Goals from Joshua Obaje, Kabiru Umar and Jimmy Ambrose were all Kennedy Boboye’s side needed to climb to the summit after MFM FC stuttered to a 2-0 defeat against Akwa United in Uyo.
Even with a game at hand, Plateau United boast of 31 points from 16 matches while the Olukoya Boys are second with a point less.
Sunshine Stars continue with their awful run in the Nigeria topflight with a 3-1 defeat to Lobi Stars with Anthony Okpotu netting thrice while Samad Kadiri got the consolation for Kayode Olujohungbe’s side.
In Nnewi, FC Ifeanyi Ubah defeated 3SC 2-1 with former champions Kano Pillars getting stunned 1-0 at Niger Tornadoes.
Stephen Chukwude’s first half freekick ensured Enyimba secured a slim 1-0 over relegation-threatened Remo Stars.
RESULTS IN FULL
Lobi Stars 3-1 Sunshine Stars
Enyimba 1-0 Remo Stars
Plateau United 3-0 Katsina United
Akwa United 2-0 MFM FC
FC Ifeanyi Ubah 2-1 Shooting Stars
El Kanemi 1-0 ABS