Michael Ibe's goal for 10-man Akwa United sealed a 1-0 away victory against Yobe Desert Stars on a weekend in which league leaders Lobi Stars lost.
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There is still just under half a season of football to go, but Kano Pillars striker Junior Lokosa has already helped himself to a first-time record.
Colin Udoh reflects on a NPFL weekend that was ... Junior Lokosa breaking a mini-drought and Fatau Dauda getting sent off for violent conduct.
Colin Udoh reflects on a NPFL weekend that was ... one that was dominated by inexplicable violence, and the brilliant return of Ikechukwu Ezenwa.
Ayo Saka struck a late winner to extend Lobi Stars' lead to six points, while the ninth Oriental Derby of the season failed to ignite.
Junior Lokosa continued his NPFL hot streak, while Sunday Rotimi was one of several players whose discipline let them down this weekend.
Junior Lokosa netted his 10th league goal of the season to fire Kano Pillars to the top of the table on Sunday, a controversial day of action.
There were late goals and drama across the Nigeria Professional Football League this weekend.
Enyimba chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu has led the tributes to Kano Pillars defender Chinedu Udoji following his tragic passing on Sunday.
Kano Pillars defender Chinedu Udoji has passed away after being involved in a car crash, his club have confirmed.
Enyimba denied Kano Pillars top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League following a 1-1 draw.
KweséESPN previews Sunday's Nigeria Clasico between Kano Pillars and Enyimba at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
Kano Pillars failed to secure a first away win of the season in Akure to topple the leaders, and remain in third at the conclusion of matchday eight.
With Plateau United and Akwa United on continental duty this weekend, could Kano Pillars take top spot in the NPFL?
Title favourites Akwa United, Plateau United and Kano Pillars maintained their early season lead by scoring a combined 11 goals in a frantic match-day
KweséESPN takes a look at the transfer shenanigans in the Nigeria domestic league, with Plateau United registering 50 players for the coming season.
Ahead of the 2017-18 Nigeria Professional Football League kickoff on Sunday January 14, KweséESPN profiles the league's contenders and new boys.
Nigeria's CHAN team were held by NPFL champions Plateau United in the second day of Super Six action, with Kano Pillars and Akwa United also drew 0-0.
Plateau United failed to capitalise on MFM's slip up, while Enugu Rangers made it three wins on the trot.
Plateau United and MFM maintained their fight for Nigerian Professional Football League honours on Sunday, but Akwa United lost further ground.
Enyimba and Kano Pillars renew their intense rivalry on Sunday in Calabar in a matchday 32 Nigeria Professional Football League game.
Plateau United maintained their five-point lead at the top of the standings, while Akwa United kept the pressure on the league leaders.
Nigeria league leaders Plateau United were the big winners on match-day 21, while champions Enugu Rangers suffered another heavy defeat.
Midweek games return on Wednesday in the NPFL, and based on fixtures and form, fans shouldn't expect radical changes at the top of the standings.
Former Nigeria international Ahmed Garba 'Yaro Yaro' has been appointed as the acting head coach of Kano Pillars, the club announced on Friday.
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