Ahead of the season, organisers of the NPFL announced that away wins will be rewarded with the sum of N500, 000, N200, 000 for away draws and N250, 000 for attracting over 5,000 home fans.
To encourage maintenance of home grounds, the LMC will be giving clubs the sum of N200,000 monthly.
Clubs that include three U-18 players and play one of them for 15 minutes will be getting the sum of N200,000 AND for dressing three U-18 youth players on match days and one playing 15 minutes.
Champions, Enugu Rangers, will begin their league title defence at home to Abia Warriors in the first Oriental Derby of the 2016/17 top-flight campaign.
The biggest pairing for Week One is the clash between Enyimba International FC and Sunshine Stars of Akure.
Match Day One Fixtures
Enyimba FC Vs Sunshine Stars
Kano Pillars Vs FC Ifeanyi Ubah
Enugu Rangers Vs Abia Warriors
MFM FC Vs Niger Tornadoes
Shooting Stars Vs Lobi Stars
ABS FC Vs Akwa United
Remo Stars Vs Plateau United
Katsina United Vs Gombe United
Rivers United Vs Elkanemi Warriors
Wikki Tourists Vs Nasarawa United.