2011 and 2012 Federation Cup champions Heartland missed the chance to retain the trophy as they were knocked out of the tournament by Akwa United in a quarter final match on Wednesday.
The match ended 1-1 in regulation time but the Naze Millionaires were edged out via penalties 5-4 in Kaduna.
In Abeokuta, Enyimba recorded a slim 1-0 win over Nasarawa United to book a place in the semi-finals of the competition.
A second half goal from Kingsley Sokari was all the former African Champions needed to kicked-out the Lafia boys out of the tournament.
Last year semifinal-list, Lobi Stars secured their passage into the last four of this year FA Cup after they beat giant killers Akwa Starlets 2-1.
Nasarawa United 0-1 Enyimba
Warri Wolves 3-0 Kano Pillars
Akwa Starlets 1-2 Lobi Stars
Heartland 1-1 Akwa United (Akwa United win 4-5 after penalties)