Plateau United played a goalless draw with Enugu Rangers but retained the top spot on the Nigeria Professional Football League table after matchday nine fixtures on Wednesday.
Rivers United suffered a 2-1 defeat to Akwa United who have now recorded their second win of the season.
Akarandut Orok gave Akwa United the lead on 10 minutes, while Ngouan Konan equalised for the visitors in the 34th minute.
Centre-back Samson Gbadebo netted the winning goal for Akwa United in the last minute of added time.
Dakkada FC are second on the league table after a goalless draw with Katsina United, while Lobi Stars sit third after forcing Enyimba to a 1-1 draw.
In other games, Warri Wolves beat Wikki 1-0, while Abia Warriors handed a 2-1 defeat Jigawa Golden Stars.
Matchday 9 results
- Heartland 1-1 Kano Pillars
- FC Ifeanyiubah 1-0 Kwara Utd
- Rangers 0-0 Plateau Utd
- Wolves 1-0 Wikki
- Abia Warriors 2-1 Jigawa GS
- Enyimba 1-1 Lobi
- Katsina Utd 0-0 Dakkada
- Akwa Utd 2-1 Rivers Utd
- Adamawa Utd 2-1 Nasarawa Utd
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