoto and Salisu Adamu getting the goals.
The best view in the just concluded Matchday was at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba in Ibadan where Shooting Stars who are bereaved due to the death of General Manager Rashidi Balogun came from behind to defeat Kwara United infront of 12 000 fans.
Kwara United took the lead on the hour mark through Alao Danbani but after a one-minute silence in respect to the deceased manager in the 70th minute, the Oluyole Warriors turned around their fortunes.
Ayo Adejubu a new signing this season restored parity for the home side 12 minutes from stoppage time before Ebenezer Odeyemi grabbed the winning goal deep into the fourth minute of added time to send the Ibadan crowd into raptures.
In Makurdi, Enyimba were pipped by a lone goal against Lobi Stars no thanks to Onuwa’s strike in the 79th minute of action.
Ishaq Rafiu Kayode leads the way among the topscorers with seven goals to his name and his club Rivers United also lead the pack on the league standings.
The rescheduled Matchday Seven game between Enyimba and Akwa United ended 1-0 in favour of the People’s Elephants.