Plateau United were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Gombe United on Sunday after Nenrot Silas missed a late penalty.
Their chances of catching Rivers United at the top of the log were harmed as a result of the result.
Rivers United, who were held to a 0-0 draw by Rangers on Saturday, now need three points from their next four games to become the inaugural NPFL champions.
Plateau United took the lead in Jos in the 60th minute thanks to Andrew Ikefe.
After 10 minutes, Ibrahim Yahaya restored parity for the visitors.
On the stroke of 90 minutes, Silas shot wide from the spot.
Remo Stars climbed to third place after a 3-1 victory over Lobi Stars in Ikenne.
For the hosts, Sikiru Alimi, Tolulope Ojo, and Samuel Anakwe were on target.
Lobi Stars’ single goal of the game was scored by Francis Odinaka.
Enyimba were defeated 2-1 by basement club MFM at the Dipo Stadium in Ijebu Ode.
On 52 minutes, Enyimba took the lead thanks to Victor Mbaoma.
It was Mbaoma’s 16th goal of the season, tying him with Chijoke Akuneto of Rivers United.
MFM, on the other hand, responded with goals from Oladayo Alabi (penalty) and Nduka David.
Shooting Stars were denied a road victory after conceding a late equalizer against Wikki Tourists.
Opeoluwa Olufemi put 3SC ahead in the 53rd minute, but Idris Guda equalized for Wikki on the 90th minute from the penalty spot.
Kwara Utd 1-0 Sunshine Stars
MFM 2-1 Enyimba
Remo Stars 3-1 Lobi
Dakkada 3-1 Akwa Utd
Plateau Utd 1-1 Gombe Utd
Wikki 1-1 3SC