Sampson Obi’s double helped Abia Warriors down Wikki Tourists 2-0 on Sunday in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
The win put the Umuahia-based side in sixth spot after 13 games, while the Bauchi club are a position above the drop zone.
Obi fired the home team in front in the 71st minute, before scoring the second six minutes from time.
Meanwhile, Sunshine Stars survived an early scare from visiting Yobe Desert Stars after coming from one goal down to win 2-1.
Babatunde Solomon put the visitors ahead in the 16th minute.
But Yahuza Bala put away a spot kick in the 22nd minute to level matters for the Akure Gunners.
Sunshine Stars are now 14th on the log with 16 points, while remain in the top four despite the loss.