1973 and ’79 Nigeria League champions, Bendel Insurance return to the Premier League after an eleven year absence.
Insurance were relegated at the end of the 2007/08 League season.
Bendel Insurance beat Shooting Stars Sports Club, 1-0 in Aba on Wednesday to top their Southern Conference in the Nigeria National League, NNL Super 8 play-offs.
Charles Omokaro scored the goal that did the business for Insurance in the 10th minute and also ensured that Shooting Stars miss top tier League football for yet another season.
Remo Stars was the other qualifier from the Southern Conference after beating Delta Force 2-1. Delta Force finished bottom of the table with no points.
In the Northern Conference, Gombe United and Kada City FC made it to the Nigeria Professional Football League.
Both teams ended with five points after drawing 0-0 on Wednesday in Aba.
Kogi United beat Real Stars 2-1 but it was not enough to see them to the top tier.