Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is returning to Heartland on a second stint after his contract with Katsina United expired.
The 30-year-old spent three years in Owerri before his 2011 departure to the defunct Sharks FC.
Ezenwa has 24 international caps for the Nigeria senior national side.
He chose to turn down the offer of an extension with Katsina United.
The keeper is new manager Fidelis Ilechukwu’s first signing.
Ikechukwu Ezenwa started his career at Ocean Boys and had spells with FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Sunshine Stars and Enyimba.
In his first spell with Heartland, he helped the Naze Millionaires finish second in the 2008 NPFL by one point to Kano Pillars, earned a Champions League slot.
The shot stopper was part of the team that placed second in the 2009 CAF Champions League, losing to away goals to TP Mazembe after tying 2–2 on aggregate.
The club won the Federation Cup, its first silverware since its last league win in 1993. Heartland defeated highly fancied Enyimba 1-0 thanks to a late first half goal by their captain, Chinedu Efugh.