Mrs Miannaya Essien is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and the Managing Partner of Principles Law Partnership. She is a Notary Public of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK); Registered Capital Market Consultant with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Miannaya Essien SAN lectures at the Nigerian Law School, Abuja, Nigeria where she is a member of the adjunct faculty and is also an approved tutor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Mrs Essien SAN holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Nigeria (1984) as well as a Master of Laws (LL.M) from the University of Lagos (1991). She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985.